Archive | November 15, 2013

Review ~ Only Love Survives by Renee Charles

Only love survivesBook Title: Only Love Survives by Renee Charles
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Reviewer: ReadingRN
Heart Rating: 5

Amidst an epidemic ravaging the world, all Megan Fletcher’s hopes for the future lie in getting to Las Vegas where newscasts reported scientists were gathering to search for a cure for the modern plague. After rescuing her from a rooftop surrounded by Zombies, Sam Woods appoints himself her escort. While he knows she is determined to get to Vegas no matter the cost, he doesn’t know her secret. And with his hatred of all things Zombie, she doesn’t dare tell him the truth. The more he kisses her, the harder it is for Megan to hide her growing feelings…and the bite-shaped scar. But Vegas is not the haven it was promised to be, and when Megan’s immunity to the disease is discovered, she realizes her future and her heart belong to Sam, if he will trust her.

An idealistic school teacher and ex-corporate mogul manage to find love despite a looming worldwide catastrophe. Can their love survive while everything around them is dying? Will they learn that when facing the end of the world, Only Love Survives?

Available at The Wild Rose Press

Cara’s Review:
Warning: this is kick butt book! Take romance, add a pinch of apocalypse, a dash of misunderstanding, family, debts to society, oh, and a horde of flesh eating zombies and you get the reading pleasure that is Only Love Survives. What a story!!!!

Megan is, well, was a teacher and Sam a billionaire mogul prior to the epidemic that struck giving people a bad case of the flu…and the desire to eat human flesh as their bodies rotted and decomposed. Ms. Charles offers a nice scientific rationale without going into crazy detail, as well as the memories of Sam and Megan pre-epidemic, so we can see the descent of the modern world. After a last minute, super lucky rescue, Sam and Megan band together, with very different goals in minds, but ones that will lead them to the same location.

After reading, and enjoying, the book Apocalipstick by Lisa Acerbo, I have become quite enamored with zombie books. Only Love Survives, is a well written, exciting read, and I can’t wait for more books in the series to come out. You know a book is good when you actually begin to care about the characters, and I am desperate to know how things will turn out. After all, there are still many, many obstacles before a HAE is even remotely possible.

It is amazing to read about what the author believes people would be capable of if the world we all know fell apart. What would you do? Band together with others, share resources, use the opportunity to act on your most depraved fantasies, exploit those weaker than you? As a student of science, it always gives me a kick to see how evil scientists can be portrayed…so caught up in their studies, they forget their subjects are human beings. I guess after the modern world ends, no one is too worried about research passing through an ethics committee!

I have nothing but praises to sing for this book…I would strongly recommend it, and hope more stories are forthcoming. I can’t wait to see what their future holds.
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