04 September 2013

Opposites, By T.M. Smith

In the year 2081 our planet survived global warming of an apocalyptic scale. When the dust settled and the water receded Dr. Anthony Smith, one of only a few hundred survivors of GWI, started society anew. Having come to the conclusion that injudicious breeding played a huge role in the destruction of Earth as we knew it in the twenty first century, he worked closely with other survivors to isolate the Dionysus gene. This gene has the ability to manipulate human DNA to ensure that all male children be born gay, and all female children be born lesbians. A new society is born.

In the year 2300 Dr. Smith’s descendants are ushering in the twenty fourth century having maintained control of the government that still rules society. Twins Aiya and Aiyan are preparing to meet their matches and take control of House Gaeland, the current ruling House. But not everything is as it seems.

Love is Love.. it knows no gender and doesn’t conform to restrictions and boundaries. Aiyan has found his soul mate in Kaden, the prince of House Devi that he is matched with and eventually marries. But when the person Aiya falls in love with tests the boundaries put in place after GWI, all hell breaks loose. And in the midst of one secret unraveling, another will emerge. There is a growing anomaly that threatens to destroy over two hundred years of progression. This anomaly is known as Opposites.

*WARNING* Opposites is a majorly M/M New Adult novel that contains explicit sexual content and relationships between gay, lesbian and straight couples.
                A world where everyone is gay or lesbian?  This is a book that I haven’t read anything like it before and I am glad that I was given the chance to review it.  Just a heads up for everyone this book contains M/M, M/F, and F/F sexual relations in it.  If you are uncomfortable reading those situations, then this would not be the book for you.
                Back to the story though, I did completely enjoy the whole aspect as to why everyone was the way that they are.  I enjoyed how the science of everything was explained in a way that it was easy to follow for us non-science people.  The details that were used in this story were done in the right balance.  T.M. was able to describe the world and the characters to the degree that you could understand what was happening.
                The different characters that are in the book, and trust me there is a bunch of them, were all written to where they each had their own personalities.  They all seemed to complement each other and were able to work together throughout the book.  Which ended up helping them in the long run.
                My only complaint about this book, and it’s a sort of big one for me, there were so many characters!  With each child, there are 4 parents’ total 2 mothers and 2 fathers.  When the weddings, and afterwards, takes place there is 12 parents around total.  It was VERY confusing.  I wish that the author would have included a chart that explained who each person was and their relationships.  That way it would have been easier to sort it out instead of flipping back and forth to several parts of the book.
                All in all though, I did enjoy this book and I will keep an eye out for the next book in the series.  Just a heads up to everyone who reads this book, there is a cliffhanger!

Spending time with Kaden (my favorite character!!)
Character bio, Kaden of House Devi.

Kaden is 6 foot tall with hazel eyes that Aiyan says remind him of the shoreline at night. He is the prince of House Devi who is matched with, and marries Aiyan of House Gaeland. Kaden and his family come from India, specifically House Devi. His parents are the ambassador’s for his house. His bodyguard is his adopted brother, Sawyer.

Sawyer is an outkast by birth, but a freak accident put him in Kaden and his father’s paths when Sawyer saved Kaden’s life. He was taken in by the family and quickly became an important part of it. They were allowed every opportunity and freedom growing up and took full advantage, thus molding them into the men they’ve become. Loyal, compassionate, loving and fierce in every way. Sawyer is what is referred to within the world of Opposites as an opposite, he’s straight. Kaden and his family are well aware and they love him regardless.

Aiyan and Kaden are soul mates and throughout the book you get to witness their relationship as it blossoms and grows into something unbreakable. The furniture that happens to get in their way when they get going, now that’s an entirely different story! They’ve broken a bed, a piano bench, a table, several glasses and a lamp among other things during their many trysts.

His weapon of choice is a Khanda sword (double sided Indian sword). But his niche’ is technology and communications.

My vision for the character Kaden is Pakistani actor and model, Imran Abbas Naqvi. Check out his facebook page for lots and lots of pics of this actor (https://www.facebook.com/ImranAbbasNaqvi). Be sure to follow my facebook page as well where you can find pics and bios on all the characters from Opposites! https://www.facebook.com/AuthorTMSmith

Thank you so much to Crystal for taking the time to read and review Opposites, I hope you’ll all give it a try and come to love this world I’ve created as much as I do! TM Smith

               Aiyan                  Kaden            



Post a Comment