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The Commanders' Mate

(Interstellar Brides Program #15)

4.46  ·  Rating details ·  253 ratings  ·  99 reviews

Commander Karter is a Prillon Warrior. His first duty is to protect his people, to defend the Coalition worlds from a fate too terrible to comprehend. Battle is his life. His heart. He fights. He has never once been selfish enough to believe he deserved an Interstellar Bride. Until he's matched at the worst possible time!

Astronomer Erica Roberts has always dreamed of seein

Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 202 pages
Published March 19th 2019
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Erica Roberts is one of a handful of women who have sought out to volunteer for the Interstellar Bride program rather having been coerced, mandated, or are participating as a condition of of being released from prison to participate. As an astronomer, she's always been fascinated with the stars and feels it's her destiny to find her one true love somewhere in the vastness of space.

Prillion Commander Karter, one of the most decorated battleship leaders of the Prillion fleet, is devastated to fin
Judy Lewis
Mar 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Title: The Commanders' Mate
Series: Interstellar Brides Program
Author: Grace Goodwin
Designation: Book 15 of Series, Can Be Read As Standalone, No Cliffhanger, *Novella Length #sciencefiction #romance #spaceopera #action #adventure #triad #MFM
My Rating: Five Sexy Sci-Fi Stars****
*All of the books in the Interstellar Brides Program feature one woman finding love with one (or more) sexy warriors, usually alien but sometimes human. Each can be read as a standalone, but there is an under
Bookgasms Book Blog
Mar 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: missy
Man, it seems like I’ve been waiting forever for Commander Karter to be matched with his perfect mate through the Interstellar Brides Program. Well, the good Commander has been waiting since he was the very first to submit for matching over five years ago.

And Karter’d given up hope. He’d never matched with anyone until now. And now is just about the worst time ever for Karter’s mate to make an appearance. The Hive is making serious inroads in defeating the Coalition. Karter’s first duty is to pr
Kathy Heare Watts

As with the other Interstellar Bride books by Ms. Grace Goodwin, they read great as a continuing saga, but each book will read well as a stand-alone. But, if you have been a loyal fan, you were cheering for Commander Karter being matched with a mate—even if now he was unsure if that should even take place. Throw in a surprise from his past and a strong, determined woman from Earth, and you have an amazing story.

In the middle of a disaster in another sector, lo
Mar 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Interstellar Brides Are Back!

Holy hot Prillon Warriors … the throbbing hasn’t stopped (um… I meant to say, heart throbbing hasn’t stopped), since reading “The Commander’s Mate”, the latest installment in the “Interstellar Brides Series”! I read this episode in one sitting and never moved… OK, that’s a lie… I squirmed a little… OK, maybe I writhed a lot but trust me, Grace Goodwin really has a way with words! Professionally written, the narrative is incredibly fast-paced and flowed seamlessly
Let's start off by saying that this is one of my favorite paranormal/science fiction romance authors and each and every story we just love.

I really loved this story from beginning to end.We loved that the story had a strong female character that would be able to stand up two domineering males both captain of their own fleets.

Erica we loved her from the onset of the story she was strong and opinionated and not a little women to be put in her place or in a corner and she was also a introvert accor
Dayna Smith
Mar 24, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: guilty-pleasures
Fun series.
Emily Pennington
Mar 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Prillon warriors Commander Karter and his second in command, Vice Commander Bard, surveyed the damage for themselves in the wreck of a battleship. Commander Varsten, a clever and seasoned warrior, was missing and half of his battle fleet had been destroyed! Almost the entire battlegroup – consisting of a battleship and ten to twelve smaller support ships -- had been wiped out in a matter of hours! This one ship alone had housed 2,000 warriors, their mates and children. It almost seemed that Vars ...more
Mar 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This story starts in the after effects of a huge attack by the Hive. It has a different feel to some of the other books in this series, more serious and heartfelt yet just as hot. There is a lot that happens in such a short space of time but I was so lost in the story that I didn’t notice how little time had actually passed in this world. The pacing is beautiful though and it doesn’t feel rushed at all.

