I love where Ms. James seems to be taking this series. The origin of the shifters is definitely different. It’s not the first Shifter Mafia book I’ve read, but she adds a good twist on it!
Gavan Drummond is the most powerful man in Scotland, he is neither pure nor innocent. Can I trust him to save my company?
My family has been making single malt whiskey for centuries and has a world-renowned reputation. A rival has been trying to put us out of business and acquire both our distilling methods and our land. In an effort to save me from a forced marriage, my grandfather leaves Drummond 51 percent of the business to hold in trust until I marry.
Now my grandfather is dead and I have to deal with the distillery, the rival family wanting me dead, and Drummond – the black tiger. But I don’t know where else to turn to for help.
Gavan offers me a Pact … submit for a year or lose my legacy. If I accept, will I be sharing the bed of a man or a beast?
The Pact is a dark mafia romance in the Syndicate Masters series. If you like intrigue, men determined to possess their women, and the strong intelligent women who stand up to them, then you’ll love Delta James’ newest Kindle melting paranormal romance.
Buy The Pact today, for a growly tiger shifter, enemies-to-lovers romance with twists that will keep you guessing.
Denise DeCrescito (From In Here)
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining story about a sexy Scottish shifter!
Reviewed in the United States on February 25, 2022
“The Pact” is the second book in the ‘Syndicate Masters’ series by Delta James. Strong characters, drama, intrigue, passion and the paranormal excitement of shifters combine in this fast-paced story. You can read and enjoy this book as a standalone.
Lord Gavan Drummond is the head of the Gallogass Syndicate in Scotland. Although it’s a mafia and a criminal organization, he has his own strict moral code of right and wrong. He and his clan also have a huge ancestral secret . And, along with his vast array of properties, legitimate businesses, and not so legitimate businesses, he owns the majority interest in Club Termonn, a BDSM lifestyle club. Blaise Munro was orphaned when an accident killed her parents. She was raised by her maternal grandfather. He raised her with love and with his knowledge of the family business, the Kilted Fire distillery is on Isle of Skye in Scotland, which is also where Castle Cat-Sith is located – the ancestral home of Gavan Drummond.
A dramatic event in her life connects Gavan and Blaise in unexpected and complicated ways that increase the attraction between them from a low-key simmer to a blazing inferno. Additional drama reveals itself as unknown persons are after Blaise and her distillery. She and Gavan enter into an intense D/s relationship with wildly rough (but consensual) physical intimacy. I thought a few of the secondary characters were very good, particularly Vera, Hamish and Dougal. There is a nice balance of the predictable and the unexpected. There are also little entertaining nuggets of familiarity when mention is made of places or characters from other books in other series by the author. I’m looking forward to meeting the next Master in the Syndicate.
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Homicide detective Angela Keen thrives on the city’s rough streets. But when she becomes the prize of all prizes in the dragon-shifter world due to her “high-energy” status, she gets more than she bargained for. Kidnapped by Lothair of the Razorback clan, Angela barely survives captivity before managing to escape. Hurt and alone with nowhere to hide, she faces certain death when Lothair uses the trace energy she leaves in her wake to hunt her down. But before he can reach her, a mystery dragon shifter intervenes and saves Angela’s life.
Now a guest of the Nightfury clan, Angela regains her strength as her rescuer, Rikar, the last living frost dragon, gradually breaks down her mistrust. Surrendering to her desire for Rikar, but still uncertain of her feelings, Angela goes against his wishes and agrees to be used as bait to lure Lothair into the open. As the battle commences, the true struggle comes from within: Will Angela return home to the life she loves, or forsake it all to be with Rikar?
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Series
Reviewed in the United States on November 12, 2013
Fury of Ice is book number two in the Dragonfury series. I was hooked on this series after reading the first book, Fury of Fire. After finishing that book I went out and bought the other three books in the series. So far I've not been disappointed.
This book takes up exactly where book one left off. It's almost like they are really long chapters in one book. Each individual book has it's own conclusion, but the big questions are not answered yet. I wouldn't recommend starting with this book. You need to read them in order. Otherwise you are missing a lot of the back story.
Dragonkind. Dragon shifters, who are born to a human female. Their sire is half human, half dragonkind. Due to an ancient curse, only males are conceived. And unfortunately, their human mothers all die in childbirth. Something Bastian, and his Nightfury brothers are trying to remedy. With the prisoner they are holding they just might have their answers.
All dragonkind are dependant on human females. They feed off of their energy, tapping into The Meridian, a pure power source, that lives in females. Some are much stronger than others.
