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!

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.

Interstellar Brides® Program Book 11: Her Viken Mates

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.

E. Homar
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.

Goldencat

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.
Margaret
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.
Christina Zepa
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😏

Interstellar Brides® Program Book 9: Her Mate’s Secret Baby

Natalie Montgomery wants a new life. While she may be rich, her life is empty. Her parents were never around, too rich and important to be bothered with a child. And when they present her with a emotionless fiancé, she’s done. As a volunteer for the Interstellar Bride Program, she is thrilled to arrive on the hot, desert planet of Trion, and in the arms of a seductive warrior who makes her body burn. 

Roark of Trion is not eager for a mate. Danger and the constant threat of war dog his steps. But one look at his new bride, and his mind is changed. Natalie is everything he ever wanted in a woman…so soft, so passionate, so submissive to his every need. An attack on their outpost leaves Roark fighting for his life. For her protection, Natalie is transported back to Earth. Roark thinks she’s dead. But she’s very much alive and so is his newborn son. Natalie’s anger and regret grows with each passing day her mate does not keep his promise to come for her. By the time he discovers his mistake, it may be too late to win back her heart.

BJaye Conway
5.0 out of 5 stars Fourteen Days and a Four Month Old Baby!
Reviewed in the United States on March 13, 2017Verified Purchase
Once again a great story. This time we are back on Trion, the desert planet. Roark is a leader of his people and is visiting a out of the way rural outpost when his bride Natalie is transported to his location. Their feelings for each other are pretty much instantaneous. They are separated when the outpost is attacked, Roark is taken captive and Natalie is sent back to earth to keep her safe. When Roark escapes and is able to get back to an outpost, he is told Natalie is dead. Likewise Natalie is told Roark is dead, much angst ensues. For some reason time moves differently between the planets, Roark manages to transport to Earth after 14 days to search for Natalie. Little does he suspect that 13 months have past on Earth and he is astounded to find Natalie and a 4 month old baby, his son. While trying to return to Trion to start over, they run into more trouble, over and over again. They only want to settle down as a family, but someone is trying to stop that from happening. The storyline is fast paced, almost too fast in places, but a HEA finally happens. Another good read from this series, I've really enjoyed all the books in this series, each with a matched couple and an HEA, but completely unique circumstances. My only issue is that I wish the stories were a bit longer and I would have liked to find out how the couples settled down in mated bliss, and sometimes with babies. I'm hoping that Ms. Goodwin will continue the series by linking stories as she did in a few of the books, then maybe quench our curiosity.
Heather
5.0 out of 5 stars My fav
Reviewed in the United States on October 24, 2020Verified Purchase
So far my favorite in the whole intersteller brides series. Mating, Alien, sex and action with story. Not just insta love and sex sex sex.
Natalie isn't happy with her life. Her absentee parents and cheating fiance. No more she signs up for the intersteller bride program and finds her mate with a 99.9 accuracy I believe. She ready to go claim her mate.
Roark hasn't found a mate on Trion. None of the female interest him so he gets tested to find His mate. A female that wants him for him. Not his position, wealth and status.
So they are a good fit. Great chemistry. However after an explosive first night they are separated and then drama and danger unfold. Each has a different experience and a baby is uncovered changing everything.
Terry
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this Book and Series
Reviewed in the United States on October 6, 2019Verified Purchase
I really love the Interstellar Bride books. This one has Natalie, a human, and a poor little rich girl where money does not by happiness. As a matter of face it is lonely, even feeling like a side thought of her parents, just not important. It is time to move on from all of this and her gross ex fiance. Enter thr bride program and her new mate, Roark. Roark new his one true mate was out there. and now she was here. One night of pssion and falling in love was all it took. Except for the interruption of a battle that left Roark taken hostage and Natalie sent back to earth for her saftey. I loved their story and how the writing follows both characternthrough the different time changes and their thoughts one what next? Loved the HEA
Mariah O
5.0 out of 5 stars Emotional Rollercoaster
Reviewed in the United States on June 29, 2018Verified Purchase
I don’t even know what to say, the emotions ran so high and deep my heart ached with both love and despair. Both feelings were felt deeply, sharply. She finds her mate, her home, her love... And loses him in a battle. Both think the other is dead and both struggle under the weight of the thought. As the book stretched out my fear that this might not end well was an acrid taste in my tongue but author Goodwin deals in happily ever after and I did get mine, tearfully so. She's such an amazing writer! You definitely will not be disappointed with this book.

