A beautiful aristocrat risks a forbidden love . . . with a dangerously seductive man born of an alien race.
STAR-CROSSED . . .
At sixteen, Lady Ariane Burke-Marchand had loved Rook Galloway with all the passion and pain of unrequited love. It didn't matter that the handsome Kalian was separated from her by birth and caste and mansion walls. All she knew was that this exotic, mysterious creature called to her in ways she couldn't fathom or resist. But that was eight years ago, before the deadly riots that pitted Marchand against Kalian and turned the man she worshiped into an enemy she loathed. Convicted of murder and sentenced to life on the harshest prison planet in the League, Rook seemed gone from her life forever...until Ariane realized that to put the past behind her she needed to see him once more. Now, as Ariane prepares to meet the smoldering gaze of the man who has haunted her dreams, she doesn't know that she is about to become Rook's unwitting pawn, hostage to his searing passion -- and his desperate hunger for revenge.