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Everyone knows NOT to discuss how to raise children. The Men of the North have been living in exile for centuries, raising their boys without the influence of women. Now an experiment will bring girls and boys together in a new school with children and teachers from each side of the border. But how can two teachers work together when they don't agree on anything? 

Sparks fly in this clash of cultures when Archer Rex objects to Kya Rae's meditation "shit" that will surely turn his boys into wusses. He wants the kids to learn how to hunt and fight instead. Contains mature themes.

©2017 Elin Peer (P)2018 Tantor

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Simple and enjoyable

Love this book! Its simple, well paced throughout this book. I love how the author and narrator capture the emotion of the characters. Have listened to the book for at least 5times since i first got it! Never got tired of it!

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Not so much on this one...

I love an alpha male and I love an independent woman. Not so much on this one. She just let him knock her up like that!
I'm all for pushy broody me Tarzan you Jane... but his blatant disregard for her sexual boundries was a bit too much. I get that they are what men could become in a vast dystopian future, however they have to have some form of respect. I am enjoying this series and hope that the rest are a little bit better. Chemistry aside, Archer is an a-hole!

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Good book but big bone to pick

In general this was another great story about two characters I loved and an interesting plot including the start of the new school and more views in Christina and Boulder whom I’ve missed.

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MINOR SPOILERS AHEAD THOUGH I TRIED TO WRITE IN GENERAL TERMS AND NOT GIVE AWAY THE ACTUAL EVENTS. I think knowing the other two books it was obvious some big drama would occur and they’d overcome it and get an HEA despite that: :-)

—>I don’t agree with other reviewers about the spanking of the child; it’s fiction and I saw that more as a way to Segway into Archer touching her than actually about the child anyway.
—>I don’t agree with other reviewers about the lack of chemistry between them, despite Kaia’s resistance to loosing her self I saw the chemistry when they came together. I could’ve done without so long of her resisting but it didn’t detract from the chemistry.
—>My problem. My huge huge problem is with Archer going and possibly taking another woman without being honest with Kaia about why he was asking her to marry him so sadly. Too far. I know there has to be drama blah blah or it won’t be exciting or suspenseful or as glorious when the HEA comes but any other women stuff is it HUGE no no especially when he didn’t even give Kaia a fair shot by TELLING her.
—>What bothered me more was her immediate forgiveness!!! My god I am glad he didn’t do it and came back to her and I imagine the relief she felt was huge but there was literally no anger or discussion about it. Not one tiny argument about how he’d been so willing, miserably or not, to take another woman without giving her the chance the real honest chance to know what was happening. Yes I get that Kaia was asked to marry him many times but I was actually sick right along with Kaia listening to the parts where it was almost too late for Kaia.

Again loved the story, fast listen with great same narrators but this plot point really made me frustrated. Will definitely still be racing on to Athena and Finn’s story.

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Disappointed

The theme that women who are independent melt to macho stereotypes. The men don’t evolve at all. Had high hopes for the series

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Consent violations abound

Not a fan of the consent violations and wish they could be taken a bit more seriously by the protagonists in this series.

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Still a great series

T he first book is still my favorite, but this one had its rough moments, but never did I want to stop listening. The narrators were great and I hope they don't change them for the rest of the series. This was a very good read because we got to know about the young girls and boys going to school. Definitely recommend highly.

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Another wonderful Sequel

In my opinion this book was a great story about Kya and Archer. The story also explored the problems with opening a coed school. Never having any girls in their schools they begin to see problems with co education. Once again The author created a great escapism series.
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A refreshing change of pace!

Fun and sexy with an interesting and surprising point of view. Narration is excellent. Looking forward to more from this author. Definitely worth a credit!

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Its keeping me pulled in.

This series has me pulled in. It's worth the read. Each love story is unique from the other yet still has some of the same issues with culture. I'm pulled in to the love & the curiosity of how the story progresses & the combing of both cultures develop a new.

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Mixed feelings

i have read pearls, kya and sparrows story. i started with sparrows story, because it was label African American. after learning that kya was sparrows mom i went back and read kya story then Khan and pearl. will probably read raven story, but it will probably be my last read from this author.

i am extremely disappointed with the description of women of African decent in these stories.

the bad

1. words, like exotic and fetish are used. phrases like darker kind. are used through Khan, Kya and Sparrows story. I will keep saying this, THOSE WORDS ARE EXTREMELY OFFENSIVE, to women of African decent.


