Grim by MK Eidem


King Grim Vasteri is the strongest, most feared warrior in the Tornian Empire. He has been sent by his Emperor to find and retrieve compatible females for their dying civilization. Lisa is a widowed mother of two little girls who finds herself and her daughters suddenly in high demand. Will the most feared warrior in the Empire keep and protect them? Or will he allow another to claim them?

King Grim Vasteri is the strongest and most feared warrior in the Tornian Empire. He is the King of Luda, blood brother to the Emperor and his line will die with him. He will have no offspring for no female would join with him for once he was scarred he was considered 'unfit'. The Tornian Empire has been dying ever since the great infection caused the birth of females to become a rarity. Since then they have been searching the known universes for compatible females. The Emperor's discovery of a compatible female on a slave ship changed that. He'd ordered Grim to find his Empress' home world so more 'unprotected' females could be obtained, knowing Grim would never be allowed to Join with one.
Lisa Miller is a widowed mother of two little girls, Carly and Miki. Her husband died just a year ago, after a long battle with cancer and she misses him immensely. Friends want her to start dating again but in her heart, she knows there isn't a man on the planet she could love like her Mark. Who could love their girls like their own. Therefore, she'll stay alone.
When Lisa is discovered 'unprotected' at her husband's grave, she wakes on an alien ship heading for an alien world. Refusing to accept this she confronts the large males, demanding she be returned to her children. Seeing his chance to have a female, Grim agrees to accept and protect her offspring, if she agrees to Join with him and only him. Realizing this is the only way she can retrieve her children Lisa agrees and the Tornian Empire changes forever.

3 Stars

Every now and then I enjoy a Space/Alien romance.
Don't judge me!

Unprotected females are being rounded up by the Tornian Empire.
Lisa Miller is taken to a ship, but she left precious
cargo behind.  Her children.  
Grim agrees to go back for her children, 
in exchange for
Lisa to mate with him and only him.
He is unfit by Tornian standards to join with.
Lisa agrees to his terms, what choice does she have?
Abandon her children?

Upon arriving to Grim's  home planet, Lisa 
realizes that he is the King and feared.
She see's much more to him, then a ruler.
He is kind and loving, towards her and her children.
They are a true family.
Only others don't think so.  
Grim is unfit, scarred.  No female must be
permitted to join with him.
Lisa goes before the council and pleads her case.
She is in love with Grim and.....
But is that enough?

Ok, I will admit, I did skip a few pages, because I was tired 
of hearing how Grim is  unfit.  He has some battle 
scars...BFD.  No one is perfect, least of all the female's 
from this planet!

Lisa is a strong character in her own right, but she bends for
Grim a lot. He is an Alpha so I get it, but she
bent over right from the start with him.
There was some conflict with cultural differences.
Once that was ironed out, things got better between
them and moved onto something else.
This is a fast paced book.
Yes, there were some dull moments, but when there was action
it kept me hooked.

All in all a good space book, but typical. 
Aliens need women to breed.