Ostracized on Earth, she’s thankful for another chance at life – away from curious stares and unwarranted stereotypes. A chance meeting finds her agreeing to an arrangement of convenience with the austere and remote Commander Tiron. Soon, Willa finds herself drawn to the damaged, stoic alien. But can she convince Tiron that it’s him she finds sexy, not the security he offers?
Tiron knows what people see when they look at him, the vicious reminder of the accident that robbed him of his closest friends and destroyed his chances for happiness is etched permanently on his skin. To save his pride, he claims Willa, intending to leave her to her own devices as much as possible.
But the siren call of her quiet beauty won’t be ignored. For a few glorious moments, Tiron believes they can find happiness, but that hope is snatched away in a breathtaking display of violence and treachery. He’ll do whatever it takes to get her back.