***Notice - This book was previously published as a short story called 'Captain of Nara's Heart' in an anthology. It has been updated and expanded into novella length.When Nara Barns and her tiny crew find themselves with a choice between jail or the sex-slave auction block, it's an easy choice. Especially when they plan to escape their buyers as soon as possible, anyway. Even better, Nara's buyer wants her for just six days, long enough to get him through his heat until women from his planet can come to his aid. Six days and then freedom? Sign her up.However, Nara's completely unprepared for the impact Captain Cathian Vellar has on her body. To survive his heat, the Tryleskian must feed-and Nara is his favorite meal. Her body can barely withstand the rapture. Soon, her heart is just as engaged. But enduring the pinnacle of Cathian's heat he could kill Nara, and he refuses to risk her life.