- Series: Settler's Mine (Book 11)
- Paperback: 284 pages
- Publisher: Loose Id, LLC (November 19, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1596328150
- ISBN-13: 978-1596328150
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 8 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,153,290 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Rivals: Settler's Mine 1
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Layla has been trained as a spy/operative by the governement since she was a young child. When the program is busted - as late teens sent home with no way to adapt.
Ansel (our bad guy) finds out about these kids and starts hiring (collecting) them, ultimate goals is to take over the Union Alliance. On top of special training - each of these kids have a specialized chip in their brain that enhances there abilities or contains secrets. Layla has chip full of Union secrets, backup plans. Really cool concept.
Layla is on the run and Ansel hires two bounty hunters Orion and Balt. Layla is in disguise but the attraction between Heartmates will not be denied.
1st half is the cat/mouse - growing attraction. 2nd half is saving Layla and not allowing Ansel access to chip. Sub characters of Zelda, Bren and McTavish make this a very well rounded story.
Layla is on the run. After being trained from childhood as a Federation assassin, their last act was to implant an Armageddon chip in her brain then free her after a mix-up. But it won't be long before Federation soldiers are after her and if that's not bad enough, a megalomaniac sadistic torturer also knows what she carries in her head. Both want her--but plan to kill her to remove the chip. She's hiding out in (hopefully) the last place they would expect, disguised as a barmaid on Settler's Mine--where species the universe over come to search for the heartstone that will identify their mate.
Orion and Balt are two bounty hunters that have both been given the assignment to bring Layla in. They are also bitter rivals and neither is pleased to see the other on Settler's Mine. When both are attracted to the beautiful barmaid, it's just another thing to fight over...until they discover she's THEIR mate.
A very intense and very suspenseful tale by Mechele Armstrong. This is true erotica where the sexual interactions are an integral part of the story. The tension between the characters is exacerbated by the preexisting rivalry of the males and the dire circumstances facing the female. Armstrong does a great job weaving her world building into the story without leaving the reader waiting for more action. The pace is taut and rolls forward from the first chapter to the last. The characters grow and suffer and the choices they make impact the tenor of their relationships. A nicely done erotic story that I'm glad I didn't miss.
A really interesting world is created and I am loving this sci-fi erotica! Can't wait for more!
Great engaging characters! Oh, Lord the steamy was hot and heavy!! And oh so delicious!
The Rivals is humorous revelations for this trio of characters, Orion and Balt have long been attracted to each other, but never acted on that attraction. Layla found both men attractive, but the many secrets she carries make her powerless to trust. Mechele Armstrong creates a sizzling jaunt into space. I think this story is incredible, and I look forward to more in the future.
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Just an okay read for me. I found the writing choppy and a bit disjointed and repetitious. While I enjoy a good sci-fi story and M/M/F is my fav in erotica, even that couldn't overcome the bouncing from scene to scene for me.