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Sara's Review: UnBonded (Ruth & Gron #3) by V.C. Lancaster



For years, Kranu has only wanted one thing: to belong to a Queen. To be wanted, valued. Not to be passed over in the prime of his life.

Now it seems he’s found his chance. Only problem is, the Queen in question is one of the strange ones that Bonded his brother, Gron. She feels miniscule next to him. They can’t understand a word the other says. She quakes in fear if he so much as looks at her.

For years, Troii was perfectly content serving his Queen as an unBonded male. He played his role perfectly and felt no dissatisfaction, no ambition for more. That is, until his best friend Gron offered him his Queen to Bond to. It was enough to get him exiled, sent to wander the borderlands with Kranu, the surliest, most aggressive male in the tribe. All Troii wants is to get his old peaceful life back.

Now Kranu’s found a Queen, a tiny thing that’s terrified of him. Kranu is determined to be chosen. It’s Troii’s only chance to have a tribe again, though he’ll only admit to himself that he dares to want more than the life of an unBonded.

There’s one thing to do if they’re to have a chance of getting what they want. They have to take this new Queen to Gron's Queen, Ruth. Then maybe she will stop being afraid, and start to see them as something more than strangers. THREE BOUNDLESS STARS

UnBonded is 3rd installment in the Ruth and Gron series and really isn’t meant as a standalone. In book three it is told from three new characters perspectives. Kranu who is Gron’s brother which we met in book 2 and honestly is a dick. I don’t think anyone but his mother likes him, and that is because it's his mom and I thinks that’s ingrained. Then there is Troii who Gron screwed up in book two on accident. Gron had all the best intentions, but Troii got the short end of the stick. Then there is Moria who is another female who has been kidnapped to thrown in with the aliens. I liked Moria more than Ruth. First, she didn’t seem to fall all gaga for the aliens right away. She thought they were animals. “This was a giant, furry, naked, grunting, scary, angry, Sasquatch, Missing Link, Chewbacca rainforest tribe monster.” It took a lot of time for anything even remotely sexual to happen, which I found appropriate given the circumstances. But it was funny her reaction when they said her name. “They might be aliens with off-putting faces, but they were ripped and now they had alarmingly sexy voices. She was in trouble here.” She also thought Ruth was nuts, which I also found appropriate. LOL. One thing I did like was she took more effort with the communication with charades and mimes way more effort than it seemed Ruth ever made. However, like the first two books, we spent a lot of time in Moria’s headspace which once again got frustrating, and I wanted the story to get moving. Overall I was glad to see different characters and really glad that Troii was given an HAE because he deserved it. Still not sure about Kranu, he is still a dick. But this was a fun addition to the series I am rating it 3 Boundless Stars.

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