Gregory was the queen's bonded partner for nearly a decade, but breaking that bond had consequences nobody was expecting. Unable to function normally any longer, the newly promoted Protectorate commander is a broken version of himself, feeling useless and alone. Fortunately for him, a young woman has just graduated, and she has the medical specialty he needs.Terese has worked hard, keeping her grades up and serving her planet as a member of the Protectorate, and now it is time to reap the rewards. Assigned to the beautiful planet of Miralea, she's surprised to have a patient dropped into her lap before she even manages to leave Nevern, the space station orbiting Erumar. The next phase of her life and career are not starting out that way she expected, but Commander Gregory Feulion certainly isn't hard to spend time with.Forced into isolation together because of his condition, Gregory and Terese must work together to heal the commander's broken mind... while navigating their growing desire for each other. The patient-doctor relationship is sacrosanct, but where will their paths lead them when they leave Miralea?