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"I\'d really enjoy meeting Lark and Taran again..."

Lark and Taran have grown up together and both feel that the other looks at them as "family." So even as they have stronger feelings for one another, it almost feels taboo to act upon them. When Lark is attacked by a rival pack, it's Taran she calls out to to rescue her and Taran bounds in determined to save her, no matter the cost. Will these two be able to overlook the fact that they've been raised as not-really-cousins or will they let that stand in their way for a happily ever after?

I had a few hit and miss moments with Kiss and Kin. While kind of a new take on the paranormal genre, there was a bit of rushing between Lark and Taran. I felt kind of confused by their relationship and it took me a bit to comprehend whether they were really cousins or just thought the other felt brotherly/sisterly towards each other. There's also some confusion on my part about the Alpha's. I always thought packs had one alpha. Not so much the case here. Having more than one left me wondering how that could work. I loved the buildup to the story and the characters though. I truly wish Kiss and Kin was longer so I'd feel more like I actually got to know the characters and felt more of a connection to the story itself, but I'm hoping it's because Ms. Holley is leaving room for upcoming stories. I'd really enjoy meeting Lark and Taran again and getting to know the other characters and finding answers to more of my questions.

Reviewed by Amanda Haffery
Posted July 7, 2009

SUMMARY

Brotherly love? Oh hell no...

A Multi-Author Series

On the surface, court reporter Lark Manning looks like the luckiest girl in the world, blessed with great friends and a wonderful family. Underneath, she harbors a hopelessly unrequited love for the sexy werewolf everyone thinks of as her cousin. Taran rarely notices her except to condescend or lecture. He's treated her the same way since she was eight years old, and there's no reason to think he'll ever change.

Taran Lloyd, a detective in the Houston Police Department's Shifters Investigations Unit (SHIU), lives for those rare moments he gets to spend around Lark, torturing himself with what he can't have. Kin only by marriage, she thinks of him as her big brother. He couldn't bear her pity or her disgust if she learned he wants her for his mate.

When weres from a rival pack attack her, Lark screams out the first name that comes to mind, Taran. Only this sexy alpha can keep her safe until they find out who wants her dead, and why. But keeping her safe means keeping her close. And the closer they get, the harder it gets for these not-really-cousins to honor their commitment to keep their paws off.

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Red Hots!, Shapeshifters
Length: Novella

Warning: Contains a heroine with the world's worst poker face, a hero with more honor than sense, and explicit shifter sex that makes you wish werewolves really were part of the gene pool.

Sexy Shifter Titles:
Kiss and Kin by Kinsey Holley
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The Man of Her Dreams by Robie Madison

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Kiss and Kin
(A Sexy Shifter story)
by Kinsey Holley

Samhain Publishing
June 1, 2009
Available: June 23, 2009
ISBN #1605046124
EAN #9781605046129
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