I was thrown into this world going blindly but was pleasantly surprised to find out I liked it. I’m a fan of Savannah Stuart/Katie Reus however I’ve never read this series before nor have I ever read much sci-fi so I didn’t know how I’d feel about this one.
I never felt lost, which means that although this is the third book in the series it can definitely be read as a stand alone. From the beginning we know Lumineta is a world where rescued “humans” were taken after their dying planet was destroyed. Now I don’t know for sure if it was only females that were rescued but apparently some of the humans don’t know all of Lumineta’s laws. One of these females is Leilani, whose employer is in charge of one the expansion projects in a mountain region. When Leilani travels to that region, she discovers that under some Lumineta law, she has to stay because she’s not mated and didn’t have an escort with her. She doesn’t like it but can’t do much about it.
It was fun to read about this new culture and new world, especially when males where depicted as very obtuse when it came to females - that’s actually not too far off when it comes to human males, ha! But I digress- The world depicted sounded futuristic but retrograde in some social aspects, although some of the characters were working on making some changes to make it a better place for all of them. All in all a good story and I will definitely be reading the first 2 books in the series.
** I received a copy of this story by the author in exchange for an honest review **
Held captive against her will…
When Leilani travels to the mountain region of her new planet, Lumineta, she discovers the remote mountain clan has a law stating that any unmated female in their sector can be forced to live there for one moon cycle. At first she’s livid—until she realizes that being held captive means that the warriors bring her gifts and simply try to impress her as part of their courting rituals. But she’s not interested in anyone except the sexy leader—and living under his roof makes her feel nothing like a captive. He has her rethinking everything she thought she knew about Luminet males.
The last thing he needs in his life is a complicated human female…
Con has never thought much about taking a mate. As leader of his clan, he’s too busy and females are too complicated—especially those mysterious humans. But the longer he’s around Leilani, the more he realizes she’s worth fighting for. Despite his planet’s tradition that says two males mate with one female, he has no intention of sharing—or ever letting her go.
Length: 31,000 words