After being kidnapped by an alien race called the Ghovik, Parker Reid is battered and bruised and awaiting his turn on the auction block on Bengus-6. He's been separated from his friends, and his friend Harry never made it to Bengus-6 at all—he was whisked off in a shuttle by one of the Ghovik. Desperate to find his friends and escape the slave market, Parker is drawn to a tall, blue alien with a mane of blue hair. He's dark, dangerous, and so hot Parker can't look away. And he can't suppress his powerful desire—or the strange pull that draws him to the alien with a potent, irresistible force.
Zhor, the big, blue-skinned Zentaran captain of the pirate spaceship Corsair, has just received word of a disabled freighter ripe for scavenging. But as he passes the slave market on the way to his ship, he feels an inexplicable desire for a pathetic human about to be auctioned off. He tries to ignore it, but he can't walk away. The pull is too strong. So he buys the poor creature to keep him safe, thinking he can simply set him free.
But he didn't plan on the new slave technology—a control tag that compels the slave to fulfill his master's every unspoken desire. The word rhuza enters Zhor's mind, the Zentaran belief in two soulpieces finding each other. But there is no such thing as rhuzas. There's only the control tag. And Zhor can't deny the strength of his desire. The only thing he can do is get the human off his ship as soon as they land.
Too bad Parker has been voted onto the crew, has located one of his friends, and has discovered a cargo aboard the freighter that changes their entire mission from a simple salvage job to something that could get them all killed…
Reader note: contains gay Sci-Fi Romance, alpha aliens, and a happily ever after