Hallie is a woman on a mission. Stuck on a beautiful but primitive planet, she is a descendant of the human race who found themselves put on a planet and protected by a warrior race. The cost of their protection? Food for the warrior's tables and women for their beds. Every so often a "Grab" is held and each family with an eligible daughter must participate. Circumstances place Hallie ahead of her older sister and she's determined to reach the safe zone and earn her freedom from the backwater she's stuck in. But she didn't count on Vicious and his determination.
Reaching officer status is a big accomplishment, and Vicious feels it's finally time to cash in his points and participate in the Grab. He wanted a sturdy blonde, but the small brunette who had 'strategy' written all over her caught his eye and it was her he chased. And grabbed. With the future clear in his mind he takes his bride back to his ship and starts her training as his submissive. But runs into a little problem. Himself.
Guilty Pleasure Alert! Goodness I hope there are more stories coming from this author set in this world. Hallie and Vicious are totally mismatched on the surface; he's huge and she's small. But their hearts soon beat for one another. While Vicious enjoys the master/submissive games he's played in the past with paid consorts, he doesn't want that with Hallie. He wants a wife and a family. He follows his gut and Hallie blossoms, as do her emotions. While neither got what they were initially after, they got the greatest gift of all - each other. The sex was delicious and the story line fast moving with lots of unexplored avenues for future books. I certainly hope there will be many more stories featuring Vicious's friends.
Hallie has never run so fast in her life. One of the frightening sky warriors from the warship Valiant is hot on her heels and intent on capturing her as his bride. He takes her down, places his collar around her neck. With one word, he claims her.
Born and bred for the military, Vicious has spent years rising through the ranks. Hallie is his reward, the beautiful sprite ensnaring him with a glance.
Despite her fear of Vicious, Hallie surrenders under his skillful hands and mouth. If she’ll submit, he promises pleasure and comfort. After a lifetime of hardship, his offer tempts her greatly.
One night with Hallie and Vicious feels his protective instincts flaring. He’ll do anything to make her happy and keep her safe, even if that means surrendering his heart. Though he intended to master her, Vicious realizes it may be his sweet Hallie who masters him.
Inside Scoop: Our heroine endures trials and violence with strength equal to that of her warrior mate. (She also witnesses F/F play, and endures a collar and light BDSM. Fortunately she likes that part.)
A Romantica® sci-fi erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave