no. 6, The Brides of the Kindred - The Brides of the Kindred, No. 6
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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.
Okay so this is my sixth Kindred book review and, to be honest, I was so invested in the series that I kept reading without stopping to review the books so I can't remember specifics as I would have liked to. Having said that, however, I will tell you all what I can actually recall. Elise is a traumatized woman, with a dark past, that is rescued by the unique and scarred Merrick after being abducted by the evil AllFather. Elise's past is horrifying, even to me as a reader (I won't go into details because I don't want to spoil anything for potential readers,) but it certainly explained her various reactions to the items that she went through in the book itself. Merrick also had a dark past, but in my opinion it was less horrifying then Elise; however both pasts made a perfect path to true love for the main characters.
I think that, together, the duo are wonderful and are such a cute couple and I was rooting for them throughout the tale. The whole book had a vague Beauty and the Beast vibe that I greatly enjoyed. All in all, it's a fantastic next installment in the Kindred series and I recommend it quite vehemently.