Published by Self-Published on June 25th 2014
Genres: Adult, Erotic Fiction
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Rowan Callahan is a career-climbing slut. At least according to the vicious—and false—rumor that is destroying her professional life. But a little thing like her career as an attorney ceases to matter when a plane crashes in downtown Chicago and the entire city goes dark. Her unconventional upbringing makes her suspect the worst: she’s just witnessed the kick-off to the apocalypse. Armed with a backpack of supplies, she leaves Chicago, intent on resetting her skewed priorities and seeking shelter at the family farm with her father and sister. She’s injured and running for her life when she stumbles directly in the crosshairs of two men who just might be her salvation . . . and her greatest temptation.
Graham Buchanan and Zachariah Sawyer are best friends and brothers-in-arms who have been indulging in ménages since before their Force Recon team served in Iraq and Afghanistan. They’ve hung up their uniforms to build a new life for themselves and their team at Castle Creek Whitetail Ranch—a rustic deer hunting preserve that covertly doubles as a doomsday prepper’s paradise. They thought they were prepared for anything until Rowan comes crashing into their lives. Graham and Zach are convinced she’s the one woman who can handle them both, but she has no intention of deviating from her carefully laid plans for longer than it takes her to recover from her injuries. So they propose a deal: they’ll provide her an armed escort home, and in exchange, she’s theirs until they part ways.
It was the perfect plan; except once they've had her, they can’t let her go . .
*An E-ARC was supplied in exchange for review*
“Just wait and see. Give her a little time to mull over the idea. What do we have to lose? You want her. I want her. We only have a few days to make it happen. If we can’t tie her to us, she walks away forever. I didn’t figure you’d let that happen without a fight, and…” Graham paused meaningfully. “I’m not willing to let it happen either.”
Zach eyed his friend, amazed that he’d given voice to his feelings about a woman. It had only taken a fucking apocalypse.
Oh man this book started with a bang…literally…with a plane crashing and the whole city going dark. Ro doesn’t know what is going on but makes it her mission to get to her family. Her plans take a detour when she meets Graham and Zach and thank god she did!
So let me start by saying that I don’t read ménages. I’ve read maybe one to two books that feature threesomes but nothing like this where feelings are mutual between the girl and the two guys. While that was different for me, it didn’t feel unusual or awkward. As I was reading I kept thinking that it all sounded normal and natural even though I would never do that in real life, so consider me surprised. But I mean, really, when you hear that it is a post-apocalyptic ménage story how can you not pick it up, if not just to satisfy your own curiosity about it. And thank god I got a chance to read it because it blew me away, which just proves how well Meghan wrote the relationship. And this first book features a lot of the relationship. The apocalypse is basically the setting and initially affected the way people behaved but the actual effects of it haven’t yet come to the surface…at least outside of the people we’re introduced to. That will definitely come into play more in the next book if the ending of Flash Bang is any indicator.
The thing I really loved about this book…well one of the things I really loved was the characters. Ro was such a strong, independent person that you couldn’t help but love her fighting spirit, especially when she didn’t listen to Graham and Zach. Graham was definitely the typical alpha male who told people what to do and carried Ro around caveman style. Zach was more the beta with his funny, relaxed nature. However, that quickly went away during the threesomes more physical activities if you know what I mean ;). Because the guys were so different I could totally understand how Ro could like both these guys. I mean it’s basically the best of both worlds…lucky girl haha.
Some might wonder why there wouldn’t be more panic and chaos in this book. I just attributed that to their backgrounds in the marines for Graham and Zach, and Ro’s dad for being one of those super prepared doomsday believers. If not for that I may have questioned it, but I’m also one of those readers who believe whatever the author tells me and I just go with it. I figure any questions I may have will be answered later on in the series.
The ending of this book was really good in my opinion. It gave some resolution but also left a lot of possibilities for the next book and for that I am super excited. I can’t wait to see how this world changes and what those changes bring for the relationships.