AJ trained for a secret mission, knowing she’d face primitive beings on a distant world. But Kaden is stronger, tougher – and more dominating – than any male she’s ever encountered. And when he takes her in his arms, the desires he awakens are savage. Commander AJ Norris volunteered to investigate a rogue general mining deadly minerals on Neodyma, expecting to find a civilization frozen in time. Humans who traveled through a portal from Earth millennia ago, taking their ancient way of life with them. She’s confident that with her advanced mental abilities she can handle the primitive inhabitants. Captured sneaking into General Tok’s mountain fortress, AJ discovers mind control doesn’t work on him or his guards. Tok locks her away with the other females in Petra, all of them prisoners in the Lyceum, a harem he provides for his men. But first she’ll be punished in the town square. Atlantean warrior Kaden is in Petra undercover. From the moment the general invites him to witness AJ’s punishment, he’s intrigued. Unlike the meek women in the Lyceum, she’s fearless, facing her sentence defiantly. When Tok gives AJ to him for the night, she tells Kaden a holographic partner has always satisfied her physical needs on Earth. He’s determined to introduce her to the thrill of being in the arms of a real man. Over time the rough warrior wins her respect – and awakens dark desires she never knew she had. Desires he satisfies, leaving her breathless and trembling. When she sees him with another female at the Lyceum, Kaden awakens other feelings she's never experienced. Jealousy. And heartbreak. She trusted him with the truth about her mission. But can she trust him with her heart?