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(Kindred #1)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  143 ratings  ·  55 reviews
He's mysterious and alluring,
Dominant and powerful.
He keeps her grounded,
And lets her fly.

After a date ends in disaster, Zara Bandini is drawn into a conspiracy of dark lies and hidden motives. Bidding farewell to blissful ignorance, she must betray those who trust her to prevent evil from murdering innocent civilians.
Raven guides her, shields her, and seduces her…
Kindle Edition, 378 pages
Published May 23rd 2016
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Stacey is Sassy

Raven must use all his skills including manipulation...of the naughty kind

Well, Raven…what can I say about Raven? I liked it. I was a little frustrated with it, but I think it had more to do with the players involved than the storyline. We’re on a mission to stop the handover of a dangerous device. If the device gets into the wrong hands we could be looking at a disaster. Who is on the good side and who is on the bad side? People are murdered, threats are made and sex is used to manipulate. I fe
♡ Jeri's Book Attic ♡ the Romance Bibiliophile ♡

I jumped into reading “Raven” by Scarlett Finn when it appeared on my kindle without re-checking its blurb (I am not sure I need to explain but reviewing so many books there are often books appearing on your kindle without further information send from authors you reviewed before or from publishers)

The title sounded interesting at that moment so I did not re-check with our blog schedule if it was a scheduled review and started reading it. I tell you this to explain because I thought at first tha
May 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow. I am in love with this book. I knew on page 1 this was something special. I received an arc in exchange for an honest review and I was not disappointed. I loved the premise, the plot twists and turns. One of the best books I have read this year. 5 stars. Highly recommend. Now I will wait not so patiently for book 2.
Jul 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
"4,75" Mysterious stars from me!!

What a beautifully executed dark story!! Filled with mystery, secrets, action and twists you definitely can't put it down until the mystery is solved ...well then you have to reach the end (or not). I personally think and hope that there will be more installments because this one opens the road for many more.

Zara's life changed one peacefull night when she was in a bar after work and drinking wine, a desicion made her a witness and so in a middle of a war zone
April   ♥"LOS" ♥
I want to be Kindred!!!

Every so often a book comes along that immediately pulls you in and demands your attention, Raven by Scarlett Finn is that book. From beginning to end, I was drawn in and couldn't stop reading.

In one night, Zara Bandini's life is turned upside down when she witnesses a murder and becomes embroiled in a dangerous game of cat and mouse. For a woman who has fantasized about a life of adventure and excitement, she suddenly has more than she ever dreamed of.

When dark and mysterious "Raven" enters
Mar 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
It's been a while since I've read a great suspense book. I have a feeling Raven, Zara and a few others are going to become a new obsession.
Very smart, witty and crisp writing!
I will be honest and say I wasn't sure in the very beginning if this was going to have enough 'romance' for my taste, but that didn't last long. I quickly found myself hooked!
I'm intrigued!

Ready for the next book now!!

Jelena Bosh
Jun 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing

Lord. I cannot with this one.. <3
Reviews from the Heart (Kimberly Anne)
This is an intensely wonderful story filled with danger around every corner and I loved reading this! Zara is a woman who has dedicated herself to her career and is committed to making a successful life for herself. Unfortunately, fate has other plans for her and she finds herself smack in the middle of some pretty seriously dangerous stuff going on. Zara is a creature of routine and consistency, which is all blown to bits when everything in her life changes in a single moment. Now her life is i ...more
Maria Kaye
Mar 14, 2017 rated it liked it

I had high expectations for this book since Scarlett Finn wrote the fantabulous "Explicit Instructions" series with Rushe. I felt like there was too much resistance on being with each other I got sick of the couple about half way, the ending wasn't conclusive too. I really wanted Sutcliffe to die and my poor Art :-(

I'm hoping this isn't one of those standalone book series. Ugh, I haven't checked but fingers crossed!
Nadia Debowska-Stephens (Obsessed by Books)
"Scrutiny leads to paranoia...I exist in the shadows and anyone who tries to venture into my darkness has to abandon the world. Living life alone is not as easy as people like to think."

Raven is an assassin for hire. The rumour is he is dead. Part of the shadows, a whisper fleetingly heard on the lips of dead men he is an enigma. Part of a covert team that eradicates problems in return for a fee he is one of the Kindred. Crossing paths with Zara as the next target in sights involves her indirect
Yvonne V (Naughty Professora)
Jun 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
It's not often that a book surprises me...and this one did. I wasn't sure what to expect as I went in blind, not reading the blurb or any reviews.

Zara is an administrative assistant to Grant McCormack, a man she admires. She has a regular routine of heading to the local bar, and having a glass of wine to unwind and possibly, meet someone. She meets a man that claims to have noticed her weeks before, and finally makes his move only to have things go horribly wrong. Zara is freaked, and heads hom
Aubrey- CGSR
5 out of 5 'I can't help but love you' Stars

I'm a Scarlett Finn fan, so wanting to read this book was a given. I admit though that I was a little confused by the blurb. But that didn't deter me from reading this awesome book. Oh no. Not me.

