I have enjoyed all.of the Kindred books, and this one has the same sweet, sexy vibe.
This story is also about abuse and healing with love and kindness. The kindred males all believe women are to be respected and honored. When they learn of a misogynistic planets plans to conquer other planets with new technology, they intervene.
This is the story of that initial intervention.
Reeve goes into the body of a man in a coma, this allows him more time and latitude to act as the man is not fighting him for control. Reeve is able to enter the high council and learn about the work hole technology, but has to wait until after a ritual holiday to complete his mission. In the meantime, he is falling in love with the wife of the man he has inhabited. Nallah has been in her abusive marriage for three years, was raised to expect punishment and rape as the normal way of life. This is a huge problematic issue for a kindred!
Reeve is trying to make life better for Nallah while planning how to save her after completing his mission to destroy the worm hole emitter. While sabotaging it, his host wakes up from his coma.
Once awake, the host realizes he has been taken over and reviews the memories Reeve shares with Nallah. This angers him and he vows revenge!
Whew! No more spoilers!
Well worth the read! Looking forward to seeing more from Evangeline Anderson!