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Four hundred years in the future, women control the world but Khan Aurelius, ruler of the last free men, is determined to take back the power that has been denied men for centuries. Outnumbered by far, he knows that women need to give up their power willingly and with one of their councilwomen as a hostage, he’s certain he can influence her with his superior male intellect. Four hundred years in the future, women control the world but Khan Aurelius, ruler of the last free men, is determined to take back the power that has been denied men for centuries. Outnumbered by far, he knows that women need to give up their power willingly and with one of their councilwomen as a hostage, he’s certain he can influence her with his superior male intellect. She is just a soft woman, after all. Councilwoman Pearl has sacrificed herself to save an innocent priestess. Trapped in the Northlands, her soft voice and sugar-coated view of the world doesn’t impress Khan, who constantly challenges her by playing his mind games to corrupt her and see things his way. It’s a battle of words and wills when the two intelligent rulers clash. Will Pearl succeed in bringing enlightenment and democracy to the primitive Nmen or will Khan corrupt her with his charm first? The Ruler is the second installment in Elin Peer’s Men of the North series that offers, drama, humor, and romance in a fabulous blend that will have you longing for more. Don’t miss out on a great chance to escape from reality in this riveting story – get the book today!


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Four hundred years in the future, women control the world but Khan Aurelius, ruler of the last free men, is determined to take back the power that has been denied men for centuries. Outnumbered by far, he knows that women need to give up their power willingly and with one of their councilwomen as a hostage, he’s certain he can influence her with his superior male intellect. Four hundred years in the future, women control the world but Khan Aurelius, ruler of the last free men, is determined to take back the power that has been denied men for centuries. Outnumbered by far, he knows that women need to give up their power willingly and with one of their councilwomen as a hostage, he’s certain he can influence her with his superior male intellect. She is just a soft woman, after all. Councilwoman Pearl has sacrificed herself to save an innocent priestess. Trapped in the Northlands, her soft voice and sugar-coated view of the world doesn’t impress Khan, who constantly challenges her by playing his mind games to corrupt her and see things his way. It’s a battle of words and wills when the two intelligent rulers clash. Will Pearl succeed in bringing enlightenment and democracy to the primitive Nmen or will Khan corrupt her with his charm first? The Ruler is the second installment in Elin Peer’s Men of the North series that offers, drama, humor, and romance in a fabulous blend that will have you longing for more. Don’t miss out on a great chance to escape from reality in this riveting story – get the book today!

30 review for The Ruler

  1. 5 out of 5

    Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️

    3 - 3.5 Stars I liked this one, but definitely not as much as the first one. The man vs. woman battle got a little old here and the book felt a little all over the place in certain aspects. Full review later. 3 - 3.5 Stars I liked this one, but definitely not as much as the first one. The man vs. woman battle got a little old here and the book felt a little all over the place in certain aspects. Full review later.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Alex ♈

    This series has an extremely interesting idea and plot. Well written. But since I read the blurb of the 1st book with the line ‘women rule the world’, I just can’t stop yearning for badass heroine. This one was strong, but not the badass. The whole concept of 2 worlds it a bit overdone for my taste: females are pacifists and males are barbarians. Nevertheless a very good read. I assume my friend Kiki won’t be happy with their 1st sexy times. He almost forced himself on her, I didn’t like it. It wasn This series has an extremely interesting idea and plot. Well written. But since I read the blurb of the 1st book with the line ‘women rule the world’, I just can’t stop yearning for badass heroine. This one was strong, but not the badass. The whole concept of 2 worlds it a bit overdone for my taste: females are pacifists and males are barbarians. Nevertheless a very good read. I assume my friend Kiki won’t be happy with their 1st sexy times. He almost forced himself on her, I didn’t like it. It wasn’t a rape, but it was too cavemanish for my taste. I saw the hero this way: He was a nice guy somewhere deep in his soul, but the things he said in the beginning… *ugh*. The highlight of the book: he was a virgin and she wasn’t! YES! Aaaaa! Finally! Amazing! Best quote: “I’m not some woman from the twenty-second century drooling over muscles.”

