Item description for Mercenary Heart by Diane Merlin...
Miklus Armstrong, renowned for his prowess on the battle field and in the bed, gives up the lucrative life of a mercenary to go into legitimate business as a merchant. Shesshie Kosmoto makes the first daring move of her life when she answers his ad for a nanny, leaving the orphanage where she was raised to travel to a distant star system. Set in the far reaches of space, Mercenary Heart is the tale of a war weary man and an adventure deprived woman. It's a riotous ride to a pleasure planet. It's the journey of a man searching for peace in a universe filled with conflict, a woman striving to define her own worth, and a group of friends whose bonds of love are stronger than even they realized
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8" Width: 5" Height: 0.74" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2007
Publisher Tease Publishing LLC
ISBN 1934678244 ISBN13 9781934678244
Reviews - What do customers think about Mercenary Heart?
Mercenary Heart-A Joyfully Recommended Title!! Oct 30, 2007
Shesshie was orphaned and separated from her sister when she was a toddler. But she remembers Marissa and hopes someday she might find out what happened to her. She has grown up at the same orphanage and is now in charge of the nursery aged children. But she longs for her own life and adventure and decides she will take the nanny position she sees advertised online.
Mik Armstrong and his band of `orphaned' mercenaries (Zoe, Callus, Dev, Doc and Kev) have decided they have had enough of the blood and gore and are going legitimate. They have bought out a shipping company and are moving their home base to a new planet.
Through a number of fortunate events, Mik and the rest of the gang wind up saving Shesshie from a slaver, disguised as a medical supply ship. She and Tessa, the baby that Mick and the group found after one arduous battle and have since adopted, find they have an immediate link. When Tessa is kidnapped, they all go back into the mercenary mode to save their `little bit'. Along the way, Mik determines that it isn't just Tessa he can't live without. Will they rescue Tessa before it is too late, and will they all get off the slave planet she is taken to alive?
Wow, wow, wow! That was my first reaction after finishing Mercenary Hearts by Diane Merlin. I completely fell in love with her `family' of orphaned mercenaries. I can't wait until the next book (Mercenary Redemption) in this series to be out in November. This story was action-packed and fast-paced from the start. The author does a fantastic job in creating a universe where many different types of people are able to band together to achieve their end goal. It also teaches that sometimes you can have a stronger family bond with those who are your family by choice. There are some super sexy scenes and the author also looks at the darker side of BDSM, when the submissive isn't there by choice, and slavery, but does it in a way that helps to pull different characters in the story together. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Mercenary Hearts which is why this is definitely a recommended read for me.