Cadari Lover by Cara Carnes

Aquamarine Series

Ellora’s Cave

Futuristic Sci-Fi

ISBN: 9781419915642

Reviewed by Patrice F.



Rina has always been protected by her brothers, which makes her unrequited feelings for their friend Kandros difficult to resolve.  She’s never been certain if the handsome Cadari male is willing to cross the line, so she decides to take the plunge with a surprise visit to his home world.  During her visit, Rina is kidnapped by the Zacoris, ancient Cadari enemies, and made into a tagratis, a sex slave of massive sexual appetites that must be isolated from society.   

Kandros takes the blame for not protecting her, opening his heart and soul to her before losing her forever.   Hope comes in the form of an aquamarine necklace and an antidote that is still in the early stages.  With these possibilities, Rina might be cured and able to have a future with Kandros.   If not, by Cadari law, she will forced to live in a virtual prison with other tagratis.

Cadari Lover has plenty of hot and heavy moments.  What comes shining through is Kandros’ vulnerability and Rina’s courage.  In the beginning, Rina is victimized; Kandros is her protector and champion.  There’s a turning point where everything changes.  I’ve always appreciated when a heroine is able to assert the right to protect the man she loves.  Rina might be the damsel in distress, but she doesn’t take anything lying down—unless, it’s with a naked Kandros.  Together they are definitely a Red Carpet kind of duo.  This story hit a homerun with me from the first sentence to the last paragraph. 


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