By default, Kivra has become the leader of her people in all things. But it is a man's world, and while her people do not challenge her authority out of respect, can she hold on to her power indefinitely?
Kona is the second son of a King on his planet of "barbarians." While he has everything he will ever need, what he wants is forever out of his reach. He wants a kingdom of his own until he hears of a woman who is a leader of her people. Is a challenge all that is needed in order to acquire all he has ever wanted? And will he get more than he anticipated?
Kivra and Kona were both stubborn people. I thought their relationship believable, and while it ended as expected, I felt Kivra did an admirable job keeping her power as a woman, if not a leader. I would recommend this quick read as a great way to entertain oneself.
Kivra was bound by her honor to live as Kona's woman for one month. For one month she was to please him in every way, become one of the lowest class of women, but finding herself under the Barbarian's masterful body, she knew she would be begging to be used. She wanted nothing more than to seduce him and have him beg for more. Even though she surrendered her body, it was something altogether different to surrender her heart.
Kona was the second son of the King, and as second son, he had no inheritance, no lands, and no title. When he hears that the ruling shodan of Kanaha has died, leaving an only child, a daughter, he decides it's an opportunity to find his own fortune. He knows he isn't welcome in Kanaha. He knows and yet, he goes anyway.
He meant to kidnap Kivra and run away as his brother had done with her sister, but the moment he laid eyes on her warrior spirit, he knew she would have to be conquered to be won over, and he wasn't about to accept anything less than compete surrender.
This book contains themes which may be questionable to some readers, i.e. spanking.