Imperative: Missing You by Belinda McBride

Imperative Series

Changeling Press

Futuristic, M/M/F, Multicultural

ISBN: 978-1-60521-035-3

Reviewed by Patrice F.



In the future, humans have evolved to a level where they can single out their true mate.  Nature’s Imperative guarantees that you will instinctively find the one to share the rest of your life with.

The Imperative seizes hold of Aquamarine Davis at a rather inconvenient time in her life.  The biological urge is so persistent that she attends a local mating assembly.

Duncan Sinclair and Conrad Montgomery attend the same assembly and much to their surprise, discover they are mates.  Captivated and hungry for more, they rush off to get to know one another a little better unaware they are leaving their mate, Marina, behind.

Emotional, hot, and unique are the words to best describe Imperative: Missing You.  Its sultry, unabashedly erotic scenes distribute wanton heat while conveying the most deeply romantic sentiment.  The players are all high-achieving intense types that fit together better than a jig-saw puzzle.  All the suspense just about killed me because I shared their pain; Ms. McBride certainly made me feel it.  This author doesn’t stint either on symbolism (the aquamarine stone, gods and color blue) or a variety of hypothesis such as, “What if mating evolved to the genetic level to the degree where sexual preference, race and gender become obsolete?”  Whether or not such a thing could happen to human beings, the concept shows ingenuity.   My point here is that I will be reading and reviewing the next installment, and it will be a true pleasure.


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