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- File Size : 534 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 222 pages
- Publisher : Lyrical Press (March 31, 2015)
- Publication Date : March 31, 2015
- ASIN : B00ONTR822
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Page Numbers Source ISBN : 1616506229
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Language: : English
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,329,096 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I really enjoyed Rock and Laila's story. Their meeting, the struggles they go through, the love that builds between them was most satisfying. There's a lot of chemistry that goes on between these two, and they have a lot in common both having been raised Amber. The sex between them was pretty hot although I have a teeny gripe to make. Rock is always talking about how real strict and over the top Dom he can be. I think I've grown too jaded from all the BDSM books I have read because while there were some juicy BDSM scenes, I didn't find him as extreme as he kept claiming to be. There also wasn't quite the emotional punch the first two books had but what it lacked in that department was more than made up for with adventure and intrigue.
If you're like me and actually enjoy secondaries characters you may be a tad disappointed. Unlike in the previous book, there is minimal information provided regarding previous characters and only an appearance of one, Journey. Well, actually there is one more - Morgan. Yes we still need the bad guy to make his appearance. There are secrets revealed about his shenanigans that, if you didn't hate him before, you certainly will now. I seem to remember seeing somewhere that this was to be the last book in the series. I'm really hoping not because with those previously mentioned shenanigans really need to be addressed.
Sylvia Ryan's New Atlanta series was my very first taste in the dystopia genre and it has been an outstanding one. This truly has been a remarkable series for me and I use it as my bases to judge any other dystopian stories I read. As for Being Emerald, it can be read as a stand-alone however, there is a lot of build up and explanations in the previous books that is lacking in this book. Without that background knowledge it can be very confusing to understand the color rating of the haves and the have nots so I highly suggest starting from the beginning and working your way forward. As a added bonus, if you need just a wee bit more HEA for each book, on Ms. Ryan's website you can find she has provided a epilogue for her books. Jordan's was bitter sweet but Jac and Xander's, dang that one almost killed me. At the time of posting this review Rock and Laila's had not been posted yet. Operative word - YET! I'll be stalking her website to find out what
I received this book from the JeepDiva for the express purposes of an honest review. The opinions and rating of this review are solely mine and in no way was I compensated.
Stars - 4, Flames - 3
While each book in the series can be read as a standalone, it is probably advisable to read the book in order. As this is the first book I can read by this author and this series, I was left a little lost in some parts of the story. I believe I my have enjoyed it more if I had read the other book in the series.
However all that being said I was it captivated by is world and was intrigued as to how it all worked. The main characters were also very well thought out. Their interactions with each other were different to many leading couples that I have read recently.
Being Emerald was a good read, but I am still left wanting more from these characters. I want to know how Rock and Laila how going and what the future holds for them and everyone else. I felt that the main characters needed a more complete ending and now am I left hanging for more.
The newly formed government had classified those remaining PPL into 4 classes: Ambers Zone (society lower class), Onyx Zone, Sapphire Zone, & Emerald Zone (elite, military).
Rock Rodgers (National Guard, ex-cop, aka Emerald) & Laila Lewis (21, Rock’s lover, Fine Arts & Artifacts Recovery Program (OZ), National Guard, Emerald, aka Peanut) had become sexually involved.
Sydney Parr (f, Black Guard, & Sapphire Zone) & Garrett were 2 of their comrades.
The 4 went from New Atlanta to DC to save the National archive mementos (Onyx Zone).
General Conrad Morgan (National Guard) Garret (National Guard, mission head, navigator) was interrogating Laila (Sapphire Zone). He also controlled birth rates.
She was locked up at/in Peacekeeper’s Compound (Emerald Zone).
Will Laila get released?
Will Laila & Rock get to keep the baby?
Warning: This book is for adults only & contains adult content or vulgar language &/or sexually explicit scenarios. It may be offensive to some readers.
I did not receive any type of compensation for reading & reviewing this book. While I receive free books from publishers & authors, I am under no obligation to write a positive review. Only an honest one.
A very awesome book cover, great font & writing style. A very well written trilogy erotic BDSM book. It was very easy for me to read/follow from start/finish & never a dull moment. There were no grammar/typo errors, nor any repetitive or out of line sequence sentences. Lots of exciting scenarios, with several twists/turns & a great set of unique characters to keep track of. This could also make another great sex movie, or mini TV series. BDSM is not my cup of tea.
It was just OK for me not steamy hot, or super thrilling so I will rate it at 4/5 stars.
Thank you for the free Goodreads; Kensington books; Author; ARC; PDF book
Tony Parsons MSW (Washburn)