Matched and Mated

Interstellar Brides® Program Book 16 · KSA Publishing Consultants
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One woman. Two warriors. Two worlds. How will she choose? 


Miranda Doyle has spent months in the arms of a mysterious Trion doctor. His hands are skilled at more than just healing, but their casual "friends with benefits" arrangement isn't enough for her. She wants it all, and the Interstellar Brides Program guarantees her not just a mate, but a perfect match. 

Doctor Valck Brax is in love with Miranda, a human female who surrenders to his touch so beautifully. Finally ready to claim her forever, he resigns and returns to her with mating adornments in hand. But he's too late. Miranda is gone, half a universe away and in the arms of a fierce Prillon warrior.  

Captain Trist Treval of Battlegroup Zakar is a cold and cunning fighter. Infamous for his unforgiving nature and calculating ways, war has been his life. Now, with three little words, "you've been matched," everything changes. He'll destroy anything and everyone who tries to take his beautiful new mate from him, including the foolish doctor from Trion who arrives on the battleship claiming she belongs to him. 

She's been matched, but who will she choose as her mate?

If you love romance in the style of Nalini Singh, Christine Feehan, J.R. Ward, Lara Adrian, S. E. Smith, and out-of-this world outer space adventures like The Expanse, Star Trek, Star Wars and Stargate, be sure to read USAT Bestselling Author Grace Goodwin's exciting science fiction and paranormal book series! Aliens, adventure, and hot romance all in one place! Over one MILLION books sold! 

**Tags: alien romance, sci-fi romance, science fiction romance, paranormal romance, psychic romance, shifter, space fleet, space opera, interstellar brides, mail-order bride, arranged marriage, shifter, mate, alien mate, fated mate, reverse harem, scifi romance, scifi alien romance, scifi harem, The Colony, IBP, Prillon, Warrior, Atlan, Warlord, Everis, Hunter, Cyborg, Viken, Rogue 5, Kronos, Cerberus, Astra, matched mate, Trion, Coalition Fleet.