  3. 5 out of 5

    Julia

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Consider this a review for this book and the first one because they both had very similar plots but still different in their own way.... I freaking loved this book. This might just be my new favorite series. Why? Because its SMART. Recent books have made me feel like I'd lost IQ points after reading. This new author brings something new and unique; something I've been looking for over a YEAR now. The world building is fresh, and I understand enough about it to make me curious to read it. The hero Consider this a review for this book and the first one because they both had very similar plots but still different in their own way.... I freaking loved this book. This might just be my new favorite series. Why? Because its SMART. Recent books have made me feel like I'd lost IQ points after reading. This new author brings something new and unique; something I've been looking for over a YEAR now. The world building is fresh, and I understand enough about it to make me curious to read it. The heroines absolutely stole the show in these books; they were smart and didn't drool over the hero's. They were both familiar with sex and didn't let the heros rule over them. The h in this book is a councilwoman so she needs to be written in a certain way for her to come off authentic, and thats exactly what this author did. I don't know how many books I've read where the h had a very prestigious job and she's the dumbest character in the book. Not in this case at all; the heroine was by far intellectually superior than the H and its refreshing to read. No tripping over their own vaginas in these books!! The hero was just as great too! Possessive, protective, and all the rest he was your classic cave man persona BUT he also had brain (the one between his ears) that gave his character more light. He showed real emotions and actually broke down and CRIED when the heroine had to leave him. He showed emotions that other authors are usually too lazy to write about. I've also marked the previous book and this book with virgin heros, because in my opinion they are virgins as in 'never have been with a human woman before.' There are sex bots in these books, so clearly the Nmen utilize them more than the female population, BUT there were sex bots on both sides and you read that both heroines used them regularly. See that other authors?? *EQUALITY* Anyway... I consider these H's virgins because they were both insecure about their first time with a real women and *ahem* acted like virgins the first time they got together with the h's *if you catch my drift.* He was worried he wasn't going to be good enough in bed when he finds out the h has more real experience than he does and i LOVED that scene. Oh and one more thing, ALL OF THE CHARACTERS WERE ADULTS. I was going to vomit if i had to read about another 18 year old heroine and a 40 year old hero. The heroine was 33 and the hero was around 36-40. THANK GOD. I hope everyone enjoyed this book as much as i did! I know some people will find the gender politics annoying but i found it really refreshing in romance land. I cannot wait for the next 3 books! Extra Safety: -Push and Pull but the H was the main chaser of the relationship -No other partners (or sex bots) once H and h meet. -Some light OM drama. It makes the H deliciously jealous -No rape or abuse -A weeks worth of separation between H and h. The Hero actually breaks down and cries because he's devastated the h had to leave

  4. 5 out of 5

    Fabi

    The series is growing on me.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Raine

    2nd in the series I like how this series is moving along of the two different societies after a third world war called the Toxic Wars. In this dystopian society the majority of the world is mostly women and ruled by a council of women, however there are a few million men who inhabit Canada and Alaska who is ruled by a single male ruler. This book is about the male leader Kahn and a councilwoman who is taken hostage in the north named Pearl.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Ezinwanyi Chinyere

    3.5 states. Kahn and Pearl took a while to get going. The last half was much better and faster paced and I love the changes Pearl brought to the NMen community.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Umaiya ❄️Ramblings of a Scattered Mind❄️

    Going in, I didn't like Khan. At all. But I liked how much Pearl irritated and annoyed him and because watching him suffer soothed my soul, I decided to give this a go any way. I liked it. The MCs weren't my favourite couple and at times it did feels off-base-ish but I had a good time reading it. The start did however annoy me since I was reading this with the first book still fresh in my head, there was a lot of repetition and when it's not the MCs holding your interest it can be a great deterr Going in, I didn't like Khan. At all. But I liked how much Pearl irritated and annoyed him and because watching him suffer soothed my soul, I decided to give this a go any way. I liked it. The MCs weren't my favourite couple and at times it did feels off-base-ish but I had a good time reading it. The start did however annoy me since I was reading this with the first book still fresh in my head, there was a lot of repetition and when it's not the MCs holding your interest it can be a great deterrent. Though it was nice to see both sides changing for the better and a lot of my own ideology in print, plus the MCs HEA, the book really got me invested in the side characters. I can't wait to read Magni's story, hope he dumps Lauren* (or whatever her name was). I'm also quite interested to see where Finn's story goes, fingers crossed he ends up with Athena. I remembered Archer from book 1 and I really liked him in that one but seeing him in here. . . I don't know I just didn't like him as much anymore? He seemed too stand-off-ish compared to before when he seemed young, goofy and so eager and enthusiastic. So this won't be my last Elin Peer. Can't wait to read what comes next. :D * Apparently her name's Laura but whateves I does not likes hers.

