This is an older book by the authors, and I’m impressed by how far their writing ability has come (though this wasn’t poorly written by any means). They’ve always been excellent storytellers though, and this novella stands out in this regard.

The society worldbuilding here reminds me a lot of the Hidden Legacy series, though in a science-fiction setting rather than contemporary urban fantasy. This novella doesn’t include a lot of in-depth explanation into why humans are on a different planet, but that’s never the focus of the story to begin with, so it worked for me.

Instead, this is a commentary on where men and women fit in the society created here, and how sex can be a woman’s greatest weapon even if she has other strong abilities. This isn’t a traditional “enemies to lovers” tale, but it is a fantastic realization of revenge with an unexpected ending.

Rating: 4 (out of 5) stars. Cross-posted to Amazon and Goodreads.

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