New authors, Jared Delray & Annalise McKenzie have come up with a series of books titled Kindred Spirits. The first book in the series, An Unexpected Love, made it's debut in March, published by Keith Publications.
When you begin this book, there's the short, necessary back story which tells how Matt became a vampire on the Isle of Skye in the 1400's. However, this is not your typical vampire love story. It's a time travel type novel with each book in the series, playing off the book before it. In every mans life, there comes a time to choose between dark and light, and the same goes for immortals.
Matt spends every new generation, searching for the spirit of his wife, who was brutally murdered so long ago. Each generation, her spirit is reborn and he's spent hundreds of years searching for, and sometimes, finding her when she is reborn. This book tells the story of the time he found her in a new country called America, as she is preparing to head west from St. Louis Missouri on a wagon train. Although she is already married with a family of her own, he still stays close by to keep a watchful eye out and protect her when she's in danger.
This trip takes a twist, and, unexpectedly, Matt finds himself falling for a mortal woman by the name of Molly, even though he fights the urge. Molly also carries a secret of her own, that intersects with a legend told time and time again throughout the ages in the league of vampires. Now it is up to him to make sure she, and her secret, are protected from the immortals that would do her harm just to have it.
I found this book difficult to put down once I got into the story as I was constantly wanting to see what happened next. My biggest disappointment was that when it ended, I wanted it to keep going, but I suppose I'll have to wait for the second book in the series to come out.
This book contains adult love scenes, so would not be appropriate for teens or younger. If you like hot love scenes, a bit of suspense, and being left with a contented sigh when you read the ending, then this book is for you.