It’s another entry in the world of the Interstellar Brides! Everyone jump up and down and say hurray! Or, maybe that was just my reaction to getting this one. I may do this every time I hear a Grace Goodwin release date. (BTW, the next one is in April and you can already pre-order on Zon. I may or may not have it on a calendar.)
So, His Virgin Princess. This is the final book for the 3 young women who went to Everis to be matched to a Hunter. The Everian brides all have a mark and they have Matched Mates, which are the Hunters who have the matching shaped mark in a corresponding place. The women who are matched to Everis also have some Everian genetics.
Anyhow, Dani came to Everis and to the Touchstone at the same time as Katie and Lexi. The 3 of them became close friends. Poor Dani watched her friends find their Matched Mates and become mated and get their happily-ever-after. Dani’s mate was dreamsharing with her but told her to find another mate and be happy. Dani isn’t going to go with that. She knows that there is something wrong and she is going to go track her man, find out what’s going on, and save him. She’s spent more of her life outside than she has inside. Her dad was a former SEAL and was a wildlife guide. He taught Dani everything he knew and she helped her dad. She could track a cloud across the sky. It all makes sense to her now that she knows she has Everian genes, she’s a Hunter.
Gage knows that his Matched Mate is out there. He would give nothing more than to spend the rest of his life with her. Except, he’s pretty sure that’s not in his cards. He’s been kidnapped and trapped. He knows that he’s about to die, and he doesn’t want to take Dani with him or to put her in danger. Little does he know what Earth women are really like. He has so much to learn. Good thing Bryn and Von will be around to help him figure it out.
So, Dani finds her man and finds out that not only is he super-duper hot and hers, he’s also a prince. that means she’s going to be a princess. She’s so not ready to be a princess. Oh well, on-the-job training, right?
Alrighty, we all know what time it is. I’m going to tell you how awesome this book is and then put up a pretty picture. Then I’m going to talk about other things under the pretty picture. Yes, this book is pretty damn awesome. I think Dani has now become one of my favorite Brides. I mean, damn, bitch is hardcore. (Bonus points if you can identify that movie.) She manages to trick a whole bunch of Everian Hunters. That’s not an easy thing to do, but she managed it, and I was totally impressed by that. I mean, just totally awesome. She had the skills and she knew what she could do and she went out and did it. She didn’t wait around for someone to rescue the princess, she went out and rescued the prince. Way to turn that trope right on its head. See why I think she’s pretty damn awesome?
Alright. I have to say that I didn’t see that the bad person was the bad person. I thought it might have been someone else altogether. But, that may just have been because of that particular person’s attitude. See if you can guess who I thought it was. But, having read it, I can see why the bad person did what they did. I can’t even really blame them. Well, OK, I can blame them, because that’s just how I roll, but I can understand why they did it.
I’d really love to see a next gen of this particular sub-series since there were all those babies popping all at once. I’d love to see all these kids all grown up and how they mature and grow. Or maybe, we can come back in a couple years of story time and have our ladies go through more adventures and see how all their mates are dealing with their human wives and if they are particularly crazy yet.
OK, that’s all I have to say today. Go out and add this one to your Grace Goodwin collection.