The heroine of this story, Grace, rocks. She has a no nonsense attitude and does what needs to be done when it needs doing. Have a problem with that? Step aside. Our initial interaction with Grace leaves me feeling a lot of empathy; this woman has it rough and keeps on going. When she encounters the Preor who need medical attention, she’s suddenly on and has no idea how she knows what she does. She’s in for a surprise.
Kozav is a survivor and a warrior. He’s failed, in his opinion, once and refuses to do so again. He’s made sure of it by testing himself to his very limits to ensure if he does find a mate, he will be able to protect what’s his. When Grace fails to fall in line, instead challenging him and making her needs known when it concerns her life before him, he’s left feeling helpless and insecure. Not a good combination.
If the human race can’t get along amongst ourselves, how do you think other species do it? And what if they can be as racist as we are? What if you mix human and alien, imagine that backlash. This series, while romance, also deals with racism, opinions and social wrongs. I never once felt the story was faltering or struggling, it moved nicely and the drama of the threat to Grace added edginess. The romance was slow moving even though the Preor mating is instant. Rather than jumping into a physical relationship, Grace and Kozav had other issues to deal with in addition to getting to know one another. I hope there are more stories to come in the universe where Earth is no longer home to just one species.
Kozav found his mate and then he lost her. Now it’s time to hunt…
Grace Hall is a nurse, not a doctor. But when five Preor warriors are brought to the emergency room and the doctors don’t do a darn thing for them, she steps forward. Sure, they are aliens with massive wings who turn into dragons whenever they wish, but they still look human-ish. One particular warrior draws her more than the others. His teal wings, muscular body, and pain-glazed eyes have her bouncing between two desires—needing his touch and desperation to heal him. When she’s filled with the knowledge to treat the males, Grace gets to work. She’s going to save the Preor males, even if it kills her. When she loses consciousness after healing them, she realizes it just might.
Kozav sen Aghin, Primary Warrior of the Preor Third Fleet, wakes weaker than a hatchling on the Preor battleship. He’s fully healed yet plagued by a feeling that something is wrong. And something is… Kozav found his mate on Earth and she was left behind—alone and unprotected. Unacceptable. Kozav still carries the guilt for his actions during the great conflict and he is determined not to fail so greatly again. The curvaceous, green-eyed, dark haired human female is his to protect, his to claim and his to keep.
When danger intrudes and someone attempts to take Grace from his life, Kozav is prepared to do whatever it takes to bring Grace back to his side. Even if it means killing one of his own. Or will it be Kozav with a sword through his chest? For Grace’s sake, he hopes not.