Sep 9, 2011

"Claimed" by Evangeline Anderson

Title: Claimed
Author: Evangeline Anderson
Publisher: E.A. Publishing
Source: Bought
Rating: 5 Stars



Synopsis:

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…



                            

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My Thoughts

Very sexy and highly entertaining! This is definetely one of the more imaginative alien romance novels I have ever read. In "Claimed" Evangeline creates a world full of aliens that instead of having the typical green martian look turn out to be drop dead gorgeous hunks who have come to our planet in the search of brides since their race are unable to produce females. Our heroine though is less than enthused when she finds out she was chosen to become one of those "lucky" brides.

Evangeline was very creative and descriptive when creating this alien world. Imagine men that made a 6 ft tall person look short or worms that taste like chocolate!  The characters themselves each had there own faults and weaknesses that they had to work through before they got their happily ever after though, which made them all the more endearing to me. I will be looking out for more books from this author in the future for sure.

Olivia was a strong willed nurse who believed she could handle anything, until she met Baird. Baird is sweet and all he really wants is Olivia to be his mate forever, but it will take some convincing to get his lady love to see things his way.

This is a new and imaginative new series that you will not be able to put down!

It is recommended that you read all of the books in order since they all take up where the last one left off.

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