Saturday, October 19, 2013

Virgin Under Ground by Kate Richards

Title:  Virgin Under Ground
AuthorKate Richards
My Rating: B

Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Series: 1NS
Main Characters: Jane and Lukas
Release Date: January 2013
Publisher: Decadent
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
Doctorate in hand, Jane Ann Summers is ready to return to the South Seas paradise of her youth, when the director of the institute—her mother—drops a bomb. She cannot return until she experiences more of life...a social life.

Determined to waste no time, Jane searches for a shortcut and discovers the 1Night Stand dating service. A single night with geologist Dr. Lukas Gerard, and she can go home and get on with her fascinating study of world weather trends. The only question is whether to have sex with him…after all, it would be her first, and maybe only, time.

Lukas’s own field of study has shown him some alarming trends. He believes a killer earthquake may rattle the western half of the United States in the near future. In preparation, he converts an abandoned gold mine to a secret bunker, loaded with supplies and all the comforts of home. Only thing he needs now is company in his hideaway. Unsure how to find the right companion, he turns to 1Night Stand, but neither he nor Jane are prepared for the sudden impact of one of Madame Eve’s connections.

One night teaches them there is more to life than science…for both of them.

My Review:
This was my first official Prepper read and it was interesting. I liked that twist it gave to the story and the underground bunker was fabulous to imagine. It provided for some really great ambiance for the story. I'd love to visit this place in real much fun and so creative. 

The owner of the underground bunker is Dr. Lukas Gerard. He's a scientist and an inventor who's prepping for a disaster brought on by nuclear testing. Dr. Jane Summers is a meteorologist who's been testing theories about weather changes in the islands brought on that same nuclear testing. Aww, Madame Eve...she does have amazing powers when it comes to bringing together the right people. 

I found this story to be much richer than many of the 1NS books. There's a lot of depth to the story here...for both characters. The focus of the story is truly on what Lukas is building here and his hopes for the future for him and Jane, no matter that he's just met her. Of course, it's a 1NS story so there is sex, too, but it is such a minor part of the overall story. 

I enjoyed it. The mental visuals in the book were great and it was a fun jaunt into a new genre that I know is becoming more and more popular. I can't imagine going out and purposefully seeking prepper stories, but I definitely won't pass them by anymore. 

All this week, Decadent is celebrating the birthday of their 1NS imprint. I will be hostessing and reviewing 1NS books all week long, too. Join in the celebration!

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