- File Size: 2199 KB
- Print Length: 105 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Klein Publishing (September 12, 2015)
- Publication Date: September 12, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B014L8FFQU
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #617,650 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I found the world these characters live in fascinating--women are commodities as their survival rate as infants has fallen drastically. The rebels are working apart from the main center of the country to end such barbaric practices but most rebels are poor men. One person can be the difference to revive the rebels cause.
Hudson was a very likable character- Alpha Male yet also compassionate towards his chattel wife. He is hardened and calloused after a hard working life and isn't afraid to do what it takes to get what he wants. Lake presents herself as unique yet unaware of how her passions and action affect others. Their dynamic worked well together.
One complaint I have is the cut to black scenes- the chemistry was building and about to crescendo and then....cut to black! We didn't get the goods! I also would have liked this to be longer as I feel there was a lot more story to tell with just this plot line.
Overall a really good read & I will for sure pick up book 2. 4 stars xx
TO BUY A WIFE is another superb SciFi novel concocted by Ms. Klein. I would put it in the same vein as Margaret Atwood’s Handmaid’s Tale, not because the story is similar, far from it, but because it is an intelligent reflection on the condition of women. TO BUY A WIFE is extremely well written, fast-paced, and the story flows very smoothly. There are also quite a few very pleasant surprises, especially in the case of Hudson. I liked both characters a lot. I am not a SciFi reader, and again KC Klein penned a superb story that had me racing to the end!
Our literary hottie, Hudson, saves the distrusting protagonist, Lake (yes Lake), from certain death. Will she betray him? There is more than just her loyalty to the rebellion on the line...
The world building leaves a lot to the imagination, it has the feel of a western *ew*. Westerns are not my thing, so I just redirected my imagination a bit. There is fantasy/sci-fi element so that helped run off the cowboys.
There is instant attraction, I mean Lake is stop traffic gorgeous, but believe it or not, no insta-love. Lake (yes Lake) is a bit Mary Sue but not overly annoying; her situation and back story inspire sympathy.
Although I don't know him well enough to swoon, Hudson definitely gets a spot on the book boyfriend shelf. Muscular, easy on the eyes, just, kind but tough... sounds good to me. I'm calling To Buy A Wife "wannabe erotica", it's hasn't quite crossed over into the dark side but it's definitely steamy.
Lake was in big trouble and couldn't quite decide if she had been rescued or was in even bigger trouble when it concerned Hudson. Hudson was gruff but also could be very gentle. Lake was very stubborn and didn't make anything easy for Hudson, but for good reason really. Trust needed to be earned in this warped world the story took place in. I really favored both their characters and thought the story was very intriguing and edgy. Will definitely be reading the next book to see what happens.
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The book is one of a series set in the same world. Unlike many other such series, this one has been written with care by the author who wants readers to be able to read each as a free-standing and complete story. This approach works well here. I haven’t read any other books in the series but I feel neither ignorant about the society and world, nor cheated out of a complete story. There’s a beginning, middle and end here. I wish more authors would treat their readers with the same respect. As a result of this experience, I’m far more likely to read other books by this author.
Character development, a crucial element for my enjoyment as a reader, is handled very well; we experience along with the players, and we care what happens to them. Incident is equally well conveyed, so that the reader is involved in the action throughout. And settings are given enough detail to paint pictures of place and environment. All this within the pages of a novella. That’s quite an achievement.
This is a good read and, although it’s placed in the romantic genre, it will appeal to readers of both genders. There’s a general idea that men don’t read romance, but when it’s written as well as this and set in a society with as much injustice and internal conflict as this, the story can and does exceed the narrow definitions of the genre. Fully recommended.
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