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Released: February 9, 2011
Series: Brides of the Kindred #1
Published by E.A. Publishing
Is there anything more perfect than a super sexy alien, or as they call themselves Kindred? I don’t think there is. They cook, they clean, they love to give you massages, they make you come until you pass out, really what more could a girl possibly want?! Unfortunately Olivia doesn’t quite see it like that, after being chosen as one of the Kindred males bond mate she does everything in her power to resist him, she misses her twin sister, her best friend and the job she loves, being with Baird the Beast Kindred she has bonded with will mean leaving it all behind.
This is the first book in the Kindred series and I really liked the idea. Earth had been attacked by bad aliens called the Scrouge, but just in the nick of time the Kindred, the good aliens, turn up to save the day! In exchange they want to do a genetic trade, whenever a Kindred alien calls a bride from the millions of women on Earth, Earth has to send her to the Kindred. Kind of like being called for Jury service, only with more sex and it is forever!
So loved the idea and it has such a great potential for books with some hot aliens and their Earthling brides in it. However, what stopped me loving the book was Liv, I really didn’t like her. I understood why she resisted Baird, and it wouldn’t have been much of a book if she hadn’t! But what annoyed me is that she never gave him a chance even when she knew how much he loved her and when she suspected she might love him in return. Now, don’t get me wrong she wasn’t TSTL, just bloody irritating!
However, Baird! My sweet yet animalistically sexy Baird! He was so perfect it me feel a little ill! Not only was he so hot he makes your eyes burn, but he was also sweet, patient, cock the size of baseball bat and head over heels in love with Liv. Baird ALONE has earnt this book 2 stars! But I think because it always seemed really one sided I never really saw the connection with both of them, even towards the end it never really came together for me.
But there were other things I really liked about this book, it showed the potential between Liv’s twin Sophia and Baird’s brother Sylvan (a Blood Kindred aka Space Vampire) and I really can’t wait to read their book! So much so that I actually bought it half way through this one! Kat, the twins friend was also really good and I am hoping that she will get a book as well.
Although Liv pissed me off, I did like this book alot, it had humour (killer blue teddy bears called Bebo!) and an interetsing world with the potential for more. And did I mention the sex? It was HOT! I love how EA writes her steamy scenes, Baird had a filthy mouth in more ways then one! NOT one to be reading at work!
“Nothing’s wrong.” Olivia’s cheeks were as red as her robe. “It’s just..you’re so big. I mean, can you acually use that thing without being arrested for assault with a deadly weapon?”
Girls Guide to the Kindred:
Beast Kindred aka Fuckably Feral Aliens– 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 aka Space Vampire Aliens-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 aka Menage a HOT Aliens-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. (MY FAVOURITE!!)
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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.
Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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