Surprise Mates: Interstellar Brides® Program Book 21

I’m on Prillon Prime for a surprise party. Me, the unmated Earth girl, a guest of the queen! I want to dress up and have fun. Not trip over my own two feet and fall into the arms of two of the hottest alien warriors I’ve ever seen. Ever.

What happens on Prillon Prime stays on Prillon Prime. Before they touch me I make it clear that I’m not looking for a mate. Or two. I have to go back to The Colony. My life is there.

But Prillon warriors are notorious for fighting for what they want. Apparently, what these two want… is me.

SURPRISE!

The Reviews!

Jackie
5.0 out of 5 stars Give me more...
Reviewed in the United States on December 8, 2020
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Just as good as the last. But I want more. I wish there was a better update on the Colony. I feel like they are still struggling to get brides. It would be great if one of the brides came up with a calendar idea. Also since there is no guarantee of a Bachelor Beast finding his mate, it would be cool to have three beasts on the show at once. So there would be a possibility of one successful match, but if there was more....it would be a hat trick. I liked Bachelor Beast, it was more out of the box than what has been done in the past. I like that she doesn't leave any questions left unanswered when the book is finished. Can't for the next installment.
The Bookwyrm
5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC!
Reviewed in the United States on December 25, 2020
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Get ready to catch up with most of your favorite heroines at the Queen of Priors surprise birthday party. I don't want to spoil too much, but you'll never think of The Electric Slide the same way again. And of course, the lovely Lucy meets her perfect match-es in a sexy Prior ambassador and is personal guard. We also learn who the next Bachelor Beast is going to be. And he can SING! Yay! Also, the abrasive Dr. Helior gets schooled by the human female Cyborg siren, Gwen Fernandez and her Forsian cyborg mate. He is creeping ever closer to his own story, and I can't wait! Someday soon the good doctor is going to come up against the uncontrollable chaotic force that is his human mate.
Christal
5.0 out of 5 stars Lucy's Fling
Reviewed in the United States on December 25, 2020
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Another great book in the series! Lucy plans to get her orgasm on at the queen's birthing day party. No attachments, just a fun fling. When Prillon warrior, Niklas, steps on Lucy during a line dance, she's got her man and his second, Sambor. They give her exactly what she wants. When she wakes up in the morning, she's a little surprised they are not there. Her warriors had a mission they had to leave her bed for. She starts to have some feelings while they are on their mission and then bad news. There was an explosion and they are presumed dead. That's when Lucy comes to the conclusion that she wants more with Nik and Sam. SURPRISE!!
Cheralyn R. Quinn Army Mom
5.0 out of 5 stars OH WHAT A SURPRISE!!!!!
Reviewed in the United States on April 19, 2021
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I absolutely loved this latest addition to Grace Good wins Interstellar Brides Series. It seems they just keep better better. In this one she takes the idea of WHAT STAYS IN VEGAS to new heights!! Lucy our heroine is inmates but as the song says "Just wants to have fun" Sexy fun!! Well she meets her match LOL in Nik and Sam whom she meets at a party and it goes from there !! Well we are treated to catching up with quite a few of the Brides who are there from previous books and Dr. Helios the not quite hero (hope he gets a bride that gives him fits ) and well like most of us who follow this series we can't decide what to do about him. Me a swift kick sounds good lol!! Can't give anymore away except HEY Y'ALL BUY THIS 5 STAR GEM and enjoy!!!!

Rebel Mate (Interstellar Brides® Program Book 20)

A rebel alien roaming the far reaches of the galaxy. An Interstellar Bride on the run for her life. When her life crash lands into his on a remote planet, they’ll need each other to survive.

The Interstellar Brides Program guarantees it can match any female on Earth, even a cynical, street-wise, and very jaded Zara, who just wants to start over. But when she arrives on her new home planet… she gets more than promised:

Murder? Check.
Smugglers? Check.
A sexy as hell pirate who demands she follow his orders? Um, what?

Zara didn’t volunteer for this mess, but she’s a fighter. A survivor. She’ll work with a sexy—did I say bossy?—rebel to bring down the bad guys and take on a Rogue 5 legion in order to obtain what she wants, a white picket fence kind of life in outer space… if she can live long enough to get it.

The Reviews!

Gidget64
5.0 out of 5 stars OMG!!! I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!
Reviewed in the United States on October 10, 2020
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Grace Goodwin, you are AMAZING!!!!

I totally love this book from beginning to end! So much action, suspense, romance, hot sizzling sex, and LOVE!!!!

I never tire of reading Grace Goodwin's books and every book, as different as it is, will always manage to get you hooked reading it straight through. There is no break or stopping for breaks as it just pulls you in and before you know it, you are hooked. You will never be able to pull away from the Interstellar Bride's Series story until you finish reading her books to the end (or better yet; finish reading the end of the Bonus Content).

I love ALL of Grace Goodwin's books. With that being said, this book right away pulled me in with the shocking twist in the beginning of the book. From there, I knew I was going to spend my day reading and thinking about this book.

You just can't help but get so immersed with the plot and storyline of this book that you can't help but feel that you are living and experiencing everything that is going on with the characters but mainly the main character of Zara.

I won't say much at all about the story as I feel I would be giving away quite a bit but I would definitely encourage you to read this book as there is so much going on with Zara and her way of survival as well as dealing with Isaac and the forces of Cerberus.

Seriously? Why isn't any one of Grace Goodwin's books picked up by the that of Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video or any other movie network or agency? In all her books, there is an ongoing war between the Hive (similar to the Borg in Star Trek but totally different) and the Coalition ( which is made up of an alliance of different planets with different Aliens and/Species- which some are soooo pleasing to the eyes of the mind here) as well as characters that we all can relate to which makes them unforgettable. Then add action, romance, suspense, drama, mystery, hot sizzling sex and LOVE, (yes I said that before but wanted to mention this again) and you truly have an experience that takes you to a level of fulfilment as well as that to the matters of the heart!❤️ It truly does and I am always wanting more after reading one of Grace Goodwin's books. I mean that too.

I really hope that one day I am able to see of one or more of Grace Goodwin's stories (mainly that of the Interstellar Bride's Series) becomes a movie or series. I would truly love to see that as Grace Goodwin is truly an amazing great writer. Once a month, I know that I will always be transported to a new or familiar planet for a few hours ( which is one of my favorite times for that month). I will always be wishing and waiting for Grace Goodwin's books to come to life either on the big screen (movie theaters). or the little screen (TV) but either way I will be here waiting for the next Grace Goodwin story next month while still reveling in the aftermath of reading Rebel Mate. It's that good!!! A hearty toast as always to one of the best writers always, Grace Goodwin!!! 🍷🥂🍹
Christal
5.0 out of 5 stars Sometimes A Girl Just Gotta Use her Stick
Reviewed in the United States on October 24, 2020
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Every time I read the next book in any of this author's series, I think this is the best I've read so far until she publishes another book and then it is the best. This author always writes books with sexy times, action, possessive alien men and love. Zara is such a strong human female who encounters a horrible murder within minutes of her transporting to her Trion mate. She is shocked and worse realizes the murderer is giving her as a slave to a monster. Fortunately Isaak happened by at the auction block and helped her escape from the slavers along with the help of her trusty titan stick. They still have to fight before they get their sexy happily ever after.
Bourbon, Books and Brenda
4.0 out of 5 stars Space Pirate meets Interstellar Bride
Reviewed in the United States on October 6, 2020
Space Pirate meets Interstellar Bride candidate, in this suspenseful tale of murder, lies, spies, and of course a hot dominant alien. Zara has been sent to Trion to meet her mate. She has had a rough life, she was poor, lived on the streets and fight for everything she had. She’s a scrappy one that Zara. Isaak has been a Space Pirate for 4 years, since he left Trion for good. He had a falling out with his family and has been fighting the hive and dealing with scourge of the galaxy. That is until he hears rumors that there is a human female about to be turned over to the EVIL Cerberos. Ooohhh I hope Cerberos get’s what is coming to him!

