Review of Breeder by Cara Bristol

  • Title:Breeder
  • Author: Cara Bristol
  • Published:October 15, 2013
  • Publisher: Loose Id
  • Pages: ebook 203
  • Series: Breeder #1
  • Genre: Romance,Sci. Fi. Erotica

Meant for  a mature audience due to sexual scenes and graphic language.

Goodreads Synopsis:

To secure his legacy, Commander Dak, a ruling Alpha of planet Parseon, purchases Omra, a breeder slave. He intends to impregnate her, produce a son, and hand her off to his anointed beta partner. As Dak and Omra discover a sexual bliss banned by law, he begins to question the traditions and ways of his people, causing him to jeopardize his command and endanger the life of the woman he has come to love.

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ARC provided by Netgalley.

If I truly didn’t like a book I wouldn’t give a review. That being said I liked this book, but there were some parts that were off putting. In giving my honest opinion I’d like to break this book down into two categories, the good and the bad.

Lets start with the bad. The first few chapters of Breeder were disturbing. The whole way this planet is set up and governed was hard to deal with and at first I questioned weather or not I should keep reading. Basically imagine a world where men were the rulers of everything and women are solely there to produce children (preferably boys) , and serve the men. Add in rape references, physical abuse, and completely degrading the female population. It was hard to stomach to say the least, but if you can get passed all of that than the book is worth the read. It may sound like a hard thing to do but you have to read this book and remind yourself that this is a totally different species and planet. Just like there are different cultures in our world there is also different cultures in this world, and you don’t have to agree with them in order to enjoy this story.

Now on to the good. After getting past the first few chapters, and the initial introduction to this bizarre world, I began to get into the story so much more. The relationship between Dak and Omra came together perfectly. Both the characters really evolved personally as well as together. Seeing them both start to question their laws was a huge relief. It was gratifying to see a play by play of Daks thoughts. Many times he fought between what was law and there for must be right, and what he felt inside himself and Omra. I also enjoyed seeing Omra form into her own person. Seeing her stand up for herself, as well as the entire female population, was so satisfying after seeing what was considered the norm on their planet. The ending of the story was also a big highlight being that you get to see the characters come to terms with their decisions and look into the future in a more positive light.

My main point with this review is that though some parts were off putting and disturbing, if you can get past those it is worth a read. Like I said before most of those difficult to read parts are at the beginning so the rest of the book is enjoyable. As for the intimate parts, they were very steamy, but maybe a little too much for me. All of that is based on preference so like the saying goes, to each their own. In fact I would say that saying would apply to most of the book. So if it sounds like something you would want to read, and the more disturbing parts something you could get pass, then check it out.

 

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