Interstellar Brides Program Book 8: Mated to the Vikens

As an art dealer in New York, Sophia Antonelli’s worked hard to build her business, but fate forces her to make a deal with organized crime. When things go wrong, she takes the fall and is offered a choice: twenty-five years in jail or the Interstellar Bride Program. The choice is easy and Sophia is shocked to learn she’s mated to not one, but three Viken warriors.

After ten years fighting the Hive, Gunnar, Erik and Rolf are now the Kings’ guards at Viken United. Bowing to the new Queen’s wishes, they agree to share an Interstellar Bride. It should be an easy task since she’s matched to three of them, all battle hardened warriors. But none can save her from being kidnapped during transport. 

Accidentally mixed up in an evil organization’s plot to assassinate the Viken Queen, Sophia refuses to back down, even with her mates standing protectively in the way. After her experience on Earth, she’s not about to let anyone ruin her new life. Sophia will risk everything to expose her enemy, but when it comes to their new bride, her three Viken mates will do whatever it takes to eliminate the threat and keep her…forever.


Jo Ann Hines

5.0 out of 5 stars 25 years in prison or the interstellar bride program?!
Reviewed in the United States on December 11, 2016 Verified Purchase
When Sophia's needs the money to help her mothers medical bills she went to the mob. In exchange for the money Sophia helps transport money, diamonds, and arms. However, when her mom dies she thinks she would be cut loose, but she was wrong. Knowing the Feds are catching up the mob throws her to the wolves. Now her choice is 25 years in prison or interstellar bride program... choosing the bride program Sophia gets matched to 3 mates. She is kidnapped by mistake,escapes, united with her mates, and goes after the bad guy...she might be only 5'2" and petite but she is a wild courageous woman who has had enough of being taken advantage of!

MDGirl224

5.0 out of 5 stars Love this series!
Reviewed in the United States on December 11, 2016Verified Purchase
I have read all the books in this series and have never been disappointed. This is the 8th one in the series and with an Earth woman becoming the interstellar bride to three Viken warriors. The characters are well developed and the story line exciting. You don't have to have read the previous books but it would definitely increase your enjoyment if you do. This book has a courageous heroine and three hot Heroes along with an intriguing fight against a group of unknown bad guys trying to take over a world that only recently came together as one. Although the story of Sophia and her three mates is resolved in this book, I am eagerly awaiting the next ones to see what happens next! You've got to read this series!! Definite 5 stars 👍👍👍👍👍!
themadhag4.0 out of 5 stars The Series is Good Summer Fair!
Reviewed in the United States on July 27, 2017Verified Purchase
Light fair but they held my attention. Unlike so many of these novellas, the female characters are not aggressively stupid. They may veer to the to the "I don't know what he's thinking" side now and again but they come back from the dark side when it counts. These dominant males are more than just hot meat. I enjoyed learning about the Interstellar war with the Hive. The warriors that fight against the HIve are larger than life and the ones that get the brides and more than one dimensional. I have read the entire series and only once or twice was disappointed

Ann Shannon

5.0 out of 5 stars A great read
Reviewed in the United States on April 19, 2018Verified Purchase
Okay, if you've read any of my reviews, you know I love the Interstellar Brides series. I've read them all at this point and can't wait for more.

This one was a little different from the previous books in this series. It was a nice change up. It revisits the Vikens introduced in Book 3. Sophia's been matched to not one or two mates, but three and on top of that, someone doesn't want her to meet them.

There was, in my opinion, more mystery and tension in this book than in some of the others. It had me biting my nails to the end. My mantra was- this is an HEA, this is an HEA.
That being said, I don't think the others are missing anything without the added mystery and tension. It was just a nice change.

Interstellar Brides® Program Book 7: Tamed by the Beast

When Tiffani is mated to an Atlan warrior believed lost to mating fever, she will stop at nothing to save him, including sneaking into an Atlan prison to seduce his beast..