  8. 4 out of 5

    David Hunt

    Elin has done it again! There is nothing this author can not write about and make a fantastic story! Take two rulers, each with their own agendas, add a game of chess, spice with intrigue, blend with humor and wit, then garnish with first love! The story is at once spicy and sharp! The reader gets drawn into the story so fast you lose track of time! I really felt I could see the action unfolding as I read the story. The ability to describe scenes without going into tedious long winded detail is Elin has done it again! There is nothing this author can not write about and make a fantastic story! Take two rulers, each with their own agendas, add a game of chess, spice with intrigue, blend with humor and wit, then garnish with first love! The story is at once spicy and sharp! The reader gets drawn into the story so fast you lose track of time! I really felt I could see the action unfolding as I read the story. The ability to describe scenes without going into tedious long winded detail is an amazing gift! It will be very difficult to wait for the last book in the series before I start to reread them.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Niki

    I thought I was gonna hate this one. In the first book Khan was kinda obnoxious and I thought Pearl was gonna be Christina times 10, so I was leery heading into this....but I ended up liking it better than the first one. They weren't annoyingly fighting the whole time. They built up their trust and relationship and found compromises. Pearl helped Khan open his eyes about women and overcome his insecurities. Khan helped Pearl to be free and live, to enjoy her emotions, and embrace her strengths. I thought I was gonna hate this one. In the first book Khan was kinda obnoxious and I thought Pearl was gonna be Christina times 10, so I was leery heading into this....but I ended up liking it better than the first one. They weren't annoyingly fighting the whole time. They built up their trust and relationship and found compromises. Pearl helped Khan open his eyes about women and overcome his insecurities. Khan helped Pearl to be free and live, to enjoy her emotions, and embrace her strengths. They are working together towards a future where men and women can live together as equals.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Teri

    MAN this author has pulled off some major whammies in her books and series but Khan, The Ruler of the Men of the North is completely off of the charts. There isn't magic. There are no shifters. There are only people and in the North Khan rules. Divided by a past and ignorance, false teaching, prejudice, lies and power. Pearl "sacrifices" herself and heads to the north with a head filled with all of that and more. Khan has his own preconceived notions and when this two meet it is . . . well it's MAN this author has pulled off some major whammies in her books and series but Khan, The Ruler of the Men of the North is completely off of the charts. There isn't magic. There are no shifters. There are only people and in the North Khan rules. Divided by a past and ignorance, false teaching, prejudice, lies and power. Pearl "sacrifices" herself and heads to the north with a head filled with all of that and more. Khan has his own preconceived notions and when this two meet it is . . . well it's oil and vinegar. But the dance these two have, the power and the intelligence and the game they play may be their biggest foe. She is not what she seems or what he thought. He will become more than he ever thought he could be when she finds out who he truly is. Maybe just maybe what was thought to be oil and vinegar is something else as well. It is such a beautiful thing this play between these two, The strength of them both and the story we get at the same time. I love this author's mind and I love what she creates with it. Her characters always dig deep and take you on the excursion right along with them. It was such an emotional journey I found myself laughing out loud, shedding tears, clapping with excitement, but I didn't put it down until I was done. You can't help but be touched in some way.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Marie

