Our planet, Mortuus, is lost and dying.
A desolate place where a few lone survivors dwell.
My men have lost hope. Our future is bleak.
Longevity is a luxury we can’t afford.
The most we can hope for is survival.
We’ve all but given up when an opportunity presents itself.
Five females—a chance at a future.
Procuring these women went against everything I’d been taught, but desperate times call for desperate measures.
They’re ours now.
Asleep and made ready for breeding.
We won’t die out—lost and forgotten.
It’s our destiny to grow and once again inhabit our lonely planet.
I am Breccan Aloisius, the forgotten commander.
My people will have the future they deserve.
I’ll make sure of it.
My mind is made up…until she wakes and nothing goes as planned.
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I’m going to write this review and it might get buried in all of the reviews, but I have to respond to the naysayers. I’ve known K Webster since I met her at Wicked Book Weekend years ago. She tends to write dark and taboo romance. Also, she loves SFR and has pointed me to some amazing authors, so it’s no surprise that she’s writing SFR. When it involves humans, most SFR can be dark because humans are typically abducted. I don’t expect those experiences to be all candy and roses. IF YOU DON’T LIKE DARK ROMANCE DON”T READ IT!!
Aria doesn’t know why she was in space in stasis, so I’m going to assume she was abducted. She is found by the Morts of Mortuus. Their planet is dying and there are only 10 males left, no females. The Commander, Breccan, decides she is his and the adventure begins. I hate spoilers. Others online (in several places) have mentioned how Aria doesn’t process all that has happened to her. If you’re paying attention in the beginning of the book, Aria is addicted to a drug on earth. She is an actress and completely controlled by others. She is used to that scenario and so she does what she must. What she doesn’t expect is falling for the brash Breccan. I really liked this book! It set-up the rest of the books in the series. Breccan and Aria declare that the humans will choose in what happens with them as the series moves forward. I’m excited to read the next books!
Good job K. Webster and Nicole Blanchard! Can’t wait for book #2! 4 stars