My favorite of her futuristic romances. I highly recommend. I've read the story many times, first by Amanda Glass (Krentz pseudonym), then reprinted under her real name. It's stood the test of time since its first print back in the eighties.
This is a very interesting read! Sariana is all business, but has been living in an environment that promotes a much easier going and emotional life style. She is quite sure she doesn't want to stay in it or bend to it, but after a year of living there, she catches 'small' clues that she just may be 'going soft'. When she receives a marriage proposal that should be the best thing for her, and she finds herself wishing for 'love', she KNOWS she's been there too long. Trying to prove herself so she can go home, she hires a Shield to help her. She gets MUCH more than she bargains for simply because she refuses to give any credit to the legends and stories the people believe.
Sariana is one of those women you just KNOW can be so much more than they are. Gryph realizes this and sets out to win her for his own....and show her that there is much more to life than business. Their quest proves to be intriguing and will keep your attention from start to finish. Saraiana just LOVES to do things differetly! I rate this book a 5/5. It is going on my keeper shelf!
She was a cool, confident businesswoman, a beautiful outcast from the East determined to regain her rightful status. He was a Shielf, an intense mercenary respected and feared throughout the opulent citiest and savage frontiers of the West. But from the moment they met, fate made them one.
Science Fiction Romance by Jayne Krentz writing as Amanda Glass
Born and raised in the far-off East on the Planet Windarra, Sariana Dayne's business expertise is desperately needed by the West sector's flamboyant Avylyn clan, but even her cool logic can't solve a serious business theft. Desperate, she devises a scheme to employ a member of the warrior Shield clan in the recovery operation. Unfortunately for Sariana's peace of mind, her practical plan turns shaky when she gazes into the fierce eyes of the Shield mercenary Gryph Chassyn, and realizes that she may have bitten off more than she can chew. Gryph takes one look at Sariana and decides that she's one of the few women in the world who could become his Shield mate. Unfamiliar with the West sector's Shield society, Sariana can't even guess what mating with Gryph will do to her life--she only knows he stirs a depth of passion in her that she can't deny. Before she grasps the consequences, Sariana is allied with the powerful mercenary and they set off on a dangerous journey to recover the stolen prism cutter. Along the way, they discover unexpected possibilities in their bonding, even as their lives are threatened with deadly peril. And if they can only survive the obstacles, Gryph and Sariana just may change the future of Shield society forever.