Sheltered and innocent, Meriel was loath to mate with the virile alien captive he mother had chosen. Yet as heir to the Tenaun throne, she was duty bound to perform the loveless act. Never did she expect Gage Bardwin's tender caresses to awaken her to passion-or his apparent betrayal to break her heart.
A bounty huner by trade, Gage Bardwin pledged allegiance to no one save himself. Bus despite his cynicism, his night of lovemaking with Meriel touched his bitter soul. And when devious forces intervened to seperate them, Gage and Meriel set out on a quest that would take them across the universe and back to save their love.