Hallie has never run so fast in her life. One of the frightening sky warriors from the warship Valiant is hot on her heels and intent on capturing her as his bride. He takes her down, places his collar around her neck. With one word, he claims her.
Born and bred for the military, Vicious has spent years rising through the ranks. Hallie is his reward, the beautiful sprite ensnaring him with a glance.
Despite her fear of Vicious, Hallie surrenders under his skillful hands and mouth. If she’ll submit, he promises pleasure and comfort. After a lifetime of hardship, his offer tempts her greatly.
One night with Hallie and Vicious feels his protective instincts flaring. He’ll do anything to make her happy and keep her safe, even if that means surrendering his heart. Though he intended to master her, Vicious realizes it may be his sweet Hallie who masters him.
Review: As part of an agreement with a race of warriors, Hallie’s world is required to offer up single females in what is referred to as “The Grab.” If a woman is able to make it to the safe zone, she receives her freedom. If she is “grabbed” by one of the warriors, she becomes his mate.
Hallie’s existence has been overshadowed by a brutish father who rules with his fist. Although she lives a life of servitude, Hallie sees “The Grab” as an opportunity to become free.
She didn’t consider the large sky warrior Vicious, who was immediately drawn to her determined efforts to gain freedom. Once she is caught, Hallie is introduced to a world of pleasure, where submission is her only option.
As the storyline progresses, Hallie and Vicious face challenges within their relationship with culture differences flaring between them and threatening to break them apart.
Sometimes sci fi books tend to go deeper than I would like in the fantasy world, but the author of this series was able to explore her characters without the added dynamics of alien physical characteristics or difficult-to-pronounce names. Granted, there’s plenty of scorching hot physical interactions in this book, but the storyline manages — barely — to hold on without being overshadowed.