This book took me through twists and turns, it took me through some incredibly steamy times too! Whew, Isaak is one heck of dominant alien who expects all women to be submissive...lololololol, how do think things will go when he meets a woman who is a fighter? Yep, this is going to be good! I enjoyed the story, though there was just a tad to much (he won’t want me after, she won’t give into me and trust) for my personal taste, but I also get where the characters would feel that way based on their life experiences.

I think my favorite part of the book was the ending, when everything came together, and it all just clicked. Isaak and his past, Zara and her desires, the spies and lies, and the storyline....it was a fabulous ending! If you like you like hot alien pirates.... you will love Isaak. If you like a strong, independent woman that can stand on her own two feet...even if a big ole alien is picking her up...you will love Zara. If you like a good revenge story...you will like this book! I don’t think I will ever tire of the Interstellar Brides and look forward to the next book!

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Florida Book Addict
5.0 out of 5 stars Favorite Series Ever!
Reviewed in the United States on October 6, 2020
Even after 20+ books in this series, the stories are still unique, sexy, romantic and full of drama and adventure. Grace Goodwin does a fantastic job of making the characters seem so realistic that you can’t help but immerse yourself into the story and cheer for their happily ever after.

The world building is vivid, the danger is stark and sometimes unsettling, and the whole story is so engaging you can’t put the book down until the end (and then you just can’t wait for the next book!). Although each story is an erotic romance, you always get a sort of life lesson, or food for thought which might apply to you. In this book, it is about letting go of the past, and learning to trust others. Or not. This book can also just be a very enjoyable and entertaining break from reality. I just can’t recommend the Interstellar Brides series enough, or any of Grace Goodwin’s stories actually.

I received this book from the author at Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving my honest review. Since I rely heavily on reviews to make decisions about purchases, I will never lie or over exaggerate my opinion. There is nothing worse than seeing a bunch of 5 star reviews and realizing the book is full of errors or just plain bad and not worth my hard earned money!
Emily Pennington
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3.0 out of 5 stars The Rescue
Reviewed in the United States on October 9, 2020
Zara Novak is a spunky, feisty, fighter who has had a rough life growing up and surviving on the streets. It’s time to start over with a new and better life, so she signs up to be an interstellar bride. She is matched to someone on Trion and her new mate Naron is murdered right in front of her! She is saved from being auctioned by Isaak, but someone is still after her. He takes her aboard his spacecraft to escape from those who want to take her captive again. But the scrappy little human would not hesitate to fight by his side to take down the bad guys. She is not what he would have expected in a female.

This author has been one of my favorites for eons! I could always count on her for a fantastic book. But like with many of the sci-fi authors lately, I see a direction I totally dislike. I positively do not like discipline, punishment, or spanking themes, feeling they are completely inappropriate as relates to adults. For me at least, it adds absolutely nothing of value to the story, turns my stomach, and disappoints me in my reading enjoyment. I am not a prude, but this for me is OTT and ruins an excellent story. Please, stop adding kinky nonsense that is just plain nasty. I lost all respect for both characters with the dominant/submissive tug-of-war. The whole thing leaves a bad taste in my mouth. When you want someone to just love you, you don’t need a punishing “Master” to tell you how you will obey or else the punishment will begin! That’s not love!

The Rebel and the Rogue (Interstellar Brides® Program Book 19)

Zenos, from the Astra Legion of Rogue 5, is on a mission to find an antidote to the deadly venom flowing through his body.  Without the antidote, one bite during mating will kill a hybrid Forsian’s chosen female. Zenos must acquire the serum at any cost, for like his Atlan cousins, his mating instinct will eventually consume him. The last thing he needs is a distraction, but one look at the defiant female bounty hunter and he can’t deny his body what she’s offering—a few wild hours of pleasure.

Ivy Birkeland’s entire ReCon unit was annihilated as a result of Quell, a mind-altering drug the pirates of Rogue 5 are known to distribute. A rebel to her core, her heart still broke when she was forced to walk away from her life as a Coalition fighter. Now she hunts a bounty that will allow her to catch the criminals selling Quell and avenge her dead friends. Free of the Coalition Fleet’s strict regulations, she makes a deal with an unknown Rogue 5 operative to gain access to his home planet and travels to Transport Station Zenith to meet him.

When Ivy’s smoking hot, one-night-stand turns out to be her Rogue 5 contact, every carefully-laid plan she’s made goes to hell. Because when a rebel and a rogue are forced to work together, sparks will fly. They don’t need the criminals to kill them, they just might finish each other…if they don’t fall in love first.

The Reviews!

	Jennifer
4.0 out of 5 stars A very enjoyable installment in the Interstellar Brides Program series.
Reviewed in the United States on January 15, 2020
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This novel was well written and edited, with no typos or wrong word choices that this reader caught. This novel had many action and adventure elements, and the world building and characterization were both very good. The heroine, especially, was a vibrant individual. The romance between hero and heroine developed naturally, though their relationship development was fairly simple because the external conflict, or stakes, in this novel were so high. This novel had low to medium levels of angst, or internal conflict. That tends to be my preferred narrative structure in romance novels, so I enjoyed it. This novel ends on a fairly satisfying HEA, or Happy Ever After. I recommend this novel to fans of sci-fi or paranormal romance.

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The Bookwyrm
4.0 out of 5 stars Seriously B.A!!!
Reviewed in the United States on January 27, 2020
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GIRL POWER!! Demos and Ivy kick some serious A$$ together! But in true Grace Goodwin form, it's still the girl who's tougher, which I love. 'The Rebel and the Rogue' has a little more of an edge than most of the books in the Interstellar Brides universe, but you won't mind the bite. You will be drawn in to the struggle, as each of these characters fights for survival, and realizes that maybe, if they can make it through this battle, that there might finally be something more for them than just surviving. They might just have found something to live for, instead of just something they are willing to die for.
However. There are some reasons why this book falls just short of its 5th star. First off though, THESE ISSUES DO NOT make this book one to skip over in my estimation!!!! This is still a really good story! But there are some speed bumps on this road. So, on to a description of those speed bumps: There is no explanation given on why every single member of this unit but one would go into battle under the influence of the drug Quell. It just doesn't mesh with what we have come to expect from a human special ops recon unit in the war against the Hive. All of the human characters we have met in this series who serve in these units have been seasoned veterans of Earth militaries before ever entering the war in space, meaning that the likelihood of an entire unit of special ops soldiers becoming drug addicts out of control enough to risk going into battle high...just doesn't make sense. And it definitely doesn't reflect well on the characters and strength of human soldiers, which is the opposite of the image that the author has built of these characters over the span of this entire lengthy series. There isn't any explanation of the affects of the drug or the time it generally takes for an abuser to reach this level of self destruction. And how and why, if every other member of her unit fell victim to this dangerous drug, did Ivy somehow escape this same fate? Finally, there is also no explanation of how Ivy obtained the antidote she uses to bargain her way into Rogue 5. This is somewhat less of an issue to the integrity of the narrative than the Quell questions are in my opinion, but I was still left scratching my head over it. Honestly, I'm hoping for a small revision and update of this book. It seems like these plot holes could be fairly simply fixed without having to change much in the story overall, so I'm crossing my fingers. Because of this, I want to make it clear again, This book is still very much worth purchasing and reading! Just go into it knowing that there are a couple of unresolved issues.
	Emily Pennington
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Rebel and the Rogue
Reviewed in the United States on January 17, 2020
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This story brings us some awesome characters in Zenos of the Astra Legion of Rogue 5 and Ivy Birkeland.