55 reviews
shana smith
July 9, 2019
Trio doctor and IC agent Brax has been having a no strings attached relationship with Miranda since she arrived on Trion with her friend Natalie. Her ex husband had damaged her believing her dirty for wanting things in the bedroom and making her ashamed of her desires. Brax helps heal her an they both have feelings for each other but do not speak up both for different reasons him because of his job and her believing he does not want her. She decides she deserves more and is matched by the bride program. Captain Trist second in command on a Prillion warship believes he will never have a mate that all changes when he is told he has been matched. He has no second as his asked to be released years before to join a family unit. Brax takes his last mission and arrives home to tell Miranda he wants her as a mate to find her gone. Now he must travel across the galaxy and convince both Miranda and her matched mate he should be their second. She has feelings for both males but can they really form a family? I really enjoyed the differences in this book two alpha males form completely different societies coming together to love one earth women. This was excellency written and I love that you get to see some of the characters from previous books in this series. Grace Goodwin never writes a bad story each and every book I have read in this series has been fantastic.
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Kathy “Redrabbitt” Heare-Watts
July 16, 2019
HAVING A MATER REQUIRED SACRIFICE, ACCOMMODATION—TRANSFORMATION As with the other Interstellar Bride books by Ms. Grace Goodwin, they read great as a continuing saga, but each book will read well as a stand-alone. In this story, Miranda has followed her friend, Natalie to Trion, where she has lived for the past two years. Both women are from Earth and friends, but Natalie is mated to Councilor Roark. Miranda is divorced and had an Earth husband who made her feel bad about her desires. On Trion, she has been in a ‘friends with benefits’ relationship with Doctor Valck Brax, but he is gone more than around and is married to his job—just enjoying their little sexcapades—but she wants more. “I didn’t belong to him. And as much as I had hoped otherwise, the words he’d just spoken made my body burn but my heart break. I didn’t belong to him. And he didn’t belong to me. Sex isn’t enough. I’m worth more, and I’m going to get it. An alien. A mate who will be possessive and growly.” Miranda will test with the Interstellar Bride program and discover she is matched with a mate on Prillion—where a primary and his secondary wear collars along with their mate. She will be protected not but one mate, but by two. She will be transported to Battleship Zakar, and her new mate is Captain Trist Treval. He doesn’t have a second, because he had released him years ago when it did not look like he would receive a mate himself—and now he has been matched to Miranda of Earth. “Once I place my collar around your neck, our official mating trial will begin. You will have thirty days to accept my claim or choose another. Your collar will remain black—unnamed—until you are officially claimed. Once you accept me and my second, your collar will turn green, to match mine, and you will be mine forever. I am now and forever your primary male—but, the warden on Trion was correct. You shall have two warriors to adore and protect you. Do not fear, mate. I will take care of you, including finding a second, so you are never left alone. I will find one worthy of you. Of us, as a family. Nothing is more important to me that you are, mate. Nothing.” What happens when Brax returns from his latest mission to Trion and discovers that Miranda is gone—joined the Interstellar Bride program and has been matched? Can he accept that he has lost her, or is he willing to travel the universe and fight for her, for their love and connection? Prillions are larger than Trion, but Brax isn’t just a doctor while he has been away on secret missions. It will become two Aliens willing to fight for her, to claim her and mate her. But what will she want? “She was a true submissive, heart, and soul. The stronger her male, the safer she would feel.” “She does not want what you offer. She craves structure. Dominance. She craves reassurance that she will be valued about all others. She was nothing to you, Trion. She chose to leave you. She chose to come to me.” “I want you. I want both of you. I’d thought it impossible. But this was my nirvana. Heaven. A dream I’d never dared have imagined for myself.” Two dominant men, one with a temporary relationship that he didn’t show her how much she meant—and another who has been matched, but without a second that she will need. Will a life and death situation change Trist’s opinion of Brax—will he see him as a strong warrior who will risk it all to keep their woman safe? How can two, no make that three cultures interact and make it work? Will they be able to accept her submission and give Miranda the dominance that she needs while finding a resolution that will work for all three of them—and the three of them compliment each other in strength and desires. “She needs her lover to take control, take away her indecision. Her guilt. Her doubt. She needs to be set free from the fear of making the wrong choice, of trying to determine what her lover wants or needs. She needs to surrender completely. To submit.”
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Samm Lynn
July 7, 2019
I totally loved this new twisty book! We are thrust back into space aboard the Battleship Zakar which means continued Hive involvement. I love reading about new updates on what is happening with the war and this book gives us a great romance and some action. Trist, Brax, and Miranda are brought together in one heck of a tangled web. Trist is a Prillon that expects to share his mate with a second, Brax is a Trion that expects to adorn his mate and live on Trion, and all Miranda wants is to come first and feel loved and cared for. The story is fairly fast paced but once the action started, I really could not put the book down. Grace has once again ripped my heart out by giving us another Atlan (they're my favorites and I can't read about them without hoping that every single one gets a mate). Now I have to sit back and wait for the next book ( I really wish I did not read that fast). Grace keep them coming and I will keep on purchasing them! I have read this series since the publishing of book 2 and I can honestly say that this series gets better and better. I love all the different facets that have been brought into the Interstellar Bride Universe - the main Interstellar Bride series, the Colony (personal favorites - all of those POWs that were contaminated need their mates), the Rogue 5, the Everian virgins, and the Ascension Saga.
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Grace Goodwin is a USA Today and international bestselling author of Sci-Fi and Paranormal romance. Grace's titles are available worldwide in multiple languages in ebook, print, audio and reading App formats. Two best friends, one left-brained, the other right-brained, make up the award-winning writing duo that is Grace Goodwin. They are both mothers, escape room enthusiasts, avid readers and intrepid defenders of their preferred beverages. (There may or may not be an ongoing tea vs. coffee war occurring during their daily communications.) Grace loves to hear from readers.

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