Series: Alien Mate #4
Published by Self-Published on January 31, 2019
Genres: Science Fiction
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My name is Madison Altman. Don’t think because I’ve disguised myself as a man and have accepted a job that takes me away from Earth that I’m running away from love. That’s not true. I met the love of my life--but he was killed on our wedding day.
Chaperoning crazy women traveling to Dakon to become the mail order brides of aliens is just a way to pay the bills.
Unfortunately, on this latest assignment, the ship returned to Earth without me! Luckily, Enoki came to my rescue. He might be hot, and sexy as hell with his gravelly voice and throbbing horns, but he believes I’m a man, and we’re friends, not lovers. That’s how I want it. That’s how it has to be. As soon Enoki can get me a flight to Earth, I’m leaving this frozen planet for good.
I’m Enoki, leader of Dakon. For the longest time, whispers in the wind told me my Fated mate was coming. Whispers turned to shouts when the recent shipment of females arrived, but none of them were mine. I must accept the Fates were wrong. I’ll never get a mate.
My purpose now is to help the stranded Earth man return to his home planet. Even though Madison is a Terran, we’ve developed a strong bond. I know I’ll miss him, but because we’re friends, I intend to do everything I can to help him leave.
Why do the whispers tell me not to let him go?
Alien Mischief is the fourth book in the Alien Mate series. You can read this book without having read the previous books in the series.
This one is a bit different from the previous books in the series. Madison didn’t volunteer to become a mate on Dakon. Nope. She worked for the exchange program. But things aren’t what they seem. While trying to prove a point to her brother about sexism in the workplace, she applied as both a man and a woman and got hired as a man. She’s been doing this job as a man for three years. She escorts the mates-to-be to Dakon.
This is not her first trip to Dakon, but she doesn’t spend much time there. She makes sure the women make it okay and then she leaves. She doesn’t even stay around for the mating ceremony. But she stays to watch this time, because a friend of hers is one of the soon to be mates. That is until the ship leaves without her.
Enoki is not only the leader of a tribe, but a leader of the tribe leaders. He’s the main guy on Dakon. He spends a lot of time trying to play peacemaker to all the different tribes and the people in those tribes happy. He also plays fair. As much as he would like to have a mate, he doesn’t use his position to get himself at the front of the line for one of the mates. Though he knows this time is different. The fates are telling him his mate is coming and that she’s there, but he doesn’t know how. All the women were given to the men they were supposed to partner with.
This is a fun series. It follows Earth women who go to Dakon to find men looking for mates. Dakon was struck by an asteroid which not only turned it into a frozen planet, but they have few women now thanks to a virus and a low female birth rate. Earth has a surplus of women, so women are willing to travel millions of miles to another planet for the chance at happy long-term relationship.
If you like fated mates, science fiction and romance, this is series you’ll enjoy. I’ve really enjoyed all the books in this series.
I started listening to audiobooks when a new book in a series was coming out and I wanted to get a refresher, but didn’t have time to read all the books (I think it was Anita Blake). I fell in love. I stayed with strictly re-reading books that I’d already read for a long time. I eventually tried an audiobook for something that I hadn’t read first and was hooked there too. Now, I listen to audio for both re-reads and first time. I have some series that I’ve given up reading and only listen. I try to get any many books/audiobooks from the library to help save on my budget. Books on CD and the newer digital downloads from the library really allow me to listen more. I then purchase my favorites (because who can wait in line for your favorite book??) and less mainstream books from Audible or some other online retailer.
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