Ivy, a human, has walked away from the Coalition Fleet’s regulations to become a bounty hunter seeking revenge against the aliens responsible for the death of her entire ReCon unit. They were provided with Quell, a mind-altering drug distributed by the pirates of Rogue 5, and no one survived. Ivy will not stop until she has seen justice served and the death of her unit avenged. She has no desire for any sort of commitment to a male, but she still makes time for a wildly passionate one-night stand with a stranger to take care of her needs.

Zenos, a hybrid Forsian, is on a mission to obtain a serum, the antidote to make sure a female survives the mating bite from his poisonous fangs. In the same way that the mating instinct affects the Atlans, Zenos knows his own mating instinct will soon control him and he needs to be prepared with the serum. Although he cannot mate until that serum is in his possession, when he meets the kicka$$ bounty hunter, he won't deny his body the one-time experience of a few hours of pleasure she is offering him without commitment.

As always, this author gives us the very best stories, bringing the reader back again and again to read about the various aliens we are so familiar with! The story line is fast-paced and exciting as Zenos and Ivy let their passions overtake them, only to meet each other again unexpectedly at Transport Station Zenith when she attempts to gain access to the “unknown operative’s” home planet. How will their overwhelming attraction impact her plans for revenge? They need each other – can either walk away? Grab your copy and immerse yourself in a fantastic experience you won’t want to miss as the author places us in the amazing universe she has created!
Jael
5.0 out of 5 stars Rogue 5!
Reviewed in the United States on January 15, 2020
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Even though I tested as a Trion bride, I love Rogue 5 stories the best! The notion of Leagues and their honor appeal to me.

Ivy was a Coalition fighter who turned bounty hunter after her team was massacred. She is hunting the one who set them up to die for vengeance.

Zenos is part of Astra League and is assigned to escort and protect Ivy on her journey into Cerebus’ territory. But he doesn’t know the secrets she holds.

This is a really good story in the Rogue 5 series, and I look forward to more of them!

Viken Command (Interstellar Brides® Program Book 18)

Danger and desire…for one Interstellar Bride, they prove an irresistible mix.

Whitney Mason is the daughter of a Wall Street con man. When he is sent to prison and her family’s name is destroyed, she is eager for a new life on a new world. Anywhere but Earth. Tested by the Interstellar Brides Program, she is matched to a strong Viken warrior. What she doesn’t know is that her mate and the other two warriors waiting to claim her are on a secret and dangerous mission for the Coalition Fleet’s Intelligence Core. From the moment she arrives on Viken, they are forced to lie to her… about everything… except their desire.

For Alarr, Oran and Teig, the arrival of a bride is an unexpected complication. The timing couldn’t be worse, but IC command is thrilled. A bride is the perfect cover, giving the fighters access to every inch of the famous pleasure resort where they are working undercover. The males are eager to satisfy their new mate, but keeping her safe is their top priority, even if that means lying to her and using her pleasure to take down the enemy. But their sexy mate’s past will come back to haunt them all, for even if they survive the mission, the truth will be revealed and their beautiful, curvy female can forgive anything—except lies.

The Reviews!

	
Jan
5.0 out of 5 stars Mission and trust collide
Reviewed in the United States on November 20, 2019
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Whitney want off the planet. Her family had done things that she had no part of but with her name, she was always a target. The one chance to get off the planet, IBP and she took it. Alarr, Oran, and Teig have a mission but they will not endanger their new mate. A mate that they have been waiting for. But with the mission causing them time apart from Whitney, and her starting to think things aren’t going well, we may have a problem.

I do love that Whitney had so many questions for Warden Egara’s. We get more information about the process. I did not like Commander Helion. He was a jerk. Alarr being the mate and having doubts about the mission and how they handled it was for good reason. Even Oran and Teig knew they needed to bond with Whitney first. But things didn’t go as planned. Why is it that males always think to keep the woman blind to what is going on. It never turns out well and they are always screwed. Such is the case. My heart broke for Whitney and I can understand her lack of trust with what her family had done. She needed to feel safe and have that trust and love. There is a part in the book that struck me funny. When Whitney referenced “online dating and swipe right for your mate.” That is what happens in “Alien Captive and Alien Tribute” by Golden Angel / Lee Savino’s books. (Please tell me we are going to get a story with Kayson, Geros and Mal. We cannot have these three Viken without a mate. And what about Commander Zeus. Will this new female be the one?)
La Blue
3.0 out of 5 stars Eh. I was bored.
Reviewed in the United States on April 11, 2020
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It was formulaic but at the same time overly rushed. Most of the book was in their heads. There was no bonding build up for them to fall in love. They literally were only together for s e x time. And the time was uninteresting and unstimulating. And then the over reaction of feelings that haven’t even had time to develop was ridiculous and simply for page filler. There really wasn’t any story here. Like I said I was bored.

I felt sorry for the second set of mates that GG brought in towards the end. I didn’t think that was fair to get their hopes up for a mate and then take it away like that. They were sweet and I was more interested in them then in all the rest of this book combined. I would love to get a book for Kayson, Geros and Mal. I was really rooting for them to get the girl. But that obviously couldn’t have happened. Smh. That would be the next Viken book I hope!

Also I find the Queen super annoying in every appearance she makes since her book. Her character has turned stupid. A brainless dimbo who is only there as filler and not as a vital plot guider as the author intended.

