Matchmaker Brenna Zachary is busy connecting Jekh’s loneliest hearts yet has no romance of her own. That is, until a practical friend makes her an offer of marriage she can’t resist. The industrious and hardworking Herris Deshtan is offering her both marriage and independence. In exchange, he gets to have the family he’s been craving since losing his during the planet’s recent conflicts.
Now Brenna’s former suitor is at loose ends. Although he’s a traditional male of the Bouk sect and less interested in securing a bride, Rajan Sunamane can concede that he should have secured Brenna’s hand sooner. However, he’d always assumed that Brenna would be there whenever he was ready. And now, not only has Herris interfered, but he’s already secured his claim with a baby. If Rajan doesn’t wheedle his way back into Brenna’s good graces, his mother—who’s had her heart set on having Brenna as a daughter for a decade—will disown him. There’s no worse fate for a Bouk.
While Rajan might be able to convince Brenna to accept him back into her good graces, and into a traditional Jekhan trio, Herris doesn’t intend to be in another one. Brenna is enough for him…or so he claims. There’s a hidden darkness in Herris that Brenna doesn’t know about and Rajan believes he’s the only man who can temper it.
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Royal: A Sci-Fi Romance (The Jekh Saga Book 5)
by H.E. Trent on 2017-09-21
Luke Cipriani refuses to be pushed back into the closet, so when sparks fly between him and the secretive Alex Hauge, he’s quick to throw ice water on their fling. Luke decides next that the best way to get the royal-blooded hired gun out of his system is to find someone else to marry…and fast.
Enter Autumn Ray. Luke thinks the mysterious businesswoman relocated to faraway Jekh from Earth solely for their match, but the calculating princess of real estate has other plans. Jekh is rebuilding fast and is overdue for a population boom, and Autumn wants to be the government’s go-to lady for new developments.
The engagement was a way for her to get her foot in the door, and Alex isn’t about to let some scheming fraud from Earth come between him and Luke. He’ll do whatever’s necessary to break the newlyweds up.
When Luke discovers, though, that there’s more to his wife than meets the eye, he’s suddenly got his work cut out for him. While Alex is willing to go to incredible lengths to be with Luke, Luke doesn’t believe he should have to choose one lover over the other. On Jekh, there’s no such thing as “third wheel,” but if Alex and Autumn can’t ease their friction, someone will be the odd one out…and it won’t be Luke.