Series: Scorpius Syndrome Book #4
Author: Rebecca Zanetti
Genre: Romance, Paranormal, Sci-fi/Fantasy
Blurb: Even before surviving the Scorpius bacterium, Greyson Storm was a lone wolf navigating minefields. As a kid, he learned to take a hit and find safety. As an adult, he joined the military and quickly learned how to protect and defend. When the world ended, he created a mercenary camp with military precision, no entanglements, and a promise to avenge a fallen friend. As part of that vow, he kidnapped Maureen Shadow, but now that he has let her go, her blue eyes and intriguing mind keep haunting him…
As possibly the only Biotechnology Engineer still living, Maureen Shadow might be humanity’s one hope to survive the aftermath of Scorpius, making her frighteningly valuable to both allies and enemies. Even after sexual tension explodes with Greyson, she’s not sure which camp he belongs to—friend or foe? Worse yet, survival may mean thwarting his prime mission, putting her in even more peril. When danger and seduction collide, there is no safety in this new world.
Favorite quotes: “I’ve never loved a woman like I do you. Like this. Like you’re everything and you’re inside me somehow.”
“I want to kiss you again, and if we’re back at headquarters, I don’t want to stop with a kiss. Just thought you should know.”
Thoughts: I have recently become a fan of Rebecca Zanetti, and (so far) my favorite series has been the Scorpius Syndrome series. Justice Ascending, book #3 in the series, was the first I have read by the author and it truly won me over. This post-apocalyptic world is intriguing, original, and gives us a fresh new look at what the world could be like. I love post-apocalyptic scenarios to begin with, but Zanetti also seems to have an affinity for giving us amazingly likeable characters. I can’t wait for other characters to get their own story either!
I was a bit conflicted with these characters at times, however. I loved how tough and charismatic Greyson Storm was and I sympathized with his position, but he really teetered on the line of likeability with his moments of extreme bossiness. Likewise, with Maureen, although I have to say she annoyed me far more than Greyson. Maureen had this idea that she was this badass or something and refused to accept that she wasn’t invincible which made her quite annoying at times.
Overall, it was an enjoyable addition to the series and I look forward to more.