Burned out from work and failed relationships, Violet O'Shea is in need of a break. A few weeks at the family cabin seemed like the cure-all. Until a tan warrior built like a Viking crash lands his spaceship and ends up on her front porch. Xanthus has twelve days until his slave bands become inactive and freedom is gained from the Amazon queen he serves. After a life of being used for the pheromones that incite sexual pleasure, Xanthus is amazed by the woman committed to helping him. Can he convince her their bond is more than a chemical response?