Gerome is literally blackmailed into mating with Luis, just to ensure his father’s help to find who has kidnapped Alex and his unborn child. Gerome has no interest in Alex, who was pregnant with his baby after a one night stand with a broken condom! Alex is now in a relationship with Sam, and Gerome recognises their love for each other, even if he has not experienced it himself. Actually, it had originally made him more determined to find someone to love him like that – until his father showed his true colours.
Luis is equally upset with what is happening, in his case it is his mother that has in effect sold him to the King, so that he can mate with Gerome. He was happy being a student, and had no way of changing his mother’s mind. To me, she was a really cold person too.
Before he will help Gerome find Alex, the King demands that Gerome and Luis are mated, before helping find Alex. Gerome is so unhappy and hurt by his father’s actions that he takes all this out on Luis, which was not the way to start their relationship. Although they do mate, it is obvious that both are suffering, and neither can see anything good coming from their mating.
Things are going very badly for Gerome and Luis, Gerome works all hours for his father, and Luis shuts himself away in a guest room, not even sharing a room and definitely not a bed with his mate.. Gerome wants things to change, and finds himself talking to Sam, and even funnier was once he described how things were, Sam flew into a rage at Gerome!! It didn’t matter that Gerome was a Prince, Sam just told him the truth.
From here, it was like baby steps for them both. Each actually seeming afraid of the other, more like afraid of making things worse. For once Gerome seemed to be listening to what Luis was saying, and slowly things began to change.
However, the biggest change to their lives would only come about if they worked together, and included others in their fight. Was this going to be possible??