    Wow! This is a "drop everything and read" kind of book. I was glued to my kindle to see what would happen next. To be honest, I didn't think I'd like this book as much as the first since neither Pearl or Khan were favorite characters of mine. I couldn't have been more wrong! They both won my heart in this book and I think I may even like it a little more than the first now. Incredible interactions and dialogue between two very different, intelligent, strong people neither of whom will give up th Wow! This is a "drop everything and read" kind of book. I was glued to my kindle to see what would happen next. To be honest, I didn't think I'd like this book as much as the first since neither Pearl or Khan were favorite characters of mine. I couldn't have been more wrong! They both won my heart in this book and I think I may even like it a little more than the first now. Incredible interactions and dialogue between two very different, intelligent, strong people neither of whom will give up their beliefs but who learn to compromise for each other. A smart, well written love story that will have you thinking about the characters and the world that Peer's created for them long after you finish the book. I can't wait for Book Three! A must for all romance lovers but also for those who like dystopian or adventure stories with a romantic slant. Note: Can kind of be read as a standalone but Book One should be read first to avoid spoilers. I received an advance copy of this book but it was my pleasure to choose to leave this review.

  12. 5 out of 5

    kookyquinn

    There's a line in this book where the hero asks the heroine how she can be so cold. I was like EXACTLY! The heroines in this series are serious ball busters BUT I honestly feel the heroes need that - to an extent. They're constantly making me wince and actually say "ouch" out loud lol There's a method to the madness though and I'm happy with how each story works out. I'm totally captivated by this world and the battle of the sexes debates that each book has contained.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Laz the Sailor

    This second story is similar in pace and feel as the first one. The writing is a bit flat, and the philosophical concepts are presented somewhat baldly, but the characters have some depth. The story itself is enjoyable, with many secondary characters to provide perspective and flavor. There are few sex scenes, and they are fairly straight-forward, though the scene in the woods was hot. There are more books in the series, which I will explore leisurely.

  14. 5 out of 5

    D.G.

    I'm rating this 3 stars but I'm being generous. Although the book had great parts - the heroine standing for what she believed in and fighting with the weapons she had (words and persuasion) - the hero was so underwhelming. For a supposed "ruler", everybody and their mother jerked him around. Maybe because the setup for this series is uneven to begin with - with men considered the worst of the worst - but for somebody who was in charge and was supposedly so smart and scheming, he should have fou I'm rating this 3 stars but I'm being generous. Although the book had great parts - the heroine standing for what she believed in and fighting with the weapons she had (words and persuasion) - the hero was so underwhelming. For a supposed "ruler", everybody and their mother jerked him around. Maybe because the setup for this series is uneven to begin with - with men considered the worst of the worst - but for somebody who was in charge and was supposedly so smart and scheming, he should have found a way to stick it to the mumsies and not just wait until Pearl solved everything. And then, there were the underwhelming love scenes which didn't show him to be that good of a lover! I know he had never been with a real woman (just sex bots) but he had access to information (books, videos, etc.) to know what to do and as somebody who's trained to fight from a young age, he should have had better control of his body. Then because the main conflict of the series got solved so easily, there were several hours dedicated to the freaking school (which is the setup for the next book in the series.) This author need to learn how to tease the following books, not feel she has to develop 50 full pages to it. Not sure if I'll continue the series, specially once Audible Escape ends and I'll have to buy the audios.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Wendy Douglas

