I hate to say that, but I am taking half a star off for editing. Some phrases kept popping up over and over and over again, pulling me out of the story.
Taking another half star away for too much sweetness. But it's my personal taste, has nothing to do with the book.
That said - 4 solid stars. I will definitely buy the sequel. Very nice and easy read. Loved all the characters, great set up for the story. There are not a lot of good sci-fi out there, unfortunately. "Away Team" almost made me wish they made this book into a Star Trek episode - LOL