Book one ends with Bastian, the leader of the Nightfury, searching for his pregnant mate. Myst, has been taken, along with the homicide detective, Angela Keen. Angela and her partner Mac have been searching for Myst in connection with a homicide they are working. The rogue dragons, The Razorbacks have broken into the police station and taken both females.
Bastian's second in command Rikar, was tasked to find the detective, wipe her mind of all knowledge of their kind and send her on her way. In doing that, Rikar fed off of Angela. And he knew right then and there she was his. He would have to find a way to make her want him as much as he wanted her.
Myst and Angela were taken by Lothair, the second to the leader of the Razorbacks, Ivar. Ivar has been collecting females with a high power signature, planning to experiment on them. He's trying to breed females. So his kind would not be dependant on human females for their feedings.
Angela escapes the Razorbacks. But Lothair has damaged her. Both physically and emotionally. She is in bad shape when Rikar finds her. But he has her. Now all he has to do is prove to her he is a male of worth. And not one that is going to hurt her further.
There is also a small sub plot involving Angela's partner, Mac. After the attack where Myst and Angela were taken, Mac is not doing well. He was hit by something nasty that the dragon spit at him. Now he's in for a really wild ride. His life is not going to ever be the same.
I like this series. I know from reading other reviews, that some don't like them because they are similar to the Black Dagger Brotherhood books. I've read those books as well. And yes there are similarities. But they are different. This series is very well written, I was fully immersed into this world immediately. The characters are real and the more I read, the deeper I sank into their world. I look forward to reading the next one.
5.0 out of 5 stars Love the series! BOOK AND SERIES SPOILERS!!
Reviewed in the United States on November 8, 2013
This is a fantastically written series, with only two exceptions. Not enough editing resulting in some timeline and detail mistakes. Minor. The only thing for the whole series, as a criticism, is the increasing overuse (which doesn't do justice to this issue) of the word "s***kickers" when referring to the combat boots the guys all wear.
The author uses it so much, it is really annoying, as the term gets used more and more often as the series progresses. Wick's book (#4) is the worst on the s***kicker front, but is rock solid on the cliffhanger front.
This book, #2, specifically, was written much better than Bastian's tale, more realism, too, as far as the falling in love instantly thing, separating Rikar's human self from his dragon. My one major criticism? No one, and I mean no human being, man or woman, would make as much emotional progress as Angela did in so short a time, after being tortured; physically, medically and psychologically, then repeatedly raped. Even though she was only held for twelve hours, she would not accomplish so much healing on the emotional and mental front.
That failing is mostly covered up by the realism of Angela's emotions and psychological pain, as well as it being mirrored in Rikar. Rikar's transition from a bad ass warrior with historically emotionless feedings and sexual one hour stands to becoming a one woman dragon before they even make it off the LZ at Black Diamond is actually a lot more believable than Angela's emotional jump from being damaged forever (so she thinks) to in love and more, absolute emotional trust in Rikar, so quickly.
The only thing I really dislike? That the author is working other projects and publishing other books in between Nightfury books, elongating the already typically long wait in between releases in any series....stick with the dragons!!! She also gave no hint who would be next among the Nightfuries to fall in love or what females might be included.
There is no one left (that I can think of) to be the next Nightfury "My Lady." HE females stick together and now that Angela, Myst, Tania and J.J. have their dragons, there isn't any other HE females who are connected to any of the four. That only cranks the suspense and anticipation for book 5, though. I can only pray it is already at the publisher's, instead of not even written, yet.
You absolutely need to read the series in order, if you want to make sense of all the Dragonkind stuff. Speaking of which, Forge's transition to Nightfury is a very poignant part of this book, as is Mac's reunion with Angela.
“That’s right. The men who use my services prefer big, beautiful, bold, confident women,” Gerri replied. “I understand not all women will be confident with their bodies, especially with the fiasco that is society on Earth. But having some love for their curves is a must.”
Plus-size Rebecca is on a jaunt to another world. She had hopes of finding herself a nice, sweet shifter like her sister, but somehow she ended up attracted to the big, fiery dragon. A dragon who isn’t looking for love. If only he didn’t have eyes that made her want to take her panties off and a body that sent her hormones into a frenzy, life would be a lot easier.
Vikter Dragos is dying. His dragon couldn’t find a mate and he’s at the end of his time. He’s fighting the attraction for a sassy, curvy human, but it’s near impossible to stay away from her. If only she’d been his mate, everything would be smoother. He’s losing control of his dragon and his emotions. With Becca around, he didn’t know what to expect.
