Joyful Devastation

I really enjoyed this book, in part because I wasn't quite expecting to.

There's the usual bug-men attack, Earth's defenses being almost completely useless against alien tech and post-apoc world with an unreliable military thing going on. However, there were enough plot twists to keep everything fresh and interesting. The identity of the entity behind everything was a little surprising and the reason for it was definitely something I didn't expect. It seemed like a lot of overkill, but it worked.

I also really liked the interaction between Bea, Gideon and Theo. The banter was great and I also admired them for their calm certainty in the face of danger and how they held onto their humanity despite everything going down.

The relationship and the bond was slightly problematic insofar that it was never really adequately explained. Perhaps, all things considered, it couldn't have been. I was also a bit nonplussed about Gideon's true identity and the completely inexplicable waste of the aliens. I simply don't believe that if there was an alien race going around voraciously consuming other lifeforms, that they wouldn't keep a sort of farm going. It's really not like the universe is simply abounding with lifeforms that are edible.

Despite all that, most questions were adequately answered and it was a fairly sweet love story. I'd definitely pick up more books by this author in the future.

Book Blurb for Joyful Devastation

No one expects an alien invasion, least of all Dr. Bea Morgan, and especially not on the day she meets the man of her dreams. Wait, no, the men of her dreams. Two sexy officers in her ER is surprising, but when they steal a kiss from her on a broken elevator, everything changes.

Gideon Cearvall has been dreaming of a faraway desert tower his entire life, but he’s learned to put aside childhood fantasies. He’s a good cop with a great partner who considers him family. So what if he’s in love with his best friend? Theo will never know.

Theo Gray adores his family and his partner. He’s perfectly happy—until he meets the curvy doctor who rocks his world. When a kiss turns into a fight for survival, he struggles with his desire for both Gideon and Bea.

When aliens devastate your world, love is all that will keep you alive.

Be Warned: menage sex (MMF), m/m sex, anal sex, rimming, spanking

Night Owl Reviews May, 2014 4.00