Either way, it took me so long to read this book and that’s that I skimmed most of it because I kept wandering off to do anything else then stay in this boring story. Nothing grabbed me other then the last three Vikens I mentioned above and then once they were gone I was back to extreme annoyance that I still had more left to read before this book was over. And I believe the next book is with Helion, an unlikable character as the lead. Ugh. I’m not looking forward to that! GG is a wonderful writer but this book was flat. Enjoy. I still look forward to her books but not this one or Helion’s upcoming book. I can’t wait to get past these two. Enjoy.
Melissa B.
5.0 out of 5 stars Another good one
Reviewed in the United States on May 9, 2020
Whitney decides to leave Earth after her family makes headlines, and not in a good way(think pyramid scheme and lots of angry people). She had no part in their crime and is now branded by their misdeeds. She leaves for a fresh start and for love.
Alarr, Oran, and Teig are on a mission. Unfortunately their bride, Whitney, is headed for them while they are under cover. I liked the guys and hated their boss. The story was fun and sad at points, but I liked the ending and seeing the characters we know and love from the series.
Rose M. Bassett
5.0 out of 5 stars Sometimes the timing is just not right!
Reviewed in the United States on March 12, 2020
This is the 18th story of Interstellar Brides. Each can be read as a stand-alone, but they are so great you might as well read them all. The premise is standard, Earth women are wanted by every humanoid race to help continue their species. When a woman volunteer to go to Interstellar Brides, they know they will not be coming back to Earth. When they are matched, they are sent immediately to their match. Some of the women go to IB because they have come out of a bad relationship with a human male, it could be legal reasons, it could be they are running from something. You may get one mate, two mates or even three mates depending on the species. Things always turn up well for the women! The only downside is, nobody checks to make sure it is good timing on the male's side of things. The Bride may be sent into the middle of a battlefield or in this story's case, in the middle of an undercover investigation.

Whitney has had a hard time because her father is a con artist who is now in prison. She wants to be anywhere except on Earth. She just wants to start over and be surrounded by the truth for a change. When she gets to her mate, rather mates, something seems off. There is always at least one of her mates gone, never all three together, and it seems like there is a secret being kept from her. She has a very low threshold for dishonesty due to her dear old dad.

Alarr, Oran and Teig are undercover on a Pleasure Planet. The perfect place to take a new lover or honeymoon. There are suspicions that there is some sort of smuggling going on and they need to uncover it. When their mate shows up, their supervisor says that it is perfect cover with them being on a Pleasure Planet. They know that they are close to figuring out how the smuggling is going on and who is involved but with their new bride, their most important job is to keep her safe. Things start to come to a head when she realizes that because they all haven't been together, that maybe they don't want her.

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Hunted (Interstellar Brides® Program Book 17)

Trapped. Tortured. Only she can save him from the Hive.

Vice Admiral Niobe has resisted the temptation of the Interstellar Brides Program for years, certain there is no male in the universe willing to sacrifice his vision of a perfect life to be with her. Shocked to be matched to her father’s home world of Everis, she transports, expecting to find an eager mate waiting for her. Instead, she arrives within a secret Hive integration center to find him resisting a merciless enemy.

Elite Hunter Quinn might have been captured by the Hive, but he’ll sacrifice anything to save the mate he never expected… never imagined would appear like an angel in the middle of hell. A warrior in her own right, Niobe’s too stubborn to leave him behind. And even if they escape the Hive, their personal scars run deep. Battle and bloodshed are easy. But healing a wounded warrior’s heart? That may prove impossible.

The Reviews!

Mo
5.0 out of 5 stars Hunted
Reviewed in the United States on September 18, 2019
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I love all The Interstellar Bride books. Grace Goodwin delivers a world that seems so real, nothing left to imagine. Like the worlds of Harry Potter or The Hobbit, the author describes every detail. Letting you feel like you are walking next to the characters. The love story of Quinn and Naiobe start on a Hive infested base , onto a battleship, Prillion Prime and the cadet training grounds. The story is really too good to even hint at. Two people from very different worlds with very different lives thrust together through the bride testing program.. Will she bend to him? Too not being in control? Will he be able to give a little? To compromise?
One of the best scenes was in the canteen when Commander Karter threatened to shoot Quinn (just stun him) unless he started talking about his feelings! LOL. How the earth females have changed these war hardened warriors. With every review I write for this series, I remain with the same thought...READ THIS..I read 1 or 2 randomly and then sucked it up and bought them all in 1 day and started reading in order!
Debi Waters
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good
Reviewed in the United States on October 8, 2019
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As always you keep my attention where it should be right in the story and the characters. Even through it was short --and that is my only complaint-- the story was excellent, well developed and Very attention keeping! AND- you do not disappoint with the characters' personalities and character within The book . You keep the Hunters' characters where they should be for what you are writing and where you are going with this book. Thank you for writing a very excellent book, and I cannot wait for your next one .
Jan
5.0 out of 5 stars Hunting his mate
Reviewed in the United States on October 29, 2019
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Vice Admiral Niobe wasn’t planning on finding a mate but was tested and BAM, her match is Elite Hunter Quinn. Quinn was been captured by the Hives leader Nexus. He didn’t ever think he would find a mate. When Niobe shows up, she is instantly in Hive central and rescuing Quinn. But things aren’t as easy with their mating.

I was glad about the rescue but boy did these two have a great deal to work through. Being a Hunter makes things really tough. And Niobe’s position is high up there. THAT was really tough for Quinn to understand and find his place with her. With the Hunter mentality of chasing, these two were having to find that middle ground. There were parts that you just wanted to smack the back of Quinn’s head. Then you end up chuckling over the conversation with all the other warriors and commanders. These two were so hot for each other. I look forward to reading about Commander Zeus and Atlan Zan.
Terry
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book and Series
Reviewed in the United States on April 30, 2020
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What would you give up for your mate? Vice Admiral Niobe, thanks to her friends, she is in the bride testing chair having the most amazing experience. In her 30's and at her rank there probably wouldn't be a mate for her. To her surprise she has a mate. Right away she is tranported to his location. Elite Hunter Quinn is a captive of the hive. He has been tortured, his crew has been killed, and no escape in sight. Was did come into view was the most amazing woman he ever saw. Not exactly the perfect meeting, but it led to good things for the coalition, but it is not ending up that way for Quinn. His mate is high ranking and all business. Able to go places and do things he can not. That was not going to work, his plan was genius, hopfully he would not end up in jail. Love this book, and the series is amazing.

Interstellar Brides® Program Book 16: Matched and Mated

She’s been matched, but who will she choose as her mate?

One woman. Two warriors. Two worlds. How will she choose?

Miranda Doyle has spent months in the arms of a mysterious Trion doctor. His hands are skilled at more than just healing, but their casual “friends with benefits” arrangement isn’t enough for her. She wants it all, and the Interstellar Brides Program guarantees her not just a mate, but a perfect match.

Doctor Valck Brax is in love with Miranda, a human female who surrenders to his touch so beautifully. Finally ready to claim her forever, he resigns and returns to her with mating adornments in hand. But he’s too late. Miranda is gone, half a universe away and in the arms of a fierce Prillon warrior. 

Captain Trist Treval of Battlegroup Zakar is a cold and cunning fighter. Infamous for his unforgiving nature and calculating ways, war has been his life. Now, with three little words, “you’ve been matched,” everything changes. He’ll destroy anything and everyone who tries to take his beautiful new mate from him, including the foolish doctor from Trion who arrives on the battleship claiming she belongs to him.

The Reviews!

	La Blue
3.0 out of 5 stars I didn’t enjoy this book and probably won’t read it again.
Reviewed in the United States on July 12, 2019
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I liked Miranda at first but by chapter 11, not so much. It was all “I want, I want, I want”. I get that you have needs and you should find yourself as you grow. But there are plenty of men who would have shown her that, even if they can be less than stellar at it all the time. Why she married a man that would make her feel like she had cooties after sex I don’t understand.

Now, I liked Brax. She was with him sporadically for six months. I don’t honestly think she gave him enough time to find his feet in their FWB before she took off to the IBP. The only way her choices made sense was because of his words and the amount of time he was gone for. It kind of read like she only spent about a day or two with him per month. That’s like a total of 12 days altogether. She never clarified her desire for a more serious relationship and I put that error squarely on her shoulders. Brax was just realizing how much she meant to him and then bam(!) she was gone. The serious nature of his job was a super distraction and can be excuse or reason enough for him needing time to get “there” with her.

Then the last thing I didn’t care for was the confrontation between the three of them. I was all into this story up until this point and had been eager for this showdown to finally get the three of them together. But Miranda thought very poorly of Brax in her head. And even called him a fool while he was groveling to her, again this was in her head. I felt she was demeaning towards him and that is not love. When you love someone you don’t see them as less than. Even if you fall for someone else at the same time. The heart is an amazing thing. It can expand to include many and can be super forgiving and I felt she lacked in that understanding.

I liked Tryst. He was a prillon who demanded excellence from a second. As for him giving up hope on a bride and never replacing his former second, I found inappropriately reflected his character, not just as a prillon but as a second in command of a battleship. In previous books, it has been shown that brides arrive at any stage in a males life, young or old once they have earned the right to be tested. So that was just poor planning or a remission of his duty as a prillon potential mate. But then, had there been a second there wouldn’t have been a point to this book.

Brax I liked, and yes he was a clueless guy that F#€ked up and lost his FWB/girl. But a lot could have been avoided had some conversations had happened and a little less sex. As I stated above a conversation about Miranda wanting a serious relationship, a conversation about Brax’s military record, and a conversation about whether any of them wanted babies.

This book was written well, even if I didn’t like how it played out and didn’t like the female lead. My favorite books are the two books with secret babies, one of which introduced the Miranda character. And of course nearly all of the colony books. But I didn’t like this story and I won’t read it again. Hope you can enjoy it more than I did.
Kindle Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Matched & Mated
Reviewed in the United States on July 10, 2019
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This is an established series, the 16th, that includes alpha quality alien warriors who are DNA (and whatever else) matched with an Earth female with pretty much 100% compatibility potential.

In this story Miranda, a divorcee, is living off planet Earth with her best friend Natalie though she wants her own family but has to have a mate to start that process. So far all she's only enjoyed a 'friends with benefits' relationship with a male who knows what she needs and is able to provide it, but, can't or won't progress into more.

Turns out the male, Doctor Brax, is a secret agent for the I.C.. Being a doctor/physician, he's able to infiltrate and complete his missions with high success rates. In his mind he can't commit to Miranda as his job is dangerous and there's always the chance he won't return.

Fast forward into Miranda getting fed up and signing up with the Interstellar Bride program. Of course she's matched on the spot and transported to her potential/probable mate. A Prillon. To remind you, Prillion's mate as a pair with one female, and, surprise, surprise, he doesn't have a second.

I just can't see a purpose for this book in the series. Yes, it features a sexy time story of repeated BDSM adult intimacy scenes, and gives a reason to feature a second chance romance sort of thing, but otherwise has no value.

A sexy times story for fans of the series and author.
Lauren
VINE VOICE
5.0 out of 5 stars Another fun read from Grace
Reviewed in the United States on July 10, 2019
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I love all of GG’s books. Each book is different and unique but all revolves around the Interstellar Brides program. This book was well written and the characters were fun to read from their POV. I didn’t find any of them to be annoying or frustrating. I loved how Brax traveled across the galaxy to take his mate back even though he knew it would not go well in his favor. 😍

While there is some BDSM elements in this book, it felt pretty tame and mild compared to others in my opinion. The title of “Master”, clamps, and waiting for commands during sex seemed to be the extent of the BDSM in this book. So if you want to branch out into the wonderful world of BDSM, this would be a good starting point to ease you into that sub genre. Great book with a HEA!

The Commanders’ Mate (Interstellar Brides® Program Book 15)

Commander Karter is a Prillon Warrior. His first duty is to protect his people, to defend the Coalition worlds from a fate too terrible to comprehend. Battle is his life. His heart. He fights. He has never once been selfish enough to believe he deserved an Interstellar Bride. Until he’s matched at the worst possible time.

Astronomer Erica Roberts has always dreamed of seeing the stars. Volunteering as an Interstellar Bride is a win-win, not only will she be able to see the galaxy, but she’s more than ready to take on the two alien warriors she’s been promised. She’s all in. But when she transports directly into the aftermath of a battle, she quickly learns this won’t be an easy match. Her two commanders are torn between battling the Hive and battling their need for her.

If a new Hive weapon can destroy a Coalition battlegroup in the space of a single heartbeat, what will it do to Commander Karter’s match? And how is he and his second supposed to keep their mate safe if they can’t even save themselves?

The Reviews!

Bookworm555
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved Karter and Ronan
Reviewed in the United States on March 20, 2019
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After seeing Commander Karter in several books and watching him interact with Dara (Chloe, Seth, and Dorian's daughter), we have begged Grace for him to get a mate and she answered us with this great story.

(To understand my review, I just want to put it out there, I read for story and could care less about the sexy times)

This story drops us right into the middle of the Hive war, as mentioned in the previous books, the Battlegroup Karter is actively holding back the Hive in sector 437. Karter was tested years and years ago and has been too busy to have any thoughts of a bride. Ronan is also a Commander and is just as intense as Karter due to the heavy weight of responsibility demanded by their positions. Erica has always loved the stars and jumped at her chance to be among them, especially after her testing as part of a Prillon sandwich (her words, not mine).

This story is told from all three POV and we get to see just how tortured Karter is and how much weight is on his very broad shoulders. I really loved Karter and Ronan and even though Erica is just a feisty as the other Interstellar Brides, I guess I just wasn't as impressed with her as I was with the other brides - she does love both of them and fights for a true mating but that's about it. BUT, Karter and Ronan make up for any deficiencies I felt Erica had. The new development in the war is a major game changer and the Coalition is going to have their hands full dealing with it.

I love this series and while I have received advanced copies of these books (yes, I joined Grace's review team to get my hands on these books as soon as possible), I have purchased every single one. Purchasing these books and writing reviews so that others have a chance to discover this talented author's work is my way of supporting her and my habit 🙂
Judy C. Lewis
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE , LOVE, LOVE THIS SERIES!!!
Reviewed in the United States on April 3, 2019
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Title: The Commanders' Mate
Series: Interstellar Brides Program
Author: Grace Goodwin
Designation: Book 15 of Series, Can Be Read As Standalone, No Cliffhanger, *Novella Length #sciencefiction #romance #spaceopera #action #adventure #triad #MFM
My Rating: Five Sexy Sci-Fi Stars****
*All of the books in the Interstellar Brides Program feature one woman finding love with one (or more) sexy warriors, usually alien but sometimes human. Each can be read as a standalone, but there is an underlying interconnected conflict with crossover characters, which is why this reviewer recommends reading the books of the series sequentially. If you're a fan of erotic sci-fi romance, it's one decision you'll never regret and will certainly enrich your reading experience. There is no page or word count given but this reviewer estimates this book to be a longer novella with approximately 40,000 words or 120 pages.

