Awaiting execution on a foreign planet, Anna Lee has nothing left to lose—until Commander Rehz Akran offers her a chance to escape her fate. Anything is better than death, but when her training for Akran’s mysterious mission begins, the brutality is hard to take . . . especially since Anna has no idea what the workouts, beatings, and endless sexual demands are preparing her for.
Rehz Akran doesn’t deal with failure. He’s determined that his last trainee will survive her immersion in an unimaginably alien world and return alive—even if it means she’ll hate him forever. He needs to stay detached, but his new recruit makes that impossible. Soon he’s willing to defy his own training for a chance to forge a true connection with Anna.
It’s Rehz’s job to teach Anna to survive as a Tribute. And if she does, it’s his task to help her overcome the trauma of the experience. But this time he isn’t doing it to save his planet. This time he’s doing it for love.
Reader discretion advised. This title contains the following sensitive themes: Dubious Consent, Non-Consent, Explicit Violence, Heavy Kink
Author: Kate Pearce
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Simply Pleasure, Simply Irresistible, Retribution, Triumph
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Retribution, Triumph
Published by Riptide Publishing Source: Publisher
Published: September 7, 2015
Genres: Erotic Sci Fi Romance
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“Reader discretion advised. This title contains the following sensitive themes: Dubious Consent, Non-Consent, Explicit Violence, Heavy Kink.” This disclaimer is included with the blurb. Dear reader, take it seriously! It has all of that and more. You are advised.
Okay, for us smutty folks that are okay with this kind of reading material, this is actually a rather interesting story. All that stuff in the warning actually leads us into what the story is about. I know, like Anna Lee, it is hard to believe that any of this depravity may have a purpose. But folks, this is science FICTION. *grin* It turns out, there is a purpose. A rather scary purpose, but a purpose.
I found this to be a well written, engaging story totally on the dark side. The fact that a romance actually blossomed in this well of depravity – well not so surprising really. This is after all, first and foremost, a romance. But the route to get there, wow!
Although it appears that the romance is settled, there is more here than meets the eye. I look forward to the next book.
About Kate Pearce
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kate Pearce was born into a large family of girls in England, and spent much of her childhood living very happily in a dream world. Despite being told that she really needed to “get with the program,” she graduated from the University College of Wales with an honors degree in history. A move to the USA finally allowed her to fulfill her dreams and sit down and write her first romance novel. Along with being a voracious reader, Kate loves walking on the beach and climbing live volcanoes in her new home in Hawaii.
Kate is a member of RWA and is published by Kensington Aphrodisia, Cleis Press, Carina Press, and Virgin Black Lace/Cheek.
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