After a life on the streets, Katie chooses the Interstellar Brides Program for a chance at a new life, a new identity. But when she arrives on Everis, her Marked Mate refuses to claim her. As an Elite Hunter, Bryn has to travel to Hyperion, a known world of gangs and vicious evil to bring an assassin to justice, and leave her behind.
She might be innocent in body, but Katie knows her honorable mate is walking into a foreign world, a world she knows all too well. If she must seduce him, she will. If she must steal away on his ship and follow him to another world, she will. And if she must seduce the sexy-as-sin leader of the criminal legions they meet to save her mate? Well then, her innocence is a weapon, and she's not afraid to use it.
|Series:||Interstellar Brides: The Virgins , #2|
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All of Grace's books can be read as STAND ALONE novels. Her Happily-Ever-Afters are always free from cheating because she writes Alpha males, NOT Alphaholes. (You can figure that one out.) But be careful...she likes her heroes hot and her love scenes hotter. You have been warned...
Grace Goodwin is an international bestselling author of Sci-Fi & Paranormal romance. Grace believes all women should be treated like princesses, in the bedroom and out of it, and writes love stories where men know how to make their women feel pampered, protected and very well taken care of. Grace hates the snow, loves the mountains (yes, that's a problem) and wishes she could simply download the stories out of her head instead of being forced to type them out. Grace lives in the western US and is a full time writer, an avid romance reader and an admitted caffeine addict.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
DESPERATE TIMES CALLED FOR DESPERATE MEASURES I enjoyed this second book in the Interstellar Brides: The Virgins series but can attest that it will read well as a stand-alone and the reader will not feel lost or unable to follow the story. While a group of women came from Earth to become brides in the Interstellar Brides Program, they will dream share with their future mate. In the first book, His Virgin Mate, Lexi and Von will be the first to become mates, with book two bringing Katie and Bryn together not only as mates but something even more sacred, Marked Mates. Katie never had an easy life on Earth, having drug addict parents, and a brother in an MC gang, she has witnessed the worst of the worst that life could throw her way. How she managed to stay a virgin was pure wit, but in the end, she still ended up in prison, and the option to enter the Interstellar Brides Program is her only chance at happiness, a new beginning, and future. Bryn is a Hunter, warriors with unique skills and abilities. Just as he is going on a special ops mission, the brides from earth arrive, and he starts dream sharing with Katie. Bryn knows she is his Marked Mate, and he knows the danger of his mission, and the consequences of claiming his mate and then something happening to him, it would be a death sentence to her. “A Hunter, a sexy-as-hell alien mate, was supposed to find me, seduce me, and claim my body in the sacred order of three. He was supposed to be so drawn to me that he didn’t have a choice, he would need to touch me.” The plot will have Katie so determined to be with Bryn, knowing he is her Marked Mate, that she will sneak into his quarters and seduce him. While she is able to complete the first level of claiming, he thwarts her plans to go further, knowing he is leaving in mere hours for a dangerous mission. Katie once again is clever and boards his craft to his mission, and shows to be resourceful, if not sometimes foolish, but she will prove herself battle ready, understanding the mindset of the area and military leaders they will encounter. Maybe her street smarts will help keep them both alive. The story will have Katie along on the mission to hunt down a dangerous and ruthless killer. She is bold and brash, and that doesn’t hurt on this mission. Enter Rogue 5, controlled by dominant Styx, and heavily guarded by his elite soldiers will grant Bryn a three-day pass to hunt, but Katie will remain in Styx compound. She will become a pawn in this life and death game where Styx wants to claim her for himself and his first in command, Blade. “Gods save us from noble fools who don’t know the rules.” Bargains are made, the hunt is on, and the prize hangs in the balance. Will Bryn find his target in time and be able to save the woman who is his mate? Will Katie be able to resist the sexy and charismatic Styx and Blade who try to seduce her? Disclosure: I was provided an e-copy of this book via Booksprout and voluntarily read and reviewed. All thoughts, opinions, and ratings are my own.
Too much repetitive talk on feelings not as good as her other books.
Grace Goodwin's "His Virgin Bride" is the second tale in the Interstellar Brides: The Virgins series, but you can read it as a standalone, I did. I do love these Interstellar Brides Program books from Grace Goodwin. They are have a similar kernal, but each one is different and special in its own way. I liked getting to meet some of the characters that will probably be in the next book. The sexy scenes were off the charts hot, as usual. Can't wait to read the next one!
Just the right amount Just like the first book in the series, this book has great plot and nice character development for both the H and h and not just some "wham bam thank you mam" kind of sensual story. Good amount of sensuality mixed with sci-fi adventure and action. All in all, the story has substance and sense. It is very much entertaining for me and satisfying at that. Though this is a standalone book, it is best to read the series in order - I would greatly recommend that. Also I hope that the author write a longer and a full length novel soon. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Grace Goodwin- His Virgin Bride (Interstellar Brides: The Virgins Book 2) Grace Goodwin's Interstellar Brides series and its spinoff are all great, hot, exciting reads with a great variety of planets and worlds, a large variety humanoid hot alpha males (all with their different mating rituals) and enjoyable female heroines. To be truthful I'm not usually a fan of the whole "virgin" heroine but in this book "Katie" is a force to be reckoned with. She a an unfortunate victim of growing up on the wrong side of the tracks, forced to seek protection by joining neighborhood gangs and eventually ending up in prison. Katie decides that signing up for a new life as an Interstellar Bride is a heck of a lot better than being in prison and she really needs a new start in life, a blank slate. Well "surprise" , Katie discovers that's in outer space there's also wars, bad guys and aliens gangs as well. It's a good thing she is tough, smart and resourceful. Her intended mate, Bryn would rather she stay on planet while he An Evarian Hunter, goes on an extremely dangerous mission. He is delaying a full Claiming because he is uncertain he will come out of this alive. Of course Evarians have a very specific Claiming ritual and leaving Katie partially claimed does not sit right with her. She's not having any of this and is pretty upset she hasn't lost her virginity the first night. So she becomes a stow-away on Bryn's space craft putting them both in uncertain danger. Katie is a really enjoyable reluctant virgin, she's also funny, witty, sarcastic and really sassy. She takes on the alien worlds by storm. An exciting story with a good amount of sexy scenes, danger, excitement ,suspense are all integral parts of this sci-fi romance. Within the story we get are introduced to the oh so alpha gorgeous, sexy leader (Styx) and his #2 (Blade)of Rogue 5. This wild new world is called "rogue"for many reasons and happily they will have their story to enjoy very soon.
The last Everian bride story was a little light on action and spent the time to introduce the Everians and the girls taken to Touchstone to find their mates but this one threw you into the deep end very quickly. This book was a totally fantastic addition to the series and an awesome introduction to the Rogue 5 Legions. Even though the story is about Bryn and Katie the time spent with the new Styx legion characters has opened up a whole new faction in the Interstellar Universe. The story reads pretty much as a cop and his girl (from the wrong side of the tracks) infiltrating a gang to catch the bad guy. I totally loved the interaction between all the characters and soon wanted to see more of the Styx characters. This story is really fast paced and it only took me a couple of hours to finish it (really couldn't put it down). READ THIS BOOK NOW!! But be prepared for an agonizing wait for the next book. I receive review copies from this author but have purchased every single one (they are that good). It is my philosophy that if you like an author you need to support their writing (I just wish they could write faster and take my money quicker).