Sick and tired of the dead-end path her life is taking, Tiffani Wilson heads to the nearest Interstellar Bride processing center to start over. She’s promised an amazing mate, an Atlan Warlord who will not only relish her plus sized body, but heal her lonely heart.

Commander Deek of Atlan has lost control of his inner beast and sits in an Atlan prison cell awaiting execution. Unfortunately, nothing can save an unmated male.

When Tiffani’s transport to Atlan is denied due to her mate’s unstable condition, she will stop at nothing to save him and the life she was promised. Her mate is out there, he’s in trouble, and she knows she’s the only one in the universe who can save him.

Deek and his inner beast take one look at Tiffani’s soft, lush body and know they will do anything to possess her, even if it means pushing her sensual limits or taking her over his knee. But it’s not just Deek’s tenuous hold on the beast that stands in the way of their happily-ever-after, for Deek’s descent into mating fever was no accident, and his enemies will not surrender so easily.

Debbie Kilburn 5.0 out of 5 stars Plus size
Reviewed in the United States on May 8, 2020 Verified Purchase
Tiffani was sick of a dead end job, all of the sleazy bosses and all of nasty jokes about big women. Finnally, she had enough! She spent her life savings and went to the bride program. And they find a match, but there's a problem. The match is condemned to die. Tiffani refused to let him die if she could stop it. So, she insisted that the match go on and she transported to where she needed to be. Then she finds out she will need to do, go to a prison cell. Deek is almost beyond help. He's in beast form because of mating fever. I leave it to you to find out more. But I will tell you that is worth your time to discover what and who. This is definitely a Grace Goodwin tale of love with an alien and a human woman. This is an adult only book times two.

Heather

4.0 out of 5 stars Give me my Beast
Reviewed in the United States on October 17, 2020Verified Purchase
Tiffany is a full figured woman who is fed up with Earth and all the drama and men. She puts her trust in the intersteller bride program to find her perfect match. Not only is she eager and more than willing when complications arise she demands to be transported to her mate.
Commander Deek is scheduled for execution after he has trouble controlling his beast. As they parade unmated woman after woman in front of his cell to entice him to mate his beast rejects each one, wanting only a true mate. Even at the cost of his life the beast isn't willing to settle for anything less.
I found this story a little refreshing. The woman is all for it. She wanted her man or male. Wanted what the bride processing dream showed her. She wanted it all. This story had a little more substance that others. You get a little drama with uncovering a secret plan rather than just plenty of sex. Although there is plenty of that too!

Lisa A.

5.0 out of 5 stars I love this series...
Reviewed in the United States on December 14, 2020
Tiffani, an insecure big girl, was tired of being made fun of on Earth so she signed up to be an Interstellar Bride. She’s matched to Atlan Commander Deek but he’s lost to mating fever and is scheduled to be executed. There is no way that Tiffani is going to allow that to happen. He’s her mate and she won’t allow anything or anyone to stop her from claiming him.

Serena B

5.0 out of 5 stars This is a book I will read again !!
Reviewed in the United States on June 25, 2019Verified Purchase
I have read this Author before, and the one thing I enjoy , is that the books are similar, yet different .
In this book , Tiffani is a " big girl " . Not the size 0 - 6 that the media wants us to think is " normal " . So , she has felt that know one , especially men , could see her worth . So , feeling alone and alienated from her community , Tiffani signs up for the Interstellar Bride program.
She has been matched to a fierce Alien Warrior , from Atlan . These WARRIORS have a Beast inside them , that helps make them one of the best fighters in the GALAXY.

Only one problem, Her matched mate is scheduled to be terminated. Which means that she will have no mate....
Which means that she has No where to go .......
Will Tiffani sacrifice everything for a male that she doesn't even know ?
Or will she just let this male die because of his biological make up ??

Interstellar Brides® Program Book 6: Mastered by Her Mates

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?

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?

MSY
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable Characters - Has Substance As Well As Smut
Reviewed in the United States on September 1, 2017 Verified Purchase
I downloaded this expecting complete and utter smut. It definitely contains that, but also a surprising amount of world-building and detail put into the story around the sex scenes. Things I enjoyed: The point of view switches between the three main characters Amanda, Grigg, and Conrav from scene to scene. The characters have personalities and their own problems, and despite their kinky marriage traditions, they expect Amanda to integrate into their culture and be a useful member of society, not just a sex bunny who lives in their private quarters.

