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When circumstances leave her with little choice but to volunteer for the Interstellar Bride Program, Hannah Johnson finds herself matched with not one but two mates. Her soon-to-be husbands are warriors of the planet Prillon, a world whose men are known far and wide for their prowess both in battle and in bed.
Following her transport to a starship halfway across the galaxy, Hannah awakens in the presence of Zane Deston, the huge, fiercely handsome commander of the Prillon fleet. After informing her that she is now his mate, as well as the mate of his second, Zane takes it upon himself to supervise as Hannah is thoroughly and intimately examined. Her failure to properly cooperate with the ship’s doctor earns her a painful, embarrassing spanking on her bare bottom, but it is her body’s response to the exam which truly leaves her blushing.
Though Hannah is shocked by the prospect of being shared by Zane and his second, the equally handsome warrior Dare, she cannot hide her arousal as her two dominant mates take their time in mastering her body. As the day of the claiming ceremony approaches, Hannah begins to long for the moment when Zane and Dare will make her fully theirs, but can she risk giving her heart to men who might die in battle any day?
5.0 out of 5 stars Strongest story showing D/s; BD driven relationship - realistically done and respectful of the Woman - INTENSE
Reviewed in the United States on August 14, 2017 Verified Purchase
Excellent writing, characters you can't help connecting with, and plausible background story to connect the VERY hot sex scenes. Typical of ALL this author's work.Kudos.
Also, I give my Ghost Pepper Hotness Award for this story, and the rest of this series in general. 😀
NOTES for the Morally Concerned (no spoilers). This story has significant emphasis on developing a D/s relationship with the new bride assigned to 2 Prillon Warriors via the interplanetary matching program ... so she isn't 'coerced', she already has the psychological profile to be compatible with her Primary Mate. She has the heart of a natural Sub, and needs the mates to take control...and so the story rolls, until she falls in love and wants them to formally claim her. (HEA ending) YES, there are several spanking scenes, between the mates,and an invasive medical exam scene that could upset some readers since it IS coerced. And adult. (use imagination here)
NOTE: sexual acts portrayed include oral, anal, the usual, and then works up to DP in the Claiming Ceremony. Naaaahhhh, I'm NOT spoiling the surprise - read it and find out why they have to do this. ALL scenes are hetero - the Bride is shared by 2 mates.
NOTE: there's ZERO degradation of the woman, even in the BDSM scene later near the end. It's realistic, as a Sub and a *good* Dom would act, however - meaning clear and reasonable cause/effect, clear expectations and consent, use of a 'safeword', and mutual caring between these two people. Yes, it's rough sometimes. None of the slave-humilliation-torture stuff that is mentally/physically/spiritually damaging. WHEW. Enjoy the ride, if you dare!
NOTE: ZERO substance abuse. NO profanity. NO gratuitous, casual killing. NO infidelity, head games, cheap sex, or devaluation of women. NO forcing sex on women.
You'll end up wanting to be matched to Prillon Warriors yourself, after reading a couple stories featuring them. 😉
Yeah: hot, sculpted, gold to copper skinned, 7' tall, generously hung, predatory looking humanoid males that are the lead players in the Galactic War against the Hive. (think Borg
5.0 out of 5 stars Even better then the first book!
Reviewed in the United States on July 27, 2016 Verified Purchase
I'm going to skip the synopsis and just go to what I loved about this book.
1. 2 guys (duh)
2. 1 guy is a mega Dom, but holds back
3. Guy number 2 is an Alpha who knows what he wants takes it.
4. The heroine isn't dumb or annoying
5. BDSM well written
6. Damaged hero
7. Did I mention 2 hot, alpha alien dudes?
Seriously, I'm totally loving this new author and am devouring everything she puts out.
5.0 out of 5 stars Out of this world story with a human side
Reviewed in the United States on February 8, 2018 Verified Purchase
I like to think of myself as a "veteran" of Grace Goodwin's paranormal romances, having read almost every one of her titles on Amazon. Obviously, I think her writing is wonderful; the characters are vivid and the story lines creative and full of detail. This book is as good as the rest. I wanted to rate it only 4 stars, however, because I found myself ready to slap the leading lady. Grace's heroines are kick-a$$ women who take a running leap at happiness by going into galaxies far, far away to be mated to the uh, warriors. Of course, there's some trepidation, maybe a second thought or two, perhaps some nerves. This character, however, is just plain crazy. She has 2 huge, sexy aliens who are devoted to her pleasure and what does she do? She wants to go back to Earth, even though she volunteered to come to space. Arrrrgh!!!
The author's artistic choices may have me cringing, but I can't argue that I want to know what's next in the book. Perhaps I just want to see this character get sent back to Earth just like she wants. That would serve her right. Perhaps I am more of a romantic and I want to see if she falls in love with her alien warriors. No matter my motivation, I want to see what happens. This is what makes Grace Goodwin's writing so out-of-this-world (uh, sorry). You may not like the choices that the characters make, but I can guarantee that this book will make you take a stand one way or another. Will you be team Hannah or team Zane? Maybe you'll be routing for Dare. None of the above? The choice is what is important here; the author's, the character's and ultimately, yours.
I vote to buy Grace Goodwin another pen so that she can get going on the next book since I should be finishing this one shortly. Brava