Mending the Rift by Chris T. Kat ~ Book Review by Teresa

Mending-The-RiftLGTitle: Mending the Rift

Author: Chris T. Kat

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: AngstyG

Rating: 2.5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 03/14/2016

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: Apocalyptic/dystopian, M/M Romance, Science Fiction

Blurb:

In a future where man’s ability to reproduce is severely compromised, humanity has adapted to survive. Breeders—male and female—have become precious commodities, and they are strictly guarded and subject to limitations.

Luca Walker is a breeder. Though he knows what’s expected of him as the youngest son of the Northern Confederacy’s Vice President, he’s held out against the pressures of an arranged marriage because he longs to marry for love, not duty. But he’s been promised to Colonel Liam Smith and there’s little he can do about it, no matter that Luca is secretly in love with his bodyguard, Marcus Gray.

When Luca finds himself pregnant with Marcus’s baby, Smith is furious and vows to take what is his—by force, if necessary. Now Luca must fight for his life and the life of his unborn child… as well as the love of Marcus and the happily ever after he’s always dreamed of.

My View:

Well, that was… dramatic; Melodramatic to be precise. Mending the Rift had an interesting premise: Earth had suffered some kind of event that left its numbers decimated and men can now carry babies as well as women. This is normally a genre I really enjoy. However, this book and I didn’t click.

I found Lucas and his dad annoying and immature. They constantly whined about their situations and seemed to offer nothing, Lucas more so than his dad. Marcus was ok but even he was forced into an alpha male caricature. The villains were over the top in their villainy and some of their actions didn’t make sense.

What I did like was the mpreg. I found it well thought out. That being said, this book was 80% about the pregnancy and 5% about Smith, 5% about their relationship and 10% about the Southern Union and breeder rights. It made the book feel a lot longer than it was.

While I thought the book was ok and had its moments, the more I look back on it, the less I liked it. The writing itself was good as was the editing. I just couldn’t get past my dislike of the characters and the slow parts of the story to appreciate the exciting ones. You may have a different opinion.

Links

Mending the Rift on Goodreads
Dreamspinner Press
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.

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