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?
I really liked the idea of the plot but will admit I was disappointed that the couple got frisky very quickly. I guess I just prefer a buildup when it comes to romance but can happily state the story became very interesting. Not only is Starr on a primitive, inhospitable, almost caveman like planet but she has to deal with natives who are anything but friendly! Yet Ms Bristol rolled out a far more complex plot than just a standard alien mating story. There's a reason Starr is mated to Torg and it all started before she set foot on a spaceship and her troubles are still not quite over!
Alien Mate was a fun Sci-Fi romance with plenty of steamy interludes. The Dakonians really do seem to want to do anything to get and keep women with very good reason but the trouble is, let's be honest, not all women are particularly nice. I really liked that the author showed the other side as it made it feel more realistic and then had enough up her sleeve to genuinely surprise me as the end drew near.
Yes, they get busy too quickly for my liking but it's a story with danger, intrigue, shocks, and of course, love. I'm a sucker for happy endings and got exactly that with Alien Mate.
This voluntary take is of a copy provided for me and these thoughts are my own honest opinion.