Isabella Martinez was always good at rebelling, against her parents, her school, her boyfriends. She had needs no one could meet, desires so dark no one could tame her. When her wild side gets her in trouble with the law, she doesn’t think twice when given a choice between prison or transport to a new world as an Interstellar Bride. Alone on Earth, the decision was easy. But when she arrives on Viken, she learns she’s been matched to not one fierce, alien brute, but three—and their desires, their needs, their demands are far darker and more demanding than her own. As enemies plot to destroy Viken’s place in the Coalition Fleet, Bella will have to learn to trust, or lose everything. Her mates will feed the hunger inside her no others ever could. But their secrets will either break her heart…or set her free forever.
4.0 out of 5 stars Spicy Read
Reviewed in the United States on August 15, 2017Verified Purchase
This is not my normal reading fare, but I still thought I'd give an honest review.
Characters - These are flat, one dimensional characters. Expect no growth because you're not going to get any, but that's not why you're reading this.
Plot - There was one. Somewhere. Again, that's not why you're reading this.
Steamy Scenes - Here we go. This is why you're reading the book. The novel opens with steamy scenes, and the steamy bits probably take up at least 50% of the story, maybe more. It does include multiple lovers simultaneously, and while I've never read anything like it, as far as I can tell, the author handled it well.
Themes - Despite the fact that this book is really just for steamy scenes, there were some pretty interesting themes running through it. Issues of trust came up time and again, but more than just trust, it was also about consent. This played throughout the book. I was pleasantly surprised by this. There was never even a hint of rape culture in the book, and while rushed, it did let the heroine explore her sexuality without guilt. Rather, her mates encouraged her to explore it.
5.0 out of 5 stars HEA with a 'Foursome' - Respectful of Women and Heroes are Honorable - Definitely 3 Dominant Caring Males
Reviewed in the United States on August 14, 2017Verified Purchase
Well plotted, with developed characters who have believable motives/feelings, and quirky personality traits - some sexual, of course. The heat level is well up my 'hot pepper scale' and I'd put this one at Habanero. 😉
NOTES for the morally concerned: ZERO cuss words (apart from naughty bedroom ones) ; NO abuse or disrespect of females or their mates; NO substance use/abuse; NO infidelity; NO shallow sex; NO casual killing - killing is not graphic and is necessary to advance the story.
NOTES: sex scenes include the usual variety of oral, anal, spanking, and conventional, plus use of toys, and humor. Yep, humor.
The setting on Viken is not idyllic, and an internal traitor sets the plot moving when one of the mates is framed for murder...so there's a good story connecting the hot sex scenes.
If a woman satisfying THREE studly male aliens she's mated/matched to isn't too scary - enjoy the ride.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great addition to a brillant and interesting series.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 27, 2020Verified Purchase
I love this author and this is a great addition to her brillant and interesting series. I enjoyed reading this book. It's very well written with plenty of different elements to hold the readers interest. There are lots of hot spicy sexy scenes between the four main characters. All the characters are very well written, very rounded. I loved Bella, she is sweet, highly intelligent and so lonely. All of her vikens need her. I very highly recommend this wonderful story and will read more from this series.
5.0 out of 5 stars Damn!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 13, 2017Verified Purchase
So.. i have never really had any interest in alien romance, I would avoid them like plague but let me tell you... when I read the first 2 pages OMG! I’ve read hundreds of books this far and I can’t say there’s many that captivated me so quick. It’s really well written and you fall so easily in the story you can practically feel it. Well done Grace! I definitely recommend this book and the next,.....and the next😏