Jasmine Teale will do anything for the sick kids she works for, including handcuffing herself to the security desk at Hope Towers—headquarters of the newly-arrived aliens. When a Jendari warrior decides to handle her demonstration personally, Jasmine realizes she’s in way over her head.
Tallis Ba’reah has no interest in the humans whose planet his people now share, and he’s done with the endless anti-alien protests. Until he confronts a soft, sexy, protest-of-one and he becomes far more interested than he should be. Interspecies relationships are forbidden, and Tallis does his best to avoid temptation. But when Jasmine is put at risk because of her ties to him, he’s forced to admit his heart is in charge—not his head.
Tallis may not be able to claim her for his own, but he’ll do whatever it takes keep her safe.