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Review of The Bonding (Tribe Warrior #1) by Imogen Keeper

The bond makes it too confusing. I don’t know what’s real.”

 

Genre: Science Fiction, Erotic Romance

Book Length (Est.): 254 pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

He must choose – her life – or his freedom.

Tam is brutal. Hard. Uncompromising. Resigned to a lifetime alone. Until he finds a woman frozen in space, suffering from a deadly disease. There’s only one way to save her – to Bond her to him for life with his mind, his body, and his serum.

She must choose – her people – or his love.

When her planet is invaded by alien slavers, Nissa launches into space in a cryo-pod in a desperate search for help. Tam may be her savior, but their future is not meant to be.

In a universe at war, Nissa and Tam battle their dangerous addiction and their own stubborn hearts. Their strange part-chemical, part-mystical Bonding brought them together – and just might be what tears them apart.

READER ADVISORY: Graphic sexual content and language. No fade to black here! Including one attempted attack on the heroine.

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Nissa was set to be queen, but aliens took over her planet killing and enslaving most of her people leaving them no choice but to evacuate in hopes of finding help. She’d expected to be found much sooner than the almost 500 years it took. Her planet was not anything like it was when she’d left and neither were her people, but that didn’t stop her from wanting to help them.

Tam was a warrior from a place where illness took almost all of their females so when he finds one floating in a pod in space he’s mesmerized. When he’s forced to bond with her in order to save her life he’s torn between not being able to give her a choice and being overly enthusiastic at the possibility that he’ll have a mate.

It’s been a long time since I had to force myself to finish a book, but I kept waiting for something to make me change my mind about the story. First, the bonding is a completely odd thing based on Tam’s semen. It basically addicts Nissa to it and therefore they have to “bond” every few hours, which gets very old very fast. Second, the drinks are coffee and vodka spelled backwards (eeffoc and akdov) and truthfully I may not have even noticed if it wasn’t for the fact that every time either is used it’s written in italic. And lastly, there was finally a little bit of suspense toward the end, but when it switches to Tam’s POV it gave it all away and ending any hope of a big ta-da kind of finish.

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