An Arobi pack needs a queen. It is instinctual, something that they yearn for until they finally find a female to complete their family. Exeri’s pack is no different, despite the fact that they’ve chosen to live far away from the rest of their kind. Although their post on Antari Minor is one filled with dangerous predators and unlawfulness that could only be found on a planet at the edge of federation space, they will use any means at their disposal to get their queen—even if that means making a bargain with a lone Edoka to use his accounts to order a bride from the Mate Index. When she arrives, Hayley is everything that they could ask for in a mate, but there is one little problem…their mate is plotting something. She will find that an Arobi pack is up to any challenge she presents them.
Hayley Benito was put in jail unjustly, but the Mate Index is the only way out of serving five to ten years for aggravated assault. She will marry an alien and fulfill the terms of her agreement, but there is nothing saying she had to stick with him. With a plan to give her “mate” the slip as soon as possible, she is surprised to find that one mate is actually four fiercely possessive males who are determined to keep her. Stuck on a planet full of wild beauty and many dangers, it is stupid to get attached and change her plans. Or is this everything she’s ever looked for?
Review by Nancy
I love this series by SJ Sanders! The Mate Index series is about very alien looking aliens finding their mates. The Arobi clan appeared in The Heart of Agraak (book 9) and I’ve been wondering about them since! Our Arobi pack consists of Alpha Exeri, and Betas Tanji, Bilax, and Simah. All have different personalities. Exeri procures a mate for them by bribing an Edoka. That mate is Hayley. Hayley had been imprisoned on earth for attempted murder on her step-father. The Mate Index offered her a way to freedom, so she took it. She never planned to stay with her mate, but the Arobi pack she was handed off to really grew on her. The pack had her back and she wasn’t used to being cared for and loved. There’s some good action in this book including a strange predator on the loose on Anteri Minor. The guys need outside help and you’re in for a treat if you’ve been following the series. I won’t say any more, but I loved the ending of this story! Fantastic read, 4 stars!
About SJ Sanders
S.J. Sanders is a mom of two toddlers and one adult living in Anchorage, Alaska. She has a BA degree in History, but spends most of her free time painting, sculpting, doing odd bits of historical research, and writing. While she has more research orientated writing under another pen name, her passion is sci-fi and paranormal romance of which she is an avid reader. After years of tinkering with the idea, and making her own stories up in her head, S.J has began to seriously pursue writing as an author of Sci-fi Romance utilizing her interests in how cultures diversify and what they would look like on a extraterrestrial platform to humans interacting with them and finding love.
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