Just because you want something doesn’t mean you get it.
Andrea Collins had been drifting before she’d been abducted and tossed into a Cosmos that didn’t really care what her desires were. When she was asked to visit the Accord Prime planet to corroborate some data and attend a few lectures on xenobiology she had jumped at the chance. She had met a telepath who had showed her the beauty of the mate bond and she had fallen in love with it. She wanted that bond more than she wanted anything else. Rudderless without her family, she wanted to have someone for herself.
Lomar of Masinia had long live with Accord misconceptions of his rave and tried to educate where it was possible. However, he did not desire a bond mate. Despite his defense of his race, he felt like women held too much power in their relationships. When he meets Andrea and recognizes who she is to him, he fights it. Hard.
The universe has a way of teaching lessons in a harsh manner and Lomar learns very quickly that denying the bond is possibly his worst decision. The both find themselves fighting preconceived notions and each other until The Universe teaches them a harsh lesson and they find it easier to learn than to fight.