    I voluntarily read this book for an honest review, mostly because I've read and loved all of Elin Peer's books. This was no exception! It was different, but the Men of the North series is unusual in that it's set 400 years in the future. The world building is exceptional and clever. Women rule the majority of the earth after men screwed it up one too many times. Except for the Northlands, formerly Canada and Alaska, where men are men and women are scarce. The books began with The Protector, which I voluntarily read this book for an honest review, mostly because I've read and loved all of Elin Peer's books. This was no exception! It was different, but the Men of the North series is unusual in that it's set 400 years in the future. The world building is exceptional and clever. Women rule the majority of the earth after men screwed it up one too many times. Except for the Northlands, formerly Canada and Alaska, where men are men and women are scarce. The books began with The Protector, which is where we first met Pearl and Khan. I knew their story would be full of sparks, and it was. They're two strong personalities who believe strongly in their history and commitment to their people. They listen and have open minds--to a point--but mostly each wants to convince the other to see the opposite way of thinking. What I really liked about the characters is that they were unusually honest with each other. If they needed to talk about stuff, they talked! It didn't mean they always agreed, or that the conversation solved things, but there wasn't a lot of saying one thing and meaning another. I loved the love scenes, and really loved that Pearl had a little (if small) experience with "real" sex that Khan didn't have. Also that things kind of got away from him at first. How realistic is that? Actually, I found Khan a wonderful character and liked his outlook on how to rule. He beat himself up over it, but he was a far better ruler than he gave himself credit for. I liked the character growth that Pearl went through. She started out pretending to be open-minded when, in reality, she was so sure of her own narrow way of thinking, she couldn't imagine not convincing the Nmen to fall into line. She didn't lose her convictions, but spending time with Khan and the men of the Northland, she became truly open-minded and saw things in a much deeper way. She wasn't a pushover, but she was smart and found strong ways to embrace her femininity. This is a great series, and I've really enjoyed the opposites-attract, fish-out-of-water trope. It can be the great when done well, and Elin Peer does it the best!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Coco.V

    🎁 FREE on Amazon today (1/17/2019)! 🎁 Blurb: Four hundred years in the future, women control the world but Khan Aurelius, ruler of the last free men, is determined to take back the power that has been denied men for centuries. Outnumbered by far, he knows that women need to give up their power willingly and with one of their councilwomen as a hostage, he’s certain he can influence her with his superior male intellect. She is just a soft woman, after all. Councilwoman Pearl has sacrificed herself t 🎁 FREE on Amazon today (1/17/2019)! 🎁 Blurb: Four hundred years in the future, women control the world but Khan Aurelius, ruler of the last free men, is determined to take back the power that has been denied men for centuries. Outnumbered by far, he knows that women need to give up their power willingly and with one of their councilwomen as a hostage, he’s certain he can influence her with his superior male intellect. She is just a soft woman, after all. Councilwoman Pearl has sacrificed herself to save an innocent priestess. Trapped in the Northlands, her soft voice and sugar-coated view of the world doesn’t impress Khan, who constantly challenges her by playing his mind games to corrupt her and see things his way. It’s a battle of words and wills when the two intelligent rulers clash. Will Pearl succeed in bringing enlightenment and democracy to the primitive Nmen or will Khan corrupt her with his charm first?

  17. 5 out of 5

    Gwen Samson

    Brilliant book and loving meeting Khan. Very well written with a good storyline. Khan and his men remind of Scottish men. Big, proud and so very protective of women. I know because I married one.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Bozena

    I love this series ❤ 😍 I might be a little bit addicted to it 😉 The second book in the series is Pearl's, the councilwoman from Motherland and Khan's the ruler of the Northlands story. They are both the leaders of their worlds, though the Motherland doesn't have one leader, but a council of 101 women that vote as an unity. This book and the story is unbelievable fascinating and dramatic at times. I love the topic and the flawless writing style. It's fast-paced and interesting to read about the wo I love this series ❤ 😍 I might be a little bit addicted to it 😉 The second book in the series is Pearl's, the councilwoman from Motherland and Khan's the ruler of the Northlands story. They are both the leaders of their worlds, though the Motherland doesn't have one leader, but a council of 101 women that vote as an unity. This book and the story is unbelievable fascinating and dramatic at times. I love the topic and the flawless writing style. It's fast-paced and interesting to read about the world of the future. It's definitely a page-turner and unbelievable romantic romance. This book is funny, entertaining, sweet and swoony. Oh...and don't forget steamy 😉 I love the unique humor and the verbal fights between the different genders about their social and cultural differences that accompanied the whole series. It's definitely a must read for all romance lovers ❤

  19. 4 out of 5

    Rosebud

    free today on Amazon Second in series

  20. 5 out of 5

    Denisa

    These two are much smarter than expected!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Bookphenomena (Micky)

    DNF @10% Im just not feeling this and considering my feelings of just okay for book one, I don’t think I’ll continue with the series.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Tam

