When one man can’t steal her heart. She gives it to five of them.
Restless and uncertain, Diana Mallory has no idea what path in life she wants to take. Unable to choose between marriage, pursuing a career, or spending her life praying with the Sisters of the Universe, Diana struggles with the course of her future. But when she’s thrown through a black hole, her choices all vanish. Suddenly, her only focus is surviving life on the ice planet.
Life on a strange planet isn’t as it seems. With five men vying for her heart and body, Diana grapples with her feelings for each of them. Each man stirs feelings and desire within her–a yearning she’s never known before. Although the men were not prepared for the woman who crashed into their lives, they’ll do anything for her–even share her. Now it’s up to Diana to embrace the beauty and love that each of them provide, while learning that the universe doesn’t believe in happy endings. Can the men find a way to love her and still protect her from the danger lurking outside the galaxy?
**Reverse Harem, Intense**
This book opens with Diana in her early twenties. She is out near the black hole checking the remote alert beacons with her brother Asher when all hell breaks loose. Securing her brother in the only working pod she sends him off home. Calling home to alert them while trying to push into the black hole. Her engines fail from the attack before she can accomplish that goal. Under her Uncle Wes’s direction she sets off the only bomb on board to propel her into the black hole. Only the Cartel ship fires towards her and the entrance to the hole closes and she and winds up pulled through the black hole to the other side.
She set the Artemis down on a remote ice planet named Orion to wait for her family to come get her. With the Artemis cloaked she was invisible to the five humans that resided in a large pod and also from the zombie like creatures that roamed this ice-planet. All was peaceful while she worked and waited, that is until her fire alarm went off. Then everything changed.
Now inside the pod with the five men she had only observed from a distance she finds herself looking at them differently, they attracted her as no one ever had before. Once they got over the initial you almost died and didn’t report her to their corporation. We kind of settle in to getting to know these guys and Diana. A favorite scene is when they have a meeting with her after discovering she really wants all of them.
“That’s right. I know how these things work. This was how I was raised. I’ve seen where it works, and I’ve seen how it doesn’t. My family worked beautifully.” At least as far as marriage went. “As far as I can tell, the way that multiple men can share one woman and not ultimately destroy each other with aggression and anger is: I’m in charge. I’ll try to do what you want. Be there for all of you. Ultimately, I say yes; I say no. Or I walk away, and I’m done with it. Might seem cruel. I know that. What would be worse for me, for all of you, would be to end the years of friendship that the five of you share. You can’t fight over me. That’s my first rule. The most important one.
Do this, and you’ll survive this, whether it works or it doesn’t. Second rule. Damian, you want to know why Cooper Jackson travelled across the universe, leaving his royal family and everything he knew? Because my mom wanted to. He doesn’t take orders from anyone. Except her.”
I wanted to throw up. I waited for a response. I’d clearly stunned them into silence. “Why don’t you all think about it?” And since I still had to be me even though I was pretending to be mother, I had to add more. I wasn’t good at pretending. “I don’t like giving rules. I’m not good at it. I hate it, in fact. I’ll go. Back to my ship. I’ll wait.”
“Hold on.” Damian rubbed his eyes. “Please.”
I let out the breath I’d sucked in. “Okay.”
“I … I understand what you’re saying and maybe even what you’re not. I am personally willing to try. Some of these other guys take time to process. That’s fine. We’re not in a rush. The medicine the US has been giving us is, according to Cash, going to take a long time to run its course. He doesn’t know exactly how long because no one quits taking it.”
Cash interrupted, “It will go away. The chemistry indicates it. It’s the timing I’m unsure of. Or exactly what the withdrawal will be like.”
Damian finished. “Right. We’ll feel the initial signals of it going away long before it’s actually gone. I think that might be a good thing. We can get to know each other, without the sex, and see how this goes. If we like it. Without the physical getting in the way of the whole thing.”
“Let me know when you all decide. I’ll be on my ship.” Judge lifted a hand. “My turn to hold you off.”
I took a deep breath. “Sure.”
“I think right off the bat we need to, or you need to, make a sleep schedule. Sterling and Damian have both gotten to sleep with you. I want a turn. I imagine Lewis and Cash do, too. Can we do that? Even before sex?”
I actually liked the company in bed. “I’m fine with you making the schedule. I guess it could be the first test to see if you can manage not to fight.”
I was making this up as I went along. Damian stared at Judge. “Would you like to go tonight? Have your turn? Unless you need to think on this.”
Judge put his hands out in front of him. “I’m a yes.”
“I think you need to all be agreed before we sign onto this. I don’t want to presume I …”
Sterling interrupted. They were hardly letting each other get a word in edgewise. “I’m a yes. Cash?”
“Yes.” He looked at Lewis. “Well?”
“I’m a yes.”
And just like that, plans were made.
I hoped I could be the woman I had to be to make this work. Otherwise we were royally screwed.
Royce, Rebecca. Crashing Into Destiny (Wings of Artemis Book 3) (Kindle Locations 1397-1426).Kindle Edition.
From here we get to know all of them in depth, but you know it all can’t go smoothly. The sex is phenomenal and the love that grows is strong. When the impossible happens the story just gets more intense.
I couldn’t put this book down, I really hope Rebecca writes more of this series. I’d really love to see more of Diana’s family.
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.
I’d love to hear from you!