The men all thought Pearls was beautiful, sexy and where amazed at her intelligence.... there was honor and respect to her.

The men treated Kya, as she was just she is a fantasy and Fuckable.... women of African decent are much more than this. there were consistent comments to her from Magni, Finn and even a few Marco. a couple would been enough to set the men up as crude, and build the audience understandings that the men are crude but this time could have been used for characters and relationship development for Kya and/ or Archer.



2. if I the northland's are in Canada, and all then men who don't want to be ruled by women move there..... are there NO men of African decent????? i actually thought Khan was mixed race with African decent, now i am just confused. When Archer stated he had NEVER seen a person with her skin color, I felt slapped in the face. i honestly thought the writer created truly diverse world, where persons lived in homogeneous environments based off of sex, not race as well.... extremely disappointing.

3. i agree with other reviewers:, Archer is an ASSHOLE . Archer NEVER changed, adapted or flex, I do not see where Archer come to respect her for the difference she brings to the table. It was all about seeing things from Archers point of view.

Their relationship, ended up being the ultimate that Archer demanded. he did tell her how much he loved her until after she told him and agreed to marry him. No give and go, to chase, not willingness to compromise.

Archer wanted her, he was possessive of her, he sexually desired her. There. was not an relationship development outside of the sexual bond. She gave him two boundaries, no anal and and don't come inside of me. instead of respecting her boundaries of don't come in her, in his little brain if he come in her she would bond to him...... not love him bond to him. This is not partnerships this is possession.

i am anti dubious consent, and pressured sex, nuff said.

i don't see where he gain an appreciation for her the person, and his partner. the shear fact that the only think that kept him from marry the woman that choose him as her champion was a Kya seeing him about to marry someone else and his friend telling him that she loves him, is sad. they had only been together a MONTH he was suppose to be patient, but that didn't extend to her.


I intentionally read romance with a lead female of African decent. so when i see a book written by a Caucasian women, that trust to bring diversity into the stories universe, i try to support by purchasing and reading their books as I would read a books by authors of African decent.

my suggestions for anyone, writing about cultures. that are not your own it to RESEARCH to to multiple authors that are apart of the culture and write a variety of stories about their culture. being of African decent is NOT a monolith, being African American, is not a monolith. they can share was to make your story culturally relevant to the culture your lead characters comes from so they are not flat and offensive.

From the over sexualization Kya to not being able to define her physically besides curly hair and milk chocolate skin. i am not but i could write a separate review on this alone.



We don't all come from homes with strained or distant relationships from our parents, nor do we all go in fields of human services and work with troubled kids.

Kya relationship with her mom is strained

Raven relationship with her mom is full of dysfunction... to the point that her mom relinquishes her right to her daughter

Sparrows relationship is distant with Kya

PEOPLE ARE NOT A MONOLITH!!!!!!

those of us from African decent, along with most of the damn planet typically have extremely strong familial and community bonds. it extremely frustrating to see Caucasian authors misrepresented this when they write stories about us. Again, by researching and speaking to authors of the diaspora you want bring representations to do the same amount of research you would do to if the character was a lawyer, to the same thing if character are of a different culture to ensure you nail the character.

pet peeves when i read Kya and Sparrows story, they spent their wedding, help and deal with other people's shit. no woman should her time dealing with other people's shit. the was no foreshadowing into wat their lives are going to be, just setting up for the next story. there could be an epilogue to queue up the next story.


last pet peeve is not at the voice actresses and voice actor, nor is it fully at the author. it has at the production houses and producers.

if the character is of African decent, use a voice actress/ actor of African decent. if the character is Latino, use a voice actor if Latino decent. I spent 90% if the time Kya was speaking reminding my self that she was suppose be of what we no as African American decent.... even though the American borders no longer exist 🙄

authenticity matters.




the good:

they had hot passionate smutty scènes. we're better than the other stories i have read so far.


the author is extremely talented in creating a dystopian world. i rank her dystopian world against most i have read.

the story is funny, and was an enjoyable read i read some part multiple times.