Doctor. Hero. Alien.
Time is running out. Victoria Mathers has tried everything. Her daughter has a rare cancer that hasn't responded to any of the treatments human medicine has to offer. If she can't convince the sexy alien doctor to help her, she knows she'll watch her child die. Victoria will do anything to save her daughter, even if it means bonding with an alien for the rest of her life.
Per Earth’s rules, Xonos isn’t allowed to treat humans, unless they’re one of the new human-alien pairs. However, looking at the small human child who is obviously suffering tears at his heart. It’s been his life’s work to save people, and he isn’t sure he can stand by and watch an innocent child die when he might be able to help.
What starts as a simple arrangement quickly turns into something more as Xonos and Victoria grow closer. It isn't long before she realizes that she yearns for his touch and she wants so much more from him than he may be willing to give. Love was never mentioned when they struck their bargain, but now she'll settle for nothing less.
Low angst with a sweet HEA.
I liked this short story. Victoria's daughter has cancer and the Terrans might be able to cure her but they are not able to do a consultation unless Victoria is mated to a Terran. Xanos is a doctor and wants to help the little girl. He is also attracted to Victoria. So, it just seemed like a good idea to get mated to get Victoria's daughter the help she needed.
For me, the best part of this story was that it was an easy love affair. They met and fell into an easy relationship. Much of the time was spent getting to know each other and forming their little family. Very low angst with a sweet HEA.