Rating: 4 Moons, Sizzling/Orgasmic
After his child bride dies in childbirth, Djohn Kronos, god-Emperor of the Trigons, is determined to steal his brother's intended bride. Djohn Kronos thinks that it is his right as god-Emperor to do as he pleases. Therefore, he tricks Helispeta into marrying him by pretending to be his twin, Prince Devoran Vitan. When Helispeta realizes that she has married the evil brother, she plots her escape.
For such a short story, MATING NET vividly describes the alien society, that Ms. Cherry created. The characters are fully fleshed out, especially the evil god-Emperor. The only thing, that I found lacking about the story was the interaction between the hero and heroine. Their love would have been more convincing, if more time had been given to their interactions. All in all, MATING NET is an enjoyable science fiction romance; I recommend it.
Reviewed by Marlene Breakfield