Candace of Kush needs to rebuild her world after an ongoing
war with Akkadia. So when she receives a secret invitation
from Ares, King of Akkadia, she is receptive about working
together towards a peaceful resolution. What she does not
expect is to have her socks knocked off by a man who is her
a well-planned risk to meet the Amazon Queen. Prior to the
war, Akkadia and Kush enjoyed a harmonious and productive
existence, which abruptly ended when a visiting dignitary
was killed on Kush. From the moment he first sees her, Ares
can only think of devouring Candace.
Ares agree to a treaty, but they are realistic about the
opposition they must face together. Old hostilities and
hatred still run rampant on both sides. The newlyweds are
faced with their own internal battles as they strive to
forge a relationship. If they do not show a united front,
their enemies will destroy everything they are working to
achieve for both planets.
Enthralled in one sitting. The plot is tried and
true, but the sci-fi setting added fresh gloss to the story.
I enjoyed the premise about the importance of family and
relationships. The love scenes threatened to melt my hard
drive! Ms. Aiden does an amazing job with the fight
scenes. She balances the Amazons by making them strong and
independent women that come across as sensual and feminine.
The men are quite masculine and very assertive. The
characters are all gorgeous and multicultural/multiethnic in
appearance, which adds an interesting contrast. I look
forward to reading more as this series progresses further.
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