He’s a grumpy demon prince. She’s a sunshine magical orphan who’s his fated mate and forbidden. But can he survive rejecting her?
Demon prince Alexei is ruthless in business and deadly in battle. The mafia boss will do anything to protect his family, even consider an arranged marriage with a royal he doesn’t love.
There’s just one problem.
When the grumpy hero rescues a sunshine princess locked away in a tower, he knows she’s his fated mate. She also seems to be a freakin’ forbidden angel. Like the villain he is, Alexei rejects her without saying why.
Despite her tortuous childhood, Jolene is determined to find her real family and win her grumpy prince. Come on—the man has wings! But loving her antihero makes him a target of her human enemies who are out to destroy all supernaturals.
These two opposites attract in all the wicked ways. But when supernatural children in Alexei’s hometown start disappearing, the two must work together, and Jolene will have to reveal that her sunshine-and-sparkles magic isn’t what it seems. Can they find their happily ever after or will their differences and enemies destroy them both?
“I’m marrying someone because it’s good for my family. I guess it made me a little mad.” Pissed off enough to want to burn the world to the ground, but telling anyone would do absolutely no good.
“Why’d you say yes?” she asked. “Is she pretty?”
“Very.” And Yulia did nothing for him.
“Do you love her?”
“No.” He couldn’t stand the princess.
“Oh.” She ate a dessert pastry, orange jam smearing across her mouth as she seemed to consider his answer. Cradling the book, she protected it from getting dirty. “I would want to marry someone I love.” She did that stare through him thing again. It would’ve been creepy from anyone else, but those big eyes held no meanness. She took his hand in her much smaller one, and where her skin touched his, the magic that he’d fought for so long calmed.
His mother’s talk about fated mates came to mind again. He didn’t even know the girl’s name. What if she had magic that worked like a mate’s connection without being one? If he had more information, he could track down her family, learn everything about her, and find a rational explanation for this reaction without jeopardizing his political marriage.
If he couldn’t explain it away with logic? What if the gods had sent him the mate he’d believed he would never deserve? What if she was who he was meant to wait for?
Luna Joya writes sexy hexy romances in the award-winning Legacy Series.
Fluent in sarcasm and penal code, Luna prosecutes by day and writes at night. She loves history, especially Los Angeles and Hollywood lore.
A survivor of traumatic brain injury with steel body parts, she lives in SoCal with her combat veteran husband and their two-pound terror of a rescue pup.
Find more about Luna Joya on her website: https://lunajoya.com/