She’s pretending to be a man. Will he see through her disguise in time to prove to her that she’s the right woman for him? Or will a little mischief ruin her second chance for love?
My name is Madison Altman. Don’t think because I’ve disguised myself as a man and have accepted a job that takes me away from Earth that I’m running away from love. That’s not true. I met the love of my life--but he was killed on our wedding day.
Chaperoning crazy women traveling to Dakon to become the mail order brides of aliens is just a way to pay the bills.
Unfortunately, on this latest assignment, the ship returned to Earth without me! Luckily, Enoki came to my rescue. He might be hot, and sexy as hell with his gravelly voice and throbbing horns, but he believes I’m a man, and we’re friends, not lovers. That’s how I want it. That’s how it has to be. As soon Enoki can get me a flight to Earth, I’m leaving this frozen planet for good.
I’m Enoki, leader of Dakon. For the longest time, whispers in the wind told me my Fated mate was coming. Whispers turned to shouts when the recent shipment of females arrived, but none of them were mine. I must accept the Fates were wrong. I’ll never get a mate.
My purpose now is to help the stranded Earth man return to his home planet. Even though Madison is a Terran, we’ve developed a strong bond. I know I’ll miss him, but because we’re friends, I intend to do everything I can to help him leave.
Why do the whispers tell me not to let him go?
Madison tried getting the job as herself but she didn't even get an interview. So she applied as a male and got the job ferrying Earth females to Dakon in the exchange program. Earth got the ore they wanted and Dakon got the females they needed.
Enoki is the leader of Dakon and as he watches time after time as his males get picked to get a mate, he is lonely and wants nothing more than to be picked for a mate in the lottery. He actually thought for sure that he would win the lottery this time but he didn't so he didn't get to pick a female.
An asteroid had hit Dakon many years before and destroyed so much. Along with the destruction came a virus that prevented the population from having female babies. With so many men and so few females, Dakon made a treaty with Earth that in exchange for the ore from Dakon, Earth would send willing females to mate with the males. The males were so happy to have mates that thy did everything in their power to make sure they were happy there. It's a win win situation, except for the bitter cold that Dakon has there almost all the time.
Madison cut her hair, binds her chest and dresses like a man so no one suspected she wasn't exactly who she said she was. She was the chaperone of sorts for the women on the ship headed to Dakon but she never wanted to be picked by one of the males, it wasn't her ideal love situation. She found the whole thing a little barbaric. So when the ship leaves to Earth without her and she's stranded on Dakon until the ship can come back and get her, she's glad that Enoki finds her in the snow storm or she might have died. She and Enoki spend a few days together but then someone in the tribe finds out she's a female and tells her to tell Enoki the truth or he will. So she really has no other choice. Of course he's a little mad but as the pieces fall together he's more mad that he didn't notice what was right in front of his face.
I have been reading this series from the beginning and am loving all of these couples. The guys are, big, hot and sexy and will do whatever they have to in order to keep their mates happy. I love the extra's that the females are bringing to their society and helping them get more from the treaty than they thought they could get. It's so much fun to watch these people interacting together and getting along. This is such a fun series so far and I'll definitely be reading the next book.
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.