Review: Have Tail, Will Travel (Celestial Mates)(Tail and Claw #1) by Nancey Cummings

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Celestial Mates: Romancing the Galaxy… #37, Tail and Claw #1
Nancey Cummings
Science Fiction Romance
October 2nd 2018


Wife Wanted: Single Alien Dad Needs a Mate

Tragedy left Merit as the guardian to two young kits and he’s in over his head. He needs help. He has no time for romance and doesn’t think he needs it. He applies to Celestial Mates, willing to take the first available female, even a flat-faced, ugly human.

What he gets is a woman whose mind challenges him and patience humbles him.

He brought her to his planet under false pretenses. Now he hopes he can make it right before she leaves for good.

This is a stand-alone story with a growly, sweet alpha, one stubborn human woman, a HEA, no cheating and no cliffhangers.


Have Tail, Will Travel is book 37 in the Celestial Mates/Romancing the Galaxy series by Nancey Cummings. This story can be read as a stand-alone. 

This is my first time reading a book in this series and this author. From what I understand this is like a mail order bride storyline. Both parties sign up with the Celestial Dating service and are then matched to a mate. Once the paperwork is signed on the women’s side, they are essentially married, even though they don’t know anything about each other, but what’s on the paperwork. 

I liked how this story went. We are treated to both Kalini and Merit’s POV and transported from Earth to the planet Corra. 

We start with the horrible date that Kalini had and that leads her to sign up with the Celestial Mates. They hook her up with Merit and while their’s interest on both sides this is a slow burn romance.

Merit is the head soldier in the corner of the world he lives and he leads hunts and more to keep the citizens safe. After a horrible accident takes the life of his brother, he becomes the guardian of his niece and nephew, which he learns is not an easy task; especially to take on alone. I like Merit. He’s a strong male and determined to keep his family safe and whole. 

Kalini has been burned before, so she wants to take things slow. On top of that she leaves her life on Earth to live with an unknown man on a far-out dangerous planet where she’s the only human. I liked Kal. She’s strong and easily adapted to this new life even with the harsh words and judgment from Merits sister. 

I really liked that this storyline isn’t insta-love. They acutely have to talk and figure things out. Their where misunderstandings, things held back, but in the end they worked it out. I enjoyed their relationship and how it develops. The other thing I really enjoyed in this story where the kids. They are adorable and how Merit interacts with them is so sweet. 

Have Tail, Will Travel was a wonderfully sweet and fun alien romance. 

Rated: 4 Stars

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

2 comments on “Review: Have Tail, Will Travel (Celestial Mates)(Tail and Claw #1) by Nancey Cummings

  1. this sounds like a real hoot and a new scenario for me
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    • It was better then I was expecting it to be. Hope you enjoy! Happy Reading