Kimcasha has lived by her wits since she lost her family when she was eight years old. So when three of her friends vanish, she has no fear about using herself as kidnapper’s bait, until a stranger foils her plot…
After ten years of selling his services in a brothel, Onca has decided to retire. A refugee of planet Zetith, he has no family, no surname, and no woman—until he rescues a young homeless girl from a kidnapper. Onca helps Kim find her friends, but as their intense attraction deepens, he begins feeling too jaded for someone so innocent. It’s up to Kim to convince him otherwise…
Kim has lived on the streets since she was very young and knows nowhere is really safe. She has made friends with others who, like herself, have no place to really call home. Some of her friends have just disappeared, leaving no trace behind and Kim is desperate to find out the truth.
Onca has no memory of his family or indeed his planet. He only knows he's one of the few of his race left and survival for them all is vital. He has spent his life with those he trusts, working in a brothel but he's at a turning point and is no longer sure he wants to continue servicing strangers. What he hadn't expected was to find a child being attacked but this child is not what he thought. Kim is no child and more importantly she is a female of his own race! Everything that makes Onca male sits up and begs to be noticed because what Onca feels for Kim is astounding! She is everything he has ever wanted and yet never dreamed he could have. Protecting her is essential but getting her to trust him might not be easy. Once Onca learns of the harsh existence Kim has lived, he wants to help but getting to the truth and finding her friends may take them to places Onca doesn't really want Kim to see. Worse, he wants her so much but knows he is far too old and worldly for her, or is he?
Onca is just so sweet and although that may sound as if he is not a very butch hero, believe me when I say he is a truly beautiful person both inside and out. These stories are always a joy to read with outrageous plots and situations that just pull the reader in. I loved all the diverse characters in this story and it's great to see old time favourite characters have cameos. Onca, is as usual in these stories a very sexy guy but he just doesn't see himself as worthy and even contemplates the idea of a much younger male being more suitable for Kim! Luckily, Kim is a feisty little thing who is prepared to go after what she wants and what she wants is to keep Onca! But don't think this is just a sexy romance as it's far more than that. This book touches on the decidedly unsavory world of forced prostitution and slavery as the couple race to save those at risk.
So a future where genocide is all too real. Creatures that will amaze, enthrall, and even repel the reader. A sentient computer and invisible space cruisers are just some of the amazing things Ms Brooks imagines. This may be book ten, but she has clearly not run out of ideas.
If you like reading a fast paced story with endearing characters, then you will surely enjoy all the fun that Rebel bestows!