Taking Kye (Alaxian Heirs, 2) by Kelex
Escaping a violent world, Prince Kye of Goa seeks passage to the Alaxian planet of Goa against his “uncle’s” wishes. After years of abuse, he can no longer be the victim of Eurulian bullies who don’t want him there, even if it means sneaking from his home and hopping the next freighter off-world. He has no true home, especially after his best friend Tylien died ten years before, but any world has to be better than the one he’d suffered on.
When Tylien hears the prince has escaped, he rushes to find the male, knowing his mate is in danger. For Kye doesn’t know he’s a prince, or that he’s been in hiding all these years—nor does he know Tylien is alive and well, and ready to finally claim Kye as a mate. Tylien’s lack of control when it came to his mate forced him off-world in shame. Now he has to prove he’s worthy of his prince’s love and surrender.
But Kye is too infatuated by his newfound freedom to accept the shackles of matehood. He’ll fight it every step of the way, and force Tylien to take what’s his.