Becca’s in constant confusion over Vikter’s hot and cold attitude. One moment he’s kissing her like the world’s going to end, and the next he’s warning her away from getting attached. Figuring out how to scale this dragon might take more patience than she’s got. When competition arises and Vikter sees another wants Becca, he’ll face his feelings or risk losing her forever.
These two were such a hoot to read about! I try very hard not to laugh while reading because that draws my hubby’s attention. But these two were an absolute joy to read. I’m looking forward to more!
5.0 out of 5 stars Another fantastic PDA book by Milly Taiden
Reviewed in the United States on September 8, 2015
Another fantastic PDA book by Milly Taiden! Scortching hot, well this is a dragon we are talking about, so be sure water is available. It is a stand alone with a HEA. However, you may want to slap a stubborn butt dragon before the end of the book. Vikter is dying after not being able to find his true mate. His dragon is retreating and severing the communication to Vikter. Becca is a human who loves dragons, she is full of passion and speaks her mind.
Vikter is hot and cold when it comes to Becca, and they skirt around each other. Becca is mad due to Vikter's attitude but is still drawn to him. One day she ses a golden dragon and pets it. Rubs her hands all over the dragon, this may be what really wakes Vikter's dragon and the man up.
When these two do get together the results are explosive! Beware: this book is hot, steamy, and full of attitude.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.
5.0 out of 5 stars Fire breathing isn't the only thing making this story hot!
Reviewed in the United States on September 10, 2015
Who doesn't dream of being a princess in a tower protected by a fierce dragon? Milly knows this is most of our inner little girl's secret wish, so she gave it to us, in brilliant colors!
Becca is a curvy girl. Viktor is a growly shifter. Gerri is a match maker. Razzy is a teen worried about her brother. What could go wrong?
Did I mention Viktor is a royal dragon shifter? And dragon shifters have to find a mate or lose their dragon, the other half of themselves? And they only have so long to find and mark their One? Viktor is losing his connection with his dragon and is worried he won't find his One before it's too late.
Becca isn't looking for a relationship. She is excited to visit a different planet. A planet full of shifters. Her travel partner, the ever relentless matchmaker Gerri, has other plans for Becca.
Watch the sparks fly, and the smoke roll!
This story is another great addition to the PDA series. Each book is a standalone, but you can't read just one! Whether this is your first PDA book, or your 8th, you will love this book. If this is your first, go read the other 7! You will thank me later.
Elizabeth E. Neal
5.0 out of 5 stars The pull is there, but what if the mating urge isn't?
Reviewed in the United States on April 21, 2017
Vikter, a dragon shifter, desperately needs to find his mate. It's literally a life or death situation. Knowing he needs to connect with his to give his dragon a reason to live, he's contacted Gerri, matchmaker extraordinaire, but has resigned himself to his fate.
Rebecca (Becca) feels like she's in another world. Oh wait, she is. The room she's given in the palace changes colors and decorated itself. While that's a pretty cool trick, it's a little freaky. But it did get her love of dragons correct. Now maybe she'll have the same luck with Gerri finding the perfect man for her.
“Oh, honey. You have no idea what’s in store for you.” - Gerri to Becca
Vikter knows his family and friends are worried, noticing his appearance and surly attitude. When Brecc implores him again to visit him, Eros, and Charlotte, Vikter agrees, though he knows he won't be pleasant company. He likes Charlotte and envies how happy his friends are with their mate.
Becca is visiting her sister, Charlotte, and meeting her mates. Nope, not a typo. Plural. Lucky girl, right? When Charlotte needs to leave with her mates to visit Brecc's sister, Becca entertains herself and changes her life at the same time.
Vikter would do anything for his little sister, Razzy, so he agrees to the ball, knowing it makes her feel closer to their mom, having lost her, and Razzy is worried about him. He wants to give her this memory before he's gone. But when he meets Razzy's new friend, Becca, he suddenly feels hope, as well as thankful for Razzy's clever introduction.
Will Vikter take a chance? Even though he desires Becca, why is he pushing her away? Isn't Becca his mate? If so, and she can save him, why is he warning her not to get attached? Does he not want to be with her? Becca feels the connection between her and Vikter, but can she handle his sudden hot and cold attitude changes? Will Vikter and Becca get their HEA?
One-click now and follow along as two people face a life and death struggle to have their future.
