About the book
When Ramsey DeKieran, disgraced nobleman and accused murderer, was offered a pardon Ram knew there'd be a catch. The High Lord of Verdantia offered him a clean slate in exchange for the off-world rescue of a Verdantian noblewoman – a suicide mission that had already cost the lives of good men. The one redeeming feature was the assistance of the stunning captain of Verdantia’s elite mercenary team.
For Captain Steffania Rickard, assisting DeKieran in the rescue of a woman critical to the future of Verdantia would be difficult enough. The rouge tripped all her triggers – good and bad. Infinitely worse, to fit into the culture of Vxloncia, she must pose as Ram's sex slave. The sexually dominant Ramsey was nothing if not perceptive and Steffania doubts her carefully disguised and deeply hidden desires will remain concealed.
Their mission takes on new meaning when they unmask a heinous program of enslavement, long cloaked in secrecy. Together they must find a way to overcome their initial animosity and recover a woman vital to the future of their race. Together, they would have to bring a malicious entity to justice.
In the maelstrom of sex, savagery, domination and submission, Ram and Steffania will need all their wits and strength to survive.
About the Author
Patricia A. Knight
Author Bio: Patricia A. Knight is the pen name for an eternal romantic who lives in Dallas, Texas surrounded by her horses, dogs and the best man on the face of the earth – oh yeah, and the most enormous bullfrogs you will ever see. Word to the wise: don’t swim in the pool after I love to hear from my readers and can be reached at http://www.trollriverpub.com/ or http://www.patriciaaknight.com . Or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org . Check out my latest “Hunk of the Day,” book releases, contests and other fun stuff on my face book page: https://www.facebook.com/patricia.knight.71619
I picked this book to review because I love romance, and I love futuristic! But let's make no bones about it, this is erotica. Just because it's erotica doesn't mean it's badly written. On the contrary, the characters were well developed, the plot was exciting and made sense, and the writing was good.
I particularly enjoyed the author's portrayal of dominant and submissive sex and the way she juxtaposed it with the misconceptions of the practice by creating a world based on those fallacies. She did a great job of showing that dominate/submissive sex is not about a weak person and a strong person, but rather two strong people learning to trust and care on a deeper level.
I also loved the worlds Ms. Knight created. They are full of. fantastic gadgets and cultures that are believable and at times cruel. The plot was fast paced and action packed, but a little predictable. One thing caught me off guard though, and I laughed out loud for a good minute at the end of the book. I won't spoil it, but it was perfect.
While the writing was good, there were many distracting places that could have used some looking over; lots of repetitive words and some awkward phrasing. Overall not enough to garner a negative review though. This book is for adults only because of detailed and graphic sex scenes. There is also violence and blood as well as some themes of rape. While these parts of the story are not too detailed, it is a caution for specific readers.
Overall an entertaining and easy read.