Cyborg March has been searching for a woman from his past who literally disappeared in the middle of the night while he slept. When he finds her, years later, it is on the eve of her “bonding” to another man. (He also learns she an empress-to-be). He shows up at her private quarters to confront her. Julietta has just asked, “what are you doing here?”
He glanced up and down the corridor. “Would you like me to stand out here and tell you?”
Every second in March’s company plunged a dagger into her heart, each one a fatal wound in its own right. “Is it a long story?”
“I could make it one.” Blue eyes turned frosty.
“I never meant to hurt you. I’m sorry. I can’t speak to you.” She reached for the scanner to close the door.
Claimed by the Cyborg Description
March Fellows assumed he had all the time in the galaxy to pursue a relationship with Jules, an alien exchange student from Xenia, until she vanished without a trace. After years of searching, he finds his lost love on the eve of her arranged marriage.
The daughter of the Xenian emperor, Julietta never meant to fall in love with a Terran man while visiting Earth. Leaving to fulfill her responsibilities on her home planet opened up a hole in her heart that could never be filled. When March, now a cyborg, unexpectedly shows up just before she is to be bonded, she struggles to find the courage to turn him away a second time and follow through with her duty. Before she can act, the lovers are thrust into a political conspiracy that threatens the Xenian empire and their lives.
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