Wings of Artemis Book 2
A wife. A mother. A rebel.
And now their savior…
When a crazed woman wants to take control of the universe, destroying all that defies her, it’s up to Melissa Alexander to retrieve her memories and save those she loves the most. As the bonds of love tighten and the danger increases, Melissa must find the strength to fight in a world that threatens to take everything she’s ever loved or needed away from her. With so much on the line, can the Rebel Princess be the savior they all need?
Rebecca Royce brings the heat in her latest sci-fi romance, Rescued By Their Wife, Book 2 of the Wings of Artemis series.
Content Notes: Intense, Polyamory
At the end of Kidnapped By Her Husbands, a very pregnant Mel has woken up alone after her surgery. Her husbands have been taken by, of all people, her mother. Now she has no choice but to get her memory back, but she has to do it before she confronts her mother. To do this she needs her sixth husband’s help. He is the missing part of her heart he is also the only one who knows why she left her ship Artemis to begin with.
Cooper is a virtual prisoner of his family. A prince, he has been watched constantly since Melissa was taken from the facility. The other husbands don’t trust him, and now Mel needs him to get away and meet her. They need a plan to get her memory back and the rest of her husbands too.
With Cooper’s help she meets up with her Aunt Jayne, her father’s sister and one who can fill in some of the holes in her memories at least until she can get her own back. They also decided on a place for her to get her memory back before going to the Bridge to confront her mother. This is a favorite scene.
“I’m getting in the machine and when I wake up I’m going to know what scared me enough to run. You knew my guys were on The Bridge. You must have people there who still communicate with you.”
She raised a dark eyebrow. “I do. They don’t like what’s going on. Not enough to uprise on Rita, but enough to talk to me.”
“Would they be willing to help me?”
Jayne moved closer to the screen. “In what capacity?”
“I don’t know what decisions I made before but I know what I want now. The guys, all six of them, safe. My daughter protected. I think my father is the one to do that. I think that’s what you want, too. A way to get to your brother. Am I right?”
She did me the courtesy of not pretending I wasn’t right. “Yes.”
“Get yourself together, bring whoever of your staff wants to go, too. Come to the Artemis. We’re hidden behind one of Ochoa’s outlier moons. When I wake up after the machine, I’m not going to be me anymore, or not exactly as I am now. You need to have already put this in motion so I can’t call it off. Be here, ready to put a gun to my head to tell you where my father is.”
Jayne’s eyes were huge. “You’re remarkably smart.”
“I’ve been watching news reports on the vid screen. Why does The Bridge keep popping into the area and then vanishing again? What’s happening with it?”
She shook her head. I’d finally asked her a question she couldn’t answer right off the bat. “Clearly, it’s a technical problem. They don’t really know why. My best guess would be your Wesley had something to do with it before they knocked him out.”
Her words stopped my heart for a second. “Knocked him out?”
“They’re all in cryogenic sleep now. Turned out the five of them on The Bridge were more than Rita was prepared to deal with. Dead guards, escape attempts, systems breaking. She’s getting ready to be all over the Nomad airwaves offering money for you now. Artemis won’t stay hidden forever.”
Focus made my back stiffen. “Saving them and my daughter are my first priorities. This baby is coming soon whether we are ready or not. Cooper won’t like you here ready to threaten me when I wake up. Be prepared for his resistance. There’s a play I have to make for him, too. I’d rather not give my mother nuclear bombs, and that means I’m going to have to speak to my father. Presumably, when I wake up, I’ll know how to do that. The guys won’t want me sacrificing myself and I’m nobody’s martyr. Please believe I’ll do what I have to do.”
“For the first time in your life, Melissa, I do.”
I disconnected the communication and clicked my wrist again. “Cooper,” I knew he’d be able to hear me even if he couldn’t answer. “I’ve got something to do on Ochoa. I’ll be at the memory retrieval machine in three hours. Have it done by then.”
He might have answered me except I cut off communication. If Cooper wasn’t going to like my aunt showing up to help me complete my plan, he was going to dislike what I needed to do next even more. I’d made a lot of mistakes. Huge ones. Big, horrible decisions, some I couldn’t undo. One of them was down on the surface.
She could be saved.
Royce, Rebecca. Rescued By Their Wife (Wings of Artemis Book 2) (Kindle Locations 484-510). Liquid Silver Publishing.
There are a lot of twists and turns in this one. Every time I thought okay, it’s gonna be okay now, well it wasn’t. I loved every single second of this read. From getting to know Cooper, to meeting his sister, to Mel’s Aunt and her witchy mother. Oh and all those sexy as hell husbands who turn the heat up to high!
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.
In my world anything is possible, anything can happen, and you should suspect that it will.
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