THE BOUND PRINCE
This third installment in Pillow's Lords of the Var series is fun, emotional and full of wonderful characters. It's fast moving, has plenty of action, a strong science fiction plot and a number of hot sex scenes. The strong alpha hero respects the heroine, even when he doesn't understand her, and the heroine is an intriguing mix of two cultures, which forces her to make a final choice no daughter should have to make.
Trying to earn enough money to keep body and soul together, Captain Samantha Dorsey and her crew of misfit friends are determined to win the prize in a galactic scavenger hunt. But a drunken escapade gets them into real trouble when they end up mistakenly capturing shifter Var Prince Falke in his cat form.
As Falke gets to know Sam and her crew, he finds himself attracted to her and liking them. But he must return home, and Sam is unwilling to give up her wandering ways. She refuses to make Falke choose between her and his world and family. (New Concepts, Nov. '06, 180 pp., $10.99)