Elin has done it again! There is nothing this author can not write about and make a fantastic story! Take two rulers, each with their own agendas, add a game of chess, spice with intrigue, blend with humor and wit, then garnish with first love! The story is at once spicy and sharp! The reader gets drawn into the story so fast you lose track of time! I really felt I could see the action unfolding as I read the story. The ability to describe scenes without going into tedious long winded detail is Elin has done it again! The ability to describe scenes without going into tedious long winded detail is an amazing gift!
It will be very difficult to wait for the last book in the series before I start to reread them. In this dystopian society the majority of the world is mostly women and ruled by a council of women, however there are a few million men who inhabit Canada and Alaska who is ruled by a single male ruler. This book is about the male leader Kahn and a councilwoman who is taken hostage in the north named Pearl. Jun 22, Laz the Sailor rated it liked it Shelves: free-at-the-time , smut , eros , free. This second story is similar in pace and feel as the first one.
The writing is a bit flat, and the philosophical concepts are presented somewhat baldly, but the characters have some depth. The story itself is enjoyable, with many secondary characters to provide perspective and flavor. There are few sex scenes, and they are fairly straight-forward, though the scene in the woods was hot. There are more books in the series, which I will explore leisurely. Aug 06, Teri rated it it was amazing. MAN this author has pulled off some major whammies in her books and series but Khan, The Ruler of the Men of the North is completely off of the charts.
There isn't magic. There are no shifters. There are only people and in the North Khan rules. Divided by a past and ignorance, false teaching, prejudice, lies and power.
Pearl "sacrifices" herself and heads to the north with a head filled with all of that and more. Khan has his own preconceived notions and when this two meet it is. But the dance these two have, the power and the intelligence and the game they play may be their biggest foe. She is not what she seems or what he thought. He will become more than he ever thought he could be when she finds out who he truly is.switch.ravtech.co.il/crowdsourcing-for-dummies.php
Maybe just maybe what was thought to be oil and vinegar is something else as well. It is such a beautiful thing this play between these two, The strength of them both and the story we get at the same time. I love this author's mind and I love what she creates with it. Her characters always dig deep and take you on the excursion right along with them.
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It was such an emotional journey I found myself laughing out loud, shedding tears, clapping with excitement, but I didn't put it down until I was done. You can't help but be touched in some way. Feb 06, Ezinwanyi rated it really liked it Shelves: audiobook , dystopian , romantic-suspense , meet-greet-recs-completed. Kahn and Pearl took a while to get going. The last half was much better and faster paced and I love the changes Pearl brought to the NMen community. Aug 23, Marie rated it it was amazing. This is a "drop everything and read" kind of book.
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I was glued to my kindle to see what would happen next. To be honest, I didn't think I'd like this book as much as the first since neither Pearl or Khan were favorite characters of mine. I couldn't have been more wrong! They both won my heart in this book and I think I may even like it a little more than the first now.
Incredible interactions and dialogue between two very different, intelligent, strong people neither of whom will give up th Wow! Incredible interactions and dialogue between two very different, intelligent, strong people neither of whom will give up their beliefs but who learn to compromise for each other.
A smart, well written love story that will have you thinking about the characters and the world that Peer's created for them long after you finish the book. I can't wait for Book Three!
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A must for all romance lovers but also for those who like dystopian or adventure stories with a romantic slant. Note: Can kind of be read as a standalone but Book One should be read first to avoid spoilers. I received an advance copy of this book but it was my pleasure to choose to leave this review. Jul 05, kookyquinn rated it really liked it Shelves: kindle-unlimited , paranormal-romance , virgin-hero , hfn , scifi-romance.
There's a line in this book where the hero asks the heroine how she can be so cold. The heroines in this series are serious ball busters BUT I honestly feel the heroes need that - to an extent. They're constantly making me wince and actually say "ouch" out loud lol There's a method to the madness though and I'm happy with how each story works out. I'm totally captivated by this world and the battle of the sexes debates that each book has contained. View 1 comment. Aug 06, Wendy Douglas rated it it was amazing. I voluntarily read this book for an honest review, mostly because I've read and loved all of Elin Peer's books.
This was no exception! It was different, but the Men of the North series is unusual in that it's set years in the future. The world building is exceptional and clever. Women rule the majority of the earth after men screwed it up one too many times. Except for the Northlands, formerly Canada and Alaska, where men are men and women are scarce.
