27 December 2014

Given to the Savage by Natasha Knight

 In the aftermath of a plague which brought civilization to its knees and left most of the world’s female population sterile, breeders—the few women who remain fertile—have become a precious commodity. Breeders live in relative comfort, but upon reaching adulthood they are tasked with bearing one child after another to carry on the species. Frequent medical assessments keep the breeders healthy and harsh punishments keep them in line.

As a breeder who has just come of age, Rowan knows she will soon be little more than a slave, but when she dares to resist her fate the penalty is severe. After a shameful, public chastisement and a thorough, humiliating examination to determine her suitability for child-bearing, Rowan is given to a savage from outside the community—a huge brute of a man named Silas—to be bred.

Against all expectations, Rowan finds herself drawn to her new captor. Brave, ruggedly handsome, and even kind at times, Silas is everything the men who enslaved her were not. When the time comes for him to breed her, despite the circumstances, something deep inside her begs for him to take her long and hard. But while she soon finds herself longing to be his forever, Rowan knows that eventually those who gave her to him will try to take her back. When that day comes will Silas fight to keep her at his side even if it means risking everything he loves?

Publisher’s Note: His to Breed is an erotic novel that includes spankings, sexual scenes, extensive medical play, anal play, elements of BDSM, and more. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.
I loved this book and I am really hoping she makes this book the beginning to a series because this world is fascinating.  This is a post-apocalyptic novel so you know right away it is going to be dark. Once you settle yourself into that mindset you can start to see the genius of this world.

Yes, it is very dark and a horrible place for everyone especially women but it is the story of the main character Rowan that is so inspiring.  So people would describe Rowan as spineless or weak and I merely viewed her as resigned.  She was dealt a very difficult hand of cards and survived it in the best way she could.  She has her moments of defiance and she does grow as the story progresses. 

There is love and a happy ending in this story it is just not a normal one, but it is not a normal world so I think it fits.  I was satisfied with the ending and very intrigued.  How Ms. Night solves the fertility problem delves into one of my favorite genres and I would love to read another book in this series where that plot line is high-lighted. 


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