Brides of the Kindred, #6

Elise carries a pain from her past so damaging she keeps it locked in a vault in her brain. While she manages to function in her professional life, her personal life is sadly lacking. The damage done to her in her teen’s still reaches her today, and no man on Earth can fix it. But what about a man NOT of this earth?

Merrick has been branded by his parentage his whole life. A hybrid, he belongs in neither world his parents originated from. As a young man he did something so horrendous it has left him scarred both physically and emotionally. Without emotion or the danger of a bond with a woman in his future, he has gone through life using his lethal legacies. When he encounters Elise he feels as he never has. Can two damaged people find happiness together? Who else could love them but one another?

Wow. The author pulled out all the emotional stops on this one. To be warned, there is mention of child abuse so if that bothers you, avoid this book. This was a spectacular addition to the Kindred series and with the engrossing story line centered on Merrick and Elise we also got further drawn in to Lissa and Saber as well as the horrid but strangely attractive Draven, new nemesis extraordinaire.

This story fed my ravening hunger for more information about previous couples as well as dangling story line carrots all over the place for me to reach for in the future. A story not to be missed, especially for the vengeance that Merrick sought and dished out for Elise; that particular part of the story made my day.

Book Blurb for Pursued

Book 6 in the Brides of the Kindred series

Elise is fractured inside, stained by a past she refuses to remember.

Merrick is scarred both inside and out, a half-breed with a brutal background, at home nowhere in the universe.

Now they are tied together by an unstable bond which could kill them both.

Their journey will take them to the lawless planet of Rageron—the wildest of all the Kindred worlds. There, in the deep blue jungles of an alien world, Elise must bare her soul and relive the horror that nearly killed her. Can she and Merrick make each other whole or will Elise run from her pain?

If she does, Merrick cannot help but chase her…Elise is being Pursued.

This is the 6th book in the Brides of the Kindred series. You will need to read Claimed, Hunted, Sought, Found, and Revealed, also by Evangeline Anderson in order to understand it.

Night Owl Reviews Sep, 2012 4.50