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A man whose future is assigned – A heart that yearns to be free.
Lee Kennedy’s destiny is controlled by the Algorithm. It’s the reason he’s still in college, regardless of his good academic performance. He’s switched his major repeatedly and stalled on his Master’s thesis, but there’s only so much longer he can hold out. Because once he graduates, the Algorithm must be triggered.
Everyone in Lee’s family has allowed the Algorithm to match them with a spouse. As has everyone on his block. His neighborhood. In fact, everyone he’s ever known. Pairing with his own chosen match seems inevitable…until, at his sister’s wedding, he meets Roman.
The waiter lives in the Taxable District, a run-down neighborhood that’s only a brief train ride away, but feels like another world. The seedy District is governed by different standards—different expectations—so it’s not exactly a surprise that Roman isn’t married. But it’s definitely a shock to taste his lips.
One forbidden encounter has Lee reeling. He questions everything. His past. His future. And especially the Algorithm. He longs for the freedom to choose not only his own partner, but his own destiny.
When defying the Algorithm will cost everything—family, home, and even livelihood—is Lee strong enough to take another path?
If you enjoy journeys of self-discovery with a futuristic bent, you’ll love this standalone character-driven adventure.
I want to start out by saying I’m a giant Jordan Castillo Price Fan and so when I see that she’s written something I immediately grab it up! I have to say that if this hadn’t been written by her I would have skipped it based on the blurb – because that sort of dystopian stuff just isn’t my cuppa tea in general. Add to it my intense fear and worry about where our country is going right now and I just can’t handle reading dark stuff – even if there’s light at the end of the tunnel.
I think fans of the author will (in general) love this. Fans of darker romances (meaning the world around them is dark, not their emotions etc.) Many people loved this and I encourage folks to read those reviews ☺
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