Zara is your basic workaholic who is dedicated her life to her job as an administrative assistant to the CEO of CI Technologies. She escaped her father and her brother's oppressive and bulling ways to put herself through college and make her way to where she
Fiction  Vixens Blog
May 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was my first time reading anything by Ms Finn and I must that I thoroughly enjoyed this great story, Ms Finn has given us a story that will suck you in and then will keep you there from start to finish ,and then will leave you wanting more from this author. The characters were well written and really well developed and the writing was amazing, if you like romantic suspense then this story is for you. Zara Bandini is the executive assistant for an owner of an multi million dollar company ,an ...more
May 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Zara Bandini is the executive assistant to the owner of a multi million dollar company. She has come a long way from a simple farm girl, all through hard work and long hours. Then while she is enjoying her usual Friday night drink an interesting guy buys her a drink. Unfortunately the night doesn't end quite the way she would like.
I am not going to tell you anything about the hero because until the book is more than halfway through we don't know who he is. Plus our heroine is so confused even s
Kristen Long
May 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a good story that delivered mystery, suspense, and for me a range of emotions. It was a little hard to get into at first because I felt frustrated at the expectation of immediate and complete trust Raven wanted from Zara. The more I read the more I understood his reasoning and hers for the way they handled what was going on. The story moved at a good pace and I was surprised by things that happen a couple of times, that's always a bonus of course! There was some heat between the two main ...more
Denise Van plew
May 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is the first time reading this author. The lure of the suspense attracted me. Zara drew me in and there she kept me. This is about good and evil but it is also the way the author has written it. She also has one that will light her fire with his fire with Brodie being much more. Especially since she can sure get in the middle of it. This is one that would have to be experienced by the reader if they like heat and suspense. What happens to become kindred is also part of this too. It is a bat ...more
May 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
This story is captivating and intriguing, with Zara being in between good and evil in a war where there are no certainties and the players are not as easy to identify or better yet qualify as being good or evil.
Raven and Grant, good and evil, with yet different sides to them that could lead them straight to evil or more evil in Grant case.
It's impossible not to question everyone and everything and I can't definitely wait for more!
Jill  Kirtley
Jun 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brilliant read!!!

Wow! What a great book.
After a date with death Zara meets Raven a rough dominant man and is drawn into a conspiracy of lies and deceit. Raven is one hot as hell hero, just what Zara needs to put some excitement in her life. Scarlett Finn definitely has a talent for weaving a complex tale that keeps you reading until the end, it was thrilling, exciting and so sexy. I can't wait for more in this series, I would highly recommend.
Apr 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
I liked this book! It took me a while to get into the book but then it got to where I would sit down with it intending to read 20 more pages or so only to find myself putting it down 150 pages later. It grabbed me after a while. I would recommend it!

I was lucky enough to win this book in a Goodreads giveaway!
May 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Oh man....this book has it all. Danger, Alpha Male, twists, love, sadness... Whew! I'm still in shock. I hope there is another book being written. The potential is enormous! Raven is sexy and Alpha and Zara is smart and loyal. Together with Tuck they are an awesome team. What happens with Grant is a huge mystery.
May 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
I need more of the Kindred Series! At times I wanted to yell and scream at several of the characters, but they would quickly redeem themselves only to do it again. This book was the perfect mix of action, suspense, angst, and sexy romance.
May 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you like action and suspense you will love this book

Absolutely loved this book it had me hooked from the first page and I couldn't put it down
Cannot wait for book two
May 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
An intense new series. The mystery, action and drama of the book certainly keeps you hokey and entertain the whole time. I cannot wait for more of the series!

-NightWolf Book Blog
Tracy Ehlers
Oct 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
New Author.... well new to me, I wasn’t sure what to expect when I was recommended this book, tho the person recommending it to me hasn’t let me down yet! So one click I did, and damn I’m so glad I did.. a romantic suspense novel that once you start it you just I can’t put it down..Totally FLoved Raven so much!

Zara Bandini is your basic small town girl trying to fit into the big city, working as an executive assist in a multimillion dollar company is her normal. Well that certainly changes and
Oct 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Wow! This book is amazing. It’s angsty and thrilling. I love the two main characters – Zara and Raven. Is Zara naive or is she right? Is Raven telling the truth or lying because he is scared? (I have no idea, which keeps me thinking about this book, and excited to start Book 2!). Raven is mysterious, strong, protective, and a killer and he met his match with Zara. These two together bring an extra layer of depth to this story.

The author did an amazing job leaving the reader questioning everythi
Victoria Stolte
Oct 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is Book one in the Kindred series, and I think it was a great start to what I am sure will be a fantastic, action packed series, full of twists, and interesting characters. Growing up, Zara had dreamed of life of adventure, but due to circumstances beyond her control she was just happy to break free from her small town life when it was time for her to head to college. Adventure may not be what she ended up with but she seems to be melding nicely into the life she chose for herself, when it ...more
Dana Busenbark
Who is Zara Bandini? What was her childhood like? What is Purdy's? What are the people like that go there? Who is tim? After Tim and Zara leave Purdy's, what happens? Who is the stranger in Zara's apartment? What is Cormack Industries? What kind of work do they do? Who is Albert? What about Raven? Who does khalil work for? What happens to Zara when she leaves work after running across a late night meeting? When Albert calls, giving Zara a message for Grant, what happens? I was shocked when I lea ...more
Sep 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I just read this book yesterday and wondered...why didn't I read this before??!? The only thing better than this book is knowing that it is a series and there are FIVE more books in the series already published and waiting (screaming) for me to read!! Imagine a siren enticing captains to crash their boats into the rocky coast. You just cannot stop the inevitable. This book had it all...from the first chapter you are tempted to inhale the whole story as quickly as possible. Suspense. Angst. Passi ...more
Clayr Catherall
Oct 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow! I’m very rarely left speechless...So good!

Packed with action, suspense, deceit and danger, this book was a real page turner. Even when I wasn’t reading, I couldn’t stop thinking about the storyline. I didn’t have clue what was going to happen next. So many twists and turns. Can’t wait to read more of this series...

Working at Cormick Industries is Zara Bandini’s life. Until she crosses paths with a mysterious stranger, named Raven. He opens her eyes to the danger and conspiracy happening ri
So intense! So much happened. I liked Zara and Raven. But I honestly have no idea what he was thinking throughout the whole book. I loved that they had their own bat signal. They had lots of cute moments and I kept trying to figure out what would happen. (view spoiler)
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