I'm Starr Elizabeth Connor. Earth's government falsely convicted me of a crime, packed me on a ship with other female felons, and sent us to Dakon, a primitive, frozen wasteland of a planet. Why? Earth needs minerals, and Dakon is desperate for females.
But I'm no barbarian’s 'mail order bride,' even if he is super tall, muscular, and the chief of his tribe. He doesn’t want a BBW blonde, either--it's written all over his chiseled face. He'll be truly angry if he ever learns what my 'crime' was.
I am Torg. I have waited 34 rotations for a mate of my own. With this shipment, I was sure to get a fine, sturdy mate who'll bear me many daughters. Instead, I receive a small, curvy, pale-haired female who looks at me with anger and fear.
It is only when we 'kiss' that I believe things may work out between us. But I'm hearing rumors that Starr and her shipmates are law-breakers. To survive, Dakonians must obey all laws … or be exiled into the frozen wasteland. Just when I have found her, will I have to send my mate to die?
Mail Order Bride service to aliens, framed for a crime she didn’t commit, huge handsome alpha male and lively human gal all make for a good time had by me.
I’ve already fallen in love with her cyborgs so it was not a huge leap to grab her fun and exciting alien mail-order bride romance.
The mail-order bride trope is a favorite of mine because I love seeing two strangers who might be vastly different find a way to work together and even fall in love. Add in a primitive alien setting and a dangerous suspense thread and, brothers and sisters, I’m hooked.
Starr’s not the typical mail-order bride in that she didn’t sign up for all this, but she’s a fair and compassionate person just as Torg is so they handle things pretty well once they get over the shock. She lands in the middle of it all without a clue beyond to fact that the mafia family back on earth thought this was fitting punishment beyond her already cruel long life prison sentence for a crime she didn’t commit. Starr keeps all this a secret when she gets with her handsome Dakonian. Normally, I’m not one for secrets, but I really couldn’t judge her in this instance because she’s a bit stuck in her situation and she got a good up close and personal what happens when someone is guilty of murder around there.
As I had hoped, the differences between their races and their thinking was addressed even as this pair were a hot commodity together. The story is a quick read, but an engaging one. Loved the mystery that started coming out near the middle. And the twist? Didn’t see that coming at all. Well played.
So, if a moderately light, but very fun and exciting sci-fi romance is your craving, I can recommend this one whole-heartedly.
My thanks to the author for the opportunity to read the book in exchange for an honest review.
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