Lovers torn apart by duty...will Angelo and Lena be reunited? Mankind is close to extinction. Toxins have all but wiped out the male population. The remaining fertile men are housed in manors where their seed is collected. Lena Lee is a new collector with a rare pheromone believed to reignite human fertility. She's assigned a male who's predicted to be her perfect match. Angelo, a clockwork butterfly maker, is held captive, his essence harvested daily by Lena. Over time, the couple begins to fall in love, something which is strictly prohibited. When their forbidden love is discovered, Lena is banished from the manor. Torn apart by the duty that brought them together, Lena and Angelo must find a way back to each other. But even if Angelo manages to escape, he doesn't know where to find Lena. Will following the path of the clockwork butterfly lead him to his true love? Content Warning: strong language, BDSM, and graphic sexual content, including m/f, f/f, and f/f/m sexual interaction.
This book was given to me by the author in exchange for a fair review.
Some books stick with you and capture your imagination right from the start. Imagining a society of all women where men are used as only a procreation element has been a daydream of mine forever. Maybe for a future story...who knows. To read it in Tabitha's story was wonderful. Clockwork Butterfly brings to life the steampunk elements of the advanced society within the decaying remnants of civilization. It is a curious blend of Victorian morals, with strict guidelines for the collectors and what their job really is.
Lena is sent to be a collector and soon discovers that it is not at all what she thought. Surrounded by girls, she feels a strange compulsion deep within herself and at the prodding of her new friend, experiences a lesbian affair to remember. Very hot!! Lena is on the fast track to success and is sent on her first assignment when it is discovered that her body holds a special chemical that is needed to spark something in the male sperm. Lena is sent on her first collection and meets Angelo. The two hit it off and struggle to make the perfect collection.
Things really heat up between Angelo and Lena, much to the horror of her friend and lover . It is forbidden to have feelings in the collection business and when it is discovered, things quickly turn for the worse and Lena is taken into corrective custody. I think this is my favorite part of the book. (no telling-even though I really want to!) Suffice it to say that the kink elements are there, with some smoking hot scenes that will give you lots of fun daydreams to ponder.
This book was a hot read with some hot f/f and m/f scenes that will curl your toes. I loved it!