K is a fourth level Paladin and a servant of Purity - the holy nothingness she has been taught to revere and aspire to from childhood. Born on a sexless world from an artificial womb, K was fitted with a black mesh skinsuit at the tender age of nine. The suit nourishes and defends her from enemies and serves as her main weapon in the holy war her people have declared on the rest of the universe. It also eradicates even the slightest traces of emotion. Leading her purge squad in a never-ending mission to rid the universe of the Impure, K is accustomed to killing or enslaving everyone she meets.
That is, until she meets Boone.
Boone is a doctor and geneticist from Colossus - a heavy G world which has rendered the people who inhabited it larger and stronger than regular humans. He's more than happy to stay on his own planet and do research - until his little sister is taken by Purists and delivered to the pshalite mines. Frantic to rescue her, he hatches a desperate plot - capture a Paladin and use the enemy pawn to gain access to where his sister is being held. K falls into his net - but not without a fight. When she is wounded in the battle, Boone is forced to cut off her skinsuit in order to save her life.
Now, removed from her comforting routine and separated from the parasitic suit, K is beginning to change. Her body is blossoming and her mind is opening. For the first time in her life she can feel...whether she wants to or not. In order to survive in her new environment she has to cooperate with Boone.
However, she soon finds that it isn't just her body he holds prisoner...but also her heart.
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"Very good unique storyline"
This was a good and very different plot. The characters were so very well developed. I was also impressed the this book was not inundated was sex and overly explicit scenes.
The book opens itself to understanding what can happen when man thinks they play God by irradiating those emotions they think make mankind weak. There is something so perfect about being imperfect.
"Worth All Five Stars!!!"
Yes, I loved this story, and will recommend it to my friends. It was a great Sci-Fi romance with a unique plot and great characters.
My favorite character was Boone. For being considered a "giant," he was so patient with "K", and helped her learn to love and have feelings.
William did a awesome job narrating this story but his best character was Boone. I loved how deep and patient Boone sounded.
Absolutely! When I first started listening to the story it was not what I expected, and that's really what I loved about "Purity", and why I gave the story five stars.
Evangeline is so creative with her stories, and she is fast becoming one of my favorite authors. I look forward to more audiobooks, but hope we do not have to wait long. :-)
This story was well worth my credit!
I would definitely listen again. This was an interesting story that really kept my attention from beginning to end. I was really captivated by Boone and K's relationship as it changed.
The setting is similar to others by this author since it is set in a alien/futuristic type environment. It takes place at a time when Earth as we know it no longer exists and the ancestors have moved on to other planets and evolved in various ways.
I really loved Boone's character. He was a favorite from the beginning for me.
Otherworldly Hot Romance!!
Although I probably wouldn't have chosen this book based on the summary I am glad I did. It was so good and gave me the HEA that I need from my romances. It also had some nice sex scenes that gave me my erotica fix but at a good pace that helped enhance the story. Great read for sure and I look forward to the other books coming in this series.
"Great steamy story line, good narration"
I read the book first and then listened to the audiobook at a later date. I love the storyline and the audiobook is very good. The characters are well developed and very likable. Boone is a very patient and tender hero. K is a strong heroine with vulnerabilities, but she doesn't come across as whiny. The storyline progresses naturally and is fast paced enough to grab and keep your attention throughout the book. I generally prefer female narrations as there is more range in their voices; however, William Martin was very easy to listen to. The only reason I rated the performance a 4/5 is because there were some times the narrations was too soft-spoken and I had to adjust the volume back and forth to hear everything. There were also times that it was hard to differentiate the characters by voice as there wasn't a large range in his voice which was confusing for a few moments in the book. His Boone-voice is very sexy and gruff. Overall, the book is another successful steamy romance with a lot of action/adventure by Evangeline Anderson and I would definitely purchase further books/audiobooks by this author and would listen to William Martin again. I really hope that there will be a sequel to this book!
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It was a very good story and plot was original. Great start to a new series. There are so many characters I can't wait to hear more about. My only issue with the story is that it seemed as if when Boone met K and he just totally forgot who and what she was. He "kidnapped" her and let her go almost instantly even though she swore to kill him. He was supposed to have her suit as leverage to make her help him save his sister, he gave it back with no thought of his sister or her helping him. He focused on her and his sister was the furthest thing from his mind. If K wasn't a woman of her word he would have never saw his sister again. Other than that it was a really good story. I can't wait to hear what's next.
"Why do I listen to people..."
I'm so disappointed, again, that other people's view of quality doesn't reflect my own. I know that's selfish but credits are expensive and the purpose of the ratings is to help listener's make good buying choices. This was not a good buying choice. The story had potential but dragged on and on for, seemingly, no other reason than to annoy me.
I think I'm done with this genre after this. I don't know what I'll listen to next. Maybe I'll go back to Jacqueline Carey. At least she can world and character build.
He was good but what he had to work with was crap. I can't say which was favorite since the dialog was so bad.
Absolutely not unless they brought in someone to rewrite.
I disliked it at first, The book seemed kind of odd It kind of jumped in the middle of things but it started to make sense A couple of chapters into it. I liked that love conquers all and exciting hurdles that the main characters have to overcome to get to that point. All in all I would recommend it to all my friends it's a good read.
I will let it be known that this story has graphic sexual content and you should be age appropriate to read or listen to this story.
I really enjoyed this story by Evangeline Anderson. I won't lie either and I was worried it would be filled with too much sex content but this story didn't. I think it had one sex scene in the entire story and I thought it was a perfect story to listen to. This story is more sci-fi than anything really. I don't want to spoil it so I'm not one to give details away in any review. You just have to read or listen to it for yourself to understand just how good this authors writing is. This story shows what a vivid imagination this author has. This you must discover for yourself.
I think William Martin did a really good job with the narration of this story. I think there were some parts that could've been a little better but as I listened on it just came together. I had no trouble at all distinguishing accents and I was able to identify each and every character who spoke throughout this story. I would listen to this narrator again. Overall, a perfect 5 star rating from me!
"Good but slow start"
Decent story line but if you're looking for a fun, smutty, romance book full of sex this isn't that type of book ;-)
Overall a good read though.
Top ten, definitely!
Loki was my favorite character. He's colorful and a lot of fun.
No, but I loved this one.
YES!! I wish I could have found a way to listen to it all on one setting.
I loved the storyline and the narrator. The narrator had the voices down perfectly. I could tell exactly who was speaking by listening to his voices. The characters were interesting and actually confronted problems that were not the norm. LOVED THIS BOOK!!!
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