Queen Maximiliana is framed as a thief and brought to Asilixia. She meets King Alexandrian who immediately takes a liking to her. However, can this War Goddess stand to even be in close proximity with the ruthless and unusual king? Nope! He’s a tyrant - in her opinion. BUT, to stop the brewing war between her kingdom - Trisk - and Asilixia, she has to stay. Either she’s a prisoner, or Alexandrian’s queen. It’s her choice: Alliance, or captivity? Love or war? Can she learn to love an annoying king? And, will they be able to work together to sniff out the moles? Will they be able to coexist? And even stop the evil coming from Eastland? An evil that threatens the very existence of everything they know? Is the voice calling Max trying to tell her something important? Should she investigate this? And if she does, will she survive it?
“It’s getting late,” he cut me off. “You should get some sleep.”
I frowned. He’s pushing me away.
I spun him around. “Look here, I forgave you already. I’m willing to be closer with you, but intimate moments freak me out. I’m new to this, so I’ll need you to have patience with me. Now, you’re pulling back. Why?”
He sighed, and then literally pulled away from me.
“I don’t want to hurt you,” he said quietly, his eyes flickering from mine to the floor. “Again.”
I stepped closer to him and pinched his arm. Hard.
“Ow!” he exclaimed, his expression incredulous. “What was that for?!”
I bit back a smile. “Now we’re even.”
He blinked, a slow smile gracing his face. He tried to force it down, but failed. “That’s not what I mean, Max.”
I sighed. “I guess I’ll have to be the shameless one then.”
He raised an eyebrow. “What do you-?”
I pressed my lips against his, my eyes fluttering closed, as I held his face in my hands.
I abruptly pulled back, breathing heavily.
His eyes were wide, his mouth agape.
“Damn,” he said. “Do that again.”
I chuckled. “Did you know that was my first kiss?”
He blinked. “We can do better than that,” he said seriously before kissing me again.