Great continuation of the story. Gotta love this group of friends. They stick together through thick and thin. Looking forward to reading more.
After years of lusting over Jake Wolfe, Nicole finally got a taste of the dirty-talking bad boy. During the scenting ceremony, he showed her how explosive things can be between them. But Nicole doesn’t do love. She doesn’t even know what love is. So how can she know if a relationship with Jake would be the right path to take?
Jake Wolfe wants Nic more than his next breath. She’s curvy, mouthy and so hot his blood boils just thinking of her. But Nic’s been keeping him at a distance. And Jake is tired of her games. One fateful trip to Sin City and all bets are off.
After a fun night of drinking, Nic wakes up married to Jake and with a second shifter wanting her for himself. She’ll have to finally face the feelings she has or shut them out forever. Their newly formed bond will either allow her to open her heart to love or leave Jake without a mate to call his own.
Nicole H. Vela
5.0 out of 5 stars Undeniable
Reviewed in the United States on November 9, 2014
Book 3 of sassy mates, is everything I could possibly want in a book, was laughing, crying and the pack dynamics(Nicole's horrible parents)is always a mystery to me, but loving the fact a family can embrace you no matter what!Gave the book 5 stars, the storyline is original and fresh and stays true to the series. Milly constantly amazes me, every series is different, sexually explicit as they are they are in no way trashy..highly addictive and mesmerizing all in one book! Nicole Acosta,has pined over and fantasized over one smoking hot wolf, he is virtually untouchable but the temptation is seductive and addicting! This club and his wayward heart has her retreating, it could never be..he is a womanizer and has many woman coming out of the woodwork! Nicole realizes she has never had love of a family or of a good man, will it ever change?Can this just be a show?He could never want her,could he? Jake Wolfe has lusted and dreamed of Nicole, the sexy smoking hot woman calls to the wolf.Everything about her has him turned on, he is ready, to claim and mate.But is it enough, to sustain a loving caring relationship, sex is sex but love? Jake is playing for keeps, and a trip to Sin City has him tearing down the wall around her heart.When stakes are high can these two bet on love and win?And when another wolf shows interest ,what will become of the lovers. We see a shewolf digging her claws, and protecting her own and finally releases the baggage! This book has hot sexy wolves, insatiable appetites and desires and everything that you can possibly think of in a fascinating,captivating series..it's a must-read read. Milly Taiden has her reads enchanted in another world!
Theresa Esterline 5.0 out of 5 stars Sometimes the best things in life are the unexpected surprises! Reviewed in the United States on July 31, 2014 Verified Purchase The Sassy Mates are back again with a whole new twist this time! This is book 3 in the series, be sure to check out the first two before reading this one. So this books starts off at the same point as the first two, at the scenting ceremony. If you are like me and love Milly's hot and sexy starts, this one will not disappoint 😉 Then we fast forwards to a few months later, reminding us of what has happened to Jordan and Karla in the first two books before continuing on! Book 3 focuses on Jake and Nic, you can expect hot & sexy scenes, comic relief, frustration at the evil scum, and lack of communication - what more could you ask for! Nic has a very cold mother and step-father, who only are looking for fame and power, they never have shown Nic love so when she finally starts to feel something for Jake she is so confused! And now a bit about the story...
Jordan is worried about the plans for her upcoming wedding, after the attacks on her and Ellie she is nervous, and now she has to plan this gigantic wedding. Nic comes to the rescue with the idea of heading to Vegas for a girls only bachelorette party to take her mind off everything. It will also let her to see her sister too, she will unfortunately have to see her parents too, but what is one dinner in a long trip to Vegas? Especially after she gets smashed and pulls one of the standard Vegas tricks. Little does she know that trick is what will save her life and her heart!
Favorite passages: - “My kids think there was some sort of miracle conception where they’re concerned.” She shrugged her shoulders and smiled at Kel. “If only they’d realize it took a lot of growling and spanking to actually get each of them.” - “I’ll tell him that if he hopes to get any kind of a long lasting relationship with you he better do more than make your panties wet.” - “You belong to me.” His evil smile grew wide. “You’ve been bought and paid for, little one.” - “You got chocolate and coffee? I might let you seduce me all over again for some of that.” - “Cut it out. You know you’re hot. All those tattoos can drive a woman wild in all kinds of ways. Let’s not forget the sexy ass.” - Ellie shrugged. “You know what they say, whiskey gives you balls.” She passed him a shot. “Here, have one. Maybe then you’ll grow some too.”
