I am going to quote the first two paragraphs of the book to give you an idea of where this story starts.
“Calendar year 2081. Our planet has finally succumbed to Global Warming.” “Dr. Anthony Smith, one of only a few thousand to survive Global Warming Ignition, has come to the conclusion that the destruction of our planet and society had been due to Injudicious Breeding which led (in his opinion) to overpopulation, WAR, unnatural climate changes, ….”
After the GWI and the destruction it wreaks, the survivors divide into seven countries, with a house that rules each of the lands. A determination is made by him that there should only be homosexual marriages, with arranged marriages to another of the same sex, and then union between a man and a woman is formed for the purposes of procreation, leaving each child with two sets of parents; a male pair and a female pair.
Opposites is the story of the House Gaeland and the large family that is formed when two of the males are united by fate in marriage, and describes the life of a man and a woman who is promised and married, who find they are fated together. The problem is that Opposites or heterosexual people are Outkasts, and have formed small bands around the land, working to upset the houses of the world.
When the Outkasts kidnap one of the husbands in the main family, the whole family bands together to rescue him. The mission to rescue is a great read of stealth and hidden powers.
I have to say that although I loved this book, it took a lot to get used to all the people that are involved in the story. And one thing that made it so hard for me were the names, which often times were so similar, that only a letter was the difference in the names, such as Aiya and Aiyan. But once you do get used to that, and all the parents and children, the characters become well-developed.
A bit of a warning; there is a lot of very hot sex, both m/m and m/f, and it is very well described by the author.
Book Description In the year 2081 our planet survived global warming of an apocalyptic scale. When the dust settled and the water receded Dr. Anthony Smith, one of only a few hundred survivors of GWI, started society anew. Having come to the conclusion that injudicious breeding played a huge role in the destruction of Earth as we knew it in the twenty first century, he worked closely with other survivors to isolate the Dionysus gene. This gene has the ability to manipulate human DNA to ensure that all male children be born gay, and all female children be born lesbians. A new society is born.
In the year 2300 Dr. Smith’s descendants are ushering in the twenty fourth century having maintained control of the government that still rules society. Twins Aiya and Aiyan are preparing to meet their matches and take control of House Gaeland, the current ruling House. But not everything is as it seems.
Love is Love.. it knows no gender and doesn’t conform to restrictions and boundaries. Aiyan has found his soul mate in Kaden, the prince of House Devi that he is matched with and eventually marries. But when the person Aiya falls in love with tests the boundaries put in place after GWI, all hell breaks loose. And in the midst of one secret unraveling, another will emerge. There is a growing anomaly that threatens to destroy over two hundred years of progression. This anomaly is known as Opposites.
Opposites was last modified: March 29th, 2014 by GGR-Review