Scaly, grumpy, but oh so cuddly…
As a third daughter on the farming colony of Meterion, Susan’s future prospects aren’t too promising. A pretty face, top-notch skills, and hard work mean nothing if your dowry doesn’t include fertile lands. With her twenty-fifth birthday approaching, and no suitors even remotely sniffing in her general direction, Susan will be forced to leave the family lands to work as an indentured servant in the capital city. Her only way out is to settle for an arranged marriage through the PMA – the Prime Mating Agency. She just never expected to be paired to a grumpy, massive lizardman, and above all not to grow so fond of his scales and quirky ways.
With everything going on, the last thing Olix needs is a mate, especially a squishy, scaleless, off-worlder with strange ways, and an obsession with farming. He is a Hunter, not a dirt digger. The Seer must have been mistaken when she insisted that, for the sake of the people, he take a mate from the stars. How can such a tiny thing be their salvation? And yet, his Susan’s softness is disturbingly addictive while hiding a surprising resilience.
With his ancestral lands on the line and the future of the clans threatened, could this wisp of a woman turn their fate around?
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Wow! This book was freaking-fantastic! I went into this story with zero expectations. Let me tell you, I fell in love with Olix and the people of his village. Reptile guy and smart human, Susan, make a wonderful couple. (A steamy one, too!) This story had a small-town romance feel with a science fiction setting. It was relatively low-anxiety and shouted the truth that there is value in all cultures. I love how this little human worked with the Andturian people to help them rise above their difficulties. If you are a sci-fi fan and a Regine Abel fan, I have no doubt you’ll love this story. It’s a little different, but completely worthy. Loved it and hope for a few more stories in this world! 5 stars!!
About Regine Abel
USA Today bestselling author Regine Abel is a fantasy, paranormal, and sci-fi junky. Anything with a bit of magic, a touch of the unusual, and a lot of romance will have her jumping for joy. Hot alien warriors meeting no-nonsense, kick-ass heroines give her warm fuzzies.
Before devoting herself as a full-time writer, Regine had surrendered to her other passions: music and video games! After a decade working as a Sound Engineer in movie dubbing and live concerts, Regine became a professional Game Designer and Creative Director, a career that has led her from her home in Canada to the US and various countries in Europe and Asia.