5.0 out of 5 stars Milly Taiden delivers again with Unexpectedly Mated!
Reviewed in the United States on August 21, 2014
Overall Rating: 4.5 Rockin’ ★★★★☆
From the moment that Nicole met Jake Wolfe’s eyes it was lust, love at first sight. For eight years it was the battle of the sexes between the two of them with neither one the winner until the night of the scent ceremony. Since the night when Jake had claimed her as his mate, eight weeks had passed and Nicole had done her best to avoid him. She looked at Jake as a player, a man-whore, someone that would never settle for one woman and only one woman. The fact that he owned a strip club that had women paying shifters to strip really set Nicole’s jealousy button off. Everything about him made her feel insure and the fact that he had not stated how he felt about her didn’t help at all! Did they even have a relationship?
Nicole was driving him insane! He had waited eight years before claiming her as his mate during the scenting ceremony and what good had it done? She still would not accept him and avoided him at all cost. He was delegated to watching her from a distance more or less like a stalker. When he heard that the girls were going to Vegas to get away and relax it sounded like a good idea until he got a call telling him that another man had approached his mate. Not in this lifetime, he had waited long enough and it was time to complete the mating!
Jake has his hands full convincing his stubborn mate to accept him. Can Nicole see beyond the surface and see the real Jake? Will the war that is brewing between some of the shifter factions pour over and drag them under? Read this action packed, sexy novel and discover the World of the Wolfe family and their feisty mates.
Hero –Jake Wolfe: 4.5 stars
Heroine –Nicole Acosta: 4.5 stars
Steam: 5 stars
Plot: 4.5 stars
Would I recommend this book: Yes! If you want to read about a strong Alpha female and a sexy hot Alpha male this book is definitely for you! This book is filled with romance, lust, hot sex and conflict between the Alpha male and a sassy female.
Would I recommend this author: Yes! I have read all of Ms. Taiden’s books and cannot wait until her next book hits the book shelves. She writes phenomenal paranormal romance!
MaryLou Hoffman VINE VOICE 5.0 out of 5 stars SASSY LOVE Reviewed in the United States on February 24, 2015 Verified Purchase Title: UNEXPECTEDLY MATED Series: Sassy Mates #3 Category /Genre: Paranormal Romance Recommended for: 18+ due to sexual content Received from: Amazon purchase Grammar/editing: B – a few small errors
This is the third book in the Sassy Mates series. They do need to be read in order.
The first time Nicole met Jake, she was visiting her friend Ellie. She opened the wrong door and there he stood, naked and wet from the shower. Nic lusts for Jake. Jake knows that she is his mate, but Nic doesn’t understand how to love and Jake refuses commitment. Ah, but the social lubricant known as alcohol in the City of Sin leads these two down to the altar. When you get out of the way of your brain and let the heart lead, wonderful things can happen. Of course, some not so wonderful things can also happen and they will need to be handled.
Starting at the scenting ceremony once again, we are introduced to more of the personalities of Nicole and Jake. Their passion is smoking hot. Finding out about Nic’s family and the type of people they are, certainly does help to put her personality into perspective. I’m just glad that they hadn’t destroyed the fierce warrior that she is. She stands up for herself and I was cheering every step of the way.
In each of the previous books, I mentioned a theme. So, I will try with this one. In fact, I think there are two: ‘be true to yourself’ and ‘allow yourself to be happy.’
Milly Taiden never fails to deliver sassy, BBW girls and hot, alpha, protective men. I love this series. First there was Aric and Jordon. Then Nathan claimed Karla. Now Jake has finally gotten his Nicole down the aisle. Ellie has four brothers. Three have found and claimed their mates in spectacularly different ways. I can’t wait to see how Mason corrals his chosen sassy girl!
Return to the world of the Maverick Pride of Tiger shifters. There are still bachelors to be mated and Gerri is always ready to help!
Lance is a single guard in the Maverick Pride, but this Tiger’s about to lose his stripes!
Lance Jacosa has spent his youth working his way through the females of Maverick Point, but something is wrong, and the young stud has lost his mojo.
It’s a good thing Gerri Wilder is down for a visit and she’s brought a friend with her. Annalia Reese has agreed to accept help from her neighbor, the owner of a dating agency, but Shifters?
Is the curvy female willing to take on a guy with a Tiger-sized crush?
