Jo’Aquin by Charmaine Ross
A jaded Starfleet Commander. A lonely human. A fight to free the universe.
When her car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, scared and alone, Lauren mistakes a light in the sky for rescue. The help she thinks is coming turns out to be a terror far more sinister than she ever could imagine.
Jo’Aquin is honour-bound to fight the war against the Reptiles. He has a personal score to settle with them and he won’t let anything stand in his way. Stationed as protector over the Earth, Jo’Aquin chases a suspicious Reptilian craft as it crashes though a wormhole and into another galaxy in a failed attempt at escape.
Lauren wakes to find herself on an alien planet in the arms of the sexiest man she’s ever laid eyes on, only to learn that he’s an alien and she’s stranded on a planet that is definitely not Earth. When they’re taken prisoner by the planet’s natives, an old shaman woman tells Lauren she is the key to free the mind-enslaved from the evil Reptiles.
Jo’Aquin is imposing and aloof, and Lauren knows he hides a soul-destroying secret. Lauren has her own secrets. But there’s something about the way that he touches her that sets her skin on fire and sparks flying through her veins.
Can Lauren be the saviour everyone thinks she is, despite the desperate battle of life and death she finds herself in?
Can Jo’Aquin save the woman who, against all odds, has stolen the heart he was determined never to give?