Olivia Waterhouse has just graduated from nursing school and has her whole life ahead of her—until she gets drafted. Problem is, she isn’t being forced into the Army, she’s been chosen as a Kindred bride and she has no say in the matter.
Baird is a huge, muscular Beast Kindred with golden eyes who recently escaped imprisonment and torture at the hands of the malevolent Scourge. Through the torment and pain only one thing kept him sane—the thought of finding and claiming his bride—Olivia. His need to possess her is a burning intensity that threatens to consume them both.
Angry at having her future and her family taken away from her, Olivia vows to fight back the only way she can—by resisting. She has one month on the Kindred Mother Ship with Baird—their Claiming Period. If she can keep from having bonding sex with him during that time, she can go home and get on with her life on Earth.
But Baird isn’t going to make it easy for her. Every week he is allowed to touch Olivia more and more intimately and according to the contract she signed, she has to let him. The Holding Week…the Bathing Week…the Tasting Week…Olivia is contractually obligated to go through all of them with Baird. She’s determined to resist the huge alien warrior but his touch sets her on fire.
Can Olivia avoid being Claimed?