Pirate’s Price by Aubrey Ross is currently free on Kindle and Nook. Last week I took a look at cutting my budget and trying to read the free books I purchased. This was only 90 pages so I thought I could slip it in quickly. Unfortunately, the BDSM was wobbly at best meaning he never really seemed to take total control of the situation.
Princess Rana is desparate to save her country, but after being blackmailed by her mother, she enters into an agreement to marry for money and save her planet. One of the rituals is to test the sexual compatibility of the bride and groom and Rana knows she can never go through with the wedding. Her servant helps to arrange her kidnapping on her wedding day and she agrees to be the kidnappers submissive for a week. What she doesn’t know is that her husband-to-be knows the law and sends a mercenary to kill her.
Vihlok is the former prince, but when his family is murdered while he was a teenager, he has been on the run. Making a life for himself outside of the kingdom he should be ruling, he goes after the kidnapping gig to wreak vengeance on the corrupt House of Jabulayn. But when he sees Princess Rana, all he can think about is getting her under him.
Now the two are on the run, looking for answers, and falling in love…very quickly. This is a really short story so the love moves fast and furious, sex scenes are plentiful and the plot weak for the suspense. I found myself scoffing at the intrigue and didn’t trust anyone. Being a sci-fi romance, I wanted a lot from this and really felt let down by what I got. Overall, it needed to be a longer story, explaining the world she had built.
So while it was free, read at you own pace and time.