Release date: February 9th 2011
Olivia Waterhouse has just graduated from nursing school and has her whole life ahead of her—until she gets drafted. Problem is, she isn’t being forced into the Army, she’s been chosen as a Kindred bride.The Kindred are huge alien warriors—a race of genetic traders whose population is ninety-five percent male. After saving Earth from the threat of invasion they demand a reward—the right to find brides among the population. The chances of being chosen are about the same as those of winning the lottery—guess it’s just Liv’s lucky day.Baird is a Beast Kindred who recently escaped imprisonment and torture at the hands of the malevolent Scourge. Through the torment and pain only one thing kept him sane—the thought of finding and claiming his bride—Olivia. His need to possess her is a burning intensity that threatens to consume them both.Angry at having her future and her family taken away from her, Liv vows to fight back the only way she can—by resisting. She has one month on the Kindred Mothership with Baird—their claiming period. If she can keep from having bonding sex with him during that time, she can go home and get on with her life on Earth.But Baird isn’t going to make it easy for her. Every week he is allowed to touch Liv more and more intimately and according to the contract she signed, she has to let him. She’s determined to resist him but his touch sets her on fire. And just as she thinks she knows what she wants, a twist of fate and an attack by the faceless Scourge AllFather changes everything…
I like a good alien book and this one was really interesting since the start. The Earth was being attacked by some dark and bad aliens when the Kindred decided to come for the rescue and saved the day, but they also wanted one thing. A Trade. The wanted women, because their race is 95% made of men and since they’re humanoid. It’s a win-win and the government said yes.
Years since that and we have Baird meeting his bride, Liv. The thing is nobody actually knows what happens in their ship, because no women ever returned complaining, actually they never return period. There’s a month of the claiming period while the Kindred can do lots of dirty things with their bride and after that let’s just say she’s fully satisfied.
Baird was captured by the dark side and spent six months being tortured but while there he’s mind found Liv and they spent the sleeping hours exchanging informations about their lives. Liv had no idea he was a Kindred and didn’t knew her dreams were actually true.
So one day Baird escaped he’s prison and came to Earth to find he’s bride. That’s were the story starts with us following Liv and Baird during their claiming period. It’s interesting because Liv promised her twin sister that she would never surrender and wasn’t going to bond with the Kindred because her life was on Earth being a nurse and helping save people.
So Baird does everything in his power to show Liv they are great together and how much he loves her. He’s really romantic and tries to cook on her first night on the ship, but he’s restless and every day he also tries to seduce her. Plus he has some pheromones that helps to attract her.
The book was really good and these aliens were romantic and brave to the extreme. Some naughty parts were present, aliens know how to seduce a girl.
Series in Order
#2 – Hunted
#3 – Sought
#4 – Found
#5 – Revealed
#6 – Pursued
#7 – Exiled (Expected publication: October 2012)
“Just tell him to keep his hands to himself and his python in his pants.”