Meredith has been advocating for foster children for her entire career, so when the courts and child services conspire to remove an Earth-born Sakk child’s wings, she’ll risk jail to keep that from happening. She goes to the Sakk consulate seeking asylum for Alice and finds herself partaking of the same.
Hayley and Holly are as different as night and day, but the sisters have never been apart. When Hayley decides to indulge one of her younger sister’s flights of fancy, little does she know they are going to become the belles of the Sakk ball.
When Beldon and Jannie return to Sakk, Sakkra (the younger Sakk prince) becomes emissary to the humans. Little does he know how difficult the job will be. Between armed attacks and political nightmares, it seems the prince can’t even eat a meal without interruption. Enter Amy. She doesn’t want to test as a match; she’s happily engaged and happily human. She’s only at the consulate to offer support to a friend who is testing, but when her friend turns out to be very human and Amy turns out not to be, her life falls apart.
When Amy’s other cousins tested as too human to be matches, Jolene didn’t bother. A one-night stand with Rietin (a wingless Sakk tracker and Amy’s personal guard) ends with an unexpected pregnancy, but can Jo overcome her belief that Sakk men see all women as alike and find happiness with him?
Sandy has had a lousy year. Her POS boyfriend dumped her when she got pregnant. Her step-father kicked her out of the house, leaving her homeless. The shelter has only let her stay as long as she has, because she’s pregnant. And now…the final straw. Her sonogram shows the baby she’s carrying has wings. Her last chance for safety and stability is finding a home with the Sakk.
This is a great compilation of stories, each one telling the story of a seperate couple, with some constants throughout. This is the first Sakk novel I have read, and I fully enjoyed it. The alien culture is fascinating, and a fresh twist on the “males outnumber the females significantly” alien story. Apparently, Earth is already home to the descendents of the Sakk people.
There is some hot love scenes (always a plus) but more than that, a general feeling of love forms between characters- though, in some cases rather quickly. However, working within the confines of short stories, it fits.
I would recommend this novel to anyone looking to meet some handsome alien hunks, learn about an alien culture, and crave HEA. This book will not disappoint!