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The best of the series!
Reviewed in the United States on February 12, 2021
This was the third in the Alien Bride Lottery series. I liked it the best!
We are introduced to Mia Jones who works at a fast-food diner while actually being a graduate of a prestigious Parisian cooking school. She has worked to try to extricate herself from an abusive marriage, but her husband works as a cop and her complaints get her beat up They also have a delightful little boy that she does her best to hide from his father's wrath.
Mia has changed her name and run away several times. She also paid to have her identity chip replaced to eliminate her from the Bride lottery and keep her husband from finding her. Unfortunately, the Bride program called her name at a world wide drawing. Now what? She must make sure that she is not selected by a warrior and sent back to Earth where she will once again be forced to run away and assume a different name.
Eldron Gendovi has long suspected that the Alveron Horde did not disappear, but that they were planning another attack, perhaps on Earth or even Station 21 where the brides go to fin potential warrior mates. Commander Gendovi is not interested in finding his mate, but the only way to stay on Station 21 and investigate is to sign up to be a groom. Every once in a while he would get a whiff of a delightful scent, of his mate. Bah, he had work to do. He was walking through the shuttle bay when once again he could scent her fragrance. He began to walk down the row of women who waited to get a shuttle back to Earth.
Mia had successfully eliminated herself from the potential brides and was only a couple of minutes to find herself back on her way to Earth when a huge red warrior came down the row. He'd found her and removed her from the line.
This was a more complex story than the previous ones and dealt with spousal abuse. Margo Bond Collins handled the topic with sensitivity. The overall story was quite good.
I look forward to reading more about this and other stories by Ms. Collins. 5 well-earned stars from me. Although I received the book from Booksprout, I also purchased a copy ( have to support favorite authors).
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