Wynter’s Warrior (The Mating Challenge #1) by Mardi Maxwell

A determined alpha warrior……
When aliens make their presence known to the population of Earth they bring the news of impending war with them. The enemy who destroyed their home planets is approaching Earth. Zaryq, the leader of the Za’Artha, is determined that his people survive and repopulate their ranks. They’ll share their advanced technology in return for the right to test human females for compatibility as mates.

A desperate woman……
Wynter Fields lives under the suffocating rule of two powerful political parents. She’s doomed to marry a man she despises, or risk the safety of the only person she loves. When Earth’s women are asked to volunteer for testing she hopes she’s found a way to escape. All she has to do is reach her destination unnoticed.

Nothing ever comes easy…….
Strong in public but willing and submissive in the bedroom, that’s the requirement to become an alien mate. But that isn’t all. A rite of passage…the Mating Challenge…must be conquered before the final mate ritual can be completed. With only six days to train with her warrior for the rigorous test ahead, tensions run high. If Wynter isn’t strong enough to survive the life threatening challenge, Zaryq will be forced to let her go. Losing the Mating Challenge is not an option. addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da14Crystal Marie_s RamblingsTAG

Another interesting read from Maxwell for sure! I loved how this story isn’t like what I’ve been reading recently and the story did keep my interest.

There were certainly some funny parts, (I mean come on, putting a wig in a museum?) the sexy parts that you expect from a Maxwell book. But there was also the sci-fi parts that I did enjoy.

It was great fun getting to follow along with Wynter as she learned more about a new world, and species.  I loved how Maxwell wrote the story as though we were learning along with Wynter.  It wasn’t written as though we should already know what is going to happen next.

Overall, a good read from Maxwell, and a good start to a new series!

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