The men and Amanda each had subplots with problems to face that were not just about the marriage plot. The sci-fi world was enjoyably well-developed and deliberately went against cliches (and our Earth heroine's expectations) on several occasions. I really enjoyed the dominant and submissive nature of the characters' sexual relationship, which pushed boundaries but never got abusive or non-consensual. The poly triad was both hot in the sex scenes and sweet in scenes where they looked after and comforted each other. It's believable that they could fall in love in such a short amount of time. I enjoyed this book enough to tell a friend to grab a copy and read it, and I'll definitely be checking out more of this author's work, especially work featuring poly relationships.

BJaye Conway
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Storyline and Plenty of Flicks and Licks
Reviewed in the United States on March 13, 2017 Verified Purchase
Another great addition to the series. Amanda is actually the first human bride to be processes and placed through the Interstellar Bride Program, though unknown to the program, she is actually an American plant, sent to space under dubious orders. The Commander and doctor who are her matched mates don't know this at first, but obviously figure it out. The story evolves around the motives and desires of all the different parties involved in sending Amanda into space. It is a good story, but I don't think Amanda was a very good information collector, at least for her Earth bosses. Through the ups and downs, a HEA is achieved. Even though this story is about the first bride sent, I'm glad it was placed later in the series, the familiarity with the whole concept of this expanded universe gave me a better appreciation for the issues Amanda has to deal with being the first bride. I also think the human response to the aliens was plausible, dead on really, especially the government, seems exactly how they would act and react, not believing how awful the Hive truly is. I really enjoyed this book for both the plot and hotness. Loved the flicks and licks line.

There is one thing that I didn't like at all, but it's not from the story. I absolutely hate the book cover. These warriors are supposed to be 7 feet tall, extremely well built and handsome. The cover does not reflect that at all. Unfortunately, the one man you can clearly see is neither extremely tall, extremely well built or particularly awesome in the looks department (sorry, I'm sure he is a nice guy in real life.) Most of the covers have been good to great, this one just doesn't cut it.

AMorganna99
4.0 out of 5 stars Good start to series
Reviewed in the United States on July 20, 2020 Verified Purchase
This was a good start to the series. I liked seeing how some of the 'first contact' aftermath played out and how mistakes were definitely made on all sides. Amanda goes into this with a set idea that the aliens are hiding the truth from Earth but is able to change her mind when the evidence is right there- something her bosses on Earth aren't! The guys were fun to watch adjust to having to acknowledge their emotions and how to work together to be a family. Sexy and fun, a good read.

J&L Brown (author of Deadly Sai)
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this story!
Reviewed in the United States on June 8, 2020 Verified Purchase
The imagination on how the Hive takes over a body and makes it part of the collective, how far away in the galaxy they were and how small Earth was in the scheme of things. How their bond evolves thru sharing and feelings being revealed thru the collar. I just loved it! Looking forward to reading one on an Atlan beseker!

Interstellar Brides Program 4: Taken By Her Mates

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?

hip.diva.chick
5.0 out of 5 stars Veterans honored.
Reviewed in the United States on December 26, 2019Verified Purchase
Love, love, love the absolute depiction of a honorable, strong and take a oh prisoners woman veteran! The strength of her convictions to change an entire world's view of 'contaminated' soldiers had me cheering. It was the flip side of her surrender to her mates that had me kicking off the sheets and turning the fan on. Wow!
Ann Shannon5.0 out of 5 stars An alien rescue mission like you've never read before!
Reviewed in the United States on March 5, 2018 Verified Purchase
Taken by her Mates- Oh my goodness! Prince Nial! My favorite Prillon Warrior by far!
Jessica is an Iraqi war vet and now a freelance photographer, only she's been framed and jailed on charges of selling drugs because she knew too much. Where better to get away from the people who assuredly want you dead than the Interstellar Bride program? Only once she matched to her perfect mate her transfer is denied, by the Prime himself. Jessica is heartbroken, no one wants her, not even the Aliens. But since her volunteering for the program and subsequent refusal commutes her sentence she's now a free agent. One that everyone thinks is off planet and she decides to use that loophole to find out and report the people who framed her.
What she doesn't expect is for her mate, and the Hive, to come looking for her. Or to fall in love with him.
Prince Nial has been contaminated by Hive technology and, in his father's opinion, undeserving of a bride because of it. Since his father is the Prime, ruler of the entire Prime world, he has the power to prevent the mating. Nial is done with his father's controlling ways though and will find his bride at any cost. (Does he have a cousin? I think he might be my match!)
I'm a sucker for the Prillon Warriors and I love the story of Nial coming after Jessica with the odds stacked against him. I loved that, for her, it wasn't love at first sight, though she did understand he was there to help her, once he'd introduced himself. And I love that her veteran status is able to give him and the other contaminated warriors a new lease on life.

