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The Dirty Bits from Carina Press give you what you want, when you want it. Designed to be read in an hour or two, these sex-filled micro-romances are guaranteed to pack a punch and deliver a happily-ever-after.
Twelve men are willing to fight and die for her.
Only one will triumph.
In a world where fertility is a rare and treasured thing, Jane—the breeder for Windy City—is ready to fulfill her destiny and repopulate the earth, with the help of the one man strong enough to have her. The man she’s dreamed of for as long as she can remember.
One fight. One winner. One month of uninhibited pleasure. For Ethan, losing Jane isn’t an option. He’s spent years preparing for this battle, for his woman, but marriage and family are a thing of the past, and happily-ever-afters don’t come easy.
No matter the temptation, they can’t stay lost in each other’s bodies forever. The clock is ticking, and Ethan means to keep Jane for always. No matter what it takes.
This book is approximately 18,000 words
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Edited by Stephanie Doig
Quick and sexy
This was a quick, sexy read! With such a short novella (85 pages), I wasn’t expecting much in the way of world building, but Ms. Silver did an amazing job of setting up a backstory for the world as well as Jane and Ethan’s relationship.
The premise is that, hundreds of years in the future, most women no longer go through puberty, though men are unchanged. Women who do mature are called “breeders” and are extremely rare. They’re groomed from puberty to simultaneously be the perfect sex symbols and mothers of the next generation. Men vie for the privilege of access to them by competing in a nationally televised smackdown, and the winner then gets to consummate the act…. on TV. Afterwards, the winner gets one month to impregnate the breeder, and if he fails, he’s shuffled off and the second-place contestant gets his chance. I know I beat the consent drum all the time, but I was especially pleased that before they had sex for the first time, even though they both knew it was expected of them, Ethan checked with Jane to make sure she was OK with it. Since the concept itself is pretty squicky (the woman gets no choice in who she has to have sex with, and the previous year’s breeder mentions that she dislikes the guy who ended up getting her pregnant), it was a relief to see that their relationship was wanted.
Overall, this is a fun and quick read!
I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
A fantastic quick read
This was a fantastic, different type of romance read.
It sucked me in from the beginning, in a setting over 200 years from now, in a world so different than we live in right now. There were moments when I was on the edge of my seat, wondering if Jane’s teenage love would be the one to win her, or if it would be someone else. I love the respect that Ethan had for Jane, even though it could have been much different. The epilogue was perfect, and I am kinda hoping we might get more of a glimpse in to this future soon. This is definitely a must read!!