Brides of the Kindred Book One—Claimed
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…
More about the Brides of the Kindred series
A race of Genetic Traders from beyond the stars
Three very different types of men
All looking for one thing…their brides
Beast Kindred—Savage in battle these dark, brooding warriors from Rageron bring their passion and intensity to the bedroom. They possess a very special endowment that ensures every sexual experience is a tantric one.
Blood Kindred—Cold as ice to their enemies, these tall, blond warriors from Tranq Prime warm up when they find the right woman. But be careful…they bite.
Twin Kindred—Muscular and rugged, these warriors from Twin Moons always come in pairs and cannot be separated. They experience physical pain when parted from each other…or the one woman they both choose to love.
And then there is the enemy…
The Scourge—A genetic trade gone wrong, these menacing outsiders have twisted desires and sexual needs fierce enough to frighten away even the most adventurous. Their need to dominate and possess their women completely has led to a strange prophesy that they must fulfill…or die trying.
Claimed is book one in the Brides of the Kindred series by Evangeline Anderson.
Anderson has created a unique and interesting world. The detailed description of the different Kindred races gave me an understand of who they are and what their expectations are for their bond mates.
Baird is a Beast Kindred. The biggest and baddest. His need for Olivia was great, but he did what he could to keep himself from rushing her into the relationship.
Olivia is a human who finds herself a Kindred bride whether she wants to or not. She isn’t my favorite. She was prudish at times and redundant. Her resistant to Baird was frustrating.
Baird and Olivia’s romance was ok. Their time together was stressful. I related to Baird’s frustration and found it completely understandable. I liked how he showered Olivia with attention and put so much effort into wooing her. As for Olivia her resistance was very frustrating. She tried too hard on the resistant front. The sex is steamy and hot.
The plot is thin. The villains are perfect. Very villainous. The Scourge are our evil race. The AllFather makes a great antagonist. I wouldn’t want to go through his special brand of torture.
I enjoyed the secondary characters introduced. I liked getting their perspectives. I very much enjoyed how the author weaves in the story/set up for the next couple.
Claimed was an ok read, but not one I’d read again.
Rated: 3 Stars
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