Erica is a strong, feisty woman who is wholeheartedly committed to this mating. She knows wha
B. Koe
WOW! What a phenomenal Sci-fi ROMANCE!!
“THE COMMANDER’S MATE”, Grace Goodwin’s newest novel and addition to her Interstellar Brides Series is absolutely phenomenal! I am always floored by Goodwin’s writing because no two of the “Brides” novels are the same. There are a couple of similarities. All of the books are enticing and compellingly complex with plot similarities in only a few ways. The end with a happily ever after, and the chemistry is – well . . . out of this world! OK, the themes incl
Mar 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Readers Over 18 Only Please
Recommended to LMR by: Grace Goodwin & Booksprout
The Commanders' Mate (Interstellar Brides Program, #15) by Grace Goodwin The Commanders' Mate (Interstellar Brides® Book 15) By: Grace Goodwin
Great Series With An Awesome Balance Between Drama & S€X¥ Times!!
She's NOT hav'n Dating success ON Earth,
Sooo She signs Up to Be an 'Interstellar Bride®!'
After All, there's gotta be SomeOne, SomeWhere in the Galaxy...
Well, that was the Plan,
And that was the Premise,
AND... D@mn IT! THAT was the Promise!!!!
But... IT looks like She's been Saddled with Reluctant MATES...
Ohhh Yes! That's RIGHT, YOU Heard Correctly,
Mar 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Us die hard Grace fans have waited so long for this book. Karter has been woven in so many other past books. I felt like I “knew him”. He was nothing like I thought he would be. Karter to me was always so in control and sure of himself. I remember in past books when he had been softened by little Dara. He was honorary Uncle/babysitter. How he doted on her had me thinking he’d be more of a romantic but he wasn’t as soft and warm as I expected. You got to know what was really going on in his mind, ...more
Samm Lynn
Mar 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
After seeing Commander Karter in several books and watching him interact with Dara (Chloe, Seth, and Dorian's daughter), we have begged Grace for him to get a mate and she answered us with this great story.

(To understand my review, I just want to put it out there, I read for story and could care less about the sexy times)

This story drops us right into the middle of the Hive war, as mentioned in the previous books, the Battlegroup Karter is actively holding back the Hive in sector 437. Karter wa
Diane G
Mar 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow!! The “Commanders’ Mate” is the latest addition to the Interstellar Brides series and it is unparalleled, visionary and so much more!!! All the stories are stand alone, they share a common Sci-Fi thread but they are all amazingly different and entice the reader from page one!! Grace Goodwin skillfully weaves characters from previous stories throughout all the stories and we care and worry about all of them. I would recommend reading them in order.
She writes with a depth and nuance that is r
Mar 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Commander’s Mate (Interstellar Brides Book 15) - Grace Goodwin

As with the Grace’s other books in this Interstellar Brides series there are quite a few 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥scenes written in her own special style. In addition there is also a really awesome story that makes this a great addition to the series.
Commander Karter(hot Prillion ), is head of the Karter Battlegroup) has been an intriguing secondary character in previous books. Karter is a workaholic alpha leader who tested for an Interstellar Bride
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Karter Commands

The Commanders’ Mate is book fifteen in the Interstellar Brides Series. This is also the fifth book of the warriors from Priillon Prime. Like the books before in this series, Ms. Goodwin’s creativity in creating this whole universe, its galaxies, the different cultures and the evil that seeks to conquer it are both in-depth and awe-inspiring.

Erica Elaine Roberts was an Earth astronomer that voluntarily joined the Interstellar Brides Program more from wanting to be in outer space,
Mar 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
After reading the “Ascension Saga” which was dragged out into 9 books, I was a bit leery about this book and was hoping that the author did not do that with this story. Thankfully there was a return to what I had experienced in the past of one book for the whole story, with some characters popping up from previous books.

I started reading this author because she writes strong female characters. Yes how they get to be off the planet is a bit of a stretch but her women are not treated as slaves or
Mar 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Commander’s Mate is the fifteenth book in the Interstellar Brides series, but can be read as a stand alone. Commander Karter is dedicated to his job, determined to keep his people safe and only thinking of how to destroy the Hive. Within hours, he sees an old friend and then realizes that he has a bride transferring right into the middle of the war zone. With the Hive danger closer than ever, will Karter accept his mate, his second, their bonding, and keep everyone safe?