5.0 out of 5 stars Purrfectly delicious
Reviewed in the United States on January 30, 2021
Purrfectly Bound is purrfectly delicious. Curvy girl Annalia Reese deserves love a thing sadly missing from her life. She’s finally broken free from a toxic relationship with her sister and her brother in-law. Meeting the PDA phenom Gerri Wilder brings a spark to her life and a meeting with a hunky tiger shifter who will rock her world. I truly enjoyed this fun escape.
5.0 out of 5 stars Another phenomenal title by one of the best paranormal authors in the industry
Reviewed in the United States on January 29, 2021
Well this book was all kinds of awesome! I absolutely loved Lance and Anna’s story! It was so cute! Sighs, I really need me one of these girls. Seriously where are these busty shy hot freaks at? Like hello this bear is single and honest lol. The chemistry was off the charts! But that’s what you come to expect from a C.D. Gorri book! Beyond stellar stories with some of the best down to earth characters that share some of the most wholesome family values and fellowship coupled with hot steamy sex haha. Sandra and Glenn.... those two can go fly a kite, let me tell ya! I am very curious though what happened to Brenda? Will we see more of her? Pam after all was super hated and she was so misunderstood and lovable. Now she’s one the cherished mates of the series. Will the same happen to Brenda? Also wow we got news on the Hank front!! We now know what kind of shifter he is! Mums the word! No spoilers here! But I’m totally shocked. I don’t think it’s been mentioned unless I totally missed it in a previous book but I’m so looking forward to more from Gorri’s Paranormal Dating series. She truly has a wonderful grasp on how Gerri should act. I absolutely love her rendition of Gerri. It’s spot on perfect. This book was so pleasing. The Tigers started it all for me and I’ve never looked back. I’ve said this so many times. Gorri has so much talent. Stumbling upon her books has been such a blessing to me and escaping into her worlds have given this old soul and heart a break from the beating it’s taken. I know that when I pick up any of her books I don’t have to know what it’s about. I just know I will smile, laugh and sometimes even cry. She’s just simply amazing. Start from the beginning to truly enjoy this book. Even though it’s a standalone there are people mentioned that have come before Lance and Anna. So you might as well read the others first and be up to snuff on your Tigers! This book, like all the Tigers... is special. It gets 5 cosmic stars 💥💥💥💥💥and 2 radiant stars ✨✨from me! It’s a definite keeper for sure!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant story
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 7, 2021
Annalia and Lance are perfect together. It just takes her a while to accept that any man would want her, with her curly hair and curves. Lance is shocked that she is his one true mate. Gerri Wilder does not make mistakes though, and the Universe and Fate just needed her help to get them together. Eventually Anna realises that he loves her, all of her, and that her sister and brother-in-law were using her for her inheritance to live their lavish lifestyle at her expense. A very good judgement scenario in the end and Anna gets her own back on her so-called family. A brilliant story, and certainly worth 5 stars. Recommended reading.
He’s the leader of his pride, she’s a normal with no idea Shifters exist. Can Hunter convince Elissa she’s his purrfect mate?
The leader of the Maverick Pride needs a mate and who better to help him out than the incomparable Gerri Wilder!
Hunter Maverick is having trouble keeping his Tiger under control. The eight-hundred-pound beast that lives inside of him wants him, the Pride Neta settled, but none of the females in his Pride call to him. Only his fated mate will do, but where is she?
Elissa Phoenix has hit rock bottom when a blind date turns out to be an awful disaster. After refusing to put out to pay for her meal, a cold buffet dinner in the most rundown casino on the Atlantic City boardwalk, she jumps out of her so-called date’s car and decides to walk back home. Only it’s a two-hour trip by car and it just started raining!
Can life get any worse? A strange woman stops her stretch limo and offers Elissa a ride. She decides to trust her gut and gets in. Little does she know it is a decision that will change her life forever!
Gerri Wilder is on her way to meet the Maverick Pride leader when she spots a woman walking alone in the dead of night on a dark county road. She has her driver pull over, offering a ride to the curvy stranger.
Just like that, Gerri knows she has found the purrfect mate for the big bad Tiger of Maverick Point, New Jersey!
Sara Munoz 5.0 out of 5 stars Purrfect Mates Reviewed in the United States on November 27, 2019 Verified Purchase Another great shifter Fated Mates romance. It was very well-written with characters that you feel you know them and want to be their friends, except for one shifter and one sleazy human male. The way she was "purrfect" for him and he for her in their attitudes, actions and wants was very nice also. I dont't want to give away the story, but you will not be disappointed and cannot wait to read more about this clan.
