mercredi 29 juillet 2015

Claimed ( Brides of the Kindred 1) by Evangeline Anderson

Hello to all,

                        Half the holidays is behind us already.. it's too fast ^^ and i'm starting to stress at the idea of not being ready for christmas.
However, there is no need  to be in summer or winter to read good books reading pleasure is one without limit which is fabulous...sometimes we just need to divert from our usual shelves....

This time i decided to give a try to a book that was waiting for me for way to long...i was fearing it's erotica side but  the blurb tempted me too much so i got the book and then i was too shy until now. let me tell you how happy i'm to have decided to give it a try and i'm also really happy to let you know that the digital version of this book is currently free ( amazon, smashwords, take your pick) so you can discover it to.
The only regret i have....only the first book is available in print at this point and that's a little frustrating as i would love to read Sylvan story as well ( but  it exist in pdf so not all hope is lost^^)

Before i start on book 2 let's give you my opinion on book 1 " Claimed" by Evangeline Anderson

Happy reading

Publisher: Evangeline Anderson
Publication: 2011
ISBN:  0373277210
Genre: paranormal romance, erotica, alien, scifi
Violence: mild

Language: mild
sex: very Steamy
Public: 18+

Short description from goodreads :

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…


My opinion:
        
 I was happily surprised by this one. The author offer book 1 for free when you suscribe to her newsletter but i found it before and since the blurb seemed interesting i decided to give it a try even if the steamy part had me a little hesitant.

I guess i was probably in the mood for some aliens but that’s not enough to have me mmersed in the book as i was. Really the author managed to build her plot really well, with of course a lot of steamy part but you could even skip a few of them ( some really long) and stays in teh story... in fact i didn’t want to put it aide until i finished it.

I loved Baird, he was so patient and determined, after what he suffered it really show how much he loves his mate and he can be so tender it was moving...Olivia...i liked her a littel less... oh i understand why she wanted to fight the draft, i think i would do the same but after the way she didn’t seem to know what she wanted.. when she obviously enjoyed the time spend with Baird had me wanting to shake her a little....especially since Baird was attempting  to help her adapat a maximum.....
However  i was more smiling when i was reading about Baird’s brother Sylvan....he is quieter and responsible but so lost when it comes to olivia’s sister it was too cute; and while we do get an idea of what happened in this past, i’m really looking forward to read his story.

The only thing that bothered me a little was the lack of debriefing in a sense....after what Baird suffer the first time he has one and one very long it seems but after when it’s important it seems completely forgotten.... they are at war but no one has any doubt, any question at all....thatstruck me as a little too irrealistic but i loved the story to that point so while it bothered me it won’t keep me from  following the series a little at least when it’s available in print.


Score:  4/5

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and no compensation was received in exchange for this review


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