Review: The Monarch’s Mate by Miranda Bridges

Posted July 14, 2020 by Shari in Reviews / 9 Comments

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Review: The Monarch’s Mate by Miranda Bridges
The Monarch's Mate

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Series: House of Kaimar #2
Genres: Sci-Fi Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on November 11, 2019
Pages: 172
Format: eBook
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The Delight

We’ve made it home and now the women are finding out more of what this new world expects, believes, and where their lives are going. It’s not a pretty picture.


Review

I came back to this series after reading the first one, The Commander’s Captive, because I had to know more about why these men thought they had a right to kidnap human women as breeders. It seems they don’t feel they need to explain themselves even to their own race.

The story is told completely from Morgan’s point of view and while the author wanted to make us think it was a mystery of who the Monarch was, I wasn’t fooled at all. And how could Morgan be fooled that bad? Working on her criminal law master’s degree, I just had a hard time believing she could be that dumb. But she is. Morgan feels left out as most of the captives have been chosen as a mate or breeder. She knows from her friend Lia that she has been selected for the prince, Zaden.

The council on the planet is mix on mudding the DNA of their species. Morgan is at the center of this as the prince, the man who will become king, would have mixed children who take over from him and that was not what several of the houses that rule wanted. It really hit with what is currently going on in our lives and it pissed me off. So it did evoke emotions. The Pure movement was moving into the power of the country and planning to kill off the humans as well as the royal family.

Morgan and Zaden really didn’t feel right. Morgan is very mouthy, bold, but she also has a past that makes her revolt and feels unloved. Because we don’t see Zaden’s mind, we have to accept that he is in insta-love with Morgan. That doesn’t mean he will let her do anything and uses spankings as a way to reprimand her…and those spankings she loves. I guess that is what felt off. She hinted she like the spankings and would ask for them after she did something wrong.

There is criminal case that she does argue and she does win. But it all felt pressed, instead of natural. This we suppress emotion isn’t really a thing after meeting more people of this race. They have emotions and they aren’t all great emotions. Zaden says he never suppressed his and uses them as a weapon to keep people in line. It just felt like a crutch to use when the author wanted a stoic male and an emotional woman.

Oh, and these women get pregnant so fast it makes you wonder if any of them actually for through a 4-week cycle. They get pregnant on the first try or maybe they are drinking some weird water? In no time each woman ends up pregnant after one bout of sex. And they can’t resist these men because of their special saliva and tongues that drive them to orgasm in no time at all.

I had a love and hate relationship with this story and the first one. I wanted a great story, but I felt like I got a ADHD story wondering which way to go. But I can’t seem to stop.


Challenges Met

Reading Challenge #84
Review Writing Challenge #29
Literary Pickers Challenge #24 – On another planet


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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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Ethan
20 days ago

What a crazy premise. It gives me Mad Max vibes.

sherry fundin
20 days ago

i know some people would be turned off by the premise of the book, but it intrigues me too
sherry @ <a href=”http://www.fundinmental.com/”> fundinmental</a>

SEWhite
20 days ago

This is honestly exactly how I felt about this series! None of it makes any sense if you take two seconds and think about it logically. Not the motives, not the plot, there are gigantic holes everywhere. But I CAN’T STOP reading them because somehow I like the characters? Even though they make completely illogical decisions I want them to reach their happy ever after. And I keep hoping Miranda Bridges will fix the ladies on Kaimar who are infertile and want to have children with some gene or hormone or something they find in the human women. That would… Read more »

Sophia Rose
20 days ago

I shouldn’t be so entertained by the way you love these, but they really leave you scratching your head. 🙂

Carole Rae
17 days ago

Something in the waterrrrrrrrrrr