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Posted March 19, 2012
Fabulous sexual chemistry...
This was an intriguing book. It takes place in 2050 and the world has been taken over by an AI unit which has sent out an incredibly invasive nanovirus which is spread through sexual contact. Once infected the AI unit takes over and the infected person becomes part of the hive mind. Those infected are incredibly enticing to those who aren't. Lt. Sutton is stationed on one of the final outposts in England which hasn't succumbed to the virus. He actually has an unknown immunity to the sexual draw of those infected which makes him an incredible tool for interrogation of the infected.
When Rider shows up at the outpost, he shows all the physical signs of being infected and in fact, he has been infected at one time, but for the last ten years, he hasn't infected anyone or tested positive for the infection and is in no way part of the hive mind any longer. Regardless, Sutton doesn't trust him especially since he's incredibly drawn to Rider. After being immune to the draw of the infected, something is off in the fact that Sutton feels this draw to Rider.
The sexual chemistry in this book is through the roof and was extremely erotic to read about. Rider is cocky and snarky and a completely sensual being. He may not be infected any longer, but he oozes sexual appeal. For him, sex is as basic as breathing and he partakes in it almost as much as breathing. But there's something different about his draw to Sutton. Even he realizes that and changes his habits after he meets Sutton. As a reader, it was sometimes difficult to like Rider, but I thought Kim Knox wrote little details into his character which helped that so much.
On the other hand, is Sutton. He's used to being in complete control and doesn't like that Rider has threatened that control. He's determined to resist that allure. He doesn't like Rider one little bit because he treats sex so lightly and like it's all a game. People are dying and Sutton knows this final outpost is on the brink of becoming part of the hive. He's already planned to sacrifice himself as the last line of defense for the outpost.
The story line in this book is entirely sexually based and because of that it is really intense. There is lots of sexual chemistry and the overall book is really incredibly hot. I loved the dynamic between Sutton and Rider and the way they developed through this pretty short story. The sci fi aspect was completely entertaining and creative and it all came together to create a book which I really enjoyed reading.
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Posted June 23, 2012
Bitter Harvest is a great story, flirty, sexy and fun. Rider is
Bitter Harvest is a great story, flirty, sexy and fun. Rider is pretty much your poster boy for Playboy. He is sexy and irresistible, and knows it. Sutton is a Lieutenant is serious and focused. When the two meet, sparks fly.
This story is set in an apocalyptic world where a manmade virus is infecting people and turning them basically into human machines. Sutton lives in a human community of uninfected people that is, as far as they know, one of the last human communities around. Their goal is to protect themselves from the infected for as long as they can.
The evolving relationship between Rider and Sutton was fun, and the sexual tension made the story fun to read, though at the end I was still confused by the whole 'cure' thing. I wish that would have been explained better.
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Posted January 24, 2013
On the eve of mankind being reduced to sexual zombies ....
I will try not to give away the ending as it is like revenge, a dish served cold ... while most of the GBLT romances I read are historical I love Sci-fi best which is why I love 'Spice and Solace' as it is off world Sci-fi which I feel is true Sci-fi ... I forget that there is a broad range of subjects which are considered Sci-fi, like vampires, werewolves, and ... zombies ... saying that I found this novel by Kim Knox riveting ... it is a highly charged psychological thriller set in the not too distant future here on Earth with an all too believable plot ... the altruistic attempts to 'better' mankind being twisted by someone with their own agenda ... hearing about hackers in the news so often I can believe that a brilliant teenager could create nano-techs that would change mankind as is done in 'Bitter Harvest' ... which should send chills up ones spine ... I can't believe that I almost stopped reading the novel because of it's opening lines not being descriptive enough for me ... being 'chained to the ceiling' alone doesn't give a total mental picture ... is he stretched to his limit on tip toes ? or standing freely ? or ? ... but I continued reading and was very glad that I did ... the tension that builds between the protagonist and antagonist is palpable and when that energy is released I felt drawn in and part of it ... I would highly recommend this novel to any and all readers of M/M fiction and look forward to reading more from Kim Knox in the future ... Thank you Kim Knox !Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.