Kels Havoc could have written a book about all the ways to lose a lover—and with the departure of his latest, he’s ready to add another chapter. This time, though, he’s determined to follow her to the high sex games on the far side of the universe and win her back. Unfortunately, Captain Havoc just gambled away his beloved ship. His grand gesture will have to wait--until a strange girl offers a proposition that might solve all his problems.
As an alien/human hybrid, Sayal Iluma’s very existence is illegal. But four months on the run, she’s ready to turn and strike back at the Prime, the creature that created and enslaved her. The Prime is a fan of the high games; what Sayal needs is transportation—and a sex partner to get her inside. Then she’ll be in the perfect position to kill. Once she uses her secret empathic abilities to help Kels win back his ship, she’ll be on her way.
With Kels’ lover gone, first mate Elion Andervaars finally has a chance to reveal the hidden torch he’s been carrying for his captain. Then Sayal appears. She’s nothing more than a moneyless girl who’ll take advantage of his boss’s big heart. Yet he finds himself equally affected by her beauty and softens just enough to offer her deal. If she goes one round with Kels in the local sex games, Elion will agree to allow her to travel with them—after she’s done her part and helped them win back their ship, of course.
In the sexually charged atmosphere of the games, the three of them forge bonds that go far beyond the boundaries of their original bargain. Bonds that are tested when Kels and Elion find out Sayal is something more than human.
Their gamble turns out to be only the first of many. The Prime is in an unholy alliance with the ruthless military complex, and Sayal is the centerpiece of his diabolical plans. There’s only one way for Kels, Sayal and Elion to save the Sentient Universe and win their freedom: Risk their lives—and their love for each other.