Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Rarely Pure and Never Simple

Author: Angel Martinez
Publisher: MLR Press
Publisher URL: www.mlrbooks.com
ISBN: MLR-1-02013-0161
Genre: {M/M} Futuristic Series
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx

There are times when opposite personalities attract, work well together and even fall in love. Damien Hazelwood is a people finder. Blaze Emerson can start fires with just a thought. Both men have been contracted by the Guild to work together to locate missing children. 

Rarely Pure and Never Simple is the first book in the Variant Configurations series. The exciting plot has an earth in the future setting. Conspiracies, treachery as well as greed are the major theme. DNA manipulations have advanced into creating a large percentage of gifted children known as Variants. The cause of these altered genetics and the side effects exhibited is unknown. The Variants are feared by some, rejected or simply tolerated by others. The fear factor seems to be the prominent reaction regarding the Variants.

The characters are exceptionally realistic. Damien is a highly intelligent extremely neurotic man; even the simplest task requires a ritual of repetition. Human contact can provoke a killing rage in Damien, which explains why he is a recluse. Nevertheless, upon first meeting, Damien right away trusts Blaze. In fact Damien finds comfort in Blaze’s company. Blaze is an exceedingly intelligent man who hides his intellect beneath a volatile temper. Blaze has zero tolerance for foolish people. Blaze is an intimidating combatant to everyone except Damien. Blaze and Damien mesh well with each other in every aspect.

Angel Martinez has created a magnificent action saga that I enjoyed immensely. The characters are incredibly engaging. I especially enjoyed the snarky dialogue exhibited mainly by Blaze.  Rarely Pure and Never Simple is an amazing blend of mystery, humor, pandemonium as well as a budding romance

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