Annihilation (Alliance #5) by Jambrea Jo Jones ~ Book Review by PizzyGirl

annihilationTitle: Annihilation (Alliance #5)

Author: Jambrea Jo Jones

Publisher: Totally Bound

Cover Artist: Posh Gosh

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 07/30/2012

Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)

Genre: Gay Romance, Science Fiction

Blurb:

It’s the end of the world as they know it…

Ricardo Clark is ex-military working a nine to five job on Earth, a planet that was almost wiped out by the big flood of 2050. The world was changing and trying to regroup under a new government called the Alliance. For most it was business as usual. That is until the old government tries to take back over.

Gilliland Carter was tired of living on the streets. He took a job at a bakery hoping to put some normal back into his life. There was no need for his kind anymore, an undercover cop. The Alliance had a lock down on things and if you weren’t military, you weren’t needed. He didn’t exactly have the look of someone who’d fit into the soldier lifestyle with his tattoos and piercings.

Ricardo and Gilliland take a journey neither of them were prepared for. It will bring them to the brink of death, but can it also bring love?

My View:

It took me a minute to realize that this story was out of chronological order. In Annihilation, the author took the reader back in time t when the Alliance was just being established and when Earth was still inhabited. YAY!  I can’t tell you how happy I was to FINALLY get some history and world building. I admit, I wish this story would have been published first, or that I had read it first, but YAY for finally getting some questions answered!

I really enjoyed this story. Yes, the big bad was almost identical yet again, but she was a very minor focus in the story. I really loved the history and the world. The romance was instalove again but get his time it made more sense and was carried off better.

I LOVED the ending. I loved how it was not close to what I was expecting and how it tied things up nicely and really set the stage for the next book. I was getting kind of worried I would lose interest in the last few books of the series, but I am hooked again and ready for Angel’s story. Dare I hope to find out what happened to the other half of the Consortium?

Links

Annihilation (Alliance #5) on Goodreads
Totally Bound
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
All Romance eBooks

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

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