I adore science fiction, completely smitten with hot, alpha aliens, and totally addicted to romance, so when I can get the perfect trifecta of all three, I'm in reader heaven! And Grace Goodwin delivers every single time! I found Goodwin's work a few years ago and have been hooked ever since. She's one of only five Sci-Fi Romance authors on my automatic buy list. When Goodwin has a new release, I never even bother to read the blurb or reviews; I just one-click and dive in! I own all 15 books in her original Interstellar Brides Program Series, all 9 of Interstellar Brides: The Ascension Saga, all 6 of Interstellar Brides: The Colony, plus all 5 of the Interstellar Brides: The Virgins Series and, like all of her followers, anxiously await each new release. Yeah, I think it's safe to say I'm a fan, and I've never regretted a single purchase! But I digress, so let's talk about this book. Fans have been clamoring for Commander Karter's story and one thing I can say about Goodwin, she listens to her readers. This was probably one of the most highly anticipated books of the series and Goodwin delivered in spades. There were so many things I enjoyed about The Commanders' Mate. It's fast-paced, easy to follow, and well written, as always, with snappy dialogue, an intriguing storyarc, and a large cast of engaging characters. But before I continue, I'd like to say - WOOHOO! WE FINALLY FIND OUT COMMANDER KARTER'S FULL NAME! It's Makaed Karter, aka Kaed! Hey, what can I say? I've been smitten with the enigmatic Prillon warrior battleship commander since he was first introduced at the beginning of the series and like my fellow fans, I've begged shamelessly for his story. I knew it would take a very special woman to lasso this space cowboy! But Erica Roberts from Earth was so much more than just special, she was intelligent, feisty, courageous, and determined, with a capital D. She was also extremely tenacious, like a dog with a bone, and refused to allow anything to stop her from getting her man, or I should say men since Prillon warriors always mate in pairs. And she was an astrologer! How cool is that?!? Pretty darn cool, I'd say, especially since her background and knowledge in Astrology not only helped save the day but also was instrumental in saving every single person on Battleship Karter! As I said, Prillon warriors mate in pairs, two males for each female, a primary and a secondary, but I had no idea who Karter would choose as his second. I knew he'd have to be exceptional and Prillon Warrior and Coalition Intelligence Core Commander Ronan Wothar was definitely one hunk of hot alpha love! WARNING, WARNING, WILL ROBINSON! Sexy times ahead! lol... Ronan had been Karter's life-long best friend and chosen second, that is until 5 years ago when he was reported killed in action. Thankfully, Ronan wasn't dead; he had been working with the Coalition's super-secret spy organization dubbed the Intelligence Core. If you've read Fighting for Their Mate, you may recall it featured human female warrior Commander Chloe Phan, who at one time was also an agent for the Intelligence Core. These guys don't play around. They're a nasty bunch of spies. But Ronan was tired of his isolated existence with the I.C. and truly grateful for the chance at having a mate. But poor Kaed... when it rains, it pours for this battle-hardened commander. In one fell swoop, he simultaneously discovers his long-thought-to-be-dead friend is actually alive, AND he finally has a mate, and not just any mate but a 99% compatibility match! Oh my! Kaed had given up on ever being matched by the Interstellar Brides Program and resigned himself to being alone. Actually, he preferred it that way. His life was dangerous and full of responsibility. He was dedicated to his fleet and it was his job to ensure the safety of the thousands of warriors and families under his command. He had no time for a relationship or a mate. But the heart wants what the heart wants, despite trying to convince himself otherwise. Kaed was determined to send Erica away and never allow her to wear his mating collar. Yeah, good luck with that, Kaed. Remember when I said Erica was feisty and determined? Well, she had other ideas and to heck with the merciless Hive enemies. Erica was hellbent on having her happy ending, with both Kaed and Ronan. And when Erica makes up her mind, there's no changing it. It was a battle of wills, but we all know women are actually the stronger sex, right? When a woman sets her sights on something, nothing will stand in her way. Kaed and Ronan had no idea just what a fierce human female was capable of doing, especially in the name of love! Ronan capitulated fairly quickly, but Kaed was so much slower to acquiesce. I wanted to smack him upside his handsome head - several times! But it was so much fun watching the three of them dance around each other, all the while trying to save the ship, save the day, and outmaneuver the Hive. Sigh... So romantic!

So, did I like this book? Yes, very much! Would I recommend it? You bet, and I am but only for adults. If you enjoy fast-paced, well-written science fiction brimming with action, adventure, danger, drama, engaging storyarcs, nail-biting conflicts, endearing characters, sexy heroes, sassy heroines, steamy passion, erotic sex scenes, and heartwarming romance, then this entire series is screaming your name. Will I read this author again? Abso-freakin-lutely! Just as soon as she releases her next book! And finally, was I entertained? Completely! I was glued to my seat, gasping for breath with a death grip on my ereader as the pages flew as quickly as the time! Fabulous entertainment and an awesome read! Well done, Grace Goodwin! Well done, indeed. And FYI, we, your fans, are still waiting for Warden Egara's story and not so patiently, I might add! lol...
SLF
5.0 out of 5 stars Full of emotion
Reviewed in the United States on March 21, 2019
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This book is full of emotion, an intense battle, plenty of steam, a strong willed woman who won't settle for anything less than she deserves and the connection that the Prillon mates all have with each other. This book will make you smile and laugh, put you on edge, perhaps shed a tear or two and leave you feeling good. I went through the entire gamut of emotions and LOVED the story. When you finish the book, you HAVE to go to Grace Goodwin's home page and read the bonus epilogue. It is priceless.

Interstellar Brides® Program Book 14: Claimed By The Vikens

May the best male win…

The only thing former Coalition warriors Calder, Zed and Axon have in common are long years spent battling the Hive, and their eagerness to claim their personal reward—their own Interstellar Bride.

When news arrives on Viken that each of the warriors has been matched, they gather at the transport station only to receive two unwelcome surprises.

First, they are all matched to the same woman, and not one of them is inclined to share. Second, their mate has refused them. She won’t leave Earth and transport to Viken. Won’t give any of them a chance to win her heart.

But these warriors will not back down from a challenge. When one states his intention to travel to Earth and retrieve his mate, the others will not allow him to make the journey alone. Their mate will be seduced. Claimed. One by one, they will tame her. Make her their own.

The Reviews!

Sue Me
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast paced erotic story with lots of action and plently to hold your interest. Grace Goodwin at her BEST! HEA & Epilogue.
Reviewed in the United States on May 24, 2018Verified Purchase
What I will remember about this delightful book is that a putting together a family of four separate people takes time and some compromises. The men were at first competitive individuals. It took more time for them to realize that they were better together than they could ever be as individuals or couples.

When danger struck, they worked as a team to take down the guilty party. They put their bride, Violet and her love for her sister, Mindy, ahead of their own needs.

If You've been reading Grace Goodwin's stories, You'll love this on every bit as the others. If your new to Grace Goodwin's Sci-Fi romances, you've a treat ahead of you with this book. Grace is a gifted writer. You won't feel like your missing a big chuck of world-building or backstory. Just dive in and ENJOY!

