Friday, March 14, 2014

Review: Rarely Pure and Never SImple

Rarely Pure and Never Simple (Variant Configurations  #1)Rarely Pure and Never Simple by Angel Martinez
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A copy of Rarely Pure and Never Simple was provided by the author, free of charge, in exchange for an honest review.

Fast forward to a time on Earth when viruses have wiped out most of the population. Genetic engineering has cured most of the world's major illnesses, but with unintended consequences. Variants are a small portion of the population who are born genetically enhanced. Sometimes this is a good thing as they can be gifted with strength, the ability to manipulate the elements, see into the future.... think X-Men meets magic. What the government doesn't want advertised is that some variants are plagued with terrible side effects, are barely able to function in society, and that a portion of variants are born with mutations so extreme that they are unable to survive.

The Guild, an organization tasked with blending variants into society, is as politically influenced as any large organization, and not all variants trust their motives.

Enter Blaze and Damian, two variants who find themselves reluctantly drawn into service by the Guild. When variant children begin to mysteriously disappear these two are assigned the dual mission of locating the missing children as well as discovering who is taking them... and why.

Damaged by their own traumatic experiences, untrusting of the Guild that is now employing them, and reluctant to trust themselves, let alone each other, the mission becomes more complex by the moment. The nearly irresistible attraction growing between Blaze and Damian is not making working together any easier.

Angel Martinez expertly weaves a depth of emotion into her damaged characters that effortlessly draws readers into her world. Well written and edited, this book is a pleasure to read. With futuristic settings, complex and engaging characters, descriptive landscapes and enough action and adventure to satisfy any reader looking for more than a contemporary romance, Rarely Pure and Never Simple is sure to appeal to a broad reading audience. There is truly something for everyone in this book. This steamy romance is sure to light a fire in your imagination, making this a story readers are reluctant to put down!

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