R. Lee Smith
Coming in at 272 pages, this is practically a short story for R. Lee Smith. Set in the world of The Lords of Arcadia, this is a standalone about Nona, kidnapped and taken captive by the men of the armies of Mab. She escapes with three other women, and is trying to return to earth. Nearing starvation, they are rescued by the members of Kruin’s band. Nakaroth, Kruin’s second, is determined to make Nona want to stay.
I know I’d stay for Nakaroth, no question. He’s sexy as hell, full of humor, and he’s the best beta male ever.
Nona has a difficult time adjusting to the land of Arcadia, but eventually she makes her peace with her new surroundings. I hope Smith revisits this wonderful world she has built and makes a longer stay next time.