Wings of Artemis Book 1
Alone in prison.
No recollection of the past.
A baby growing inside her.
In a futuristic world where women are scarce and only the wealthy can afford a wife, Melissa Alexander is trapped in a prison rehabilitation center with no memory of who she is. The unborn child growing inside her is all that keeps them from making her pay for the sins she’s committed–sins she cannot recall. But when five sexy strangers claiming to be her husbands kidnap her and bring her to safety, Melissa fears she can’t trust them. All she can remember is what she was taught under the prison’s watchful, vengeful eye: to hate them. But how can she hate–or love–what she can’t remember?
Content Notes: Intense, Polyamory
I couldn’t imagine how I would feel if my memory was erased. Just know that would probably cause me not to trust anything or anyone. A wonderful form of brainwashing. Erase, re-teach the way you want the person to act. Just plain scary, even more scary is their photos were being put up in an auction type setting to be bid on.
In a twist of fate, Melissa’s husbands saw her on that site and rescued her. The problem is she doesn’t know who they are, but when she touches one of them they have a definite connection. As they go on a mission as the rebel faction they are, this new to them Melissa inadvertently puts them all in danger. Confronted by Nolan a lot of his pent up emotions take hold. This is one of my favorite scenes as Melisa acknowledges that these men are indeed her husbands.
“If that’s what you want, that’s what’ll happen.”
“Nolan…” Geoff grabbed his arm. “She doesn’t know, okay? You can’t take it the way you are, brother. You have to treat her like a stranger. She doesn’t know you.”
“I get what you’re saying.” His voice sounded calm and, in some ways, hearing him speak in a rational way made it worse than when he’d been yelling. I went cold. All I’d said was the truth. Why did it make me want to curl into a ball and disappear? “I hear what you’re all saying. Whatever happened, she’s still Melissa. She talks with her voice, looks through her eyes. And she’s done with me. So be it.”
He walked from the room, spine stiff and head high. No one moved. I wasn’t even sure I breathed. What had I said, exactly, to get that response?
I’d really had enough of this day. I was apparently a rebel princess—whatever that meant—and I couldn’t pull off denial any longer. Nolan’s strong reaction to me, as though he really knew me, and the way everything I said was so completely abhorrent to him, solidified what I should have figured out a lot sooner.
Enough was enough. I needed answers.
“Okay. So I’m obviously your wife, right?”
Four sets of gazes plowed into me, but no one spoke.
“I just think it’s stupid not to say it. I’m exhausted. Good night.”
Kidnapped By Her Husbands (Wings of Artemis Book 1) (Kindle Locations 1407-1418). Liquid Silver Books. Kindle Edition.
As she realizes her dreams are really her memories, and they visit places on the way to the Bridge where they have the machine to restore her memories, she finds she likes who she is now with her husbands, and really doesn’t want the other Melissa back.
Things are never simple no matter who or what you are. This story is a journey, a very hot and sexy get to know you all again journey.
I can’t wait to read Book 2.
5 Contented Purrs for Rebecca.
As a teenager, I would hide in my room to read my favorite romance novels when I was supposed to be doing my homework. I hope, these days, that my parents think it was worth it.
I am the mother of three adorable boys and I am fortunate to be married to my best friend. I live in Austin Texas where I am determined to eat all the barbecue in town.
I am in love with science fiction, fantasy, and the paranormal and try to use all of these elements in my writing. I’ve been told I’m a little bloodthirsty so I hope that when you read my work you’ll enjoy the action packed ride that always ends in romance. I love to write series because I love to see characters develop over time and it always makes me happy to see my favorite characters make guest appearances in other books.
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