Audiobook Review: Theirs to Defy (The Marriage Raffle, #4). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Theirs to Defy by Stasia Black

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In the New Republic, every woman must marry five men. 
It’s the law.
Welcome to the apocalypse.

Drea was completely lost except for Eric’s hands cupping her face. Eric’s blue eyes piercing hers.

“This isn’t a marriage where each of us get a sliver of you. No, baby, that’s not how this is gonna work. 

You have to give every one of us all of you. Pour it all out. Every single drop of yourself and trust that we’ll fill you back up.”

His stare only grew more intense. “We will never leave you. Never forsake you. 

We are yours until the end of time.

And baby, you are ours.”

She defies them at every turn. But will they master her in the end?

Theirs to Defy

Revolution and Reverse Harem!

The following ratings are out of 5:
Romance: 💙💜❤️
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📕📗📘📙📔
World building: 🌎🌍🌏🌎🌍
Character development: 🙂😀🤩😍🥰
Narrator(s): 🎙🎙🎙
Narration Type: Solo Narration

The heroine: Drea – she was imprisoned in President Goddard’s detention center in the basement of a hotel. Godard was the president of the republic after joining the delegation from Jacobs Well to try to give her troops to go to the island of No Man’s Land in West Texas to rescue the women she had promised to keep safe. Goddard turned out to be a mysogynistic pig and when Drea questioned him she ended up behind bars.

The Heroes: Commander Eric Wolford – Founded Jacobs Well after the fall and ran the larger territory in Central Texas. He came up with the idea of the bride raffle where one woman would marry 5 men to keep the peace in a world where men outnumber women in a ratio of over 10 to 1.
Billy – A young guy who was willing to help Drea and Eric out of a bad situation. He was astute enough to still have a truck and a gun despite living on his own. He been a doctor before the fall, but now he had problems.
Garrett – He grew up in the Black Skulls MC along with Drea, he was abused by his father and wouldn’t run away with her, because he couldn’t see a future outside the MC. He always had a crush on Drea.
General David Cruz – He and his troops went to the caves where the people of Jacobs Well were hiding out from Travis’s forces.
Colonel Jonathon – He is David’s right hand man and a smart man in his own right, he used to be a hacker and has loved David like an older brother since they first met.

The Story: The Exterminate virus had killed off 90% the Earths female population years ago. Drea and a bunch of women had gone to No Man’s Land to stay away from all the men who had gone crazy after the virus and EMP attacks. Though the Black Skulls MC took over the island and started to abuse and train the women for the female slave trade. Drea was “rescued” by a group of men who came to rescue their wife and now she wanted to save the rest of the women.

After President Goddard is assassinated by Travis and his soldiers, Eric rescues Drea from the jail. Travis owns a large piece of land near Jacobs Well and pretends to be a benevolent leader, but behind the scenes is a dictator and slave trader. Drea and Eric take off from the capitol after stealing a Black Skulls motorcycle with Drea driving and they head towards No Man’s Land. They end up crashing.

We later find out much more about the situation in the Republic and about Arnold Travis himself. He and Eric used to be friends and now he is aligned with the Black Skulls MC and has taken over the presidency. The group from Jacobs Well that are hiding in the caves plus the General and his troops have to do something against Travis and his people.

I like the flow of the book and how Drea came across each of her men at different times, so the chapters introducing each of their stories were split apart. I love that we get background on each of the men and that each has a different background and personality. I also love the Drea is such a fierce warrior in her own right, but also is not totally fearless. The story goes into how afraid she was at times, though she pushed through her fear and did what was necessary, including confronting and besting a cruel sex trafficker and abuser of women.

This audiobook was told in multiple points of view though was narrated in Solo narration by Parker Douglass. I don’t think I have ever heard her narration before. She has a deep voice for a woman, and very clear which lends itself well to doing both male and female characters, though I wasn’t too fond of a female with such a deep voice. At least it wasn’t an annoying squeaky or too high voice.


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