Aquamarine1951

5.0 out of 5 stars Smoking Hot
Reviewed in the United States on March 12, 2017Verified Purchase
I love to read historical romance and sometimes I like to switch genres and after reading Taken by Her Mates I am glad I did. This story sci-fi story was smoking hot! I have had the book for awhile and finally had the opportunity to read it. Loved the premise of a human female being paired with aliens as an Interstellar Bride. The fact that Jessica was falsely accused of a crime and Prince Nial was a veteran who was deamed contaminated by his father because he was captured and changed by the Hive set up a really go story with a great deal of emotion and action. Ander his second was also a scared warrior which added to the one female two mates storyline. The book had my interest from the beginning and Grace's characters were well defined. This was pure escapism with more sex than I am used to but it was a good read and I enjoyed the book. I am looking forward to reading other books by the author.

Michele

5.0 out of 5 stars I absolutely loved this book
Reviewed in the United States on July 10, 2016Verified Purchase
I absolutely loved this book. I have followed Grace and have all her 4 books in this series. I eagerly await book 5. This series starts with a preview of the sex that the heroine will be getting later. I love the uniqueness of this series which is an off-shoot of the recent interstellar brides trend. I love the abrupt beginning that is gently explained after and the blending of me and the heroine as we meet the mate and get to know the situation and the man. I love the strength of her heroines! I love how she unrolls her plots and the problems that come up!
Definitely a great and fun read
Taken By Her Mates

Her Cyborg Warriors (Interstellar Brides® Program: The Colony Book 8)

When her penchant for stirring up trouble brings danger to The Colony, they’ll stop at nothing to save her.

Nothing at all.

Professional surfer Mikki Tanaka didn’t want to leave her beloved Hawaii, the ocean waves, or the vibrant sea life she’s worked so hard to protect. But her protests and aggressive tactics didn’t mesh with the law and she’s found herself behind bars. Her choice? Ten years in jail or life as an Interstellar Bride. Never one to shy away from adventure, she decides to take her chances in the stars—with not one, but two sexy-as-hell alpha warriors on The Colony.

Surnen, a Prillon Warrior and trusted doctor, has been waiting for a bride for years. Banished to The Colony, he’s given up all hope, until a black-haired Earth beauty instantly steals his heart and his breath. But the highly disciplined doctor likes protocols and control, in bed and out of it. His second and an equally ruthless warrior, Captain Trax, agrees. Unfortunately, their new mate has a wild streak, a thirst for danger, and an appetite for violence that both shocks and thrills them. When her penchant for stirring up trouble brings danger to The Colony, they’ll stop at nothing to save her.

Nothing at all.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

You gotta love the warriors on the Colony. They’ve been through H#ll and came out the other side still fighting. Still willing to stand between the innocents and the evil that lurks in the dark. It was so good to see this pair of Prillons getting a mate. Even if they didn’t think it would ever happen!

Grace Goodwin is a USA Today and international bestselling author of Sci-Fi and Paranormal romance with nearly one million books sold. Grace’s titles are available worldwide in multiple languages in ebook, print and audio formats. Two best friends, one left-brained, the other right-brained, make up the award-winning writing duo that is Grace Goodwin. They are both mothers, escape room enthusiasts, avid readers and intrepid defenders of their preferred beverages. (There may or may not be an ongoing tea vs. coffee war occurring during their daily communications.) Grace loves to hear from readers