Bookworm555

5.0 out of 5 stars 4.5 stars of Viken awesomeness
Reviewed in the United States on May 16, 2018Verified Purchase
I have purchased every book in the Interstellar Bride series - both the mainline and the offshoots (the Colony and the Virgins) and I have never been disappointed in any of the books. While my favorites in the series are any that involve Atlans and the Vikens are my least favoites, Grace Goodwin always writes a good story. Grace's characters and worlds are well developed and intriguing and her plots suck you into the story quickly and never lull.

I won't give away any spoilers, but the blurb only scratches the surface of what this story is really about. The fact that these three Vikens were not expecting to share a mate (unlike the previous Viken book) gave the author the chance to slowly bring these three Vikens together, despite their differing ways of claiming a mate and their desire to not share her. Violet's reason for refusing transport to Viken is a what really drives the story and as it is such a fantastic twist to the Interstellar Bride series - I won't say any more about it.

As I skim over the sexy parts (because I prefer story to titillation), I would say that there are enough and that they do not over power the story. The conclusion gives us a perfect solution to Violet's problem.

If you have not read any of the Interstellar Brides books, I would not start with this one. I would suggest reading the other three Viken books before this one, as many little threads from other books are woven into this story and may leave you a little perplexed at times (even though the author did an awesome job of briefly explaining everything).
SLF
5.0 out of 5 stars What would you do to have a family of your own?
Reviewed in the United States on May 19, 2018Verified Purchase
This was another great Interstellar Brides book. In this one, Violet is mated to three Viken warriors who thought they were individually going to find a mate. Violet agrees to the match and before she is shipped off to meet them on their planet, she discovers she has not been matched to the same planet as her twin sister. That has her calling off the match. The guys go after her, traveling to Florida to fetch her. She has 30 days to decide if she wants to be mated to any of the men. There is a bit of drama, steam and danger in the book as well as a discovery of what constitutes a family.. It explores what one would do to save their family or make their family happy.


Terry
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Interstellar Brides
Reviewed in the United States on May 29, 2018Verified Purchase
Just got pulled into this one. Loved the human Female.....Such attitude and not taking crap from anyone. That includes her three alien mates, Calder,Axon, and Zed. They sure were not planning on shring a mate when it came through that they had a human bride waiting for them. But they had to come together when Violet decided at the last minute to back out. The plan was to go to where her sister was, not a different planet and not with three mates. This book was awesome and fun and sexy and just plain great to read. Has some alien action and lots of sexy alien sex with three larger then life males that know what they are doing.

Interstellar Brides® Program Book 13: Her Rogue Mates

No rules. No laws. No mercy. She belongs to them now.

An Earth member of the medical recovery team on Transport Station Zenith, Harper meets two mysterious strangers from an unknown world. With intense eyes and even more intense desires, it’s easy for the two sexy-as-sin aliens to prove how good it can be with them.

Styx, a leader from Rogue 5, knows Harper is destined to belong to him and his most trusted enforcer, Blade. But when Styx is betrayed by one of his own kind, she’s caught in the deadly crossfire. Her mates must tread carefully, for even if they win the battle on the lawless outer moon, they might lose the most important battle of all, the one for Harper’s heart.

The Reviews!

Anna
Uhm, yes please, more Hyperion guys!

This was easily my fave in the series, including it's spin-offs.

The plot is a fairly standard "who's after my mate" typical of this author, but the change of location/culture/personalities made it feel fresh, not just a Prillon duo knock-off. And it's awesome.

Characterwise, finally, finally, *finally* we get a heroine who isn't a pretty pretty princess locked away for her good. Thank you lord. I know that some of the other ladies didn't start as such (lookin at you, Sarah) or didnt *completely* end up that way (Kristen) but I was so.damn.sick of stupid heroines running away-ish for some stupid reason (even if most of them aren't entirely written as the dumb damsel in distress). Harper knows what she is (a medic, not a fighter) and the one time she starts shooting, it's to protect a the wounded patients, where her choice is 'stand by and wring your hands or grab the gun'. She doesn't go off to solve the mystery herself, she doesn't hide away/insist she go with anyone into battle. Seriously, I cried tears of joy at having a normal person. She doesn't come full of raging insecurities or having been entirely alone all her life or signing up for a bride program and the shocked at the thought of having sex. She's not even a bride - she's a Coalition medic who's attracted to this dude, has someone try to kill her, and said dude says "I'm familiar with these guys, you can come with me cuz I know what to look for, or stay here where they don't, your choice." Like I said, normal adult woman who makes a logical choice knowing what it means. Thank you lord.

Styx and Blade are the author's default alpha males, realizing that she's not a pretty pretty princess, that such a person couldn't deal with their world/lifestyle, while also recognizing their need to protect her because she *doesn't* know their world. They're upfront with their sexual preferences while also making sure it's ok with her ("This is what I'm goingto do - if you have an objection, now is the time to say so") while still maintaining dominance. Speaking of which...

I'm so happy Harper wasn't all "this kink feels so good but I'm bad for liking it and spend half the book berating myself". Not that there was seriously any kink involoved, especially compared to the other duo/trio books. They playfully smack her on the butt once or twice, threaten to turn her over their knee one time, do the position that every 2+ does, but mostly it's verbal commands (no restraints, toys, or anything). In fact, I wouldn't even, in this day and age, call this "kinky". It's entirely personality - which isn't to say it's not hot! The initial hallway scene (heck, both of them)? Uhm, yes please, more?

All in all, this series was kind of getting stale for me from lack of variety. Introducing new aliens, new locations and new types (outlaw pirates instead of good guys, yay!) revved it back up. Hey author, let's do something REALLY crazy and add an alien female to the mix, whadaya say? I nominate Silver and a human smuggler dude. C'mon, there have be some humans who have gotten their hands on a spaceship by now.
Dee
Like I Always Say… Double the Pleasure Double the Fun!

Holy hot Hyperion alien beasts… the heart palpitations haven’t stopped since reading “Her Rogue Mates” the latest installment in the “Interstellar Brides Rogues Series”! I read this episode in one sitting and never moved… OK, I lied… I squirmed a little… OK, maybe I squirmed a lot but this is one totally hot book! Professionally written, the narrative is incredibly fast paced and flowed seamlessly from the first page to the very last. The characterizations are totally engaging including two for the price of one, Rogue 5 alien beasts and a strong, intelligent coalition medic (lucky girl!). Trust me, Styx and Blaze dole out all of the action Harper can handle (yeah, that kind of action!) on every horizontal as well as vertical surface available! As with prior installments, the world building is fantastic incorporating plenty of action (no, not that kind) intrigue, revenge, betrayal and all of the raw, filthy alien sex you could ask for… did I already mention that?! “Her Rogue Mates” is a heat seeking ménage missile directly targeting the reader’s heart with plenty of sweet romance and everlasting love. All of the Interstellar Bride Books (or spinoffs) including “Her Rogue Mates” are standalone novels and reading of any previous work is not required for total enjoyment.

So… If you’re looking to double your pleasure and double your fun, just “one-click” “Her Rogue Mates” right now… you know you want to! Remember sharing is caring!

Disclaimer: No Kindles were seriously harmed while reading this novel. Children 18 and over only!

