An all-new, stand-alone tale of two improbable lovers, their daring secret,
and the gamble destined to alter the course of their worlds forever!
The Champion of Barésh
Star World Frontier #1
Star World Frontier #1
By: Susan Grant
Released May 26, 2016
RITA-winner Susan Grant is back with an all-new, stand-alone tale of two improbable lovers, their daring secret, and the gamble destined to alter the course of their worlds forever!
She was playing with fire...
Jemm Aves battles to keep her dreams alive on a dead-end world. Working for the mines by day, she’s a successful bajha player at night, disguised as a male to be allowed to compete in the colony’s dangerous underworld where club owners will go to extremes to retain the best players. Every win puts her one small step closer to her goal: saving enough to escape Barésh with her family. When a nobleman from one of the galaxy’s elite families recruits her to be a star player for his team, it's because he doesn't know her secret. Her ruse proves to be her most perilous game yet when it puts both their lives—and her heart—at risk.
Prince Charming he was not...
Prince Klark is eager to reverse his reputation as the black sheep of the Vedla clan, a family as famous for its wealth and power as it is for being a bastion of male-dominated tradition. If his bajha team can win the galactic title it would go a long way toward restoring the family honor that his misdeeds tarnished. He travels to Barésh to track down an amateur who’s risen to the top of the seedy world of street bajha, offering the commoner a chance of a lifetime: a way off that reeking space rock for good. But his new player comes with a scandalous secret that turns his plans and his beliefs upside down. He sets out to win a very different prize—his champion’s reluctant heart.
Champion of Baresh is the first book by Susan Grant that I have ever read. When I read the synopsis I was immediately intrigued. I needed to know more so when I got the chance to read it early I got to it as soon as I could. I was not disappointed this book was wonderful!
In this book we mainly follow Klark and Jemm, I loved these two together I love the whole trainer and trainee relationship between them in the book . I found that the romance between them was perfect for the story I shipped these two together so very hard lol . I was absolutely thrilled with where we left them at the end of this book . There relationship was very unique , as they spent more time around each other you began to see them open up to each other, learn from each other and in the end fall in love. I loved the world building in this book as I learned more about the worlds, the setting and the traditions I was so very fascinated and I love that Susan Grant found away to explain it all in away that it did not come off so complex that it was confusing and sometimes in science fiction this tends to happened.I loved that Jemm was this amazing female Bajha player in competition that is so male dominated I was rooting for her all the way through this book.
Champion of Baresh By Susan Grant was Fun , Sexy , Thrilling , Emotional , Heartwarming and just a pleasure to read . Between the cast of character , the unique settings and entertaining plot Susan grant has not only created an amazing story but a fantastic science fiction novel .Iam definitely look forward to seeing what Susan grant will write next . IF you love all these things in your books I suggest you pick up a copy
As soon as Kes left the locker room, Klark turned to the wall and slapped his hands against the cold, tiled wall, keeping them pressed there, fingers spread, willing his hands to serve as anchors to prevent him from going after her.
Sea Kestrel, a female.
No mere woman, either. He remembered her as Jemm, the errant Nico’s alleged girlfriend: her long, strong, lean body and the graceful way she moved; that swaying, tempting bottom as she walked away; her wavy hair wild and loose—all but begging for his fingers to be tangled in it as he made love to her.
Damnation. The mental image alone made his body react and his blood run hot. Yet, this same female to which he was so attracted played bajha far better than he ever could. He had come to respect her as an unbelievably talented athlete, had let down his guard around her as a friend, and now she was a beautiful woman, as well? In his world, such disparate qualities could not apply to any one person. Yet, together, they added up to Jemm.
Susan Grant is a New York Times bestselling author who enjoys being able to indulge her love of travel and adventure by piloting jumbo jets around the globe. Her careers as a commercial pilot and air force pilot have provided endless inspiration for her books. Susan is the author of The Star King, launch book of her popular Star series about a spacefaring Earth family, as well as the RITA-winning novel Contact. Her new series debuts in 2016 with The Champion of Barésh. Susan and her family live in the scenic foothills of northern California.
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