Blurb: Even before surviving the Scorpius bacterium, Greyson Storm was a lone wolf navigating minefields. As a kid, he learned to take a hit and find safety. As an adult, he joined the military and quickly learned how to protect and defend. When the world ended, he created a mercenary camp with military precision, no entanglements, and a promise to avenge a fallen friend. As part of that vow, he kidnapped Maureen Shadow, but now that he has let her go, her blue eyes and intriguing mind keep haunting him…
As possibly the only Biotechnology Engineer still living, Maureen Shadow might be humanity’s one hope to survive the aftermath of Scorpius, making her frighteningly valuable to both allies and enemies. Even after sexual tension explodes with Greyson, she’s not sure which camp he belongs to—friend or foe? Worse yet, survival may mean thwarting his prime mission, putting her in even more peril. When danger and seduction collide, there is no safety in this new world.
She really didn’t know him, but there was something honorable about letting a friend die in peace and then keeping a promise. Man, life had changed when hunting and killing made sense to a scientist like her. So much for holding out for a nice and peaceful, geeky guy.
Miss Julian gave me a foundation, but I was still damaged. Even when I found brothers in the military.” Greyson captured Moe’s chin between his thumb and forefinger. “With you, I feel whole. Like there’s hope somehow. I forgot that it even existed. In the apocalypse, you gave me hope.
I think this is my favorite book in this series so far. Greyson is this ‘still waters run deep’ kinda guy. And RZ gives him more depth than her previous male characters I think. Or it might be that the stakes have risen so high in this series that it just seems that way. Either way, he’s my favorite. His attention to detail in every aspect of his life is quite appealing to me. His struggles keeping his group safe while attempting to maintain a precarious truce with other groups in the area was pretty impressive.
And while I can’t say I felt the same for Maureen AKA Mo, I can still admire her spunk when it comes to being in between what she thinks is right and moral in a world where very little of that exist anymore. She is faced with tough decisions about where her loyalties lie. Rather than choosing which side she is on, she sees the big picture, and somehow convinces others to move past their individual agendas toward a more common goal. And in the end I came to really like her gentleness and problem solving demeanor.
One of the best things about this series is the fact that while I’m generally on the fence with alpha males, but their reasoning for becoming possessive, dominant figures is written wonderfully. Yes they are possessive, yes they are dominant and at times come off as chauvinistic. But the post apocalyptic world doesn’t run on morals and vulnerability. Those things can get you killed quickly and they know that while they have to be these hard men, they can also be vulnerable. But only to those special people in their lives that they trust. It’s a constant push and pull between seemingly opposite views. But RZ balances both traits in these men that makes them so attractive to me as to not even care about the alpha-ness that resides in them.
That’s a unique talent in my opinion. So go get you this series. It is AWESOME.