I stole her from my enemy. I never intended to keep her.
I’m a warrior. Bred for war. Built to bleed while fighting for and protecting my people. Day in and day out, my duties are the same.
And then Celeste catches my attention. The beautiful little sea minx was marked as a breeder and predestined for another. She’s accepted her fate and shows no fear when I divulge my plans for her.
In exchange for my brother’s freedom, I will trade her to the enemy.
Celeste has plans of her own. The full scale of her intentions is yet to be determined. Something tells me she doesn’t understand the full potential of the magic in her blood. Magic powerful enough to influence my decisions. And potent enough to make my people weary of her the moment they see her.
But it’s not the magic that lures me. I never intended to keep her, but ever since I stole her, all I’ve wanted to do is claim her for myself, damning all the consequences.
I need to save my brother before it’s too late. Before he’s lost to the enemy forever. But without Celeste, I fear I’ll be lost.
Fate brought us together and sacrifice could tear us apart.
I’m a savage. Bred for war. But I never thought it would come to that.
I fought to save my brother. I fought to keep my mate. The fighting isn’t over. The greatest battle has just begun. And the sacrifice—if I fail—is too great.
We kept our enemies at bay for so long. And now they’re at our doorstep demanding everything we hold dear.
My land, I will not relinquish.
My home, I will not leave.
My mate, I will not sacrifice.
The consequences of my actions have caught up to me, but I’m not the only one with life-altering plans. I knew from the very moment I mated her, Celeste was a fighter. I’d give my own life before I allowed her to risk hers, but she has a mind of her own.
Nothing has torn us apart despite the struggles, but the odds have stacked up against us.