TBR reviewer: B.H.
alive, but his life has changed since 'Drea left. Once a farmer, he now runs a colony of survivors where the women are kept in cells as breeding stock, in the hopes of repopulating. Kidnapped from a bus by Jackson's second in command, 'Drea finds herself unexpectedly attracted to the sexually controlling and demanding Bennett. Taken at gunpoint to the colony, she learns that she is expected to be 'bred" to each of the men there. Jackson is still in love with the girl who grew up next door, but the willful, defiant woman she's become responds with such submission to Bennett's commanding ways that Jackson finds he doesn't mind sharing her with him. Now the question is, can he and Bennett keep her from the rest of the colony, or is 'Drea destined to be colony breeding stock?
The beginning is a little slow. I should also mention I hated Jackson. Really hated to the point where I didn’t understand how later in the story she would go looking for him. I felt for ‘Drea after Jackson took her virginity and acted like such a bastard. Even when we switched to his POV and we find out why he was an ass...I still wanted to hack his dick off for ‘Drea. I give kudos to the author for really pulling the read in. She did an amazing job with the characters.
In Chapter Three, when this virus is unfolding...Oh my God...gave me goose bumps. I could not stop reading; it was like a have-to-find-out-what-happens trance! I find it horrific about The Colony. What exactly could survivors do to help repopulate? It’s a scary set of thoughts that Breeding Stock seems to bring up.
This is really well written and interesting but this is NOT erotica. It’s cruel and not at all sexy. I could easily see a perverted man writing this with a malicious grin. I’ve read books with bdsm and voyeurism as well as forced role-play. I found the sex scenes in Breeding Stock revolting and my hatred of the men simply grew. I really wanted ‘Drea to go on a killing spree and eventually blow up the entire colony. Maybe ride off with a smile and a lit cigarette as she hears the men scream as they burn alive. As more sex scenes passed the more sick I felt. I was very ready to skip those scenes as they were more like rape scenes and call this a Did Not Finish.
Of course, there was still that little hope that maybe ‘Drea would get even.
How could ‘Drea possibly love Jackson and Bennett? After reading this entire novel I still don’t understand how, the author was way off base. She just threw in a 'happy' ending. The only reason this isn’t getting a one star is because the author can write really well. She pulled a lot of emotion from me while reading this but not good ones. I have the second in this series in my review folder. The plot for that sounds a little less...nauseous. I’m rather nervous about giving it a try but I will.