Welcome to Neris, Mercenary planet light years from our own Milky Way Galaxy. When first commander Gage DaHee is called home to restore his family's villa as Lord, he finds that betrayal within the walls of his childhood home have left one brother dead and another never to wake up. Mieken SivNa, guard to his mother and long time childhood prankster, sends his blood raging both from fright when she's wounded and lust the moment her violet gaze meets his head on. Angered at the abuse of his mother and loyal warriors, Gage has no mercy for the cousin scheming behind his back to take his lands, especially when Mieken is kidnapped and learns of her delicate condition. Will betrayal, duty and a yearning for independence ruin the best relationship either warrior has ever had?