What a great way to introduce a new character in the Kindred Brides series. I couldn't put this book down. I had to read it until I had finished it. This series keeps getting better and better. In this installment we are introduced to Lauren who happens to be Liv and Sophie's long lost cousin. They thought that she had died with her mother in childbirth. Liv and Sophie find out that neither Lauren nor her mother had died, but something worse is on the horizon.
Lauren is taken by the Scourge before she can even meet, or get to know her cousins. The Allfather has finally found the woman of the prophesy and her name is Lauren. He kidnaps her right before she gets ready to open her shop. Lauren wakes up in a small damp cell with no one for company and no idea how she got there. Xairn comes in and explains what happened and where she is. During her captivity on the Scourge mother ship, Lauren and Xairn form a bond. The question is will it lead to the downfall of them both? Xairn thinks that he cannot feel and becomes surprise at what Lauren is waking up inside him. He feels things he can't explain because he has never known what real love is. Can Lauren show him how to love and can Xairn claim Lauren's love without the fear of becoming just like the Allfather. I'll let you decide when you read this new addition to the Kindred Brides.
Book 4 in the Brides of the Kindred series
A warrior with a scarred heart who doesn’t know how to love. And the woman who must teach him how before it’s too late…
The son of the evil AllFather, Xairn is filled with conflicting emotions. On one hand, he has finally gained his freedom and cut the ties that bound him to his race and the sadistic male who is his father. But doing so has unleashed feelings in him Xairn would rather keep buried. Desires that he prayed would never manifest now rage through him and they are centered on one woman alone…
Lauren Jakes is the long lost cousin Liv and Sophie never knew they had. Abducted by the Scourge, she formed a connection with Xairn more meaningful than any other in his life. But though Lauren thinks she knows him, there is more to the huge Scourge warrior than she comprehends. A nightmare childhood and a cruel father have scarred Xairn’s heart almost past the point of healing. But that is nothing to the secret inside him—the forbidden desires coded into his very DNA itself, which urge him to commit unspeakable acts in order to sate his newly awakened hunger.
Now a conflict is brewing—both in Xairn’s soul, and aboard the Fathership where the twisted AllFather has hatched a new, malicious plot to bring his estranged son home. Can Xairn resist the brutal lust growing within him? Can he fight against his very nature which urges him to dominate and control any female he mates? Can Lauren heal his heart before the AllFather’s trap closes on both of them?
And can she teach him how to love before it’s too late?
This is a plus length novel--133,000 words.