- Loose Id
- Release Date
- September 2010
- Book 6 of Settler's Mine
Erotic Romance, GLBT, Ménage or more, Romantic Science Fiction/Futuristic
Princess Arianna's brother is missing, lost in the dangerous brothels on Batuck. 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).
Nov 01, 2010 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
170 people found the following review helpful
The world that Ms Armstrong has created is phenomenal. It has many layers and each layer has their own people and problems associated with it. Chombay, for example, has some rules, but has a lot of prostitutes and violence, while Batuck has no rules and one of the most dangerous places there is.
Ari is a princess on the search for her brother whom she thought had ran away. McTavish is the Rogue Doctor that she asks to help her find her brother. Little does she know he is her mate. They each wore a necklace with a stone that started to glow when they met. The glow means that they are mated.
It was a very easy book to read because you got lost in the writing. The writing is fantastic in that it reads so easily. It just flows effortlessly from scene to scene. The characters were well described so that you got a better sense of who they are. I loved the development of the love and romance between McTavish and Ari.
Ari is suffering from low self-esteem because of her stepmother who never liked her. The verbal abuse Ari suffered has caused her to think poorly about herself and she believes she's fat and ugly. McTavish, gently and with kindness, brings her to the point where she sees herself as beautiful and intelligent. McTavish is a huge man and, in fact, Ari describes him as God because of his size and presence. The intimate scenes between the two are sweet and well described. McTavish takes his time with his virgin lover. They have a slice of happiness together because they leave the cocoon of their love when their world is filled with danger.
Decker is a man who is out to bring McTavish down. He works for The Union Alliance which is bit like a policing system. There is a reason that Decker is so obsessed with bringing McTavish down but you need to read the book to find out. The relationship that happens between Ari, McTavish and Decker strays from the "normal" heterosexual partnerships in most books. Their relationship is great in that all three help each other to grow as people.
The book gets a solid 5 stars from me. I really liked the characters and the world that Armstrong has created. It was multi-faceted with characters that I liked. Though it didn't have that extra something that keeps me up all night reading, I will look for Ms Armstrong's next releases.
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