Review: Tamed (Tribute Brides Of The Drexian Warriors #1) by Tana Stone

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Tribute Brides Of The Drexian Warriors #1
Tana Stone
Science Fiction Romance
Broadmoor Books
July 15th 2019
Kindle Unlimited


She’s been promised a dream wedding. The catch? She was abducted from Earth and her groom is a hot alien warrior with a bad attitude.

Taken to a high-tech space station designed to entice human women, LA socialite Mandy is anything but impressed. She’s not falling for their holographic fantasy suites, their promise of a dream wedding, or their gorgeous, brawny warriors. Especially not the arrogant, hot-shot commander she’s been matched with. He may be used to being obeyed, but no way is she following HIS orders. She could care less that he's huge and ripped and drop-dead gorgeous. Right?

The last thing Dorn wants is a mate.

As a Drexian commander tasked with defending his people from a menacing enemy, he has no use for a frail human mate. Even if they are his species’ last chance for survival. Especially not one as spoiled as her.

But, unfortunately for him, he has no choice. Not if he wants to get back to his battleship and save both Earth and the Drexian race from extinction.

This standalone action romance novel features steamy scenes on a holographic fantasy space station, a high-strung alien wedding planner with a penchant for platform shoes, deadly aliens hell-bent on invading Earth, and smoking-hot Drexian warriors with extra erogenous zones who are equally determined to protect Earth.

If you like hot alien warriors, kick-ass Earth women, and steamy romance with a happily ever after and a few laughs, you’ll love Tamed, the first book in Tana Stone’s sci-fi romance Tribute Brides of the Drexian Warriors series.


Tamed is book one in the Tribute Brides Of The Drexian Warriors series by Tana Stone.

Mandy is a spoiled brat. I hated her the moment she was introduced on the page and I never got over that dislike. The author tries to show her pain, but I never felt it. She choose the direction her life went in and yet shes wondering why her friends and family abandoned her. 

Dorn is a Drexian commander who never wanted to take a bride. He is only doing this; because his brother asks him too and family is important to him. I liked Dorn and his Alpha-ness. 

The concept of the Tribute Brides didn’t wow me by how it was done. Earth was facing annihilation by the evil aliens and so they make a treaty with the Drexian’s which is the tribute brides. The brides and humans of Earth don’t know about the Drexian’s. The brides only learn about it once they are taken and when that is done they can never return to Earth. Their only option is to mate a Drexian or have no mate and be stuck doing who knows what on the Boat (alien love boat). Not much of a choice for them. I don’t like how this set up is done. 

The romance is non-existent. Lust is in abundance as is sex. Their romance wasn’t a romance. It was sex and outstanding sex, but I never felt them fall in love. Their commitment ceremony is on the fast track, so there is no time for them to get to know each other. Mandy and Dorn needed time and to communicate. What they learn about each other they overhear from other people. That’s not a relationship. 

What I liked was learning about the evil aliens The Drexian’s are fighting. I found them interesting. The evil aliens have been fooling the Drexian’s for years. 

Tamed was not the book for me. If the blurb intrigues you, I urge you to give it a shot. Just because it did not work for me does not mean it won’t for you. 

Rated: 2 Stars

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

2 comments on “Review: Tamed (Tribute Brides Of The Drexian Warriors #1) by Tana Stone

  1. Sorry to hear you didn’t like it more.

    • Thanks! Not all are winners, but we move on and try again. Have a great weekend.