For seasons, I have waited for her – my perfect mate.
In a tribe full of happy couples, I am alone. But I am not content to remain this way. There are no eligible unmated females left, so I will do whatever it takes to bring females back to our tribe…even if it means doing something wrong. Even if it means I must purchase my mate on the intergalactic black market. I will do anything to possess her, to claim her as my own
But will my ruthless move turn my female against me before we ever meet? Can she ever forgive a male that bought her freedom?
Bek is by far my favorite alien hunk. Oh my god! I was so unsure of Bek in the previous books. He was so grumpy and desperate for a mate so I assumed his story would be quite whiny, but boy was I WRONG!
The book picks up where we left it in the previous book. Bek has asked Cap-tan and Trakan to help him buy human slaves and bring them back to the Ice Planet. They do and bring back five human women that have been sold to them as slaves. Among these women, there is one who’s different from the other. She’s quiet and hides behind her filthy hair and stinky odor.
“You’re standing there in a fur diaper and you’re going to give her shit about her bathing habits?”
Elly was abducted by aliens ten years ago and has since been a slave to aliens. She’s had a couple of ‘masters’ and has been poorly treated by them all. She’s lost faith, and so when two big blue aliens come and buy her and her fellow humans, she’s broken. Elly has created a wall of filth that has protected her from being sold. No one wants a dirty, stinky slave. So when she’s sold off, she tries to escape a couple of times but always fails.
When they land on the Ice Planet and are taken to the tribe, everybody is furious with Bek for stooping so low, and he’s shunned from the tribe. And when Elly gets her sa-khui, Bek and she resonates. But because of Elly’s past, she’s unsure and scared of all aliens, especially the one that bought her.
“You are my world, my mate.” I study her beloved face, humbled that I am lucky enough to resonate to such a female. “I wanted a mate, but I never imagined one as perfect as you. I am lucky beyond my wildest dreams.”
Bek however will not give up on his mate. He has waited this long, he can wait some time more. I loved how patient he was with Elly. Accepting her, dirt and all. When he would take a bite of her food before giving it to her to reassure her that nothing had been poisoned, I completely swooned. He was such a grump to everyone except for his mate.
“Bek, I never had a home before I got here. I was never safe. You are my home. You are my safe. I’m with you forever.”