Brides of the Kindred, book three
ebook, 363 pages
Published July 10th 2011 by Evangeline Anderson Books (first published July 7th 2011)
Kat O’Connor is no pushover. She’s a no nonsense girl with a commonsense approach to life. But there’s nothing common about what’s happening to her lately…
First she was forced to have a kinky mind ménage with two of the hottest and most irritating men in the galaxy—Twin Kindred warriors, Deep and Lock—in order to locate her kidnapped friend. Then she couldn’t get their feelings out of her head. And now she’s on her way to their home planet, Twin Moons, to find a cure for the debilitating illness their unorthodox joining caused, when all she really wants to do is go home.
Locks Tight, the light twin of the two, is already in love with Kat. Her curvy plus-sized body is the epitome of beauty on his home planet and her sharp mind makes her doubly attractive. But though he fell for her the moment he saw her, Twin Kindred are unable to mate a woman alone. Lock knows nothing can happen between them without his brother…
Stabs Deep. The dark twin has a secret agony in his past—a tragedy he feels he and he alone is to blame for. He too, hungers for Kat, but he hides his fear of rejection behind an impenetrable wall of angry sarcasm. For if he lets anyone get too close, the unbearable pain he has already endured once may happen again.
Now Kat and her twin warriors are on a quest—but they’re all looking for different things. Kat wants to find a way to dissolve the half-formed bond between them so she can be alone in her own head again. Lock wants to convince both her and his brother to complete the bond which will keep them together forever. And Deep is trying to protect his heart and love Kat from afar…though it grows more and more difficult to deny the hunger he feels for her growing inside him.
Their travels will take them from the uncharted wilds of Twin Moons to the Deadworld of the Scourge home planet. Will Kat find a cure for having other people’s emotions crowding her mind? Will Lock convince his brother and the woman they both love that they’re all meant to be together forever? And will Deep ever unshield his heart long enough to let Kat in?
What I like about Kat... She's got one hell of a mouth on her. Aside from that, the only reason I read this book is to get more of a back story to Lauren before beginning Xairn's story in book four, Found. Meeting Adam, Nadiah's intended in book five, was pure bonus.
Olivia and Sophia's mother once had a sister who became estranged from the family during her pregnancy with her twin daughters. One daughter, the only that survived, she named Lauren. And Lauren, is she who the AllFather has been seeking.
And has finally found.
Furthermore, she's annoying the hell out of Xairn. She speaks to him incessantly. Talks of things like cupcakes and raves over her bakery. Of the pleasure of consuming junk food. Things Xairn knows nothing about.
Imprisoned and nude, Lauren tries desperately to create a connection with Xairn in hopes that he'll grant her freedom. She senses none of the great evil in him that she finds in the AllFather. She's kind and sweet.. and annoyed the hell out of me as well. Then she had to go and remind him of Sanja. And, oh my poor Xairn.
But she continues to talk and Xairn continues to listen until the AllFather demands they return to their home world so that he may harness the power to breed her. Then comes the biggest WTF moment of Xairn's life when Lauren pleads that if she has to be taken sexually, she wants him, Xairn, to be the one to do it.
I won't be rating this book because I really only read about thirty percent of it. Just the Xairn and Lauren parts and that which overlapped with Kat, Lock, and Deep. I can make note that by the end, Deep got stupid and severed his bond with Kat and his brother which nearly cost Kat her life after she was cut by a poisoned blade for which there is no cure.
Xairn and Lauren made a nasty escape and although he'd rather she fled with the others, he was forced to take her away himself. So now, Xairn's instincts have been awakened in time for book four. And rumor is, the Scourge like their sex rough. Bondage and domination rough. Yum!
- “NO!” Bending, Xairn scooped Lauren into his arms. “I will die before I let you have her. And I will kill you if you threaten her again. I renounce you as my father and I renounce my race. For now and evermore I am no longer Scourge.”
Xairn felt the words of power leave him and gloried in the sense of rightness they gave him. He wasn’t just saying this to hurt the AllFather, he had given his oath to the universe. It had gone out from him with a finality that could not be refuted or ignored. He had cut the ties that had bound him all his life—he truly was no longer Scourge.
His father said something else, but though Xairn felt the drag of his mental command, it couldn’t control him. His heart, so long a cold and shriveled lump of carbon, was a glowing, beating star—a super nova in his chest. He was alive in a way he never had been before. Alive and filled with emotions he had been suppressing for a lifetime. He wanted to rip the AllFather limb from limb and bathe in his blood. Wanted to throw back his head and howl like an animal scenting prey. But most of all, he wanted to take the woman in his arms right there, filling her with his cock as she writhed beneath him on the cold, hard floor while he pounded into her again and again as she screamed his name and…No! No, get hold of yourself!
Previously in the series: