Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Jacie and the Alien Bodyguard

Author:  Jessica Coulter Smith
Publisher:  Changeling Press
ISBN/BIN:  07651-02467
Genre: {M/F} Futuristic, Sci-Fi
Rating:  4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer:  Amethyst Nymph

Transition isn’t easy for Jacie Montgomery, but she’s making it work.  Pregnancy has forced Jacie to face her new reality and travel to Terran.  Once her baby’s father makes her his mate, Jacie hopes things will work out.  She just hopes he’s happy about her sudden appearance.

Being Jacie’s bodyguard was Barimere’s job while she was on his planet.  Getting involved in her personal life and dealing with her crazy cat was completely unexpected.  From the moment he laid eyes on Jacie, Barimere started imagining things that were off limits to him.  Having a family of his own was only a fantasy for Barimere.  It would be unfair to Jacie to give her false hope.

Barimere has scars that are more than physical and Jacie’s pregnancy is getting more complicated with the passing of each day.  However, the interference of real life does not put out the flames of desire that burn between the couple.  As a warrior, Barimere has been in many fights, but none have been as taxing as the struggle to let Jacie go.  Jacie can’t understand why Barimere refuses to commit to her, but eventually she accepts his rejection.  Just when she needs his support the most, the stubborn man is missing in action. 

My heart goes out to Jacie in Jacie and the Alien Bodyguard, which is the sixth installment of the Intergalactic Brides series.  That poor woman seemed to have on rose colored glasses when she first arrived on Terran.  I was cringing at the expectations of a confrontation between her and the alien who got her pregnant.  Jacie took every surprise like a true champion in the end and I was so proud of her. 

Barimere was exactly who she needed and Jacie was the perfect match for him.  I was moved by Barimere’s deep feelings, good and bad, and it made me clap when he got his happy ending.  After all the pain he experienced, Barimere deserves a mate who doesn’t make him feel as if they are settling.  Reading this story is a good example of why things happen for a reason.  We don’t always understand why walking through the fire makes things better in the end.  Jessica Coulter Smith gives readers a story that will leave them hot, hopeful, and hungry for more.  

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