Tuesday, December 1, 2015

BREAKOUT by Trish Arcangelo

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Date published: 2015-11-18
ISBN: 978-1-5092-0444-1
Reviewed by Helen
Weblink: http://www.wildrosepublishing.com/maincatalog_v151/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=195&products_id=6494
Obtained via publisher
Rating: 4

Monarch Winslow has survived the P virus, a pandemic that killed most people and mammals. She’s on the way to a refugee camp hoping to find the rest of her family when her car breaks down and she’s all alone. Corbin, a huge man, breaks into her house and makes her a deal. If she cares for him until his wounds heal, he’ll fix her car.

I liked Ms. Arcangelo’s version of the end of the world. There’s danger, problems to solve, excellent chemistry between the main characters and enough detail about the minor ones to make them interesting and alive, not just wallpaper. The same is true with the world-building. While the pandemic was sufficiently recently that not a lot has changed, there are things that are different and the author introduces them by hints and suggestions which is a great way to make them real.

The sex was well written and hot. It’s straight MF and not kinky. There was also a running gag through the story that made me smile every time.

There were a handful of annoying silly errors such as he/she capitalized in dialogue tags, but the book was sufficiently compelling to keep me turning the pages nonetheless. Kudos to the author for a nice twist near the end of the book. I’d be interested in reading Jordan’s story if the author plans to write it, or even a “what happened next” book about these two characters. The world is worth revisiting.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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