ARC Review: Bliss by Lisa Henry and Heidi Belleau

11 Aug


Pages: 230

Expected publication: August 18th 2014 by Riptide Publishing

Summary: They’re always happy.

Rory James has worked hard all his life to become a citizen of the idyllic city-state of Beulah. Like every other kid born in the neighboring country of Tophet, he’s heard the stories: No crime or pollution. A house and food for everyone. It’s perfect, and Rory is finally getting a piece of it.

So is Tate Patterson. He’s from Tophet, too, but he’s not a legal immigrant; he snuck in as a thief. A city without crime seems like an easy score, until he crashes into Rory during a getaway and is arrested for assaulting a citizen. Instead of jail, Tate is enrolled in Beulah’s Rehabilitation through Restitution program. By living with and serving his victim for seven years, Tate will learn the human face of his crimes.

If it seems too good to be true, that’s because it is. Tate is fitted with a behavior-modifying chip that leaves him unable to disobey orders—any orders, no matter how dehumanizing. Worse, the chip prevents him from telling Rory, the one man in all of Beulah who might care about him, the truth: in a country without prisons, Tate is locked inside his own mind.


Read from August 10 to 11, 2014


My copy was an ARC I received from the publisher for an honest review.

There’s something strange in a mix of mm romance and dystopian or post-apocaliptic setting. It’s driving me crazy and makes me greedy for more.

Bliss made me greedy for more as well. There’s everything you need: the intersting plot (even if the idea is a little bit familiar), likeable characters and a lot of, well, let’s say, mm interactions (lol). I liked the worlbuilding and the pace. I liked the writing.

What’s more to say?

It was a good read. Good enough to give it 3.5 stars rounded up.

Rating: 4/5
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