Author: Kita Bell
Source: Author Request
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: May 5, 2013
One night, driving on an abandoned road in rural Vermont, Brand Kade's deepest instincts stir when he finds a beautiful silver-eyed female lying naked in the snow.
Like Brand, Eva is a Kaspian - an immortal shape-shifting blood tiger. And like Brand, Eva is haunted by her past. When it becomes apparent that the ruthless woman who kidnapper and tortured Eva wants her back, Brand knows he must protect her.
Eva may be immortal, but in her short life she's learned that forever doesn't last - especially when it comes to those she loves. All Eva has left is her sister, who she must return to. But for once, Eva hesitates: for she is not certain she can leave so easily. Not when it is Brand she is leaving behind.
And Brand has a secret of his own he is keeping from Eva, a secret that draws on all his memories of the past: Eva is his amati. Eva is Brand's "forever".
When their desire explodes, neither Brand nor Eva are prepared for passions that drive them beyond all the wildest expectations of the immortal heart.
Eva and Brand do not meet under the best circumstances. I can't imagine how embarrassing it would be to be found naked on the side of the road - by the man you are destined to be with no less. But she has a good reason for her condition - that would be her escape from the clutches of quite a sadistic bitch (pardon the language, but it works). Brand recognizes what Eva means to him almost immediately, and he doesn't like it. He's afraid of the power that she now unknowingly holds over him.
While Brand's family try to track down the woman that hurt Eva, Brand proceeds to screw things up over and over again. His past holds many secrets and he's afraid that Eva won't understand - so he doesn't tell her. That never seems to work out well and I really admire Eva for standing up and demanding answers.
The story of Eva's kidnapper is just as central to the story as her growing romance with Brand. The two storylines are woven together very nicely adding a wonderful dash of danger and adventure to the whole book. This is a great book for lovers of shifter romances, bringing in so many aspects of the traditional lore in a great way.