Audrey has known that the slave traders could come for her and her family at any moment, and that time came far too soon. When her mother and brother are killed, and she’s taken to the auctions to be sold to the highest bidder, she knows she can’t live the rest of her life in sexual servitude. But when she manages to escape it isn’t freedom she finds, but a barbaric and savage man that claims she’s his in any way he sees fit.
The moment Styx sees the female he knows she’ll be his mate. She’s human, and although he has human characteristics, he isn’t of her species. But what he knows for certain, what has every part of him tense and ready, is the fact his woman will have his baby inside of her.
She may fight him, but in the end she’ll know she was meant to be his in all ways.
I enjoyed this short sweet fantasy romance.
This book is set in a fantasy/alternate dimension. Right away, the heroine, Audrey, endeared herself to me when she finds herself in one desperate situation after another. Injured and drugged she was rescued by a hunky barbarian who wanted to claim her as his mate. Styx was so sweet and caring and possessive that it would’ve been impossible not to fall in love with him. Of course, I fell for him. Despite their mutual attraction it took a short few for the real relationship to begin, since Audrey was torn between her desire for Styx and her need to be free. First, Styx had to earn her trust by showing her the difference between being a prisoner and being protected.
Once again, Jenika Snow has delivered an entertaining story that was well written, fast paced and had characters that were easy to like. I don’t read a lot of fantasy/Sci-Fi romance but I liked this one. It had a possessive alpha hero and a strong heroine who stood up for herself, and I loved the sexy good parts. In fact, I enjoyed this one so much that I could see myself reading more books in the Fantasy genre.