Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Genre: Sci-Fi Romance
Heat Rating: 3
Colonel Rákōsy Avar is an officer in the Imperial Forces sent to the planet Antares to negotiate an alliance. He’s learned the hard way to trust no one and has only one passion—duty. But when an Antaren kebara is sent to serve him in any way he desires, she proves too great a temptation for the battle-scarred warrior. Although he suspects a trap, he still wants her on her back. In his bed.
Meraya is a woman trained to provide sexual pleasure. A woman whose duty is to serve. She has never known freedom. Or desire. She discovers both in the arms of the barbarian colonel. But Meraya is a pawn in a deadly game of interstellar politics that could cost her everything…including her heart.
When Avar discovers he wants more than the paradise found between Meraya’s lovely thighs, he must play for the highest stakes ever, gambling with the life of a woman he can’t resist. A woman whose betrayal would destroy him.
Oh my goodness, this is an utterly fantastic read. From moment one Avar is shown to be the kind of hero it is easy to fall in love with. He is just so upstanding and kind, while still managing to be hot and sexy. Meraya wants only to serve him but it is the way that he takes care of her that brings her into her strength. Together, they beat impossible odds and I was riveted reading their story. I loved it.
Erica Anderson is going to be on my ‘must buy’ list from now. I give this book my highest recommendation for people who like hot, steamy Science Fiction Romance.
5 Tea Cups and a Recommended Read!