Mastered By Her Mates by Grace Goodwin

Mastered by Her Mates (Interstellar Bride Series Book 6) - Grace Goodwin

Amanda Bryant has been a spy for five long years, but when aliens suddenly appear claiming a deadly enemy threatens Earth’s very survival, Amanda is asked by her superiors to accept the most dangerous mission of her life…volunteer to be an alien’s bride, to share the strange warrior’s bed and then betray him.

Accepting the assignment, Amanda is processed as the first Interstellar Bride and transported halfway across the galaxy to her new mate’s battleship where she awakens to discover she has been matched to not just one huge Prillon warrior, but two.

Shocked by her craving for the touch of two dominant alpha males, Amanda attempts to hide her body’s immediate reaction to Commander Grigg and his second, Rav. Resistance is futile as her new mates expect to control every aspect of her life, and her pleasure, and neither will hesitate to deliver a thorough and embarrassing spanking should she disobey their sensual commands, or resist a complex and deeply arousing series of medical exams designed to ensure her sexual readiness for their claiming.

Seduced and cherished by two alpha alien warriors who hide nothing from her, Amanda quickly comes to realize that the threat to Earth is very real. When she witnesses a battle with the enemy and the resulting death of a highly respected warrior, she knows she must tell her mates the truth and hope they can forgive her for her duplicity before it’s too late.

Loyalties will be tested as Amanda fights the most important battle of her life. How can she protect the warriors she has grown to love and save the people of Earth from making a terrible mistake? Will her human contacts believe her when, with every touch, every look, they will see just how thoroughly she has been mastered by her mates?

 

Review

 

Don’t get me wrong. This book is smoking hot. So, if you are looking for that. Click away.

 

The insta mate is hard to take for me and the lack of relationship building.  

 

The world building is interesting but the evil lame humans back home are wearing as is the lack of information sharing on the part of the aliens. 

 

So, not great for me. 

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The Joy Luck Club By Amy Tan $1.99

The Joy Luck Club - Amy Tan

From the Publisher

The Joy Luck Club is the story of four Chinese women born and raised in China before 1949 and their four American-born daughters. This mother-daughter story achieves more than just a glimpse into Chinese culture and heritage. It is an outline of a number of challenges for women, including social rules, expectations, marriage, food dishes, clothing choices, and raising children. It continues to sell in the education market for courses in literature, writing, women’s and cultural studies. I’d recommend it as a way to celebrate women as mothers and daughters as well as survivors.

 

From the Inside Flap

This widely acclaimed bestseller spans two countries and two generations, following a group of Chinese women who meet to play mah jong, invest money and tell the secret stories of their lives. They call their gathering the Joy Luck Club.

 

From the Back Cover

In 1949 four Chinese women-drawn together by the shadow of their past-begin meeting in San Francisco to play mah jong, invest in stocks, eat dim sum, and ‘say’ stories. They call their gathering the Joy Luck Club.

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Diablo Lake: Moonstruck by Lauren Dane $1,99

Diablo Lake: Moonstruck - Lauren Dane

Katie Grady left Diablo Lake to get over a humiliating breakup. But her family needs her help, so she’s back, in a sublet right across the hall from the guy she’s lusted after for years. Jace Dooley is hotter than ever, and their friendship picks up along with massive doses of grown-up chemistry.

The very scent of Katie sharpens Jace’s canines, makes the wolf within him stir. There’s nothing more alluring to a Pack Alpha than a sexy female who is so very in charge. She won’t be coddled, but if he plays his hand just right she might be convinced to become his.

Katie presents a challenge to Jace’s wolf nature, whose chief instinct is to protect. Especially now that she’s coming into the magic that is her birthright—and suddenly Jace isn’t the only one who’s interested in Katie or the raw power she’s just learning to use.

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Wait for It by Mariana Zapata Review

 

4.5 Stars!

If anyone ever said being an adult was easy, they hadn’t been one long enough.

Diana Casillas can admit it: she doesn’t know what the hell she’s doing half the time. How she’s made it through the last two years of her life without killing anyone is nothing short of a miracle. Being a grown-up wasn’t supposed to be so hard.

With a new house, two little boys she inherited the most painful possible way, a giant dog, a job she usually loves, more than enough family, and friends, she has almost everything she could ever ask for.

Except for a boyfriend.

Or a husband.

But who needs either one of those?

Review

I am officially a Zapata fangirl with this book.

I don’t think anyone does slow burn romances better than her. The power of the slow burn is that there is always a good reason the couple doesn’t go all the way to sexy town right away and that reason is sane. Thus, our hero and heroine become friends, fall in love, and all the time we get grand sexual tension and love that we can believe in.

Zapata launches us back into the contemporary interconnected world she is building. You don’t have to had read all of her books but there are easter eggs if you have.

Our heroine is raising her brother’s kids. She is working class and the hero is working class. Thank you. The hero is also not a man whore (thank you again) and is going through a divorce with a marriage that has been done (and separated) for a long time.

They are neighbors and become friends. He is her nephew’s baseball coach.

He is a defensive jerk at first She has a bad temper. Everyone is funny.

The heroine is a bit dense about what the hero is up to when he starts falling in love with her but we’re not and that makes it a pleasure to read.

The kids are great and there is fun little league sports politics and great cast of characters. The hero and heroine have full lives outside each other and best friends.

The whole book is a great with just a few wishes for more of this and less of that overall. I have already reread it and reread all her books.

