I am currently reading my way through a long list of science fiction and fantasy titles. (http://www.npr.org/2011/08/07/138938145/science-fiction-and-fantasy-finalists if you are interested in the list).
They broke apart. His eyes had turned dark. She saw raw, naked lust in his face, and it thrilled her.
“Looks like I have some use of my left arm,” he said.
“It does,” she said and emptied the cartridge of sedative into his back.
The Andrews do the slow-burn romance really, really well.