Mine to Take Published by Self-Published on July 21, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Erotic, Mail Order Brides, Romance
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I didn't want a wife.
Yes, I found myself a mail-order bride. But before my would-be wife got on the plane to come to Alaska, I changed my mind and canceled the wedding. She ended up coming anyway.
And now that I've seen her, touched her, tasted her, she's going nowhere.
Alaska is a wild, vast place. It's dangerous. It's beautiful. It's untamed. And my desire for my bride is just as fierce and unrestrained.
Mila may be scared of both.
She may even try to leave.
But I'll make sure the only direction she runs is into my arms.
Mine. Mila is mine.
Warning: This sticky-hot, sweet story of insta-love and baby-making is a perfect bedtime read...and may inspire you to kill the Kindle, grab your partner, and practice some baby-making yourself. But if you want to read something truly dark and twisted, try CJ Roberts.
I learned about Mine to Take and Alexa Kaye via Amazon as a recommendation for Kindle Unlimited. This is my first Alexa Kaye book but it feels rather…familiar.
It is plagiarism? I doubt it. But heavily “inspired by?” That, I can see.
I did have some issues with it (besides plotting, of course):
~ “growing up Amish” was used as a phrase enough times that it irritated me. I don’t need to be hit over the head with a hammer – mentioning it once would have done it. But it’s either “growing up Amish” or “Amish” or “Amish girl” over and over again.
~ She keeps calling the hero “English” and its annoying. I’m trying to figure out if it is English as from England or if the author is implying that Amish people call other Americans “English.” I don’t read Amish Romances so I am unsure. If this is something used in Amish Romances a lot, its a failure on the author’s part to not explain it better. You can’t assume any foreknowledge on the part of your reader outside of a series.
~ In the beginning, the heroine mentions lying on her application and saying she was a German student. But then the text says that the MCs have spoken via video call and phone calls… and considering (especially since we are not allowed to forget) this chick is AMISH, I doubt she has her German accent down pat… But that part is never brought up again.
I also disliked the fact that the first time the couple has sex is in a truck on the side of the road…but the hero managed not to have sex for three days prior. Losing virginity in a truck when the bed isn’t that far away is un-hot.
All in all, it’s a quick, dirty-ish, almost carbon copy of Alexa Riley’s work.