Review: Mastered by Her Mates (Interstellar Brides, #6) by Grace Goodwin

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Mastered by Her Mates Book Cover Mastered by Her Mates
Interstellar Brides, #6
Grace Goodwin
Science Fiction Romance - Erotica - BDSM - Menage
KSA Publishers
August 30, 2016


Amanda Bryant has been a spy for five long years, but when aliens suddenly appear claiming a deadly enemy threatens Earth's very survival, Amanda is asked by her superiors to accept the most dangerous mission of her life...volunteer to be an alien's bride, to share the strange warrior's bed and then betray him. 

Accepting the assignment, Amanda is processed as the first Interstellar Bride and transported halfway across the galaxy to her new mate's battleship where she awakens to discover she has been matched to not just one huge Prillon warrior, but two.

Shocked by her craving for the touch of two dominant alpha males, Amanda attempts to hide her body's immediate reaction to Commander Grigg and his second, Rav. Resistance is futile as her new mates expect to control every aspect of her life, and her pleasure, and neither will hesitate to deliver a thorough and embarrassing spanking should she disobey their sensual commands, or resist a complex and deeply arousing series of medical exams designed to ensure her sexual readiness for their claiming. 

Seduced and cherished by two alpha alien warriors who hide nothing from her, Amanda quickly comes to realize that the threat to Earth is very real. When she witnesses a battle with the enemy and the resulting death of a highly respected warrior, she knows she must tell her mates the truth and hope they can forgive her for her duplicity before it's too late. 
Loyalties will be tested as Amanda fights the most important battle of her life. How can she protect the warriors she has grown to love and save the people of Earth from making a terrible mistake? Will her human contacts believe her when, with every touch, every look, they will see just how thoroughly she has been mastered by her mates?


Publisher's Note: Mastered by Her Mates is a stand-alone prequel novel set in the same world as Assigned a Mate, Mated to the Warriors, Claimed by Her Mates, Taken by Her Mates, and Mated to the Beast. It is an erotic romance novel that includes sexual scenes, spankings and more and is intended for an adult audience. If such material offends you, please do not buy this book.


Mastered by Her Mates is listed as book six in the Interstellar Brides Program by Grace Goodwin. It can be read as a stand-alone.

I grabbed this as a freebie and sometimes free books work and other times, well, they leave you wondering. This story felt like it was the first book in the series instead of the sixth. Why I say this is; because we are told near the beginning that Amanda is there first in the program for Interstellar Brides.

Mastered by Her Mates is a smoking hot read. Lots of smoke’n sex, but it was lacking in several areas.

To start Amanda Bryant is a spy. If an author is going to make their character a spy or be specific on what they do, then they need to make sure that character has aspects in that field. Amanda is not a spy. She is in words on the page, but she has no spy qualities or anything leading me to believe she is a spy other then the author talks about her job and why she is being sent into outer space.

Next, their is no relationship building. Non! We have lots and I do mean lots of smoke’n hot sex between our three characters M/F/M, but they lack the connection. Our males have been with each other for years, so they have that friend male bonding and concern, but when Amanda comes into the picture we don’t get any building on that relationship.

Then we have the world building. It’s not much. What we do learn about the aliens and this war is interesting.

Last, the plot and backstory weren’t done well. I felt they didn’t add anything to the story and the main issue is put on the back burner or background; until the end of the story where our couple needs to confront, complete, and/or clear it all up; before they can complete their bonding ceremony.

I’ve read Goodwin before and I have to say she’s just not doing it for me. The sex is hot and numerous, but I need more.

Unfortunately, Mastered by Her Mates was not the book for me. If the blurb intrigues you, I urge you to give it a shot. Just because it did not work for me does not mean it won’t for you.

Rated: 2 Stars

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2 comments on “Review: Mastered by Her Mates (Interstellar Brides, #6) by Grace Goodwin

  1. Sorry to hear this one didn’t work for you. It did sound interesting to me so I went ahead and got it and it’s till a freebie so that’s good. Thanks for the great review.
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    • Your welcome. Ya, this one was a miss for me. I’ve tried on other by this author and it was so so as well. Hopefully you enjoy.
      Thank’s for stopping by.