A woman going through a deadly transformation…
Can they reach safety together?
Or have both of them been Targeted for death?
Emily Brooks is just an unremarkable girl living a boring existence--she teaches kindergarten, has a small house on the north end of Tampa, and tries not to envy her sister's perfect life. But Emily holds a remarkable secret within--one that won't stay hidden much longer. She is about to become something and someone completely different--that is, if she lives long enough to undergo the transformation.
Tragar is a Beast Kindred with tragedy in his past. Pain and loss have driven him from the Kindred way of life and into a new career--that of a deadly Verrak assassin. The Verrak take an oath to kill every target they contract for or die trying. Now Emily is in his crosshairs but the moment he gets close enough to her, his sharp Kindred senses tell him something is different about this particular target. Emily is a Khalla--a rare female who some say embody the essence of the Goddess herself. She is a treasure beyond compare. Tragar is well aware that his own choices have left him unfit to serve her but at least he can protect her until he can find someone worthy on his home planet of Rageron.
But there are dark forces in their way. Tragar's oath to kill can not be broken lightly. And there is a shadowy figure rising from the darkness who wishes to claim Emily's life. Can the fallen warrior guide and protect Emily to the place she truly belongs? Or will he die trying? You'll have to read Targeted to find out.
Tragar is an assassin working for the Verrak and his latest assignment takes him to the primitive planet, Earth, where he hunts down Emily. Not one to simply shoot and leave, he takes the time to really understand his victim. When he gets close to her however, he gets a huge surprise as Emily is the rarest of things, she is a Khalla! A Khalla is special and Tragar has been brought up to revere them and will not complete his hit. No, Tragar will take Emily to safety but it's a journey rife with danger as Emily is changing and her inner Goddess is trying to claw her way out!
I'd almost forgotten about the vision that showed a rather unique female who was under a death sentence so it was lovely to catch up with Thrace who originally started the hunt to save the mysterious female. I loved that those loose ends were picked up here and expanded upon. What's even better is we meet a couple in this book who are about to star in the next story and boy does that sound like it's going to be a doozy . Sorry I digress, but I'm so fired up from reading Targeted and now I am anxiously waiting to read more. That's what is so fabulous about Ms Anderson's work, she has the ability to pull the reader into her amazing worlds and it's a joy to just escape there and wallow for awhile.
I am reluctant to say too much about the storyline lest I ruin the fun for other readers but will say that Emily is no little miss to simply give in and let her life changing event take her over. For me, there was a little too much touching, too soon as I prefer a romance to develop but those who enjoy the more erotic type of romances will find numerous hot scenes to tickle their fancy.
Also I should point out that there are certain elements here involving spanking that some readers might object to. This couple has to face many challenges and it was simply fabulous to catch up with much loved characters from previous books, but the end has left me desperate for more! Ms Anderson you are a truly wicked woman but I forgive you because at least I know there's more delicious Kindred coming my way. Now all I have to do is find one of my own!
I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.