Charlie is really outspoken and it’s never been a problem until now. She is abducted from earth to become Rhyker’s mate. And the only way for her to stay safe is for her to keep her mouth shut! Both Charlie and Rhyker doubt she is capable long enough to keep them under the radar.
I enjoyed Charlie’s character; she was very strong and did not stand down just for the sake of society. By the end of the book I was also very interested in knowing about her sisters…and their journey as well. Charlie was also strong in her idea of keeping her heart closed off from Rhyker. I enjoyed how he slowly made his way through her defenses. Overall, I liked this book.
Naturally feisty Charlie Marine plans for an extended vacation on Mars in spite of all the abductions in her area. When she misses her shuttle, a strange Xuldarian man claiming to be a pilot approaches her. Against her better judgment and eager to start her vacation, she takes him up on his offer and discovers she’s been abducted and to be delivered to a Vaakulsian Commander--Rhyker Aluhira.
Rhyker knew from the first time he laid eyes on the tall, dark, and beautiful Earth goddess that he was in for the long haul--only, he didn’t know just how much of a fight she’d put up to preserve her identity. Unlike submissive Xuldarian and Vaakulsian women, Charlie is brave and defiant. Rhyker fears her outspoken ways will soon place her in danger. Can Rhyker and Charlie meet each other half way or will they continue to butt heads in a world where women are expected to be subservient?