Petr's Mate

Space Wars Book 4

Sweet, short read, if a bit too fluffy.

I liked Samantha and Petr well enough, but it seemed the usual sort of insta-love, fated attraction story, with a vague nod towards an external problem that gets solved surprisingly easy.

I was intrigued by what prompted Samantha into space, but the backstory was barely glossed over, leaving more questions unanswered than not. For someone who thinks that humanity might be extinct, she certainly doesn't spend much thought on why it happened, how it happened, and whether earth managed to send off any more survivors. In fact, nothing from before Samantha meets Petr ever really gets addressed, even things that seemed like major plot points just sort of appear and then disappear after they're used.

The aliens are surprisingly like humans, as per usual for this sort of thing, and apparently have no issues with falling straight into a relationship with someone from another time and galaxy.

And then there was the BDSM... it just comes out of nowhere, almost in a non sequitur sort of way, so it was more confusing than anything else. Samantha literally just brings it up and then it's a thing that's happening.

Petr's Mate was a fun, short read that could have done better with some more fleshing out, but it's not a bad option for a quick bedtime read.

Book Blurb for Petr's Mate

She had no idea how much her life was about to change…

Recruited by NASA to be part of a special team tasked with finding a new world in space, Doctor Samantha Kennedy reluctantly embarks on a six-year voyage. But when a meteor shower forces the crew to take shelter, something goes horribly wrong. Thrown through time and space, she wakes up surrounded by chaos. Her spacecraft is destroyed. Everything she loves is gone. A tall, alien stranger is her only comfort in this bizarre new world.

Fleet Admiral Petr van Jahnsen has seen many things in his career. The strange spacecraft was new even for him, though. But it’s the woman inside that truly fascinates him. Against all odds, everything about the mysterious stranger calls out to him in a way nothing ever has. Now all he has to do is convince her that she’s his mate.

Be Warned: BDSM, spanking

Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2016 3.00