This book was originally published as part of a multi-author series. I try to play well with others, but I also feel constrained when there are too many rules. While revising this book, I centered the story more fully on the two main characters and I’m happier with the result. This lusty romp is part capture fantasy, part revenge adventure, and part sci-fi romance. The sex scenes are hot and there is an instance of ménage action, though that is not the focus of this story. Hope you enjoy Reckoning.
Vihlok is a dashing, though somewhat unscrupulous, “contractor” forced into exile on Spaceport Makar. He offers a variety of less than legal services for outlandish fees. When an anonymous client asks him to kidnap a young woman during her wedding and sully her reputation so badly the groom will no longer want her, he’s intrigued.
A past indiscretion leaves Rana Jabulayni little choice but to accept an unwanted marriage. Yet one night alone with her fiancé convinces Rana anything is better than being bartered as part of a trade agreement. Seeing no other option, Rana arranges her own kidnapping.
Vihlok has dreamed of repaying the corrupt House of Jabulayni for their utter indifference to his people ever since the war ended. A quirk of fate has left his enemy at his mercy and the day of reckoning is long overdue. Knowing the uninhibited people of Makar will shock and scandalize the sheltered princess, Vihlok agrees to kidnap/rescue her. But Princess Rana is not nearly as sheltered as Vihlok presumes and erotic heat soon turns to something deeper.
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