Everyone knows the fierce, powerful Xu’aard have an unorthodox style of negotiation, but their planet contains riches unknown in other parts of the galaxy. Avril Morheim wants those riches – and the beautiful trader is banking on the Xu’aard weakness for human women to get her what she wants.
Kennedy Drake is an expert at first contact negotiations. When a newly-encountered humanoid race demands the best Earth has to offer, the arrogant ice-queen is the obvious choice. To Kennedy’s shock, the Xu’aard have a hot and shockingly raw negotiating style, one that thaws the aloof professional and reveals the inexperienced woman beneath.