In At the Mercy of Her Pleasure, Captain NarrAy Jorlan meets with Luc Saint-Cyr and Senth at a coffee shop adjacent to the Thieves' Guild. But in this deleted version, they were to meet at the starport. She is about to discover whether Senth's expertise is
worth paying for...
Worth Paying For?
Kelthia, Miraj City, Starhaven Leojnimaj
Coffee Shop, Concourse D
"Anything yet?" NarrAy held a cup of coffee in front of her mouth to hide her words. She wore a plain black dress with long sleeves and a lace collar, hidden beneath a black hooded cape.
"Nothing yet," Broxus answered from the south terminal.
"No sign." Encie made ticking sounds in the transmitter. "He's late."
"We'll give him two more minutes."
"You're too easy, boss." More ticking.
What was that noise? She scanned the area. "Encie, I thought you quit chewing your nails."
"I'm not chew-- Hey. How'd you know I was doing that?"
"You may be on the north side of the concourse, but I can see you slouching between the lockers." NarrAy blew on the coffee.
Her assistant straightened. "Forgot about those enhanced eyes of yours."
"It was my enhanced ears that heard you nibbling."
"Nibbling what?" Senth said behind her.
Twisting around to see him, NarrAy set down her coffee so fast it spilled. "Where did you come from?"
"Thief, remember?" He dropped into a chair and used one of her napkins to sop up the coffee. He leaned back with a smooth slide of masculine confidence, folding his hands across his waist. "If those cohorts of yours could spot me, would I be worth paying the Guild's price?"
A fast-paced sci fi romance with an adorable, fun-loving hero who's half-human and half-cat and a by-the-book army captain heroine. Hired to steal back a prototype taken by the imperial armada, Senth retrieves it, but his brother is kidnapped to force Senth to surrender the device. Now he has to rescue his brother, outsmart the armada, and keep the item out of imperial hands. All doable, except for one small problem. He must do it in the company of NarrAy, a genetically altered woman whose pheromones could enhance the mission or crumble it into dust with a single siren kiss.
At the Mercy of Her Pleasure by Kayelle Allen
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