About the Book:
After two years on the run, Helena is snared by this dominant group of men who roam the land unchallenged. Strong to her core and with a mission of her own, Helena knows she doesn't have to be their captive for long. But despite all the terrible things she's heard about these brutal beasts, Helena is overcome by intense desire for the ruthless man who has taken her. As their scorching passion escalates, Helena will have to trust in Tyr in order to save both what's left of this desolate, torn-up world...and herself.
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Eve Hart's Romance Review:
This was my first book from "Megan Crane". I've read Caitlin Crews books, and enjoyed them, so I was hopeful that this foray into sci-fi, dystopian, on the edge romance would be an enjoyable ride.
The beginning was promising:
“A hundred years ago, or so the stories went, the great Storms came over the course of a few tumultuous decades and kicked the world’s ass. Cities fell. Seas rose. People died.”
It grabbed my attention...at least for the next few paragraphs--until I realized run on sentences were a regular occurrence. It was really difficult to follow the hero OR heroine's train of thought, when I had to stop, go back, and reread a sentence because there were commas where there should have been clean, concise periods.
I liked Tyr. I liked how he was named after a Norse god who kick some Fenrir ass, but I didn't like how little he cared about doing all his "business" out in the open. I understand that the dystopian culture has little modesty, especially among the raider tribes, but I couldn't wrap my head around the fact he was possessive of Helena, but didn't give a crap that EVERY SINGLE PERSON IN THE TRIBE could see her naked, wet, and performing intimate sex acts with him.
I've never been into voyeurism, so maybe that's my problem.
Helena was a nitwit. She provoked a merciless killer every chance she got, and she has the weakest will and set of convictions I've EVER seen in a heroine, and with all the books I've read, that's saying something. She went from having a mission and fighting Tyr to the point of death at the end of a sword, to crawling all over his dick, begging for his touch, naked, in a room full of marauders and camp nymphos.
After the "welcome home celebration" scene in the Great Hall, I skipped around a lot, caring little about the story.
While the sex between Tyr and Helena was scorching, it was the only part of the story I enjoyed, after that first sentence, so many run on sentences ago. I will say, though, the world building was interesting, and I am interested to see if Wulf and Gunnar get their own stories. I MIGHT give this series a chance...if there are more books, that is.