Since she’s creeping up on the age of bearing service, the Earth government wants Jassa to have a baby and then hand it off for a family to raise, but Jassa wants her own family. Which means calling Celestial Mates. One questionnaire, a bit of blood, and a race to get away from the Department of Population, and she’s got her wish—tall, sexy as hell, and occasionally green alien Vroe, the High Warlord of Vialea.
Vroe aches for a mate who doesn’t see him as just a rise in status. He wishes for warmth and affection and goes to Celestial Mates to find… Jassa Marizen. Yet his ideas about mating—Jassa mating him and forever being known as only Vrya—collide with hers. She doesn’t want to lose her past. He wants her to embrace her future.
And then there’s this other woman… She just wants Vroe to herself.
So, what I didn't like was the fact that one moment Jassa is about to leave Earth and the next she's arriving on a new planet, one were she's compatible with what turns out to be their King! Vroe is instantly attracted to the soft human he greets but unfortunately has a tricky issue with the exact timing of her arrival. I will say no more about that but it's not the only fly in the ointment. It's a different world with different customs and not everyone wants Vroe to be with the very human Jassa, but they are in for a pretty rude awakening as Jassa won't go down without a fight!
I liked the different feel and pace on the planet Vilea but was left with questions. I guess as this is a short story the author had to cut to the chase but I'd have preferred to know a tad more about the world she has created. There's a character introduced who at first seems to be a villain in an over the top pantomime style but then towards the end I got the feeling the author wanted to redeem him.
Considering this author usually writes very hot romance this book built up the tension allowing the couple to actually try to understand each other before just getting down to it!
This is a voluntary opinion of an advance reader copy.