    Add 5 more stars to Peer's literary universe! This book picks up where book 1 left off and tells the story of Pearl and Khan. It also backs up just a little and tells what was initially going on with Pearl and Khan, while they were only background characters in book 1. In the beginning, Pearl and Khan are like oil and vinegar in that they don't mix well unless they are thoroughly shaken and forced to blend. Their relationship is a constant power struggle with each wanting their ideas and way of l Add 5 more stars to Peer's literary universe! This book picks up where book 1 left off and tells the story of Pearl and Khan. It also backs up just a little and tells what was initially going on with Pearl and Khan, while they were only background characters in book 1. In the beginning, Pearl and Khan are like oil and vinegar in that they don't mix well unless they are thoroughly shaken and forced to blend. Their relationship is a constant power struggle with each wanting their ideas and way of life to dominate the world of the other. The constant clashing also makes for some sizzling chemistry between this power couple. I really liked the way that, even though they disagreed on almost everything, they found a way to develop a friendship based on mutual admiration and respect. They took their time getting to know one another, before intimacy was entered into, and that made the eventual coming together even more meaningful and satisfying. Pearl and Khan have some common goals and share the desire to see their two worlds learn from each other and eventually unite. But, the road getting there is not going to be easy going, and they will have to content with some discontentment and uprising along the way. I am interested to see how the integrated school will play out in the next novel. Pearl and Khan are both so headstrong and independent. But, it is a beautiful thing to behold, when they learn that true power lies in completely surrendering yourself to the other, simply because you love them and desire to please them. They learn that the ultimate power is not held by one individual but by two hearts that act in one accord. I continue to be impressed by Peer's ability to bring a fresh and unique approach to a futuristic world, as it strives to re-integrate traditional elements of life and romance. *I received a complimentary ARC of this book in order to read and provide a voluntary, unbiased and honest review, should I choose to do so.

  23. 5 out of 5

    ⚜️Trea

    FTC DISCLAIMER: I RECEIVED AN E-ARC FROM THE AUTHOR PRIOR TO RELEASE THAT I DID NOT READ. HOWEVER, I ALSO PURCHASED A COPY AT MY OWN COST, WHICH I DID READ. I NOW VOLUNTARILY OFFER MY HONEST REVIEW OF THE BOOK, THOUGH IT IS NOT EXPECTED OF ME! RECEIPT OF THIS BOOK IN THESE MANNERS DOES NOT AFFECT MY OPINION OF THE BOOK OR THE CONTENT OF MY REVIEW! Having read and enjoyed the first book in this series, I was eager to read this story, to the point where I pre-ordered it the second I finished that f FTC DISCLAIMER: I RECEIVED AN E-ARC FROM THE AUTHOR PRIOR TO RELEASE THAT I DID NOT READ. HOWEVER, I ALSO PURCHASED A COPY AT MY OWN COST, WHICH I DID READ. I NOW VOLUNTARILY OFFER MY HONEST REVIEW OF THE BOOK, THOUGH IT IS NOT EXPECTED OF ME! RECEIPT OF THIS BOOK IN THESE MANNERS DOES NOT AFFECT MY OPINION OF THE BOOK OR THE CONTENT OF MY REVIEW! Having read and enjoyed the first book in this series, I was eager to read this story, to the point where I pre-ordered it the second I finished that first book. This book was good, but I really felt that something was lacking with it. This story focused on Khan and Pearl, and while it does go over some of the events of the previous story, it does so from a different point of view, in order to advance the story arc as a whole. Boulder and Christina do play a part in this story, but it is more of a minor one. I liked seeing the push and pull between Pearl and Khan, but I felt that their romance was a bit lacking. There was very little to show them actually falling for each other, and I felt that each of their focus was on controlling the other one in the relationship. I did like how at the end they seemed to be working toward the same goals, though! Khan's attitude got a little old at times, but I loved the growth that Pearl underwent while in the North with Khan. I especially liked how they handled the situation with the school! Unfortunately, I had a sense of disquiet while reading it, and couldn't really put my finger on what was bothering me with the story overall. I think that this was a good story, but something got lost in translation for me somewhere. I did enjoy it enough to pre-order the next book, but I do hope for a more enjoyable experience with that one!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer Hernandez

