Title: Opposites Assent
Series: Underground Fortitude, #1
Author: Stephani Hecht
Genre: Sci-fi/ Post-Alien Invasion/ Futuristic
Length: 94 pages
Publisher: MLR Press, LLC (May 1, 2016)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival.
Every good leader knows that a war can’t be won by sheer strength alone. There have to be strong brains, too. That is what the few remaining humans have left in Jared and Avis. Jared is the young, tough soldier who fights the alien invaders out in the ruins of what was once the flourishing city of Detroit. Avis is the youthful doctor who struggles to keep what is left of humanity surviving, while trying to figure out what make the Outwarders tick.
That’s not their only enemy, either. Their biggest adversary may be within their own ranks. Will it tear Jared and Avis apart just as they finally accepted their feelings for one another? Or will it make them grow closer together?
Product Link: http://www.mlrbooks.com/ShowBook.php?book=SHOPPASC
Review: The first thing I have to say is that Stephani rocks. She has given me a new type of romance, unlike any other that I have come across. Now I must admit the cover gave me the creeps, but damn was it not perfect for this particular story. I do wish I had known what the world was like right after the aliens attack, but I have found a new story to love.
At first it has a serious tone to it, but once you start reading you will find the humor mixed in. Especially the way they are with the alien babies. They are born from male alien soldiers with a touch of violence in them. You will be surprised to find out how they are after Coleen gets her hands on one of them.
Jared and his best friend have been friends since way before the invasion started. Jared comes off very harsh to Avis, but the truth is he is in love with the man. He is pretty much in charge of many of the soldiers but he is starting to feel more human after a time. Avis is realizing that their enemy they are fighting might not be the only ones. They must try to get their world back but first they need to make sure they have a world to save.
At first I wasn’t really sure what to think when I started reading it, but I couldn’t put the story down at all. Stephani has always been a favorite of mine, and I can say that after reading this, she will continue to be. I have never really been into stories with aliens or zombies in them, makes it a bit strange for me.
However after reading this, I can say that as long as Stephani writes it, I will read it. I had fun reading this and didn’t want it to end. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book.
This is one story that I would gladly recommend.
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