Alien Mate Index, book three
Published August 27th 2016 by Smashwords Edition
Charlotte Walker is just an intern trying to get through her surgical rotation in one piece when her life takes an abrupt turn for the weird. A seven-foot tall patient with multicolored eyes and golden skin shows up in the ER asking for her. When he tells Charlotte she's supposed to be the Empress of the entire galaxy, she naturally thinks he's high or crazy or both.
Kristoff Verrai is the Captain of the Imperial Guard of the Goddess-Empress of the galaxy. For ten cycles he served his old mistress faithfully. Now that she is dead, his only job is to find and protect her new Incarnation until she can ascend the throne.
He doesn't expect to fall in love with her.
But a relationship between them can never be--the Empress must have a Consort with Royal blood and Kristoff is just a commoner.
Can they fight the love growing between them? Or will it overwhelm them?
If only Charlotte wasn't Descended from the most powerful female in the universe, they might have a chance...
I fully intended to take a break from AMI after finishing book two, but then, as it happens, Kristoff - whose name I hate btw - made his first appearance in Protected and ended up being on the right side of awesome... so here we are.
I loved this... up until the very end and that's only because I don't care for it when EA ends the story with girl talk. But everything pertaining to Kristoff and Charlotte was spot on. From K's sworn loyalty and chastity to his Empress to his soul deep vow to remain true to his people's ways and religion. Typically, a woman tearing a man from his honor doesn't hold an appeal but every now and then, as in this case, Charlotte pushes Kristoff to the point where religion is lost and the natural instinct to take his rightful mate prevails. Against all political and philosophical chains. Against all perceptions. After all was done, only the will of the gods - or Goddess - stands. And... yes, death is a price justly paid.
So, yep, spot on with how everything played out. Kudos to the author.
4 out of 5 stars.
Previously in the series: