Awaiting execution on a foreign planet, Anna Lee has nothing left to loseâ€”until Commander Rehz Akran offers her a chance to escape her fate. Anything is better than death, but when her training for Akranâ€™s mysterious mission begins, the brutality is hard to take . . . especially since Anna has no idea what the workouts, beatings, and endless sexual demands are preparing her for.
Rehz Akran doesnâ€™t deal with failure. Heâ€™s determined that his last trainee will survive her immersion in an unimaginably alien world and return aliveâ€”even if it means sheâ€™ll hate him forever. He needs to stay detached, but his new recruit makes that impossible. Soon heâ€™s willing to defy his own training for a chance to forge a true connection with Anna.
Itâ€™s Rehzâ€™s job to teach Anna to survive as a Tribute. And if she does, itâ€™s his task to help her overcome the trauma of the experience. But this time he isnâ€™t doing it to save his planet. This time heâ€™s doing it for love.