I've been a fan of Evangeline Anderson for a while now, and she has never disappointed me and this book is no exception. I was captivated from the first page and didn't want to stop reading until I finished the book. The heroine, Olivia, is determined not to succumb to Baird, the Kindred warrior that has claimed her for his mate. Olivia is confused at her body's response to Baird. He smells so good and when he touches her, she thinks she might spontaneously combust. During her time on the spacecraft, Olivia has a few humorous encounters with strange alien food, exotic pets and live appliances. Baird is trying to be patient and caring towards his earthling bride, but she challenges his control at every turn. During their courtship, Baird is allowed more sexual freedom with each week of bonding. He has no problems making her body respond to his touch, but he is having a harder time winning her heart as she is one stubborn female.