The Alien's Mail-Order Bride by Ruby Dixon
Series: Mail-Order Brides #1
Also in this series: The Midwinter Mail-Order Bride
Published by Self-published on October 30th 2017
Genres: Science Fiction
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Though still carrying the scars of his past as an intergalactic soldier, Emvor doesn’t mind the quiet of his chosen life as a farmer. He doesn’t even mind that most nights are lonely on remote Cassa, but he does need help around his farm. A mail-order bride from his homeworld seems like the perfect solution. She’ll be a tall, sturdy female to help with the chores and bear his children.
Unfortunately, the person that arrives is Nicola. She’s small, delicate…and human. She also knows nothing about farming, and she's lied and deceived her way across the galaxy to get to Cassa so she can hide from those that would capture her. She's a problem, and also the most enticing thing he's ever seen.
Now Emvor has to decide…can he keep the woman who’s nothing like what he asked for but is everything he needs?
OMG!! A mail-order bride. For an alien. Could this get any better??? I found The Alien’s Mail-Order Bride to be exactly what I was in the mood for.
Emvor is as happy as can be with his solitary life as a farmer. After surviving a war, peace and quiet is what he wants. After some difficulties though, he decides a little help around the farm would be appreciated… and if it comes with a little company for the lonely nights, well, it couldn’t hurt right?
Choice made, he waits for his strong, tall and tough bride, but what he gets it’s not the female from his homeworld he was expecting. In her stead a tiny, delicate, flesh-colored pixie is what he takes home.
Nicola is a human taken from Earth at an early age. Kept as a pet for a rich lady she had a somewhat good life. Unfortunately, her circumstances changed and she needed to find somewhere else safe to live. Tricking Emvor was a small price to pay for her wellbeing.
Although Nicola is willing to clean, cook and help with any chore besides being a true wife to Emvor, he is not happy about her deception. Even if her cooking is delicious, and his small house never felt as much a home before… and even if she is the most enticing creature he has ever beheld, he can’t keep her, right? She is just not what he wanted.
I found Emvor completely adorable. He was stoic and antisocial, though soon he can’t help but be charmed by Nicola’s spirit. He was unexpectedly sweet, considerate and against his better judgment super possessive and protective of his little human.
Nicola was incredibly relentless, her life was not easy and her prospects for a future not promising. She decides to make the best of her circumstances and never wavers on her cheerfulness. She was sweet, loving and nice.
I loved how their relationship unfolded, their encounters were steamy and hot and I just plain loved them both. I really enjoyed reading The Alien’s Mail-Order Bride and I got to the end hoping there was a little more there to read. As always I wouldn’t have minded a baby epilogue… but that’s just me, I know. I’m more than happy with what I got and hope to dive into more alien goodness from Ms. Dixon soon!
Rating: 4 “This spur thing sounds interesting…” Stars
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