A reluctant Mail Order Bride accepts her fate as her family struggles to survive the fall of civilization on Earth. Food, medicine, and water are scarce. Her family’s only hope is the dowry they will receive from Trixie’s future alien husband. She agrees to be a Mail Order Bride without knowing what kind of humanoid he will be…
Rox is not exactly humanoid… he looks more beast than human. Worse, he paid for a bride during a drunken spree and then forgot about her. He doesn’t even show up for her arrival. Rox takes his friend’s advice, decides to enjoy his bride in every way until he can break the contract. Rox never expected she would be so beautiful, or that she would stir such desire in him.
Passion brings them together while stubborn pride threatens to tear them apart. Will they overcome the obstacles to their happiness or go their separate ways?
As you would expect after reading the blurb, Trixie is a sweet girl who loves her family and is determined to help them the only way she can after losing her job in a bad economy. She becomes a Mail Order Bride so she can get the dowry to support them while she goes off to the stars to meet a new husband, she has never seen, not even a picture. She is determined to make the best of it for her family’s sake.
Also not surprising, Trixie’s new husband not only looks like a beast, he acts like one. He is too busy to meet her at the spaceport and she is told to go to his house but the “bitchy” housekeeper won’t let her in because her boss didn’t even tell her Trixie was coming. So Trixie is forced to go to a hotel.
Rok finally arrives hours later. Since they are legally married, he coerces Trixie into having sex right away. Trixie is reluctant because even though they were legally married, Rok is a big, beastly stranger. But he crassly refuses to forego getting what he paid for. He doesn’t force her; he seduces her with kisses and caresses. Trixie’s body responds and she succumbs to the passion of the moment.
Rok is more of an anti-hero who comes off as thoughtless and sometimes cruel and this story is a little darker then some of T.J. Quinn’s other books. I don’t want to spoil the story, and there are a couple of twists you don’t see coming. The HEA delivers.
I made the mistake of starting to read it late one night and I could hardly stop reading it. if this were an Amazon review, I would give Rok the five stars it deserves.