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Given
     

Given

4.5 4
by Ashlynn Monroe
 

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In a world without choices, one woman will find herself caught in the middle of six men and the emotions they develop for her.

Krista Damiani is one of the last women on Earth, and her patriotic duty is to make babies. On her twenty-first birthday, the government holds a lottery drawing to determine the men who will control her destiny. Her "six", the men who win

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In a world without choices, one woman will find herself caught in the middle of six men and the emotions they develop for her.

Krista Damiani is one of the last women on Earth, and her patriotic duty is to make babies. On her twenty-first birthday, the government holds a lottery drawing to determine the men who will control her destiny. Her "six", the men who win the right to call her their own, know they have to impregnate her quickly or risk losing her to a new "six".

As society fills with additional violence and unrest, her men keep her sheltered in a fortress of maximum security. When a mysterious man arrives and offers her the chance for freedom, will she be willing to leave the life she knows behind or will she remain "given"?

Content Warning: contains voyeurism, multiple partners, and anal sex

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781937325626
Publisher:
Beachwalk Press, Inc.
Publication date:
04/11/2013
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

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Given 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book made me think.  It's a crazy situation for the heroine.  I felt really sad for her, but then everything was so erotic and she handled it really well.  This is going in my pile to reread.  This story is a surprise from start to finish.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First book like this that I have read. It was an interesting and good story. I enjoyed a plot along with the erotic romance.
BorderBabe More than 1 year ago
This wild and complicated romance/dystopia really surprised me. I half expected a smut-fest, sexy free-for-all but I was so mistaken - and delighted by what I found instead. This futuristic story takes place after a plague wipes out a large proportion of the female population. The government's response is to take all the fertile women and girls into custody and offer them up, in lotteries, to carefully screened groups of men as appropriate breeding stock. The problem is, they all remember how it was before. My heart went out to these wonderful characters. Their emotional responses to their difficult situation were spot on. The jealousy, possessiveness, desperate longing to have a relationship, a simple date with a woman they could care for, was beautiful. She also did an excellent job of weaving the political unrest into the background that these policies provoked. This was a multi-layered story and yes, there were steamy scenes too, but those alone aren't why you should read this very thought-provoking book. I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
coziecorner More than 1 year ago
Wow talk about steamy!  Ashlynn pens "Given" in an actual story line which is rare in erotic books. Her characters are interesting, hot and plenty! A great erotic dysopian tale which will keep you turning the pages. This review is based on a complimentary copy from the author which was provided for an honest review.