A girl transported to a new existence with no warning
When the two of them trade lives, it places them in mortal peril.
Not to mention really screwing up their love lives!
Will they ever be able to get back in their rightful bodies?
Or have they been forever…Switched?
What happens when you wake up in someone else’s body?
And what if that someone happens to be a huge, hot, Alien warrior?
Frankie is about to find out…the hard way.
Kerov knows his people used to have the ability to Switch bodies with their bonded mates, but he has no idea who the girl in his head is. And the fact that she’s controlling his body goes beyond awkward…it could be lethal if anyone finds out. On his home planet of Tarsia, Switching is a crime punishable by death.
But there are worse things than dying as he finds out when he gets stuck in Frankie’s body as well. What is a Brazilian bikini wax anyway? And why does he have to remove his pants to get one?
Will Frankie and Kerov ever get back to their own bodies? And what do the steamy dreams they’ve been sharing have to do with their destinies? You’ll have to read Switched, Brides of the Kindred 17, to find out.
Kerov doesn't exactly 'grow' overnight but he does windup experiencing a very strange day when a female simply pops into his mind and takes over his body! Kerov lives on a planet that has tried to completely eradicate the Kindred's ability to Switch or jump, as some call it, so having this happen now when he might be in line for a prestigious promotion is the worst possible thing that could happen. Furthermore, it's someone called Frankie inhabiting and piloting Kerov's body and she claims to be human and clearly knows nothing about the rules on Tarsia.
So there is Frankie, finally an independent woman, and it looks like her life is coming together. She's divorced her armpit of a husband, gone back to college, and now she is in line for her dream job. So why has this happened to her, now? It's bad enough mentally leaping thousands of miles but about to get much more complicated when the reverse happens! It was crazy sharing a body but when they end up in each other's bodies, oh boy does it get confusing. First there's the slight problem of fitting in amongst the peers of Kerov and at least Frankie had him along for the ride, well at least initially, but how will Kerov cope in Frankie’s body pretending not just to be human but female to boot! Wow, when things get Switched it certainly is an entertaining ride.
I've loved this series but continue to be amazed by all the ideas Ms Anderson comes up with. This story was hysterical primarily because Kerov has been held back from his desires by the awful society he lives in. He is a male starved of affection, literally bursting to experience all manner of what he sees as kinky behaviour only to have Frankie tell him touching is fine where she comes from. Kerov isn't sure about deviant behaviour, but has to admit he would love nothing more than to get his own hands on Frankie’s luscious assets! I cannot say too much but experiencing life as a human female has poor Kerov wincing!
Frankie has a far less amusing time back on Tarsia but it helps her see the Kindred male as more than a warlike warrior. There's a side to Kerov that intrigues Frankie, but the way he lives and the attitudes of many of his fellow countrymen appall her, so it's vital they get help before someone discovers the Switch.
Ms Anderson writes very hot stories but this felt more gentle, with a pace that pulled me in. I loved that the couple didn't really meet initially and yet still managed to fall for each other. It's still a story that pushes the Kindred though and fans of the series will remember a certain Two, who holds a grudge against the Kindred, and in this book he puts his plan into action. You will never guess what he's up to! So yes, it's a book that has sexy times but it also thoroughly entertained me. I'm not sure how the author does it, but yet again she has given us characters to love, a steamy romance, and all wrapped up in an adventure with more to come.
I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review