To date there are 2 books in this series by Meghan March, I was able to read both back to back and here are my thoughts:
Series: Flash Bang book 1
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 . . .
Series: Flash Bang book 2
Lia has known true darkness—and not just because of the power grid failure nine months ago. She has faced evil and emerged a survivor. Now if she could just make the two men she wants see her as whole and not broken … maybe she’d have a chance at the future she’s determined to claim.
Cam and Travis have been brothers-in-arms since their days as Force Recon Marines, and there’s nothing Cam wouldn’t do for his best friend—except let him have the woman Cam’s been patiently waiting for. But when Lia shocks him by saying she wants them both, he has the decision of a lifetime to make. Lose the girl, or lose his best friend.
In a world where nothing is certain, can three people find their way to love?
*Warning: This book includes two sexy as hell Marines, one strong woman determined to have them both, and a whole lot of sex—the dirty kind. Proceed at your own risk.
Note: HARD CHARGER is a novella set in the FLASH BANG world.
Stories about a dystopian or apocalyptic world are not normally ones that I would gravitate to. But when I discovered this author on Facebook and found I really liked her open and funny style, I wanted to see what she had to offer. So when I saw Flash Bang and Hard Charger on NetGalley it was an easy choice to step out of my normal reading genre and I’m glad I did.
I like that more time was spent on developing the story of the couples and not focusing on the redundant details of what an apocalypse would be like for modern society. I loved the heat and the connection between these 2 sets of characters too! I could feel the chemistry coming from the pages. To me that’s the sign of a great story and author!
Flash Bang centers around Rowan, Graham and Zach and how she stumbles upon Castle Creek Whitetail Ranch as she attempts to make it to her fathers property following a life-altering EMP, electromagnetic pulse. There’s an immediate attraction between our strong, determined and stubborn heroine and the 2 leading men. But faced with the knowledge that all she sacrificed and worked for in her career was for nothing she will not let her father down again and feels she must make it home ASAP.
Hard Charger centers around Lia, Cam and Travis and it answers the cliffy that was at the end of book 1 that had my stomach in knots! I feel like the topic of Lia’s treatment at the hands of her captors and the PTSD that she dealt with following her rescue was written with care and respect for such a deep subject matter. Since we saw a lot of these characters in the first book, the second book being a novella and a lot shorter was okay to me. It still felt like a complete read.
4 solid stars on both of these books! I am hooked! There are many characters left that deserve their own story and cannot wait to see what comes in this series!