no. 5, The Brides of the Kindred - The Brides of the Kindred, No. 5
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Nadiah has the Sight—the ability to see into the future. But the one thing she can’t see is how she’s ever going to be free of the blood bond her parents forced her into when she was only six. Her fiancée is an evil bastard who delights in torturing her and her only way out of a loveless marriage is for a Kindred warrior to challenge the hated bond. But Nadiah has no warrior to challenge for her—she just has Rast.
Adam Rast doesn’t know why he feels so protective and possessive of Nadiah, only that he’s willing to kill or die to protect her. When the chance to set her free arises, he takes it without hesitation, even though his lack of Kindred blood could mean his defeat or even his death. But Rast has a secret, one even he doesn’t know he possesses. When he undertakes Nadiah’s quest, the truth comes out in a strange and provocative way.
Can Nadiah and Rast live through their ordeal? Will the truth about Rast set them free…or kill them? You’ll have to read Revealed to find out.
**Author's note--this is book 5 in the Brides of the Kindred Series**
This book is about Nadiah, the golden-haired blonde with deep blue eyes, and the big, muscular, green-eyed, Detective Adam Rast. While the two of them start out on a rocky road, Rast doubting Nadiah and simultaneously insulting her belief system, Rast proves himself to be an honorable man standing up as Nadiah’s champion even though doing so was dangerous for him. I won’t say much more than that because I don’t want to spoil anything.
As for the two main characters, Nadiah is an endearing young girl who has been forced into something she doesn’t want by parents who are more concerned with social standing than their daughter’s well-being. I adored her and everything that she felt seemed to me as a reader. Rast is a man who has a wall around his heart, for obvious reasons, but he has morals and honor. He is an upstanding man and, to be honest, I fell a little bit in love with him as I read.
The plot itself was a unique change. In the rest of the series, the villains tend to be bigger over-arching bad guys, kind of removed from the main character; they had no real connections to the characters themselves. In this book, the first villain who encompasses most of the tale, is Y’dex Nadiah’s promised fiancée. He’s a horrible, dreadful person that Mrs. Anderson made it easy to hate. Luckily, Rast was there to counterbalance his hideous actions. All in all, I really enjoyed this book. I highly recommend it in addition to the rest of the series.