I am voluntary leaving this review for this ARC copy of the story Sara Munoz 5.0 out of 5 stars Purrfect Mates Reviewed in the United States on November 27, 2019 Verified Purchase Another great shifter Fated Mates romance. It was very well-written with characters that you feel you know them and want to be their friends, except for one shifter and one sleazy human male. The way she was "purrfect" for him and he for her in their attitudes, actions and wants was very nice also. I dont't want to give away the story, but you will not be disappointed and cannot wait to read more about this clan.
I am voluntary leaving this review for this ARC copy of the story
ETK 4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome! Reviewed in the United States on January 15, 2021 Verified Purchase Gerri Wilder does it again & on the 1st meeting too.
Elissa was walking along the street in the rain after ditching her creepy blind date; when along comes Gerri who not only offers her a ride but, possibly a new job or a mate too.
Hunter was having not only problems with his tiger self but some Pride stuff too. He called upon Gerri to see if she could find him a mate. He didn’t think that on the 1st try that he would find his mate until he smelled something very good.
This book does have a tiny good vs bad plot & some sex scenes in it. But,, to find out more about Hunter & Elissa’s mating you’ll have to read the book
Tabi Ann 4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Story Reviewed in the United States on December 30, 2019 Verified Purchase I truly loved how the story all came together from the beginning to the end. I mean with everything that you read everything makes sense and comes together in the end. Of course we all have our Gerri quirks and our shifter drama. Dang males always thinking they are more powerful than someone bigger than them or even smaller than them.
The one thing I must disagree with was how agreeable Lissa was with everything being a human and not knowing anything about the shifter world. Needed a little more fight, not sex with that.
Until Next Time... Tabi
Tara Heilman 5.0 out of 5 stars Purrfect chemistry Reviewed in the United States on November 27, 2019 I am a huge fan of the PDA books. To have one of my favorite authors join the series, bonus. Elissa is having one helluva night. On her walk home, in the rain, she is picked up by none other than Ms. Wilder. This will change her forever change her life. She takes the news of shifters being real very well. But being the mate of one, an alpha tiger on top of it, is a bit harder for her to believe. She and Hunter definitely have chemistry, but she wonders if he needs her to secure his position. Finding his mate would solve all of Hunter's problems. The Pride quickly accepts Elissa as their 'Nari' and things seem to be going well. But there is one among them that is not happy with this new arrangement. When the couple is gifted with something magical, it will bring the two even closer. A bit of mystery, a little action and a whole lot of heat. An of course, a HEA. Ms. Gorri has done it again. I'm hoping to learn more about Brayden in the near future. I would love to learn his backstory. I received an advanced copy and this is my voluntary review.
Starfighter Training Academy. It was just a game. The newest, hottest video game release of the year. Choose a role. Build the perfect hero who joins you on missions to save the Vega star system from the evil Queen Raya and her merciless Dark Fleet.
Play for hours? Check. Obsess over the in-game romance between your avatar and the sexiest alien you’ve ever seen? Check. Win? Beat the heck out of the game? Check and check.
Open your door at 3:00 in the morning to find that smoking hot alien you thought you made up in your head standing there? Um… okay.
Wake up on the other side of the galaxy with that same alien insisting you’re his… and that you haven’t been playing a video game, but completed the training program to become the first Starfighter from Earth?
Florida Book Addict 5.0 out of 5 stars Another Amazing Book by Grace Goodwin Reviewed in the United States on April 22, 2021 Verified Purchase ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Ever since I read the first chapter of this book in a teaser email from the author, I have been counting the days until I could finally read the whole story. The waiting was excruciating, but the book was totally worth the wait! 🥰 Grace Goodwin is one of my favorite authors, and I automatically order her books as soon as they become available. As much as I love the Interstellar Brides series by Grace Goodwin, this new series is just as amazing. I really love the way the strong and sassy female characters are treated with the kind of respect that all women should get to experience in their lives. The main female character, Jamie, may start the story as a shy, introverted nerd playing a cool new video game, but she experiences the kind of great personal growth that can only come from having a supportive partner, successful efforts and finding their true purpose in life. While the main male character, Alexius (Alex), does not experience as much personal growth, he is still a compelling part of the story. The chemistry between the two main characters is explosive. Both characters are complex and multi faceted and you can’t help but root for a happy ending for this couple. With this new series, we are introduced to a whole new universe that is detailed and unique. The story is fast paced, full of humor, action, drama and fun sexy scenes. I just can’t say enough good things about this book. Each book of this series is a standalone story, and will center on one couple and their contribution to the overall storyline. Be prepared to read this book in one sitting! You will get so caught up in the story that you won’t want to put it down until the end of the book - and you will be ready for the next book in the series.
