Dak is one of five Alphas who govern Parseon and it's a planet were women are treated as little more than slaves due to the 'Protocol ' their civilisation lives under. Don't worry though, there's no non-consent happening here although it's a society that sees nothing wrong in sharing the few females they have. What's interesting is the fact they have had to accept humans (who they refer to as terrans) in order to prosper and trade and obviously humanity brings a different approach to how the two sexes should mix.
Omra is the 'breeder' that catches Dak’s attention and whilst initially he just wanted to sire a child and satisfy his beta’s needs, he quickly finds himself confused by the reactions he has to Omra. Omra is for me the star of Breeder as she's loyal, brave, and willing to do anything. Plus, her reactions are hilarious but you need to read this book in order to discover why I think that.
Yes, it's quite explicit at times with things happening that might be considered triggers by some but the overall story and plot take precedence here and I quickly moved on. A society on the verge of huge changes and it has to start somewhere so perhaps the 'breeders' will one day know the freedom of choice but alas that journey is just beginning.
Why did I wait so long to read this? The synopsis mentioned sharing Omra and I'm not a huge fan of ménage but can just say Dak is very possessive so I was very happy with the direction this story took.
This voluntary take is of a copy I requested from NetGalley and my thoughts and feelings are honest and I believe fair.