Ariel's love for her sister Carmen and her best friend Trisha has always been a priority in her life, but now she is ready to start focusing on what she wants. After her fiancée unexpectedly ended their engagement, Ariel was searching to redefine herself, and finally decided to move to Wyoming to care for the neglected animals that she has always had a soft spot for – and then she found herself on a warship headed for a distant planet! The new plan is to escape and make her way back home. Mandra Reykill never expected to find his true mate so suddenly - or so painfully. He knew his older brother was returning home with his true mate and her friends, but never suspected his true mate could be among the women. His dragon is head over heels in love with the delicate beauty, his symbiot is enchanted with her gentle touch and kindness, but all Mandra the man gets is a stubborn female refusing to acknowledge his claim on her. To top it off, his orderly life is turned upside down when his home – and his warship – are infested with critters from all over the galaxy! How can one female possibly collect so many stray animals? Internationally acclaimed S.E. Smith presents a new action-packed story full of romance and adventure. Brimming with her signature humor, vivid landscapes, and beloved characters, this book is sure to be another fan favorite! Main Content: 223 (6x9) pages, 78,700 words