Title: Being Sapphire
Jordan Ford has struggled against all odds to become third in command of the Resistance. Her goal is ousting General Morgan from power and ending the Repopulation Laws. As liaison between the Resistance members in the Amber Zone and those in the Sapphire Zone, she bridges the chasm between the sectors.
Patrick O’Connor is a soldier in the army that keeps the Zones separated. When Patrick's twin, Shane, is ripped from the family and dumped in the Amber Zone, it leaves a gaping wound in the O’Connor clan. But Patrick finds a way to join the Resistance to reconnect with Shane.
The Amber and Sapphire Zones collide when Jordan runs from her first act of sabotage…straight into Patrick’s arms. The O’Connor clan is recruited into helping her build a Sapphire Resistance, Including Shane, who doesn't hesitate when Patrick leads his brother right to Jordan's door.
Splitting her time between two zones, Jordan can't fight the attraction she feels for brothers. Can survive her next mission, the revelation of her secrets, and being torn between two men who love each other more than they love her?
CONTENT WARNING: Contains explicit sexual language and content, m/f/m, and elements of BDSM that may be objectionable to some readers.
Author: Sylvia Ryan
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Being Amber, Friday Afternoon, Being Emerald
Series: New Atlanta
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Being Amber, Being Emerald
Published by Lyrical Press Source: Author
Published: February 3, 2014
Genres: Apocalypse, BDSM, Menage
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I have waiting months to for the release of Being Sapphire so when the opportunity to review was presented to me I jumped. This series just keeps getting better! Wow, I am speechless. Jordan’s story is at first glance so tough and strong but the further you get in the more emotionally raw and fragile you find her to be. There is so much going on between her Patrick and Shane really I didn’t know which twin to root for. The characters, whether main or secondary, really make this story come to life. A big thanks to the author for carrying over all the characters from the first book and no losing them to the ether. It’s nice to see how things have played out for them. I look forward to reading more about them in the next book. Let’s not forget what is going on in the Zones. Even the zones felt like they had their own lives. Where in the first book we are introduced to the zones and the purpose for them, here we learn more in-depth details. Can we say the grass isn’t always greener!
The sex in Being Sapphire includes M/M, M/F/M, BDSM, and toy play. Now while there are these aspects, they have all been written very tastefully so it’s less of a shock and more of a journey. I do feel the need to touch on Ms. Ryan twist on the BDSM aspect. It was fantastic! Without doing any spoilers, I have to say I have never seen an author approach it in such a way. The expect D/s and pleasure/punishments are all there but it’s the purpose behind all of it that blew me away.
I have now read several of Ms. Ryan’s books and I have found her to be a complete gem. This series was my first introduction into dystopia genre and while I tried reading other similar books, no others had the special ‘oomph’ I found in Ms. Ryan. Anyone who hasn’t read her books needs to right away. Being Sapphire, as well as the first book in the New Atlanta series, can be read as a stand-alone without losing to much. However, to get the full effect and to have a complete understand of what is going on both books need to be read. This series and author are on my Top 10 list for this year so you better believe I am recommending Being Sapphire. Now for the hard part…waiting for the next book.