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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