by Opal Carew
Series: Abducted #1
Published by the Author (Self-Published) on July 20, 2018
Sub-Genre/Theme: Contemporary, Erotic, Menage, Sci-Fi
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Being abducted by aliens to be mated to their king is not how Aria imagined her dream vacation would begin.
Aria’s career fills the void that foster care left behind, but recently, steamy, erotic dreams make her think she’s working too hard.
A free trip to a luxury resort is just the ticket. Until she’s ushered to a “VIP party” and abducted by an alien who insists she’s his king’s soul-mate. Love at first sight, let alone sight unseen, is a myth. Her increasing attraction to the ship’s captain, however, is far too real.
Captain Tai Gaman’s mission was simple. Kidnap Aria and deliver her to his king. What’s complicated is the blinding desire he feels for the Earth woman that is almost impossible to resist.
As the sexual hunger between them reaches unbearable height, Tai must make the most difficult decision of his life. Claim her as his own, or fulfill his duty to the king.
After being in a romance reading slump for far too long, Forbidden Mate by Opal Carew is just the escape I needed!
Aria’s life is a lonely one. Abandoned by her birth mother and raised in the foster care system, she never knew what it was like to belong to a family. She has acquaintances at work, but no close friends. So when she wins a trip to a luxury resort, she’s looking forward to getting away for a while.
And get away she does—out of this world, literally. At a resort party, she and a group of women are abducted by aliens and transported to another planet. Fun times! Along the way, she learns from the spaceship’s captain, Tai, that she will be delivered to his king, as she is the king’s fated soulmate.
Aria is not on board with any of this…at first. She soon realizes that she’s intensely attracted to the alien Tai—and it seems the feeling is mutual. But despite their increasing bond, Aria is intended for the king—yet Tai must fulfill his duty. Can he let her go when it’s time? And will Aria allow him to?
I normally don’t go for insta-love or fated mate stories, but there’s just something about Carew’s writing that really works for me. This story takes an unexpected twist and it’s a wild, sexy ride. It’s pure escapism and fantasy, and I look forward to reading the rest of the series.
Rating: 4 stars