Despite wanting her forever, Dray has vowed to protect Mercy, even from himself. Then his mating heat is triggered, leaving only two choices—fuck or die. And luscious Mercy is suitably equipped—and determined—to save him.
The setting is an infirmary on a spaceship, somewhere in the galaxy. Mercy, and two Alanten warriors, Dray and his brother Conrad are waiting for the doctor’s arrival, pretty impatiently.
“When that doctor comes back, I’m gonna kill him.”
Dray has suffered a serious injury, and the doctor mistakenly believes he is human, and treats him with a medicine that has a side effect for Alantens, namely it triggers mating heat. It is fatal for Dray if he can’t find a suitable mate.
There is no other female on the ship, only Mercy. Mercy has no intention of letting him die, and they have been secretly in love with each other for ages.
Despite its shortness, the story is quite detailed: from the small details about their childhood and life, through the characteristics of the Alanten race, to the name of the planets in the Galaxy, the world-building is genuinely written.
The physical aspects of bonding, as well as the spiritual and mental ones are really engaging. So is the humor.
With all of Dray’s weight on her, she was gasping in pain. He really was a massive man.
“I’ll prove myself to you,” he breathed against her neck, his voice a ragged rumble. “I’m a ferocious warrior.”
“No, really, don’t bother. I believe you,” Mercy wheezed.
The bar scene is also hilarious!
All in all, Mercy Bound is an enjoyable, very hot short story.