Can a Hawaiian flower thrive in the snowy mountains? Leilani is a survivor in more ways than one, and her life on the planet of Lumineta has been a good one. I didn’t read the first book and wish I had but didn’t really need it to fully enjoy this book.
It’s the “we need women” story line but was very well done and appealed to my romantic heart. Con is the ying to her yang, but he’s totally not looking for a mate. He’s too busy. But that is all forgotten as his feelings for Leilani grow and he doesn’t know what to do with all the emotion she provokes.
The Luminet male’s usually share a woman, but that’s not going to work for Con. He’s so not sharing Leilani and frankly, his brother gave off an asexual vibe for me. That could be interpreted a lot of different ways and may become a book in the future.
The Luminet law of an unescorted female being held for 30 days is the catalyst that sets the whole book in motion, and I liked the girl power that was wielded by Leilani. Most of the book was about resisting the pull toward one another, but when that was overcome, it was game on. There is a bad guy lurking and that adds some intrigue and danger but for the most part, it was push and pull between Leilani and Con, frustration and finally fulfillment. A very good read.
Held captive against her will…
When Leilani travels to the mountain region of her new planet, Lumineta, she discovers the remote mountain clan has a law stating that any unmated female in their sector can be forced to live there for one moon cycle. At first she’s livid—until she realizes that being held captive means that the warriors bring her gifts and simply try to impress her as part of their courting rituals. But she’s not interested in anyone except the sexy leader—and living under his roof makes her feel nothing like a captive. He has her rethinking everything she thought she knew about Luminet males.
The last thing he needs in his life is a complicated human female…
Con has never thought much about taking a mate. As leader of his clan, he’s too busy and females are too complicated—especially those mysterious humans. But the longer he’s around Leilani, the more he realizes she’s worth fighting for. Despite his planet’s tradition that says two males mate with one female, he has no intention of sharing—or ever letting her go.