He must choose - her life - or his freedom. Tam is a warrior of Tribe Argentus. Brutal. Hard. Uncompromising. Resigned to a lifetime alone. Until he finds a woman frozen in space, suffering from a deadly disease. There’s only one way to save her – to Bond her to him for life with his mind, his body, and his serum. She must choose - her people - or his love. Pampered princess and public servant, Nissa's life is not her own. When her planet is invaded by alien slavers, she launches into space in a cryo-pod in a desperate search for help. What she finds is unexpected. Struggling for peace amid a universe at war, Nissa and Tam battle their dangerous addiction and their own stubborn hearts. Their strange part-chemical, part-mystical Bonding brought them together – and just might be what tears them apart. READER ADVISORY: Graphic sexual content and language. No fade to black here! Including one attempted attack on the heroine.