If you’ve been readi
Karen Nastasio
Mar 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow what a amazing book this one was, I’m so happy commander Karter and his second finally got there mate and how strong she is right off the bat. Erica Roberts has waited long enough to finally get her chance to be a bride and see the stars, but when she is transported into a battle zone from the testing chair to her mates it’s not how she thought it would be or was told how it would work, her warriors would take her together and make love her and collar her but the reality is so different they ...more
Kelly Graham
Mar 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Wow, send me to space.
I nearly didn't download this book as after reading the blurb I wasn't sure it was really going to be my cup of tea having never really read inter galaxy type books before, but I'm so glad i did because I really enjoyed it.
Erica is sent to be a bride to the pallion commander and lands smack in the middle of a war zone.
Her 2 mates want to protect her and send her away and although they are strong commanders they didn't really bargain for the stubborn fiesty bride that landed
Mar 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Reading this story was like reading a fairy tale when I was a kid, the story of the pot that never went empty and poured porridege endlessly - that was what I wished for while reading this one - that it would never end.... But of course there had to be an ending to the story, it just came much too soon... The story was fantastic, and how the author manages this creativity within outer space is just remarkable. The story line was exciting and sweet and just great, the characters, whom we have met ...more
Mar 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
CMD Makaed Karter first shock was to find his friend and brother in arms still alive. CMD Ronan Wothar was alive and working for the IC. They did not ever expect to find their bride. But when they were told that their bride is on route they both were surprised. It is going to be a rough road for these two. Erica has had it with earth. Her fiancée cheated on her and she doesn’t see reason to stay anymore. She is surprised that she is matched 99% to Prillon Prime males.

I was so mad at Kaed. As so
Mar 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Call me crazy but I knew months ago the exact month this book was coming out, so I actually called in a sick day (an entire whole day) just to closely read and enjoy this book. Commander Karter has been in and out of several other story lines and he just struck me as someone that deserved a special girl in his life. Imagine my excitement when I received a ping that it was LIVE! I didn't know how Grace was going to bring his story to the secret lives of all of us who read her books, but I simply ...more
Mar 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
The worst of days and the best of days.
In just two days Commander Karters life is irrevocably altered. In the midst of one of the worst Hive atrocities he is not only confronted with a long lost friend/brother, but the transporter gifts him with his unexpected mate.
As if that is not enough, the danger of an imminent Hive attack needs all his attention.
His newly arrived mate had a very different welcome in mind. Instead of being greeted joyfully, she arrives in the midst of the evacuation of wou
Terry Sasada
Apr 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book as I did all the books by Grace Goodwin. Until I started reading her Interstellar Bride books I never thought I would like books about aliens. This book was so amazing. The writing was so good and the information just kept the pages turning. How can you not love Erica? Such a strong female that knows what she want and can put two huge gorgeous aliens in their place. Karter has no isea what he was getting into when he put in for a human bride, and it was so long ago that he figu ...more
Mar 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
While this book can be read as a stand alone, I think it is better to read as part of the series simply because characters do overlap as does some of the background plot like the Hive war. Although that said I haven't read all of the books and have no trouble following along. I'm not sure if there was ever a worse time to have a mail order bride delivered than what Commander Karter faces in this story. Having just arrived after a battle, surrounded by wounded warriors, Karter finds out after yea ...more
Mar 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love all of these books. Grace Goodwin has created such a great universe filled with wonderful stories and great loves. Her heroines are strong, her heroes are hot. What more can you want?

I think, of all of her heroines so far, Erica is my favorite. I've loved all the heroines, but there's just something about Erica that is so fierce and determined. I think it's that she knows who she is and is comfortable with being who she is and is not afraid of going after what she wants and needs.

I've al
Mar 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Worth the wait!

So happy that Commander Karter got his happy ending in the end. Especially after telling Sarah Mills so many books ago to go and have what he couldn't 😢 (slightly paraphrased there i know). He became an instant favourite of mine. I loved Ronan and it was great to see some familiar faces in there as well. Erica was easy to like and tough as well - you have to be with these warriors and I thought she was just right for her mates. What a disaster if I had not liked her !!! Also inter
Ellen Shannon
Mar 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a great story! I love this series! I can't get enough of this series. I am so excited that Commander Karter has finally gotten his story. I couldn't put the story down. I highly recommend reading this book and this series.

Commander Karter has a lot on his plate dealing with the latest Hive problem. He is surprised when he is told that a bride has been matched to him. It is lucky that Ronan has come back from the dead to be his second. Ronan is now a Commander for the I.C. Erica is excit
Mar 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have been waiting for Commander Karters story forever and it definitely was worth it. Tested years before he is shocked when he is told he is receiving a bride and reconnects with a best friend he thought had died on the same day. Erica an astronomer is done with Earth she decides to volunteer to be a bride and is matched with Commander Karter she is then promptly dropped in the middle of a war zone. KIarter and his second Ronan are enamored with Erica but worry the responsibilities and pain o ...more
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