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Sydney M Neblett 5.0 out of 5 stars Time to level up Reviewed in the United States on April 22, 2021 Verified Purchase What a fantastic story! There is just enough reality that I was immediately enthralled in the outcome. The author really put me through the wringer with each new turn of the page, especially there at the end. I knew what was going on and yet my heart still skipped a beat. Jamie is the perfect gamer to become the first starfighter, she’s sassy and committed and not afraid to take risks. Alex is her perfect partner, he is dedicated and invested in her success, not to mention he is a gorgeous alpha male. I love the characters and can’t wait to see what happens with Jamie’s friends. They sound like they are every bit as sassy and gung ho as she is. Now it’s time for the real question, where can I get a copy of that game for myself?
Bookworm555 4.0 out of 5 stars Solid 4 maybe 4.5 stars Reviewed in the United States on April 22, 2021 Verified Purchase As another reviewer stated - I am go to date myself, as I saw the movie when it came out (The Last Starfighter - loved it)
To be honest - I found the first half of the book really hard to get into (probably because I had already seen it in the movie). I picked it up and put it down several times and read another book before I finally just buckled down and kept reading until the story grabbed my attention ~50% mark. Others who have not seen the movie with love all of the detail that Grace put into the story.
I just wanted to get to the action. Once Jamie was in her ship, the story the story shifted to light speed. The characters are great (and I really want Alex's buddies to get stories). The way that Jamie embraces becoming a Starfighter shows that she is so much more than a delivery driver. Alex is a hottie but this story is about Jamie.
I cannot wait until we meet Lily and Mia. I can really envision an English Rose in a Gundam suit playing Wreck it Ralph!
Grab it and enjoy (from a gamer and a sci-fi addict)
Sue Me 5.0 out of 5 stars For me this is the best of the alien romances of the year!! Reviewed in the United States on April 26, 2021 Verified Purchase I've always loved Grace Goodwin's stories and have read them all. The Interstellar Bride Series is an auto buy for me. I am still waiting anxiously for Warden Egara to get her mates (Soon, Please!). On to this new series: Jaime Miller of Baltimore, Md. is an introvert. She works as a delivery person, dropping off packages all day long, rarely seeing anyone. When she gets home, she gets to let out her alter ego, a Starfighter pilot of a super fast and deadly space craft. Starfighter Training Academy is the hottest new multiplayer game on the world market.
In the online chat room she pairs up with two new friends. Lily from England and Mia from Germany. Together they spend many months going through the game's many levels and challenges. They each created avatars for themselves and one to join them, each picking out traits from a provided list and created their personal ideal man. The only thing they could not pick out was the name of their dream man. Jaime's is called Alexius, or Alex of Valerion. He is everything she could dream of in a man: tall, dark, handsome, muscular, intelligent, Alpha, teasing or dominating on occasion. Mia created Kassius while Lily has her Darius. They are all more than a little in love with their avatars.
They are all provided with initial verbal responses both for themselves and the avatars. Toward the end of the game, they have added many more words and phrases. The trio and their avatars each have different responsibilities to successfully complete each level of the game, earning points as they progress. Jaime is only one game away from winning.
The girls have mixed emotions about that. They want Jaime to win, but the loss of each other and more importantly the loss of their male avatars is painful.
They go for the win. They work together and Jaime shines and wins the final game. The screen shows her receiving the Starfighter crest from her co-pilot (Alex) and he asked her to become his life-long partner, both in their Starfighter and their personal lives. Of course Jaime accepts. The official pronounces that the bonding is recorded in the Hall of Records.
Jamie knows that she plans to play this game again and again, each time choosing to be a Starfighter pilot, and hopefully getting Alexius as her co-pilot.
She says goodnight to Mia and Lily and then cleans up her small living room and heads to bed.
Around three in the morning Jaime is awoken by loud knocking at her door. When she opens the door it is to see Alex standing there. He has to do some persuasive talking to get Jaime to agree to come with him.
Thus, begins a fast paced action-filled love story that will keep you up too late flipping pages until you reach the HEA.
Can't wait for the next book in the series! A well deserved FIVE STAR rating from me! Loved every minute of reading! I purchased this book and received an ARC from Booksprout.
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.
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 Verified Purchase 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 Verified Purchase 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 Verified Purchase 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 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.
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.
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.
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! ☺️
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!
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.
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.