Good stuff!

Lindsey’s Rescue (A World Beyond, #3) by Michelle Howard Review

Review:

Lindsey's Rescue: A World Beyond Book 3 - Michelle Howard

Lindsey Ferra signed up for Earth’s Singles Program wanting love, marriage and happiness. She found the first two but the third required a bit of work. Fighting aliens, running from aliens and making friends with aliens all seem to be on the agenda for the day. Her only question now is can she find her way back and will happiness be on the schedule this time.

Senate Leaders Baruk Laars and Zadal Gatar planned a marriage for business reasons. Their wife Lindsey gave them something else…love. Can these two work together to correct their mistake and will Lindsey be rescued before it’s too late?

 

Review

I have been enjoying all the books in this series but was a little worried about how dark this book would get has Lindsey had been in the hands of the slavers through out the other books.

 

We get the romance before she is taken and the contrast of the two heroes to her sunny personality is lovely. The falling in love with each hero and they with her is charming journey. The heroes do not have a sexual relationship but there is a nice adversary to friends to family arc here.

 

Lindsey shows grit in her captivity and the cast of characters widens and is a great deal of fun.

 

The who done it part could be better and more satisfying and the delay in the return a bit vexing but overall this is a good science fiction romance with fine world build, love story, and characters.

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Fortune Favors the Wicked by Theresa Romain $1.99

Fortune Favors the Wicked - Theresa Romain

Indecently Lucky

As a lieutenant in the Royal Navy, Benedict Frost had the respect of every man on board–and the adoration of the women in every port. When injury ends his naval career, the silver-tongued libertine can hardly stomach the boredom. Not after everything–and everyone–he’s experienced. Good thing a new adventure has just fallen into his lap…

When courtesan Charlotte Perry learns the Royal Mint is offering a reward for finding a cache of stolen gold coins, she seizes the chance to build a new life for herself. As the treasure hunt begins, she realizes her tenacity is matched only by Benedict’s–and that sometimes adversaries can make the best allies. But when the search for treasure becomes a discovery of pleasure, they’ll be forced to decide if they can sacrifice the lives they’ve always dreamed of for a love they’ve never known…

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Alpha Wolf Need Not Apply by Terry Spear 99 cents

Alpha Wolf Need Not Apply (Silver Town Wolf) - Terry Spear

THERE’S A NEW WOLF PACK IN SILVER TERRITORY
Wolf shifter and park ranger Eric Silver is committed to his job policing spectacular San Isabel National Forest, and he’s hot on the scent of some mysterious wolves who are up to no good. When Eric’s investigation leads him to cross paths with forester Pepper Grayling, he’s fascinated to learn this she-wolf is her pack’s leader-strong, independent, and definitely not looking for a mate.

 

AND THIS TIME THE LEADER’S A SHE…
With unknown dangers on the prowl, Pepper is tempted to give in to her attraction to Eric and align her pack with his. But Pepper’s been pursued by many an alpha male out to take over her pack and gain her hard-won territory-and Eric is a born leader. How does Eric earn the trust of a she-wolf who’s been betrayed so often in the past?

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Torkel’s Chosen By Michelle Howard 99 cents

Torkel's Chosen - Michelle Howard

What would you do if Earth didn’t have enough men?
Would you take a chance and leave the only world you knew behind?
This is the decision Faith Reid faces. Placing all her hope in a new government program, she seizes the opportunity that offers a chance for the women of Earth to find love among the stars, on a world beyond the one they know.

How many times can one man risk rejection?
Would you give up on your dreams?
Torkel Alonson has had enough of being ignored and looked over by females on his adopted home world of Enotia. His pride has suffered and he must accept the painful truth. Females will never choose a male with his evil lineage despite his honorable service to his government’s military.

Can two people looking for the same thing find not just what they want but what they need in one another?

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Barbarian’s Choice (Ice Planet Barbarians, #11) by Ruby Dixon Review

3 Stars!

I might be the only unmated female in my tribe, but it doesn’t mean I’ve given my heart. I’m waiting. I want resonance, and I won’t settle for anything less.

But when an alien ship lands and a handsome stranger steps out, I know he’s the one. His name’s Mardok and he’s fascinatingly different – and distractingly appealing. But Mardok can’t stay on the ice planet, and he says he can take me with him.

Now, I must make a choice. Do I stay and lose my mate forever? Or do I follow him to the stars and leave behind everything I know?

Review

This is a pretty sweet romance where Farali gets her own story.

She, as always, steals the show with her joy and resourcefulness.

The hero is a tortured soul. I enjoyed the culture clashes and see the cast of characters from the series.

A Kiss for Lady Mary (The Marriage Game Book 7) Ella Quinn 99 cents

A Kiss for Lady Mary - Ella Quinn

Handsome, charming, and heir to a powerful Viscount, Christopher “Kit” Featherton is everything a woman could want—except interested in marriage. So when he hears that someone on his estate near the Scottish border is claiming to be his wife, Kit sets off to investigate.

Since her parents’ death, Lady Mary Tolliver has been hounded by her cousin, a fortune-hunting fool after her inheritance. Refusing to settle for anything less than love, Mary escapes to the isolated estate of rakish bachelor, Kit Featherton. Knowing he prefers Court to the country, she believes she will be safe. But when Kit unexpectedly returns, her pretend marriage begins to feel seductively real

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