Thursday, April 25, 2013

Jude Outlaw

Title:  Jude Outlaw
Author:  Jan Springer
Publisher:  Ellora’s Cave
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ISBN/BIN:   9781843609377
Genre:  {M/F}, Futuristic, Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer:  Amazon Nymph

A virus is killing women and the few survivors have to take a daily shot to survive the new disease. Cate is hiding because she doesn’t want to be claimed under the new Claiming Law that was enacted, due to shortage of women.  Jude finds her after returning home from war.

The first book in the Outlaw Lovers series, Jude Outlaw, starts with Cate trying to escape after Jude finds her.  The two have some heavy chemistry, but she doesn’t want to be anyone’s wife if it means having to have more than one husband.  What scares her is the provision that allows others to file a claim within a certain time period after the initial claim is filed.

The author created a very interesting scenario where terrorists decided women needed to be submissive to men.  Once the virus was released, women basically became chattel again and women went into hiding to try to avoid being claimed.  There are so many possibilities that crossed my mind, in light of new diseases making appearances today, about how many could be manmade.   

There are several secondary characters that are not very likable as part of the subplot in the storyline that also effect Jude’s brothers. There are is a lot of love and betrayal within this book, but there are also some interesting scenes between Jude and Cate.  The ending is interesting as it can set up a very bad scenario in the future. 

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