Evangeline has a way with words and plot that had me completely captivated and unable to read fast enough. Her new book Claimed is an enthralling tale combining Sci-Fi elements and deep self sacrificing love.
Earth is attacked by an alien race. Two days later they are saved by another alien race. This one is humanoid although quite a bit bigger. With 95% of their population being male, they are in need of females to mate with them. In exchange for their protection Earth makes a deal with the Kindred. They will patrol and protect Earth. In exchange they will be able to “draft” some earth women as mates.
The chosen woman will spend 4 weeks with the mate who wants to claim her. It is up to him to convince her to stay and there are rules governing what he can do with his proposed mate. But nothing is ever that simple.
Baird is a Kindred who has been captured by The Scourge (the nasty aliens) and subjected to painful torture for 6 months. The only thing keeping him sane and alive during that were the dreams that he mind shared with Olivia.
Once Baird finds and claims Olivia the story becomes completely enthralling. A few of the words describing this book that spring to my mind are: Hot, Sexy, Sensual, Loving, and Self Sacrificing on both of their parts.
This is one of those rare books that will be read again soon and many times over. Claimed gets one of my Very, Very Highest Recommendations!!!