Talson's Wait

Book one in the Talson Temptations series.

Jamie is an indentured slave to Roarke Talson. Taking a page out of history people in debt to the government are sold as slaves with a time limit. Clauses are added to the contract to protect everyone and if broken void the contract. Jamie added a no-sex clause to her contract, and Roarke is doing everything he can to get her to quit so he can take her. But she just does what he asks efficiently with style and grace, earning the respect of everyone, including Roarke. Which makes him wonder how she became an indentured slave in the first place.

Jamie was framed by her parents of all people. Working hard to support herself and her two sisters, they were finally seeing results when their parents showed up. They blinded her younger sisters with love and affection, but quickly ripped off everything Jamie had made and left her holding the bag. Serving her sentence on her back as a sex slave didn’t appeal so she accepted the offer from Talson. She could have seduced him to void the contract, but has too many morals for that. In fact, her morals are what get her in hot water with Talson and sets fire to the chemistry that has raged between them for the last year.

Running after smuggling a man off planet Jamie is shocked when Talson is banging on her door before she can complete her escape. Bashing him on the head seemed like a good idea at the time, and tying him up just seemed like the right thing to do. Kissing him? That was just for her. Thinking she’s given him the slip he shows up when she least expects him, and proceeds to inform her how it’s going to be from now on. Why doesn’t she seem to mind?

Guilty Pleasure Alert!!!! Unabashedly alpha Roarke is a mean sexual machine. And his engine is running for Jamie. I loved his restraint and seemingly indifferent attitude. But when his legal ties were removed, as well as the real ones, this half-alien man is going after what he considers his and taking it. Hot, hot, and hot this was an awesome read that will make your girly parts tingle. I can’t wait for the rest of the series.

Book Blurb for Talson's Wait

Domineering, dangerous and downright huge, Roarke Talson owns Jamie for the next three years. It’s 2109, and the government has found a way to deal with the national debt. Indentured service. She might have been duped into debt, but she’s not stupid. Jamie made sure to put a no-sex clause in her contract. There’s just one problem. She can’t stop thinking about her boss. Sexy and commanding, he’s the face of her ultimate fantasy, and a nightmare employer. She’s met every challenge he’s thrown at her and refuses to drop, no matter how hard he works her.

When Jamie does the wrong thing for the right reason, she assumes Talson will throw her in jail and not think twice. In an effort to escape, she ambushes him and flees, but not before taking a kiss and a bit more from the man.

She hadn’t counted on him getting free so quickly, that he might be half alien, or that he’d hunt her down with more than vengeance on his mind.

Publisher’s Note: This title was previously published elsewhere and has been revised for Ellora’s Cave.

Night Owl Reviews Mar, 2011 4.50