    This is only the second book by Elin Peer that I have read, but I am finding her to be an addicting author. She has a marvelous way of writing that hooks you in, even when the content makes you roll your eyes. Or if you are like me, you don't really like the characters. I hated Khan in the first book and my opinion only slightly changed with this book. He is still just as obstinate as he was in The Protector, but this book does give him some background as to why he acts how he does. From the pre This is only the second book by Elin Peer that I have read, but I am finding her to be an addicting author. She has a marvelous way of writing that hooks you in, even when the content makes you roll your eyes. Or if you are like me, you don't really like the characters. I hated Khan in the first book and my opinion only slightly changed with this book. He is still just as obstinate as he was in The Protector, but this book does give him some background as to why he acts how he does. From the previous book, I felt Pearl was a little out of touch and naive, and this book cemented that. I liked how this book ran parallel with The Protector and intertwined, but there were times when it skimmed over big events in the first book and the timing seemed off. It also kind of annoyed me how the 'Momsies', as Khan refers to them, claim to be such an advanced race, but they can be so thoughtless about really basic things, like how Northland boys shouldn't shower with girls their own age considering how rare females are. The reasons this is ok seem ridiculous and too contrived. Also, Christina seemed ditzy and really immature, a far cry from the first book. I also didn't like how long it took Pearl to realize the how the Motherlands and the Northlands were basically the same, only ran by different genders, and to want to change it, but she gets major credit for trying to enact a change. But it was hard to get past the atrocious things Khan has done in the previous book, but for whatever reason the one person who can call him on it doesn't seem to think it's so bad either. I am kind of looking forward to the next book, but the ground work for contrived problems has already been laid by not telling the teachers they have to work together and someone hinting to the Momsie teacher she doesn't need a sexbot since there is a willing male right there. The whole series seems to want to show what a big deal women are to Northlanders and how a woman choosing a male is pretty much sacred, but it still seems like the Motherlanders are too thick to get it. It just goes to show how talented Elin Peer is: she keeps annoying me, but I can't walk away from this awesome world she has created, these flawed and sometimes moronic people who make me want to bang my head against the wall but if I did I wouldn't be able to see the next page. I received this in exchange for an honest review.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Louise H - ⭐ Life in the Book Lane Reviews ⭐

    This was one of those reads you just don't want to put down and having met Pearl and Khan in The Protector I couldn't wait to read their story. They turned out to be much deeper characters than I had expected, but were just as wonderful, believable and likeable as I had hoped. Whilst this didn't have the same sexual chemistry/heat as The Protector, it focused a lot more on building relationships and compromising over differences. I loved that most of the angst in this story was not as a result o This was one of those reads you just don't want to put down and having met Pearl and Khan in The Protector I couldn't wait to read their story. They turned out to be much deeper characters than I had expected, but were just as wonderful, believable and likeable as I had hoped. Whilst this didn't have the same sexual chemistry/heat as The Protector, it focused a lot more on building relationships and compromising over differences. I loved that most of the angst in this story was not as a result of conflict between the hero and heroine but was caused by external factors. Seeing Pearl and Khan working together to overcome these barriers made one exciting, steamy and enjoyable read. I loved that Elin Peer didn't just have 'love conquering all' but actually had Khan and Pearl both learning about the other's cultures, realising their prejudices were unfounded and working together on a better future for all. Given Khan's position in the Nmen's society anything less would have been too glib and easy, ignoring the issues that their relationship would cause. The story flowed smoothly, was extremely well written and was really easy to read. Both the pace and the action kept my attention and really drew me into the story. Whilst I know the next book will focus on other characters, I'm really hoping Magni gets his HEA at some point too.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Bookandinklover

