The Breeder by Lynne Silver is a spicy fast paced novella that takes us into a world where few are still lucky enough to have human contact, or free to make choices. A must read dystopian love story that speaks about being in touch with your feelings, the world around you, and whether or not you choose to numb yourself in the face of the unknown.
Jane is one of the chosen, a Breeder. Will it be a chore or a death sentence? Is there the possibility for desire, or is that taken away from her as well? When your heart yearns for one man, the probability that he will be your forever is a dream. I just love where this story is headed. Can Jane fulfill her duties despite her heart attached to someone else?
What would you do if you discovered you weren’t like everyone else, or those who have been where you are? Confused? Don’t be, a world where sex is merely for procreation is not easy to process but Lynne shows you Jane’s reality. What makes it exciting is the secrets that Jane keeps to ensure her safety, and survival. Will she play the game, or create a new one to spend the rest of her life with the one man she can’t live without?
Ethan has one goal, to outlast and outsmart his competitors, his fate rests on one moment. If anyone were to discover the truth regarding his journey, it could destroy any chance for real love. Ethan is a hero who we dream about, a man that is willing to sacrifice everything for the one woman he loves. There is no risk too small that he’s not willing to take, even if it could mean death.
Discover for yourself a compelling and intense read about second chances, the ability to find a human connection in a world where it’s certain to become extinct. Machines have taken over even the simplest act and yet, it’s the one thing we as readers can’t imagine living without.
This Spicy Latte is best enjoyed with your favorite iced-beverage, a cozy chair, and maybe a fan. Oh, and yes, it’s for mature readers 18+.
I received this ARC from the author for a fair and honest review.
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“You’re on, Jane,” Michael said.
I smiled out to the audience hoping to convey my impartiality to the home viewers. My fingers trembled as I lowered my hand into the bowl. For good show, I rustled my hand around, taking care to tease out the anticipation, but not take too long for fear the males in the audience would revolt.
Several members of the Guard stood at strategic points in the auditorium to ensure the process would go without violence. It was one hundred men against a dozen, even if those dozen had serious weapons.
I drew out the first name and handed the folded card to Michael. He smoothed it open and read out, “Simon Carter.” Behind us, the name flashed on the screen in the number one slot. I scanned the audience looking for the man named Simon Carter to come running up the aisle to claim his prize. No applause or cheers accompanied him. This surprised me. When I watched in previous years from my dorm room, it had always sounded as if the studio audience had gone wild. Instead, reality was silent.
“This is a competition. They won’t cheer for their opponent,” Michael said under his breath as he interpreted my confusion. “Smile.” I now understood the cheers had been dubbed in for the home audience and forced the smile back on my face. I wondered what else was different for the home audience. What other surprises were headed my way?
Another second passed before the first candidate bounded up the steps and onto the stage. He towered over me. His expression was pure intent as he stalked over to me and yanked me to him for a kiss. This I’d been expecting. Each candidate got to kiss the Breeder before the real competition began. I hadn’t been expecting his height and strength as he overwhelmed me with his power.
Back at school, girls kissed all the time. Those innocent kisses had not prepared me for the feel of a man’s body pressing against mine. I felt dainty and petite against him.
The kiss went on for long seconds, leaving me breathless and clinging to his wide shoulders. “You’re gonna be mine,” he growled against my ear before stepping back.
I nodded mutely. Maybe he would be the winner. He seemed strong enough to me.
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About the Author: Lynne Silver is the author of sexy contemporary romance such as the popular Alpha Heroes and Coded for Love series. She absolutely loves to travel and explore new cities. She has a slight (huge) addiction to donuts, fancy purses, romance novels and video games. She lives in Washington, DC, with her husband and two sons. She loves connecting with readers so please find her on social media.