The books began with The Protector, which I voluntarily read this book for an honest review, mostly because I've read and loved all of Elin Peer's books. The books began with The Protector, which is where we first met Pearl and Khan. I knew their story would be full of sparks, and it was. They're two strong personalities who believe strongly in their history and commitment to their people. They listen and have open minds--to a point--but mostly each wants to convince the other to see the opposite way of thinking.
What I really liked about the characters is that they were unusually honest with each other. If they needed to talk about stuff, they talked! It didn't mean they always agreed, or that the conversation solved things, but there wasn't a lot of saying one thing and meaning another. I loved the love scenes, and really loved that Pearl had a little if small experience with "real" sex that Khan didn't have. Also that things kind of got away from him at first. How realistic is that? Actually, I found Khan a wonderful character and liked his outlook on how to rule.
He beat himself up over it, but he was a far better ruler than he gave himself credit for. I liked the character growth that Pearl went through. She started out pretending to be open-minded when, in reality, she was so sure of her own narrow way of thinking, she couldn't imagine not convincing the Nmen to fall into line. She didn't lose her convictions, but spending time with Khan and the men of the Northland, she became truly open-minded and saw things in a much deeper way. She wasn't a pushover, but she was smart and found strong ways to embrace her femininity.
This is a great series, and I've really enjoyed the opposites-attract, fish-out-of-water trope. It can be the great when done well, and Elin Peer does it the best! Jan 17, Coco.
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V marked it as to-read Shelves: freebie. Aug 08, Gwen Samson rated it it was amazing. Brilliant book and loving meeting Khan. Very well written with a good storyline. Khan and his men remind of Scottish men. Big, proud and so very protective of women. I know because I married one. Jan 17, Rosebud rated it really liked it Shelves: alternate-universe , fantasy , series-book , enemies-to-lovers , eros , erotica-content , m-f , science-fiction , post-apocalypse , strong-female. View all 3 comments.
Nov 22, Bookphenomena Micky added it Shelves: dnf , ku , alphaville , read. Aug 20, Tam rated it it was amazing. Add 5 more stars to Peer's literary universe! This book picks up where book 1 left off and tells the story of Pearl and Khan. It also backs up just a little and tells what was initially going on with Pearl and Khan, while they were only background characters in book 1. In the beginning, Pearl and Khan are like oil and vinegar in that they don't mix well unless they are thoroughly shaken and forced to blend.
Their relationship is a constant power struggle with each wanting their ideas and way of l Add 5 more stars to Peer's literary universe! Their relationship is a constant power struggle with each wanting their ideas and way of life to dominate the world of the other. The constant clashing also makes for some sizzling chemistry between this power couple. I really liked the way that, even though they disagreed on almost everything, they found a way to develop a friendship based on mutual admiration and respect.
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They took their time getting to know one another, before intimacy was entered into, and that made the eventual coming together even more meaningful and satisfying. Pearl and Khan have some common goals and share the desire to see their two worlds learn from each other and eventually unite. But, the road getting there is not going to be easy going, and they will have to content with some discontentment and uprising along the way. I am interested to see how the integrated school will play out in the next novel. Pearl and Khan are both so headstrong and independent. But, it is a beautiful thing to behold, when they learn that true power lies in completely surrendering yourself to the other, simply because you love them and desire to please them.
They learn that the ultimate power is not held by one individual but by two hearts that act in one accord. I continue to be impressed by Peer's ability to bring a fresh and unique approach to a futuristic world, as it strives to re-integrate traditional elements of life and romance. Having read and enjoyed the first book in this series, I was eager to read this story, to the point where I pre-ordered it the second I finished that first book.
This book was good, but I really felt that something was lacking with it. This story focused on Khan and Pearl, and while it does go over some of the events of the previous story, it does so from a different point of view, in order to advance the story arc as a whole. Boulder and Christina do play a part in this story, but it is more of a minor one. I liked seeing the push and pull between Pearl and Khan, but I felt that their romance was a bit lacking. There was very little to show them actually falling for each other, and I felt that each of their focus was on controlling the other one in the relationship.
I did like how at the end they seemed to be working toward the same goals, though! Khan's attitude got a little old at times, but I loved the growth that Pearl underwent while in the North with Khan. I especially liked how they handled the situation with the school! Unfortunately, I had a sense of disquiet while reading it, and couldn't really put my finger on what was bothering me with the story overall.
