Settler’s Mine 6: The Rogue by Mechele Armstrong.
I’m sure I would have given this story a better review if I had read the first 5 books in the series. But for me, because I did not read the others parts of this story were a little confusing. But the main part of the story felt as if it was an adult version of a cross between Robin Hood and a wicked stepmother from some Disney story.
McTavish (aka Robin Hood in my mind) is a former male prostitute now surgeon who is wanted by the Union Alliance. He tries to save young boys who are in the same position he was in at one time.
Princess Arianna (the stepdaughter of the wicked stepmother) she is trying to find her brother. She knows her stepmother the queen did something to him. Ari needs McTavish to help her find her brother.
Decker is a desk jockey for the Union Alliance but has had an obsession in finding McTavish. He has convinced his bosses that he is the man to bring McTavish in.
When these three people meet they are in for a big surprise!
At some point I will go back and read the first five books. Mechele Armstrong is a wonderful author and I have enjoyed many of her other stories.
Genre: Futuristic Science Fiction Menage
Length: Novel Plus
Princess Arianna's brother is missing, lost in the dangerous brothels on Chombay. She can't find him alone so she hires a legend to help. When they meet, their heartstones glow. The legend -- the Rogue, a man called McTavish -- is her mate.
Decker's been studying McTavish from behind a desk for years. Catching him is his chance to earn a much-desired promotion in the Union Alliance. Then the Queen, Arianna's stepmother, who is responsible for the prince's disappearance, contacts him with a deal: find her son before McTavish does and use him as bait, and she'll make sure he gets that promotion. Except...
Decker can't stand her actions against her son and turns on the Queen. He contacts McTavish and Arianna to make a deal. The biggest surprise when they meet isn't that he plans to go through with it. It's that his quarry and the princess are his mates.
On the run from a vicious queen, the three must learn what can bond a princess, a law man, and a rogue...in order to save their lives and the throne.
Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations some readers may find objectionable: Anal play/intercourse, male/male sexual practices, menage (m/m/f).