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Friday, March 22, 2013

Pursued (Kindred Brides 6) by Evangeline Anderson

Disclaimer: I rarely skip a book in a series. I admit that I did not read the two books before this one. *hangs head in shame* I do recommend reading the Kindred Bride series in order. Evangeline Anderson weaves a tale that is bet told chronologically and with all the information. Often, characters that will be in the forefront in future installations are in the background first. I did get through without too much difficulty but I know I missed out on some of the experience.

Elise suffered a trauma that we, the reader, are led to believe was sexual in nature. She has pushed the memory into the farthest recesses of her mind to cope. Merrick is a half-breed, part beast kindred and part tranq kindred. He is huge, fierce, and has a wicked facial scar that adds to his intimidation factor. Both of them have a hard time belonging, they go through the motions of life but are not living it. Our H/H are not getting a long at the start of the book despite their obvious connection. They have to put this aside when Elise becomes ill from her extended stay in stasis. Sort of like freezer burn for the soul. They share a bond but it is not stable, which makes it dangerous. To sever the bond they must retrieve a sacred plant from Rageron, the beast kindred planet. The mission is dangerous. Though Elise would prefer distance from Merrick, she must have him intimately near to survive the stasis sickness. On their journey they explore the depth of their feelings for one another and try to heal the hurts of the past.

I have to applaud Evangeline on her portrayal of a sexual assault survivor. The flashbacks Elise suffered were uncomfortable and intense. This is amazing considering she never gets very graphic with the imagery of the attacks. Merrick's patience with Elise over her past, his willingness to forgo his needs to meet hers proves the depths of his love for her. I was confused for a split second over how Elise could forget she had a fiancee, but stasis sickness and her defense mechanisms she uses for unpleasant memories makes it plausible. My own lover, Hades, cannot remember my birthday, our kids birthdays, or what he had for lunch an hour ago. He doesn't have a trauma to use an excuse, he just doesn't allocate space for non business related issues. He says that is why he has me.

Forbidden Fruit Rating

   


Author links
You can learn more about Evangeline Anderson and her books at her website or her Facebook page as well as these sites
                              Goodreads
                       Smashwords
                       Dear Author

Buy her books at Amazon 
                                   Ellora's Cave
                          Kensington Publishing Corp
                          Barnes & Noble



A book in the hand is better than two on the shelf!
Love, Seph


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