I think that this was a good story, but something got lost in translation for me somewhere. I did enjoy it enough to pre-order the next book, but I do hope for a more enjoyable experience with that one! Aug 10, Jennifer Hernandez rated it liked it. This is only the second book by Elin Peer that I have read, but I am finding her to be an addicting author.
She has a marvelous way of writing that hooks you in, even when the content makes you roll your eyes. Or if you are like me, you don't really like the characters. I hated Khan in the first book and my opinion only slightly changed with this book. He is still just as obstinate as he was in The Protector, but this book does give him some background as to why he acts how he does. From the pre This is only the second book by Elin Peer that I have read, but I am finding her to be an addicting author.
From the previous book, I felt Pearl was a little out of touch and naive, and this book cemented that. I liked how this book ran parallel with The Protector and intertwined, but there were times when it skimmed over big events in the first book and the timing seemed off. It also kind of annoyed me how the 'Momsies', as Khan refers to them, claim to be such an advanced race, but they can be so thoughtless about really basic things, like how Northland boys shouldn't shower with girls their own age considering how rare females are.
The reasons this is ok seem ridiculous and too contrived. Also, Christina seemed ditzy and really immature, a far cry from the first book. I also didn't like how long it took Pearl to realize the how the Motherlands and the Northlands were basically the same, only ran by different genders, and to want to change it, but she gets major credit for trying to enact a change.
But it was hard to get past the atrocious things Khan has done in the previous book, but for whatever reason the one person who can call him on it doesn't seem to think it's so bad either. I am kind of looking forward to the next book, but the ground work for contrived problems has already been laid by not telling the teachers they have to work together and someone hinting to the Momsie teacher she doesn't need a sexbot since there is a willing male right there. The whole series seems to want to show what a big deal women are to Northlanders and how a woman choosing a male is pretty much sacred, but it still seems like the Motherlanders are too thick to get it.
It just goes to show how talented Elin Peer is: she keeps annoying me, but I can't walk away from this awesome world she has created, these flawed and sometimes moronic people who make me want to bang my head against the wall but if I did I wouldn't be able to see the next page. I received this in exchange for an honest review. Aug 09, Louise rated it it was amazing Shelves: , adventure , emotional , steamy , dystopian , enemies-to-lovers , 5-star.
This was one of those reads you just don't want to put down and having met Pearl and Khan in The Protector I couldn't wait to read their story. They turned out to be much deeper characters than I had expected, but were just as wonderful, believable and likeable as I had hoped.
I loved that most of the angst in this story was not as a result o This was one of those reads you just don't want to put down and having met Pearl and Khan in The Protector I couldn't wait to read their story. I loved that most of the angst in this story was not as a result of conflict between the hero and heroine but was caused by external factors. Seeing Pearl and Khan working together to overcome these barriers made one exciting, steamy and enjoyable read. I loved that Elin Peer didn't just have 'love conquering all' but actually had Khan and Pearl both learning about the other's cultures, realising their prejudices were unfounded and working together on a better future for all.
Given Khan's position in the Nmen's society anything less would have been too glib and easy, ignoring the issues that their relationship would cause. The story flowed smoothly, was extremely well written and was really easy to read. Both the pace and the action kept my attention and really drew me into the story. Aug 09, Michelle Campbell rated it really liked it.
I was looking forward to reading this book after reading The Protector and it did not disappoint. I actually liked this more than the first book probably because I was familiar with the characters and had trouble putting it down. As a matter of fact, during the scene later in the book where Pearl is addressing the council, I did not even hear my husband speaking to me If you enjoyed the first book in the series, you will love this one. I cannot wait for the next book to I was looking forward to reading this book after reading The Protector and it did not disappoint.
I cannot wait for the next book to come out. I received an ARC of this book in return for my honest review. This book has a HEA, no cliffhanger and some steamy love scenes. Aug 09, Alisa rated it really liked it. I believe the series gets better with each new book! This one focused on Khan and Pearl and the conflicts they faced as leaders of their people with their own set ideas and prejudices, who find common ground in their attraction to one another.
I switched from being annoyed with one to annoyed with the other side-eyes and eye rolls , to loving them both. The development of the story and the way their interactions evolved and reflected the evolution of their two nations was amazing.
I had a hard I believe the series gets better with each new book! I had a hard time putting this book down. I'm excited and so ready for the next book in the series. Great book! Mar 17, Anabela Brito rated it it was amazing Shelves: finished. Immerse yourself in worlds of fantasy and pleasure with these three stories:.
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