Old hatreds die hard. Old love dies harder. On Meli Galdes’ home planet, the struggle for power is a bloody, full-contact sport—in business and on the battlefield. For years her lethal skills have been a valuable asset in advancing her family’s interests. She’s more than earned her right to... show more
Old hatreds die hard. Old love dies harder. On Meli Galdes’ home planet, the struggle for power is a bloody, full-contact sport—in business and on the battlefield. For years her lethal skills have been a valuable asset in advancing her family’s interests. She’s more than earned her right to retire, but her kinsmen have one last favor to ask. Kill the man who ruined her life. Celino Carvanna’s razor-sharp business acumen—and skills with a blade—won him the freedom to do as he pleases. There’s only one thing he can’t seem to control—his reaction to the mysterious woman who tantalizes his senses. Her eyes alone set his blood simmering, stirring ridiculous adolescent fantasies about breasts and honey. With a few words she dissects his soul. Who is she? And how does she slide so easily under his well-guarded skin? It’s almost too easy to draw Celino within the kill zone. Meli plans to revel in him. Drink him in. Wring every drop of pleasure out of every moment. And when she’s sure he belongs to her, she will finally repay a decade’s worth of pain—in a single, brutal dose of reality.
Publish date: 2009-06-02
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Edition language: English
Mixed feelings about this one. This is set in a futuristic world where some humans are enhanced and those with the enhancements are super-special. Everyone is divided into clans/family where loyalty is a must. Punishment is banishment from said family. This futuristic society is still old-fashioned....
I was shocked to see this available through my library for check out. This was a nice short story that I was able to read while getting ready for work. It seems Ilona Andrews can do no wrong.
I don't know if it was its shortness or the plotline just didn't pull me in but I found this a little odd.It also seemed to happen too quick. One minute they were meeting for the first time and two days later, after not seeing each other again in between, they're having sex like crazy people and dur...
Funny - this was all kinds of short - and the story (via the book synopsis) never really gets delivered, but I still liked this book. It was well written, I liked the characters but am now a little wary of this author. Seriously! Isn't anyone else getting a little tired of all the short ebooks on...
I enjoyed the world building. I liked the characters. The story was well paced and while the plot sounded clichéd the execution of it was really good. Celino, the male love interest, has earned the distinction of being call the world biggest asshole by yours truly.