Ruse spotted the child, Eledi, quietly
crouched against the wall across the market place from where
he stood. As a Trux warrior and a Sandcat the humans relied
on him for his skills but otherwise avoided or feared him
but Eledi did not.
A childhood lived in luxury but these
days Amaya, along with her daughter Eledi share rooms with
another woman. Amaya makes her living by servicing men,
humans and Trux alike. Choices made when womanhood began
have brought Amaya to this point along with the
responsibility of the child she loves.
When Ruse brings Eledi home and sees
Amaya he knows that she is the woman he is meant to share
his spirit and his Sandcat with. Amaya will take a great
deal of convincing that they are meant to be together.
Before the two come to an understanding though, disaster
strikes. It will take everything Ruse and Amaya have inside
them to overcome it. Amaya will need to set aside all her
prejudices and inner conflicts, while later Ruse will need
to do the same. If they are ever to have a chance as a
family they will need to bare their souls.
A deep and pure love of partner and
family gives Within Reach a wonderfully unique
perspective in this romantic story. Ruse is almost too good
to be true while Amaya is filled with guilt and conflict.
The child, Eledi is the catalyst with her well being driving
the adults and their love cementing the bond. Within
Reach has a slow pace but packs an emotional wallop!