Review: Bonded by Ria Candro

Bonded by Ria Candro
Series: Mating Ritual Series (# 2)
Release Date: December 14, 2012
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave Publishing Inc.
Pages: 88
Source: Book provided by the publisher for review



When Inara crash lands on a deserted planet, the last thing she expects is to run into two stunning men from the planet Spygia—who claim she is their mate. While she’d love nothing more than to indulge in a steamy encounter—or two or three—with these gorgeous hunks, she’s on the run from the barbaric Malucons who decimated her home planet. And she’s on a mission to find her cousin, the only other survivor. Nothing, not even the promise of paradise to be found in the Spygians’ arms, is going to stop her.

When Inara refuses to be bonded to them, Neichon and Valeron strive to uncover what secrets she’s hiding before they unveil a few of their own. How will their reluctant mate react when she learns she’s destined for, not two, but four Spygian men?


Review:  If you are looking for a quick sexy read with sci fi undertones, then Bonded by Ria Candro would fit the bill. However, you need to be warned that it features an Alpha female who is determined to complete her mission. She’s on the run from some barbarians when she encounters two hunky Spygians who claim her as their mate.

Imagine her surprise when she ultimately discovers that she has four Spygian mates, all of whom are jaw-dropping hot. She is more than willing to enjoy their charms, but her mission is her primary focus. Take four warriors and pit them against a very resourceful, determined woman. This combination ensures there will be plenty of fireworks.

This is not what I would consider a “deep” read. After the first few physical encounters, some of the language became rather trite and choppy. I understand how challenging it must be to choreograph scenes with five participants, but there have got to be more names for male body parts other than the two used repeatedly. The spice level is very high, as you can imagine with this ménage story line.