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Insufficient Mating Material Paperback – January 31, 2007
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Commander Jason's true identity as Prince Djetthro-Djason has been uncovered, and he's forced to mate with the ruling prince's sister, Martia-Djulia. But this is not the punishment it seems. Though Djetth and Martia's one night of passion was mistakenly triggered by another's scent, Djetth is rather fond of his high-maintenance bride-to-be. Unfortunately, she's pining for his presumed dead alter ego--if only he can convince her she can love him regardless of his name. "Spunky" isn't often used to describe older heroines, but everything good about the word is perfect for Martia-Djulia, who acts as a wonderful foil to Djetth's unconventional courtship in this sequel to Forced Mate (2004). Cherry's decidedly British and sometimes brash sense of humor won't be everyone's cup of tea. Yet there's an allure to her characters and futuristic land, with an ever-evolving story of palace intrigue and secretive pasts, that keeps readers wanting more. Nina Davis
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"Insufficient Mating Material is an outstanding sequel to Forced Mate!" ~Jean, Fallen Angel Reviews -- Fallen Angel Reviews
"A powerful romance laced with devastating... secrets, treachery and a sizzling passion hot enough to singe your fingers as you turn the pages." -- Romance Junkies
"For those... who ... enjoyed FORCED MATE, the long-awaited story about Commander Jason is finally here and what a story it is!"~ Kathy Boswell -- The Best Reviews
"The rare sequel that betters the original! Djetthro-Jasons story is awesome. Worth waiting for."~ Brenda, mystiquebooks.com -- Mystique Books
"The rare sequel that betters the original. Djetthro-Jason's story is awesome. Worth waiting for."~Brenda, Mystique Books -- Mystique Books
"What a fantastic read! A book full of possibilities, humor, intrigue and action. I loved it!Â" ~ Les Stroud AKA Â"SURVIVORMANÂ" -- Survivorman
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In INSUFFICIENT MATING MATERIAL, the (believed dead) former traitor Captain Jason is reintroduced to the 'polite society' of Tigron as Prince Djetthro-Jason, the forced husband of Tarrant-Arragon's sister, Martia-Djulia.
The princess walks into her wedding day, believing Captain Jason has returned to her willingly, at the urging of her older brother, to marry her. Instead, she's faced with a 'replacement' husband of her brother's choosing, a scrawny, bald wanna-be prince with a straggly beard. Where is the man she loves? The dashing captain with the long, blond hair and the grusome scar on his face? At his urging, she runs...leaving him at the altar.
Djetth had hoped she'd see through the disguise...or maybe he hadn't. He still can't understand what happened the day he found himself in a stunted rut-rage with Martia-Djulia. He still wants Djinni, which indicates he rut-raged with her, but he wants the princess as well. It's enough to drive a sensible Djinn crazy, and Djinns aren't known for being sensible men.
Added to it are Tarrant-Arragon's plots to force them to mate, but his refusal to let Djetth admit to Martia-Djulia that he's Captain Jason; Martia-Djulia's disastrous first mating, her phobias and her limited memory of certain shattering events in her youth; and, lest we forget, a killer with a contract out on the princess's life.
Again...excellent book! Some twists you'll see coming. Some you won't. The royal family tree is delightfully twisted, and lies and plots have made it all the more convoluted.
The veiled civility of the Tiger Princes gives a refreshing edge to the usual alpha male type. Their animalistic tendencies and drives are well-portrayed and imminently believable.
This is a series you don't want to miss. With KNIGHT'S FORK coming up next (Sept 30th), you'll want to snag the earlier books and catch up, if you haven't read them already. I'm eagerly awaiting the rest of the series and have added it to my auto-buy list.
All I can say is: where is the next book in the series, Rowena? I'm ready to read!
With his scar removed and his broken jaw repaired, a few physical changes altered, and a thinner physique due to his recovery time after the fight with Emporer Heir Tarrant Arragon, Prince Djetth goes to his wedding to the lovely Princess Martia-Djulia whom he enjoyed so thoroughly in the prevoius book. Only Martia-Djulia is not amused at this replacement to her dead love, Commander Jason, and in her grief says no and flings him across the room with powers she never knew she had. This leaves her brother in somewhat of a sticky situation. He needs Djetth to no longer be a threat, he wants his sister to be happy, and if she's pregnant from her former fling with Jason/Djetth he needs to get her married off before the Emporer finds out.
So, being the mischievous playboy that he is, Tarrant-Arragon carefully shoots his sister and one-time-best-freind down over a desserted island that he's had stocked for their pleasure. And he's watching from the orbit above to make sure his plan works. But another Djinn in the family also has plans which aren't quite as freindly as Tarrant-Arragon's mischief...
The real beauty of this story is in the character detail. Djetth shines. From his badly timed jokes, his contemplations on fish skin condoms,and his absurd ideas of impressing the princess on a desert island by being a rock star, you'll love his inner monolouge. Tarrant-Arragon also has his hands full with a pregnant wife who's not entirely happy with him. 'Rhett's character grows a little more and I hope he get his own book. And of course Greivous shows up to impart his earthy wisdom.
I had somewhat of a disconnect with Martia-Djulia's character though. At times you were able to relate to her, which is important as she is our heroine, but I never really got a firm grip on her. This became somewhat of a dissappointment toward the end of the book. The book is very entertaining though, well worth picking up.Enjoy!
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