Carly - RuralMom
on May 28, 2014 :
Is it possible to choose between loyalty and love?
Fast paced and well written, Opposites is the first in a series set far into the future. It challenges currently accepted norms and builds a fictional world where everything has changed. The storyline is complex and expertly developed in a way that draws readers deeper into the plot with each turn of the page. With an impressive cast of supporting characters, Opposites offers readers the chance to experience multiple stories within the story. It engaged my imagination and kept me guessing from the very first page. This series made me a fan for life and has put T.M. Smith on my list of must-read authors!
A copy of Opposites was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
(reviewed 8 days after purchase)
on Jan. 28, 2014 :
Loved the world that was created in this story. The love stories between the couples were awesome , they fought for what they belived in . Very steamy sex .A very good good book can't wait to read more ..It's a must read
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
on Dec. 31, 2013 :
It’s a wonderfully created, whole new world. After an apocalyptic event caused by global warming, survivors started a new society. In this new society same sex matches are the norm. The survivors concluded that overpopulation due to opposite sex breeding was to blame for the global warming. DNA is manipulated to ensure everyone is gay. And if you’re not, you’re either outcast or killed. The House of Gaeland is celebrating the matching of twins Aiya and Aiyan. However, not everyone is happy in this new society. What happens when you discover your soul mate is not the same sex? Could you live as an outcast? Would you fight for the right to love who you want?
I loved the new world created in this story. It’s definitely not for the faint of heart. If you don’t like hot scenes between same sex couples, this book is not for you. It was hot. I enjoyed the intertwining love stories between all the different couples. I loved that all the characters were open to love and embraced it. They didn’t deny their feelings or try to fight them. Parts of this book had me at the edge of my seat. I couldn’t believe some of the twists an turns we were taken on. I also enjoyed the bickering between Maya and Rian, two of Aiya and Aiyan’s parents. Overall, a well written, sexy hot read that left me wanting more.
(reviewed 24 days after purchase)
on June 23, 2013 :
"Marriage should be between a spouse and a spouse, not a gender and a gender." - Hendrik Hertzberg
in a distant future, Dr. Anthony Smith worked hard to ensure that injudicious breeding would no longer pose a threat to the survival of the human race. twins Aiya and Aiyan, of the ruling House of Gaeland and descendants of Dr. Smith, are about to meet their betrothed. in the days to follow, each of the twins would prove that "love is love" and it knows no gender...
author T.M. Smith's debut novel introduces the reader to a different world where gay and lesbian relationships are the norm and heterosexual relationships are not. it is an uncommon and daring story that explores how society has evolved especially with regard to same gender relationships.
from the get go, i was impressed with Ms. Smith's worldbuilding and her attention to detail as she talks about food, clothing and customs of this dystopian society. there are also many characters involved whose personalities are distinct and are as colorful as the garments they wear or the tattoos inked on their skin.
it took some time getting used to the flow of the story though as people and scenes suddenly shift from one to the next. however, i soon got past that difficulty and settled in comfortably to read the rest of the twins' story.
the sexual situations are very graphic but they are crucial to the storyline and in being true to the overall theme that love knows no gender. there are plenty of non-erotic moments as well. there is also humor in some pages involving Aiyan and Kaden and the couple's propensity for breaking things.
the best part for me, i think, was the middle to last part of the book. things got more exciting when conflicts arose, lives and loves were threatened and secrets were revealed.
although, this book was edited, i still think it could benefit from some further editing.
all things considered, i enjoyed the book. it may not be for everyone but its intended audience may enjoy it for its being unique, bold and highly imaginative.
(reviewed the day of purchase)