Synopsis

Tyr, a powerful man in a destroyed world, needs only three things to survive: his weapons, basic resources and a rotation of women to serve his voracious sexual needs. But when a beautiful prisoner grabs his attention during a mission to restock his clan’s supplies, Tyr’s alpha instincts give way to something much darker–strong, unquenchable lust that cannot be ignored…or denied.

After two years on the run, Helena is snared by this dominant group of men who roam the land unchallenged. Strong to her core and with a mission of her own, Helena knows she doesn’t have to be their captive for long. But despite all the terrible things she’s heard about these brutal beasts, Helena is overcome by intense desire for the ruthless man who has taken her. As their scorching passion escalates, Helena will have to trust in Tyr in order to save both what’s left of this desolate, torn-up world…and herself.

Review

I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

This is a new-to-me author that was offered to me by the publisher. Normally, I am wary of books and ARCs being proactively offered by the publisher because these are usually the ones that need the most PR and good reviews. And sadly, a lot of times, they are the books that I end up not enjoying. However, because this book is a science fiction romance, I jumped on it because I like this genre.

All in all, this was pretty hot book. All these men who dominate in a new dystopian society treat women as properties, whether it’s a sex slave or a breeder. I find that it was a rollback to what society these days has become, but well, this is the author’s world, so I don’t have a right to complain how she wants this society to be. I wish that the heroine was a stronger character. It seemed like the hero dominated the storya as well. The bigger plotline is the heroine’s mission, but throughout the book, she was a weak character for me.

I liked this book, but I won’t say that it was amazing. There were times when things were dragged out. I actually feel like this could have been a shorter book or that there could have been more events that took place in the story. However, I am interested enough to read the next installment when it comes out, so I guess, it’s not all bad after all.

Author

USA Today bestselling, RITA-nominated, and critically-acclaimed author Megan Crane has written more than fifty books since her debut in 2004. She has been published by a variety of publishers, including each of New York’s Big Five. She’s won fans with her women’s fiction, chick lit, and work-for-hire young adult novels as well as with the Harlequin Presents she writes as Caitlin Crews. These days her focus is on contemporary romance from small town to international glamor, cowboys to bikers, and beyond. She sometimes teaches creative writing classes both online at mediabistro.com and at UCLA Extension’s prestigious Writers’ Program, where she finally utilizes the MA and PhD in English Literature she received from the University of York in York, England. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with a husband who draws comics and animation storyboards and their menagerie of ridiculous animals.

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