EARTH, YEAR 2332
Life isn’t fair. Just ask Violet who mysteriously arrived in a space capsule at an orphanage as a baby. She has one goal—to find her biological parents, and winning the Virgin Hunt Games will ensure her face is plastered on every screener across the universe. Surely, her family will recognize and come for her? If she can only stay away from her Mate, the one man she must elude at all cost to win. But naturally, he’s also the only one she wants to surrender to.
Prince Zel Oscar is used to getting what he wants. But accepting a rival’s dare to be a Hunter in the infamous sexploitative Virgin Hunt Games was a terrible and possibly life-altering mistake. But then he meets his Hunted, Violet...delicious perfection wrapped up in a gorgeous package. Too bad she is totally indifferent to his kisses, his exploits, and his lofty title. He’ll do whatever it takes to break down her steely resistance...but will his subjects see him as a hero, or a total degenerate for having kinky sex in front of billions of viewers?
In the end he must make an impossible choice—keep her love, or his kingdom?
Prince Zel is taking part in the Virgin Hunt Games because he was kinda tricked into signing up. But he also has something to prove. While Violet was there to make as much money as she could and to prove that she wasn't worthless the way her adoptive parents made her feel.
There are the hunters and the hunted in these games. There are ten of each. The goal is for the hunters to capture their intended hunted and have sex with them bringing them as much pleasure as possible. The hunted try to either have sex with as many of the hunters as possible while keeping away from their intended or they can get extra points for having kinky sex. They make more money for doing different things during the games and evading capture for the full 7 days from their intended would be one of the ways to make a lot of money. The women (hunted) are there to lose their virginity on intergalactic tv and make money doing it while the hunters are there to give the women as much pleasure as possible. They get more money the more orgasms they give the hunted. Think Hunger Games but they aren't trying to kill each other and the producers throw in dangerous situations all the time to keep the show entertaining. At least they aren't supposed to.
Violet was hoping that with all the exposure of being on the show, her birth parents would come forward and explain to her why they sent her away. But when her birth circumstances are revealed, it was a little heartbreaking to say the least.
The one part about this book that I didn't care for was when the show dropped in a bunch of half starved wild dogs to hunt the contestants down. I thought that part could have been left out since I've never been one to think animal abuse of any kind was ok to add to a book just for the shock value of it and I thought that could have been left out. Yes, there are monster animals in this book that are there for pretty much the same reason but we don't see the monsters as our pets so for me it was different.
I liked the ending of the book and thought it ended up being an entertaining read.
I give this book 3 out of 5 stars.
I was given an e-ARC of this book via NetGalley but all thoughts and opinions are my own.