Settler’s Mine 6: The Rogue by Mechele Armstrong
Publisher: Loose Id, LLC
Genre: Futuristic, Science Fiction, Ménage M/M/F
Length: Novel Plus
Princess Arianna’s brother is missing, lost in the dangerous brothels on Chombay. She can’t find him alone so she hires a legend to help. When they meet, their heartstones glow. The legend — the Rogue, a man called McTavish — is her mate.
Decker’s been studying McTavish from behind a desk for years. Catching him is his chance to earn a much-desired promotion in the Union Alliance. Then the Queen, Arianna’s stepmother, who is responsible for the prince’s disappearance, contacts him with a deal: find her son before McTavish does and use him as bait, and she’ll make sure he gets that promotion. Except…
Decker can’t stand her actions against her son and turns on the Queen. He contacts McTavish and Arianna to make a deal. The biggest surprise when they meet isn’t that he plans to go through with it. It’s that his quarry and the princess are his mates.
On the run from a vicious queen, the three must learn what can bond a princess, a law man, and a rogue…in order to save their lives and the throne.
Whew…okay first things first, Settler’s Mine 6: The Rogue should come with a warning. Hang on to your seat, because you’re in for a whirlwind adventure. Ms. Armstrong should be seriously writing for Hollywood. This book has it all, evil villians, an loving but desperate princess, the ultimate bad boy with a heart of gold, and slightly stuffy but sexy desk jockey who wants nothing more than to chuck the desk and work in the field so he can catch the bad boy.
Honestly I can’t say which character drew me the most. The princess, Arianna, is everything a person could want in heroine. She puts her love for her brother above everything, including risking her fool neck by going to a dangerous sector to secure MacTavish’s services. She even plots out a clever scheme that does backfire in her face but trully shows her determination. Then there is MacTavish. He’s the ultimate bad boy, flouting the law on what seems like a whim, only for those who know him, later realize is for the most altruistic reasons. As my dad would say, he’s “a whore with a heart of gold.” He’s been forged in the fires of hell, only to come out stronger than he went in. Of course this makes him the perfect foil for the third side of Ms. Armstrong’s love triangle. Decker, the desk jockey who’s made his life work out of trying to catch the elusive MacTavish. All the hostility and contempt he’s shows falls to the wayside when he finally comes up against the MacTavish and blows his world apart. The ensuing maylay as he deals with not only his changing feelings but a double crossing friend, had me glued to my seat.
I highly recommend this book to any person who likes fast paced, action filled, high tempers and steamy sex beyond belief. This is definitely gone on my keeper shelf!
Rated 5 Ravens by Tamara!