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The Pulse: Book 1 in the Pulse Trilogy

The Pulse: Book 1 in the Pulse Trilogy

3.6 8
by Shoshanna Evers
Book One in the heart-pounding Pulse Trilogy—a gripping erotic romance set in post-apocalyptic New York City one year after an electromagnetic pulse destroys America’s power grid. "Intense, exciting, and sizzlingly sexy—a perfect post-apocalyptic romance!" (Heather Thurmeier, bestselling author of Escape to My Arms and Stuck on You)

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The Pulse : Book 1 in the Pulse Trilogy 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Pulse is set in a post-apocalyptic America in New York, after an electromagnetic pulse throws the remaining survivors into the Dark Ages. The heroine is a nurse who is captured to join the ranks of an army-operated and enforced harem to service soldiers. Her escape to freedom is fraught with twists and turns, calling into question themes of trust, love, and friendship. The story is made of a well-developed and believable cast of main and supporting characters. The plot thickened and fleshed out nicely, interspersed with hot and steamy scenes that fans of erotica will enjoy. Fast-paced, fresh and concise, the structure and use of language moved the story along quite well. I wanted to know what would happen next. Furthermore, the author employed clear and strategic point-of-view shifts between characters. No scene was wasted. No fluff existed. The story also had a nice balance of dialogue, action, and internal thought and emotional processes of the characters. Each setting is memorable and furthers the plot. Dilemmas were plausible and real as the characters struggle with choices and their resulting actions demonstrate integrity or lack thereof. I aspire to write with such execution and precision. Although definitely not my genre (futuristic, dystopian) of choice, this quick and gripping read whet my appetite for more and I am looking forward to the next book in this trilogy.
jojoNE More than 1 year ago
At first glance The Pulse poses an intriguing hypothesis giving readers a dark and gritty look into a post-apocalyptic world that's brought out the best and worst in people just trying to survive. While demonstrating how one man's power lets him and his soldiers use women for their own means, one woman who knows there's better out in the world bonds with a prisoner who doesn't want responsibility. Interspersed into these life and death situations are numerous sexual encounters that take over the story at times and sometimes felt out of place considering the constant life and death struggle going on. There's very little happiness to be found in this bleak world where every second could be your last, especially for a woman without protection. It's for that reason than sweet-natured nurse Emily is first drawn to escaped murderer Mason. She needs protection as she leaves for what she thinks is the promise land and his initial attraction to her and desire to see her safe have the two of them struggling to find a place where they can be together living under their own rules. Emily was a character to like one moment and be annoyed by the next. She never quite got out of the habit of bartering sex for safety as could be seen in many of her early interactions with Mason. She was a hypocrite at times when it came to the idea of kill or be killed which left me exasperated with her childish attitude. Mason on the other hand understood the harsh realities of this new world and while he wanted to be the kind of man she deserved he never wanted to put her at risk for being anything other than boldly aggressive in defense of her. He's the kind of man you can admire for his honesty, survival instincts, and ability to go after a small dream for him and the woman he's come to love. While being part of Emily and Mason's journey cross-country to find a safe haven, we also get to see the continuing degradation to those women left behind at Grand Central Station. There's images reminiscent of the Holocaust in how the women live and survive that's truly disturbing. Even more disturbing is the way Jenna, the friend Emily left behind, deals with her way of life. She embraces it to make it easier to deal with which makes it very unpleasant for the reader. Her eyes were opened in a dramatic way at the end of this story which sets her on a journey of her own which will be told in the next story in the Pulse Trilogy. This was a story not always easy to read but it is compelling with this new world vividly depicted. It's a dark, gritty, and oftentimes depressing read with very little hope. Thankfully there is a HEA which has me wanting to come back for more. 3.75 STARS!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book and it's characters had so much potential but fell just short. The beginning started strong but by the middle it just felt forced & by the end everything felt rushed. I have read a lot of Shoshannas books and really expected more. "ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review"
Goobsmom More than 1 year ago
This was a great read with good characters. It was not my normal read but I liked it and it was interesting and I would read it again and other books by Shoshanna Evers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
MC Emily was one big mass of contradictions. She would decide to do something then question it seconds later. This went on every other line during her POV. It got so bad i was unable to finish. Also i didn't understand why she stole that item. Just to run... Why not slip away and find the others. No...you steal and upset the men with the guns and got no info to use anyway. Why? If you like a whiny, irrelevant question asking, worried about killing to survive (only to do it then question and harp on it every other minute) then this is for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago