I couldn’t give this book anything but a one-star review. I don’t know whether it was because of the poor editing, the naivete of Cassidy, the female character, or how stereotypically Leon, the male character was written.
There are only two people in the book, and I understand that the theme is survival after some kind of apocalyptic occurrence, but I just think Cassidy and Leon could have had more layers and depth instead of having sex right away, and she acts like someone who was stuck in a nunnery from the 1800s while he fluctuates between saying things from the roaring twenties (calling her a dame) to crass R-rated words to being sweet and then hiding things and the BDSM attitude – and not a well-represented BDSM.
This book could have been fabulous as the beginning of a series of books that, I think, the authors are leading into. The problem was the writing style and whoever edited it did the authors a disservice. No continuity in style, nothing. Cassidy has to be told how to create a simple sandwich, seriously? I actually read the book in one sitting because I was dumbfounded and hoping maybe the next page would redeem it.
I was also hoping the characters would be more than stereotypically written, for Leon being African-American and Cassidy being (from what I could only perceive) a dumb redhead who knew nothing about life. She is a college freshman with the attitude of a sheltered girl from ancient times. Truly bizarre and not explained enough or maybe they never should have taken their storyline that direction. It would have been so much better and more dimensional.
It’s too bad because this could have been a jaw-dropping, riveting page-turner of the world after an apocalypse, but it fizzled and became a jaw-dropper due to the writing and editing.
-Reviewed by Khriste