- V. B. Law
- Release Date
- July 2019
- Book 1 of Plague Series
Erotic Romance, Romantic Science Fiction/Futuristic
It's been five years since the plague struck. Leah knows there are other survivors, but she's avoiding them. She is doing just fine on her own. Surviving after everyone she knew died has made her physically strong and honed her intelligence, but she is emotionally devastated. There is nothing to fear if you don't make yourself emotionally vulnerable.
James has spent the last five years helping to build up a colony of survivors. He believes in the small town they have populated and its mission to save humanity from extinction. He and his small team of men find scattered people and bring them in.
Over the last two centuries, women have fought for and won more and more rights, gaining equality with men. Society, law, and technology bolsters and enforces these rights, but now they are gone. Women's equality with men is over. There are just too few of them. They aren't lesser but greater, more important, more valuable than men. Men are expendable. Men can stay outside alone if they like, but all women must be brought inside the safety of the Colony and properly taken care of.
James has been searching the area Leah lives in. Her time of solitude is up. Leah sparks something in James he's never felt before. He's not letting this one get away, certainly not twice.
Warning: Contains sex, some violence, occasional foul language, and adult issues.
This is a standalone novel, but secondary characters will have their own stories that intertwine.
Genre: Science Fiction, Romance, Post-apocalyptic, Dark romance
Length: 84,468 words (374 pages)
Nov 17, 2019 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
POST PLAGUE KIDNAPPING is an erotic post-apocalyptic story involving Leah, who has lived alone for the past five years and likes it that way, and James, who helped to build a colony where people can live in safety together.
Now, obviously the title gives away part of the story. Leah is kidnapped by James and his crew and taken to the colony, whether she wants to be there or not.
As characters, both Leah and James were very good. Both were independent and resourceful, wanting to do what's best. Leah was straight-forward most of the time, only hiding things from James. She never hid the fact she didn't want to be in the colony in the first place and most definitely wanted to leave. James had his heart in the right place and wanted Leah to be safe. Of course, his version of happy and safe differed from hers.
I did enjoy this story but found it to be slightly strange too. Women are supposed to be precious but are treated as though they have no say in the matter. The colony is such a great place to be, but only one of Leah's new friends came willingly. Even though Leah says over and over again she doesn't want to be there, she is not allowed to leave. And don't forget the psychiatrist who was supposed to help Leah!!! Brain-washing - check, Stockholm Syndrome - check!
This was an interesting read with some major points being made in the dialogues. I enjoyed Leah's story and loved reading about how she managed to escape and survive, as well as sending her friends warning about what she had seen on the road.
On the whole, this was a very good read that I would recommend, so long as you don't mind a bit of forced seduction.
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