Agraadax was shaken by recent events and the breeding facility closed, but it has done little to ease the simmer of unrest rippling through Agraak society. In Aminae, one of the dome cities scattered on the few arid patches of land of the swampy planet, factions are rising against the cruelties of the upper raniks that rule their society. Kaede is a male devoted to the cause. His entire life has become focused on easing the suffering of his people. He has no time for anything else in his life. A human give into his care is the worst kind of distraction…a distraction that promises love and pleasure.
Frankie arrived on Agraadax masquerading as man. No one knows, not even the men with whom she serves in the Intergalactic fleet. For five years, her sole purpose has been bent on discovering any information that she could regarding the fate of her twin sister, Alisha. When Frankie is forced into hiding with the aid of an Agraak male in the midst of a rising revolution, she is put on a path that may change everything for both of their species. Fighting side by side with by a male who stirs her passions and makes her question everything she thought she knew; Frankie begins to wonder how she’ll ever leave Agraadax without him.
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Review by Nancy
From previous books in the Mate Index series I have come to despise the Agraak because of the cruelty they had carried out against the human females after abduction. Kaede is not your typical upper class Agraak male. He desires to gentle the suffering of his fellow Agraak and works towards that end. He hates the mate his mother has chosen for him and when he has the opportunity to visit the breeding center where the human females are kept he takes it. He gathers evidence against his people and the atrocities they practice. Frankie arrives on Agraadax masquerading as a man with the Union troops who were sent by the Intergalactic Council. She is searching for her twin sister, Alisha. When the Intergalactic Council’s plans go wrong, injured Frankie is rescued by a priest. Kaede takes Frankie deep into the swamps searching for the lost clans rumored to still reside there. An attraction they cannot deny blooms, but in the face of the coming revolution will it survive?
Heart of the Agraak drew me in from the very first chapter! Sanders has redeemed the Agraak for me. I hated them before this book, but I loved this story! Kaede and Frankie are unlikely allies and unlikely mates, but the secrets they discover in the swamp may help them to fuel a revolution for the Agraak race. Fabulous story! You really don’t want to miss reading this one! 5 stars
About SJ Sanders
S.J. Sanders is a mom of two toddlers and one adult living in Anchorage, Alaska. She has a BA degree in History, but spends most of her free time painting, sculpting, doing odd bits of historical research, and writing. While she has more research orientated writing under another pen name, her passion is sci-fi and paranormal romance of which she is an avid reader. After years of tinkering with the idea, and making her own stories up in her head, S.J has began to seriously pursue writing as an author of Sci-fi Romance utilizing her interests in how cultures diversify and what they would look like on a extraterrestrial platform to humans interacting with them and finding love.
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