Casey’s Warriors (Bondmates #1) by Ann Mayburn #mf #mmf #mm #AudioReview @AnnMayburn


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Lorn Adar has searched more than a lifetime to find his bondmate—the one woman he was born to love and the only woman who can save him from the approaching madness that threatens all unbonded males of his race. When a wormhole opens from his galaxy to Earth and the women who could hold their future, Lorn will do all in his power to not only find his mate, but show her a Universe she never knew existed.

Casey Westfall’s normal life changed forever when she finds the sexy leather clad man on her doorstep. One innocent kiss leads to an adventure that will span worlds and Casey will have to choose between the man who is the other half of her soul and never seeing her family or her world again. To complicate matters Kadothians live in polyamerous family units and Lorn will have to convince his Earth bride to accept not only his love, but the love of his best friend and brothers in arms or risk the chance of losing them to either the madness or the Hive—the race of sociopathic women bent on destroying and enslaving everything in their path, but Casey can’t see loving more than one man as being anything other than a sin. Lorn will have to teach his bride that she was created for both of them just as they were created only for her.

In a Universe where all is possible, the battle to protect not only his people, but his heart rests on the soul of a human woman who must face the unknown and take a leap of faith that could save or destroy them all.addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da14rachelle-tag

This had a great start to the series with a good unique storyline. I loved both Lorn and Nast from the beginning and was rooting for them before Lorn even went through the wormhole in search of their matriarch. I loved how their society was Matriarchal and the twist with telepathy and bonding and protective abilities of the women. The Hive is quite creepy and I hope the series goes long enough to eliminate them as a threat to that galaxy. I liked that Casey resisted the pull of the bond. How Lorn’s people attempted to blend in with the humans was humorous. The reaction of Casey’s friends was just as funny. (My face would be pressed to the widow too if they were my next door neighbors.) I especially loved how rich the world building was and how I got to know all three main characters really well.

 

What was disappointing was the ending. Casey was rash, childish, and didn’t exercise good judgement. When she returned to Lorn and Nast, their idea of punishment had me rolling my eyes and heavy doses of sarcasm leaving my lips. I’m still kind of mad at her. But even though I disagreed with how the author handled that situation (sex doesn’t solve anything), I still really enjoyed the majority of this book and I plan on reading the rest of the series. I am really interested in Paige’s story and hope the scarred “model” is who I think it is.

 

Overall: 4 Stars

Narrator: 5 Stars

Story: 4 Stars

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