Audiobook Review – Hunted by Evangeline Anderson

Eargasms Book Cover Hunted Brides of the Kindred

Written by: Evangeline Anderson
Narrated by: Anne Johnstonbrown
Length: 16 hrs and 53 mins
Series: Brides of the Kindred, Book 2
Unabridged Audiobook
Release Date:05-15-15
Publisher: Evangeline Anderson Books

Book two of Brides of the Kindred. Book one, Claimed, is also available in audio. Books three and four, Sought and Found, are coming to audio by the end of 2015.
Sophia Waterhouse has always been afraid of needles and vampires, so there’s no way she wants anything to do with a modern-day Count Dracula – even if he does come wrapped in the package of a huge Kindred warrior with blond hair and ice-blue eyes. She’s only on the Kindred Mothership to participate in her sister Liv’s wedding, and that’s all.
Sylvan is a Tranq Kindred who has made a sacred vow never to call a bride. After a devastating rejection on his home planet, his heart is a block of ice no one can melt – or so he thinks until he meets Sophia.
When their ship is forced down in the middle of a rugged mountain range, Sophia and Sylvan are stranded. Running for their lives, they have only each other to depend on. Will they give in to the intense attraction between them, or will the evil hunting Sophia take its toll? You’ll have to listen to Brides of the Kindred book two – Hunted to find out.
More about the Brides of the Kindred series
A race of Genetic Traders from beyond the stars
Three very different types of men
All looking for one thing…their brides
Beast Kindred – savage in battle these dark, brooding warriors from Rageron bring their passion and intensity to the bedroom. They possess a very special endowment that ensures every sexual experience is a tantric one.
Blood Kindred – cold as ice to their enemies, these tall, blond warriors from Tranq Prime warm up when they find the right woman. But be careful…they bite.
Twin Kindred – muscular and rugged, these warriors from Twin Moons always come in pairs and cannot be separated. They experience physical pain when parted from each other…or the one woman they both choose to love.

I really liked the progression of the plot with the AllFather and the Scourge, unfortunately, other parts of the book were drawn out so far my mind started to wander. I get it, Sophie has major issues from her past and is unwilling to even try with Sylvan. I get having fears, but he had to prove himself way too much. He was a touch stilted in his narratives, but you get used to it after a time.

This is a spicy read, although most of the story for the leads is just foreplay. It has to do with the whole Mating Bond, I find that is a pattern for this series, saving the sex for the end. There is plenty of steam in the beginning, we get an extra naughty wedding night for Baird and Olivia. I knew he had that Dom thing in him!

The audiobook was once again narrated by Anne Johnstonbrown, who I thoroughly enjoyed! She has a great smooth tone and swift pace that helped move the story at slower moments. I enjoy her energy throughout the read. She has a terrific balance in the male and female voices. Definitely hope she stays with the series.

The narrative is mixed between the two leads and then supporting characters as well. It was great for understanding the motivations and endless issues. While I could see one of the past events as a roadblock for the couple, the medical one was annoying. I just wanted to shake some sense into her, because he was just so terrific. The scenes with Kat and the twins were interesting and made me salivate for their story. I enjoy these books, however, I find myself preferring the storyline and wishing for less steam. I know, it was a surprise for me too. All the back and forth repetition distracted from things in my opinion.

I am still eager for the next book in the series. I enjoy the plotlines, they are very intriguing! BTW, beware tears at the end! You see it coming a mile away, still it pulls those heart stings! Oh the feels.

2 Responses

  1. Sophia Rose says:

    Yeah, I get frustrated with heroines that spend too much time getting in their own way. But glad the rest of the story was good.

    • April says:

      That was exactly it, she was making her own problems! It would have been a much better story without all her drama. A hot guy wants you, roll with it!!