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Second Heart
Author: Zaide Bishop
Publisher: Carina Press

Release Date: July 2017
ISBN: 9781488032813

Book 2 of Bones Of Eden
Book Genre: Action/Adventure Romance, Erotic Romance, GLBT, Multi-cultural/Multi-racial Romance, Romantic Science Fiction/Futuristic

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Second Heart

35 people found the following review helpful

Book Reviewed by Gabrielle Sally (author,reviewer)

[ Review Posted: Aug 08, 2017 ] - See all my reviews
SECOND HEART by Zaide Bishop is the next story in the Bones of Eden series. Much like the first, both the Elikai and the Varekai are a bit on the naïve side when it comes to "some" things, but they're slowly learning. They're also growing. The idea of family, which has once been only a dream, is becoming a very real possibility but there is still much at risk. Monsters, a monsoon, short on supplies, starvation, and the potential for war loom ever imminent in this tenuous peace.

Likes: The very unlikely alliance of Fox and Whiskey in the beginning. The very adolescent way they're handling their attraction for each other as well as the discussions related to babies was very much "Blue Lagoon" in the middle of the "Lord of the Flies". I keep grinning at the idea of "make love not war" but war seems to be what's on most of their minds before they figure things out.

The juxtaposition of Eden before and life as it is now was intriguing. They were taught so much with the exception of sex/gender/procreation, which still leaves you wondering how old they were when Eden fell. Clearly, old enough to retain all the knowledge taught to them, but yet…were the teachers of Eden conducting their own experiment by withholding this knowledge? How despite the anger and animosity between the Elikai and Varekai, there are still those who continue to help the others. I still have so many questions. Must keep reading.
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6 people found the following review helpful

Book Reviewed by Delta (reviewer)

[ Review Posted: Oct 11, 2017 ] - See all my reviews
5 incredibly jaw-dropping stars for SECOND HEART!

After a series of deadly goanna attaches, the female Varekei and the male Elikai need to put aside their differences and figure out a way for them all to survive. The predators in the archipelago are massive, mean and genetically enhanced to fight like the prehistoric creatures they were promoted to be in Eden. Men and women begin to couple up and attempt to become pregnant just as the wet season brings its cyclones and lack of food. Between the wet and the destruction that the goanna have inflicted, the food situation has become critical, and decisions on feeding the tribes will have to be made. When the sun starts to shine and the food begins replenishment, who will be left alive?

SECOND HEART was just as wicked as book 1 in the series, maybe even more so! With terrifying creatures described in vivid, fantastical detail, along with the terrible famine that the tribes go through, I was once again left in awe of Ms. Bishop's storytelling ability. I read in fascination as the Varekei repeatedly rejected the Elikai's attempts at merging their tribes, even at the fury of some of both of their members. It was interesting watching Whisky and Charlie's transformations when they believe they're pregnant, and it was just as intriguing to witness Fox and Sugar's reactions to their women's choices. I am desperate to read Third Wave, the third and final book in the Bones of Eden series, to find out just how the tribes escaped Eden and whether they'll be able to live together as one!

Bottom Line: No OM, OW or sharing, no condom use; no BDSM/kink; sexual assault; violence/murder. This book isn't a contemporary story so none of the typical rules really apply.
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