    I have to gush about this book! The story was everything I was hoping for and so much more. The dynamic between Khan and Pearl is incredible. Seeing the two of them navigate through various situations and both growing as characters as they grew to love one another was a privilege to read. I thought Elin did a much better job of explaining the cultural differences in this book. Maybe because both Khan and Pearl are natural speakers and have a better grasp of how to explain things to get the infor I have to gush about this book! The story was everything I was hoping for and so much more. The dynamic between Khan and Pearl is incredible. Seeing the two of them navigate through various situations and both growing as characters as they grew to love one another was a privilege to read. I thought Elin did a much better job of explaining the cultural differences in this book. Maybe because both Khan and Pearl are natural speakers and have a better grasp of how to explain things to get the information they want across clearly; it seemed that there was less fumbling for clarity. So much was packed into this story and while I felt certain areas dragged a little, I was still reading as fast as I could to see what would happen next. I can hardly wait to read Archer and Kya’s story next!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Alisa

    I believe the series gets better with each new book! This one focused on Khan and Pearl and the conflicts they faced as leaders of their people with their own set ideas and prejudices, who find common ground in their attraction to one another. I switched from being annoyed with one to annoyed with the other (side-eyes and eye rolls), to loving them both. The development of the story and the way their interactions evolved and reflected the evolution of their two nations was amazing. I had a hard I believe the series gets better with each new book! This one focused on Khan and Pearl and the conflicts they faced as leaders of their people with their own set ideas and prejudices, who find common ground in their attraction to one another. I switched from being annoyed with one to annoyed with the other (side-eyes and eye rolls), to loving them both. The development of the story and the way their interactions evolved and reflected the evolution of their two nations was amazing. I had a hard time putting this book down. I'm excited and so ready for the next book in the series. Great book!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Michelle Campbell

    I was looking forward to reading this book after reading The Protector and it did not disappoint. I actually liked this more than the first book(probably because I was familiar with the characters) and had trouble putting it down. As a matter of fact, during the scene later in the book where Pearl is addressing the council, I did not even hear my husband speaking to me....it is that compelling. If you enjoyed the first book in the series, you will love this one. I cannot wait for the next book to I was looking forward to reading this book after reading The Protector and it did not disappoint. I actually liked this more than the first book(probably because I was familiar with the characters) and had trouble putting it down. As a matter of fact, during the scene later in the book where Pearl is addressing the council, I did not even hear my husband speaking to me....it is that compelling. If you enjoyed the first book in the series, you will love this one. I cannot wait for the next book to come out. I received an ARC of this book in return for my honest review. This book has a HEA, no cliffhanger and some steamy love scenes.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Karina Lopez

    Loooove the intricate adventures Elin Peer always takes her readers on! Set in the future circa 400 years from now, Khan is ruling The Northlands like a dictator. The north is 95% manly, testosterone driven men. Pearl is a council woman from, well the rest of the world, which is run democratically by women. By necessity Pearl offers her self in a hostage situation in the North. Khan takes it upon himself to protect her from all the other men, but two people who have a lot of presumptions about each Loooove the intricate adventures Elin Peer always takes her readers on! Set in the future circa 400 years from now, Khan is ruling The Northlands like a dictator. The north is 95% manly, testosterone driven men. Pearl is a council woman from, well the rest of the world, which is run democratically by women. By necessity Pearl offers her self in a hostage situation in the North. Khan takes it upon himself to protect her from all the other men, but two people who have a lot of presumptions about each other and their way of life makes for a TNT relationship! Both great chess players they find a common ground and a will and desire for a more united world brings them together, in ways either never would have thought!

  30. 5 out of 5

    Anabela

    This is the second book in the series and the magic continues. Pearl and Khan are both rules on diferente sides of the "world", they are both head strong, both want the same thing for their countries, but have different views on how to get there. So there are a lot clashes along the way but love has a way of solving things and even tough alfa males can be known to have a tender side. As always with Elins books the characters are well drawn out everything is explained and the story flows perfectl This is the second book in the series and the magic continues. Pearl and Khan are both rules on diferente sides of the "world", they are both head strong, both want the same thing for their countries, but have different views on how to get there. So there are a lot clashes along the way but love has a way of solving things and even tough alfa males can be known to have a tender side. As always with Elins books the characters are well drawn out everything is explained and the story flows perfectly always keeping your interest intact. I really enjoyed this book and it definitely made me want to read the rest of the series.

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