“A sensual, erotic read…Karina dares to figure out the nature of passion…thoughtful and thought-provoking.”
Lexi isn’t your normal Malok. She craves adventure and freedom from the mundane life forced upon her. 100 years ago, the first drop of acid rain fell. Maloks fled to the mountains, building a new way of life—a desolate life—a life Lexi knows all too well.
Lexi has a plan, her ticket out of this miserable existence, becoming a ranger. Aron, her partner, believes she’s not strong enough to fight alongside him. Lexi will stop at nothing, no matter what the danger, to achieve her independence, even if that means defying him.
Amidst everything, Marcus, Lexi’s childhood best friend makes a sudden return. Before she can rejoice in a reunion, her happiness is crushed when she sees Mae, the bully that had terrorized her in her teens. Marcus was aware of the mental abuse Lexi had suffered and yet the person she loved and the person she hated the most, stand before her, together.
“A powerful dystopian thriller that captures the heart and imagination”.
Like most days, Aron brought up the subject again. Lexi was gathering the bowls and utensils ready to put them in the washer as he stood beside her, staring. She knew he wanted to talk and turned giving him the biggest (false) smile hoping he would change his mind and want sex rather than this conversation again, but no. I guess I should have gone down on my knees and sucked him off.
He wanted to keep her safe and protect her. Ha! It wasn’t you that kept me safe – is that what you are doing, Aron? Are you trying to take the place of Marcus? Just thinking of that man made her tingle.
“No way am I letting you do that,” Aron said, referring to her becoming a ranger. “It’s not a job for you. You have to be fit and strong and have the mental capacity to deal with serious and life-threatening situations.”
She slammed down the plate she was holding and turned to face him. “You don’t think I can? You don’t think I have enough ‘mental capacity’?” Her volume increased. “You listen good, Aron, your mental capacity is about as small as your dick.”
There was silence and then he started laughing which made her smile. She couldn’t be mad at him for long. He stepped closer and took her hands into his. “It’s not that I don’t think you are clever and strong. I just know what’s out there. I know what they would do with you if you were captured.”
“I thought you said they don’t take prisoners and slaughter our kind on sight,” Lexi interrupted.
He moved his hands down to her hips, turned her so she was facing the wall and pushed himself into her, grinding against her bottom.
“I’ve faced the Outcasts,” he mumbled, as he kissed her neck. “They are wild. I’ve worked till I was ready to drop. I’ve searched with the trackers on the highest peak, even when we felt there was little hope. I’ve done all these things and more.” His hand found the zipper of her jacket and he started to pull it down, allowing her pert breasts to bounce free. “By all means,” he continued, as he grabbed her breasts, “take your medic training but don’t use it to be a ranger. The pace is hard, both physically and mentally and besides, I want you safe here by my side, not out there.”
If he had not said that last line, I could have almost believed he cared for me! But no, it’s all about him. Aron would be lonely with no one there to greet him when he came back after work! No! I am not that sort of girl, not anymore!
Lexi pushed him away and then turned and scowled. “Just because you get to wear that uniform doesn’t mean I won’t! By the way, I will be down at The Cube tonight with the girls.”
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