Title: What remains: Reckoning
Series: What Remains, #4
Author: Kris Norris
Genre: Sci-Fi, Post-apocalypse
Stand Alone: YES
Re-issued /Re-edited: NO
Date published: Jul 16, 2014
Published by: Resplendence Publishing, LLC
Publisher bookstore: LINK
Word count: 70,000
Kris sees herself as somewhat obsessive and feels she tends to push the boundaries of common sense sometimes. Her friends graciously see her as passionate and adventurous. After all, speed limits are only a guideline and shouting is just her way of rising above the chaos. Kris loves the outdoors. If she’s not on her computer or chasing after her three kids, she’s out on a trail somewhere, either running with her dog or riding her mountain bike. Kris took up adventure racing a few years ago, and tries to enter one or two races every year.
Kris started writing some years back, and it took her a while to realize she wasn’t destined for the padded room, and the voices chattering away in her head were really other characters trying to take shape. (And since they weren’t telling her to conquer the human race, she went with it.) Kris loves writing erotic novels. She loves heroines who kick butt, heroes who are larger than life, and sizzling sex scenes that make you squirm in your seat, and leave you feeling just a bit breathless. Website: http://www.krisnorris.ca
A never-ending battle. One final reckoning…
Gunner, Wolfe and Hamilton are accustomed to the rigors of war. SEALs before the world all but ended with the rising of the dead, their unique skill set has proven to be irreplaceable. But their latest mission is putting even their survival instincts to the test.
One girl. One last chance at saving their humanity…
Finding a camp full of humans should have been the shining accomplishment of their new career as reconnaissance specialists. Instead, it turns into something far more sinister.
She didn’t want to fall for one man, let alone three…
Morgan has no reason to trust the three men that stumble into her life. Helping them is a means to an end—a way to gain her freedom. She promises herself she’ll ditch them the moment the opportunity arises. There’s just one nagging little problem—with every day that passes, every ounce of faith they restore—she realizes she’s falling for them. Hard. And in a world where death no longer brings peace, she needs to decide if what remains of her soul is worth saving.
Where should I start? The words and images I have in my head are still rolling. Let’s start with: Great!
I always try to write my review shortly after I finished the story. The emotion and feelings are fresh and most of the time raw. I like it that way because I am still “inside” the story. It is particularly difficult for me to move on with the review when I did not close the story completely. I am not sure if I explain this well. It happens also with movies. My brain is processing but my imagination is still “there”.
It is exactly what’s happening with this story. Kris Norris did it again with this series.
I am not sure how many love it! I have ever given so far but I am sure less than 5. I am very very VERY picky regarding the sex scenes. I never really understood why I was always a bit bored to read them. It was often the same positions, the same DP at the end of the story as if authors wanted to finish their story on a high sexual note along with their epilogue. I am not sure but I read those scenes again and again. A lot of time, I skipped few paragraphs to go back to the plot and romance.
It is weird to me. Indeed I love sex but I do not consider myself as an expert or know any better than the average woman. But in so many menages I was not moved or even really interested. It has nothing to do with straight or bisexual heroes. I love them both. The dynamic is of course different but the romance too so for me it is almost two distinct genres.
What remains: Reckoning is a MMMF: 3 males lovers and one female in the mix.
So let me repeat that again because I know that I hardly say it in my reviews: I.loved.the.sex.scenes.in.this.story!
I read Kris Norris already and I liked her style. After some disappointing readings, I selected this one knowing that I would play the safe card.
Now the little parts I thought needed some extra miles…
Plot was a bit redundant. At some point, I needed more action and I did not get it. The romance took precedence.
Romance was nice and sweet but considering the dark events that happened in the heroine’s life, I thought it was way too rushed to push the sex card. I would have liked more months in between events and that would have added more credibility in the healing process.
Time factor is always an issue with most authors. It seems difficult for them to accept that between the time they meet and the time they fall in love, everything must be done within weeks. I am okay with quick sex scenes. Lust is not love. Something also that most forget. We can have a rush of hormones but then love is way more complicated. I truly believe that the way to write a romance and an erotic romance are completely different. Love comes first in a romance when lust comes first in an erotic romance. For me, this is the logical way. Of course, it is not the only way. My ideal way? equal love with equal sex with equal plot with equal characters development. That is rarely done though. And this is why something is always quite missing and do not achieve the 5 poly stars rating.
This said. What remains: Reckoning is truly a great story. As I said, part of a series, yet can be read as a stand alone. If I have to resume: dramas and hot sex!
I recommend this book and the series without a doubt.