Disclaimer for the Disclaimer… The term “seriously harmed” is not intended to include: overheating, scorch marks, minor melting or inconsequential fire that can be put out with an extinguisher. Fire retardant gloves highly recommended while reading. Reviewer is not responsible for run-on sentences, misplaced commas, to many of these thingy’s (…) and illegal use of overly descriptive language.

*** I voluntarily received an ARC copy of this book in exchange for my honest review but great authors are hard (nope, not going there) to find so I purchased my very own copy! ***

RATING DETAILS (Based on 1 to 5 Gold Stars):
STEAM FACTOR: 5 DOUBLE YOUR PLEASURE STARS
WRITING STYLE: 5 SEAMLESS STARS
PLOT: 5 FAST PACED STARS
ENGAGING CHARACTERS: 5 TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE STARS
SATISFYING CONCLUSION: 5 COMPLETELY SATISFYING STARS
Terry
Awesome

An amazing addition to the Alien bride series. I would not call this a stand alone because reading this book without the previous Interstellar bride books would not do the book justice. Although part of the series, we are not talking about being recruited as brides. In this book you have an earth woman that works for the coalition as part of the Alien version of the redcross on the battle fields. Harper has seen death and dying and is now drowning in her alcohol when she meets a Styx and Blade. Two members of Rogue 5, not part of the coalition of planets. And now these two gorgeous aliens are saying she belongs to them and she is in danger. But what if she goes with them? Are they good guys or bad guys? Good book, and seeing the battle from a different perspective was a change. A great HEA
Bookworm555
💚💚💚💚💚Freakin' Fantastic💚💚💚💚💚

Freakin' Hell! I knew Styx and Blade were going to be awesome as soon as they were introduced in "His Virgin Bride" and the author did not disappoint. Even though this book can be read as a standalone, I would suggest reading "His Virgin Bride" first as it is the introduction to the Rogue 5 Legions and Styx and Blade play a large part of that story.

From the very beginning, this book sucked me in and did not release me until I finished it. While it is in the Interstellar Bride Universe, Harper is not a matched Bride but a discovered mate.

Styx and Blade are a fantastic mashup of good guy/bad guy and are absolutely perfect. They are violent (when it comes to protecting their own), caring, protective, dominant, and let's not forget downright dirty. Harper has such a capacity for compassion that it is almost detrimental at times but outstandingly awesome at other times.

The plot has a little of everything - a heist, an assassination attempt, battles, celebrations, raging hot sex(though I tend to skip over these), spies, A NEW ATLAN THAT NEEDS A MATE (if you can't tell - I am particularly fond of the Atlans), and so much more.

Don't wait! Grab a copy, enjoy and then let the author know that we need Warlord Wulf's story!

Once again I received a copy from the author and voluntarily reviewed this book but I have purchased EVERY SINGLE book that the author has written for this universe and I have loved them all them all. (and as soon as Amazon stops holding the Kindle version hostage, this review will have a "Verified Purchase" stamp on it) FINALLY- 2 days after it's release(and it was available at all other sites), Amazon put it up sale. I may have to start purchasing my books elsewhere

Interstellar Brides® Program Book 12: Fighting For Their Mate

Once a commander with the Intelligence Core for the Coalition Fleet, a mission gone wrong forced Chloe to return to Earth injured and dishonored. But she’s seen too much and is restless in civilian life. This drives her to do whatever it takes to return to space, to where she belongs, so she volunteers as an Interstellar Bride. She’s shocked to discover her mate is human, but he’s like no one else she’s ever met…and he’s taken a second, a huge Prillon warrior equally determined to seduce her body and win her heart.

ReCon Captain Seth Mills lost both of his brothers to the Hive and vows to continue fighting. His bride is an unwelcome shock and he agrees to the Prillon custom of taking a second to protect the innocent woman destined to be his. No matter how determined he is to resist her allure, one touch, one kiss, and he knows he can never let her go.

Although she surrenders to their dominant touch, Chloe is no innocent. She’s a commander with secrets she can’t share. And when the entire Battlegroup is caught in a deadly Hive trap, she’s the only one who can save them all, no matter the cost. But Chloe’s mates won’t let her go into battle alone. No matter the risk, they’re willing to sacrifice everything…and fight for their mate.

The Reviews!

La Blue
GOD, I LOVE this series and the ...
spinoff series “The Colony” (which is my favorite, but not enough stories in that line yet). I love not just the romance but the UNIVERSE that GG has created with this series! It’s more than just a world build for this very clever sci-fi series but a more elaborate universe that encompasses sci-fi, romance, adventure, discovery and intense danger.

GG has created something so filling it’s up there with Star Trek, Star Wars or Dr Who. All this while being an adult erotica and a gripping read! I found this series when I was searching for sci-fi romance and boy I have NOT been disappointed. Although I get bored with all the sex scenes (in all the books there are ALOT of them and very graphic!) I think it’s definitely more a sci-fi story. The investment into the creation of this universe is extensive and really should not be over looked.

GG hurry and write more! I like to pile them up (a few books) and then binge read them all at once! I can’t get enough of the Atlans, Prillons and Warden Egara! I like all the other species too but those are my favorites. I’m also interested in the possibility of rescuing more assimilated hive drones. I love there stories in “The Colony”. Maybe one day learning more about the Hive and defeating them! ☺️
SLF
Fabulous adventure
Wow, what a fabulous adventure. Chloe was a former special ops type of warrior who had almost gotten killed because of a co-worker. He had placed the blame for the failed mission so she had been returned to Earth, working as a 911 operator and never being allowed to return to work. She signs up for the Interstellar Bride program thinking she will be sent to some other planet but is, instead, sent to a battle ship to meet her mates. The Commander of the ship finds out about her top secret background and she is recruited to do the same type of job she had previously done. She is such a strong warrior and to have a female holding such power was fabulous. The fact she out ranks her mates is frosting on the cake. There is steamy sex between mates, dangerous battles and much more happening in this book. It kept me on the edge of my seat from start to finish. I've read some of the Interstellar Bride books and they were great but this one was out of this world!
Jan
Can't wait till the next book
YEAH! I love these stories. And the fact that we have a human mate, male in the mix makes it so much more fun. I'm glad to read that Seth finally found happiness. He and his best friend, Dorian a Prillian, work so great together. Toss in Chloe with her skill and intell. I love when the women have a stronger role. Even though we know they all have secrets do to their missions and jobs it is interesting to find out more and more about the Hive. The Hive is more of a threat then ever before. But with what Chloe knows and our two guys loving and protecting her, we will crack this.

I cant wait for what is to come next. Perhaps Commander Karter with find someone or even Warlord Anghar or even our Warden with the Interstellar Bride. They all need to find love. Perhaps all them together.
lovelife
Love This Book-Plenty of Action
I am obsessed with Grace Goodwin's books, and they get better and better. I skipped over the 2nd chapter which detailed Chloe's dream during her bride processing time, because the dreams the brides have in the processing center are about sex, and I've already read enough of those. Other than that each story is unique, and I love the story line in this one. Chloe is intelligent and has high ranking in the coalition. She has a key role in helping to save thousands and is a true heroin. Her mates are a human and a Prillon, and although they have a few surprises in getting to know her, they are wonderfully supportive to her with a desire to protect her as well.