After being set up and found guilty of a crime she didn’t commit, Jessica volunteers for the Interstellar Bride Program to avoid a lengthy prison sentence. She is assigned to a prince, the heir to the throne of the powerful planet Prillon, but her future is left in doubt when the match is rejected by Prillon’s current ruler.
When his own father seeks to banish him and deny him his right to a mate, Prince Nial takes matters into his own hands. Accompanied by a battle-tested warrior who volunteers as his second, he sets out for Earth to take what is his, but upon his arrival he quickly discovers that the same horrifying enemies who once took him captive now hunt his mate as well.
Though believing she has been rejected by a mate she never even met stings more deeply than she would like to admit, Jessica does her best to focus on the dangerous task of bringing down the people who framed her. But before long, her world is turned upside down all over again when two huge, handsome aliens save her life and then inform her that she is their matched mate and they have come to Earth to claim her.
Jessica is far from ready to meekly submit, but she soon learns that her new mates expect to be obeyed and defiance will result in a painful, embarrassing spanking on her bare bottom. Despite her fury at such treatment, however, she cannot hide her arousal as she is stripped bare and thoroughly mastered by the fierce, dominant warriors. But when Prince Nial is forced to defend his birthright, will Jessica do what must be done to aid him, even if that means allowing his entire world to bear witness as she is taken by her mates?Goodwing, Grace. Taken By Her Mates
Prince Nial is more than a little bit ticked off at his father. Tossing good warriors away because they survived the Hive was ludicrous. But now he’s taken things a bit too far. He’s rejected Nial’s right to a bride. With a little help from his cousin, Commander Deston, Nial intends to make things right.
You remember the old saying, “When it rains, it pours?” Jessica was having that kind of a day. First, she experienced the hottest dream she could have imagined. Then a planet’s ruler refused her mating to one of his warriors. Finally, since she had been accepted into the bride program, all of her possessions had been taken away. All she was left with the desire to make sure that those who did this to her, pay.
Nial and his second, Anders, were able to rescue Jessica from the Hive members hunting her. The initial plan was to take her to his cousin’s battlegroup but that was thwarted by his father. He could only transfer to the Colony. There he was able to persuade Jessica to put his color on. Then he got the news that changed everything. His father, the Prillon Prime, had been killed and the Ruling Council had called for Death Matches to determine the next Prime. Could he do what he needed to defend his birthright? Would Jessic do what she needed to do to support him?
This is such a great look at the Coalition. This is the first time there is mention of the Colony, which is where the warriors who had been “integrated” by the Hive and then rescued, are sent. After the description of Nial as a bit of a playboy, it was really nice to see a different side of him. I’m looking forward to reading more in this series.
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