Andi was doing just fine on her own. Sure the world had been hit with an outbreak that turned anyone infected into flesh eating zombies. Not to mention that everyone she ever loved was now dead. She was alive though, taking care of herself. She had little desire to indulge in building relationships with anyone. People just couldn’t be trusted. Whether they screwed you over intentionally, or just managed to get themselves killed, no one stuck around for very long. She didn’t need anyone else either. That was until Will showed up to save her.
Will, with his sparkling green eyes, lips you just wanted to taste, and insanely adorable crooked smile, wasn’t letting Andi get rid of him so easily. Yet still, Andi did everything she could to push her feelings, and Will, away. The more time they spent together though, the more difficult that became. In a world where another day was not something you could count on, wasting even a single moment, could mean missing out on your only chance for happiness.
When Dan emerged from the bathroom showered and freshly shaved, he was unrecognizable. If I wasn’t positive that no one else was in the basement, I would have swore it was a completely different person. He shaved off the beard entirely and trimmed his hair to a manageable mop of dark curls that fell around his face haphazardly. It was easy to see his age like this. His crystal blue eyes stood out, captivating me. He was absolutely beautiful. He was dressed in a pair of old jeans that hung low on his hips and had a t-shirt slung over his bare, muscled shoulder. Without realizing it, I was staring, mouth dropped open. I’m surprised I didn’t have drool dripping down my chin. Obviously enjoying my attention, or maybe my shock, Dan’s lopsided smirk grew into a full on smile, revealing his perfect teeth. No one should look this good during a zombie apocalypse. I could feel the warmth spread across my cheeks in what I was sure was a deep red blush. Twenty minutes ago, Dan looked like a young Hagrid. Now he was looking like he was ready to grace the covers of a fitness magazine. Will cleared his throat loudly, breaking my stare.
“Oh don’t you look hot!” Janet teased, tousling his wet hair.
“I think some people might say that,” Dan said looking in my direction, winking, sending my blush further across my blazing face.
Janet’s gaze flashed up and down over me, one eyebrow raised. She let out a huff bordering on disgust, and headed back to the kitchen to check on dinner. Ignoring Will’s continued death glare, Dan walked over to me, lifting my chin to once again look at him.
“What do you think?” Dan asked, batting thick lashes over his hypnotizing eyes, stealing my breath from my throat.
“You, uh, you look, fine,” I stuttered, lost for words.
I could feel the heat from his body between us. My mind went blank of any rational thoughts, leaving behind only sensations. I was aware of the pounding of my heart and my breath, loud in my own ears. His thick fingers slid up from my chin, behind my ear, then down and past my neck. His knuckles brushed down to the point of my v-neck t-shirt before moving back up, stroking across my warm cheek, before dropping his hand down to rest on my shoulder. I thought I was about to hyperventilate.
“Do I?” Dan asked, snapping me back to reality.
I had no idea what he was talking about. I could feel Will’s stare burning into me from across the room.
Dan laughed, kissing the top of my head, and went to join Janet in the kitchen. I was left standing there wondering what the hell just happened.
“Seriously?” Will asked, walking over to me, looking irritated.
“I thought you two were going to skip dinner and just go right for dessert.”
Review by Venture
It is post zombie apocalypse and Andi finds herself alone. After what she has been through, that is the way she wants it. One bad experience after another that trusting anyone is a hardship. People leave you one way or another. Until she finds herself cornered by some zombies in a dog pen. Then in comes her knight in shining armor to save the day. No. Seriously. He did without the armor. Which really ticks her off since she isn’t some damsel in distress. She storms off with her hero, Will, following after her. He is in turn surprised and amused because she can’t offer a simple thank you. He finds her behavior funny and cute. They agree to join forces for a little bit. Zombies, old friends, and bad guys decide to do everything possible to kill them both or separate them. Time is precious these days. Nothing is guaranteed.
If you;re worried about reading another zombie story. Rethink it. From the first page I was laughing out loud. The author adds the thoughts of a teenage girl but also the mind of someone who has had to survive horrible things. I find Andi hilarious and a magnet for trouble. She tends to feel instead of think. In someways, it makes you wonder how she managed to stay alive until now. Yet for all of squeamishness and girly attributes, she is a survivor. I loved this book. I even reread it once more before writing the review. I give this story 5 books!!
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About the Author
L J lives on the Jersey Shore with her husband, four kids, two cats, and an inherited dog from hell (a.k.a. the sewer gremlin). Though writing has always been her first passion, she got a degree in psychological counseling and worked in the mental health field for awhile, which she finds very helpful in dealing with her crazy family. She is a lover of all different types of music and books, switching between genres so wildly it sometimes makes people wonder if she has multiple personalities. She is most likely to be found writing romance stories of all kinds (contemporary, erotic, new adult, young adult, fantasy, etc.) and has just finished writing her first book, Save Me. When she’s not writing, she prefers to spend her time reading, taking photos, or spending time with her family.