By Marteeka Karland
The last thing Dryson expects when he takes his latest shipment of smuggled goods to Spaceport Adana is to end up with a Rajian sex slave, Sasha. Sure, he planned a little R & R, but the impulsive buy is proving to be more than he bargained for. Sasha is a force to be reckoned with, and her bite is definitely worse than her bark.
Something else Dryson doesn’t expect is to find himself fact to face with an assassin sent to kill him. Belin, the large and very experienced killer, has other plans. Instead of killing Dryson, Belin wants to recruit him to smuggle much-needed goods to his home planet. Unfortunately, the Interplanetary Alliance Council has strong objections to letting Dryson live.
When Dryson is taken hostage, Belin and Sasha must keep their cool and use all their cunning if they’re going to rescue him. Keeping a level head is not something a Rajian is capable of when her mate is in danger.
Either of them.
This was actually quite an interesting read, and as I read the last word, I wasn’t sure that I wanted the story to end!
When we’re first introduced to Sasha we are given a very vivid taste of her fiery, fierce nature. More than one snort of surprise was heard from me as we got to know her even better. Her independent nature, at first, seemed to be out of place in someone who is supposed to be a sex slave, but the more we know of her heritage, the more it makes sense. Sasha was great fun, and just chock full of attitude which is in serious jeopardy of being changed around, something I truly adore in a heroine.
Dryson was incredibly sexy in his confidence as well as his stature and looks. To me there is nothing sexier than a man who moves with confidence and grace. Might be my dancing background, but the thought of it just does it for me. And speaking plainly, Dryson just plain does it for me. He saw Sasha and knew enough of her culture to know that she wouldn’t be submissive and sweet
Belin is tall, very dark, and I’m not entirely sure he was handsome. The description of him was purposely mysterious, and I got the feeling that all involved were perfectly content with that. How do you argue with that? He was sexy in his very mysterious ways, in his unexpected laughter and understanding of situations that the other players had no knowledge of. He even seemed to know what to do to move beyond a moment that seemed to be getting out of control and bring everyone into a more open space.
I will say that the quickness which with Sasha finds herself mated to Dryson and shortly thereafter Beln, is a bit disconcerting, but I was willing to go along with it as long as it seemed to continue in a way that would eventually make sense. I wasn't really sure whether the sudden compelling attraction was just a flash of heat or one that would endure the long slow burn. It could cause other readers to step back and maybe wonder if this is right. Then you find yourself pulled back into the sex scene and the love
I love the fact that they each know what they want and even how to go about getting it done. The heat between the three of them scorched the pages and left me gasping for more.
Review by Viscaria