Shy, demure librarian Sharon has less than a year of her pact to fulfill when Liken, her Shimerian pactmate, unexpectedly comes to claim her. Courtship Laws somewhat protect the human females from the domineering, telepathic Shimerian males. As part of the Courtship Laws, Sharon gets to choose which option Liken will use to woo her—Seduction, Challenge or Capture.

Shimerian males are sex personified. They cherish their females, encouraging them to fully embrace their femininity while pushing them to their sexual limits. Graphic descriptions, unusual sexual situations and multiple partners might be offensive to some, but they also make for some of the best "romantica" available. I can't wait to read Oath of Challenge next. (dl $4.95, dk $11.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kelly Rae Cooper