Plan to survive: befriend a monster. Not in the plan: falling in love with him.
As one of the few humans left alive, Lyric knows a hundred different ways to survive—none of them pretty. Anything to stay out of the “farms” where the not-so-mindless zombies keep humans they eat to prevent themselves from rotting.
But humans have to eat too. While foraging for food, she’s captured and taken to a farm. Her fate seems sealed—until she notices one of the zombies watching her with a different kind of hunger in his eyes.
Anson clings to the hope that he can somehow overcome the disease that turned him into a cannibal. Lyric stirs needs and desires he’s forgotten he had, and her fighting spirit brings back the ragged edge of a past that long ago slipped from his memory.
When Anson offers moments of freedom in exchange for her help, Lyric grabs the chance to survive. She never thought her emotions would cast a very different light on the monster…or that desire would complicate her plan to escape.
Warning: Contains a hopeless romantic zombie trying to find his humanity, and a plucky heroine desperate for a way out—even if it’s down a zombie’s pants. Not for the faint of heart…or the squeamish. Let’s just say kissing is off the menu.
Ten years after the Zombie Apocalypse, Lyric is still fighting to survive in a world overrun with zombies. She had to kill her father after he was bitten and she will do anything to stay human and not meet the same fate as he did. Unfortunately, she is captured by a group of zombies and has to whatever it takes to stay alive. One of her captors, Anson, is a zombie trying to find his humanity. He likes Lyric’s feistiness and hopes that she can help him find out who he was before he was bitten. She flirts with him to make him trust her and he gives her a job with him for being such a good girl. But, he has no idea that she’ll do anything to escape – including pretending to be attracted to the kind she loathes the most.
Zombie/human and sex scenes aren’t normally something that would go together. I know that I was intrigued and squeamish when I first read the synopsis for this book. But, the author did a great job at making it work between Lyric and Anson. Lyric eventually falls for her zombie captor and things take a turn in their pairing. Great job by the author! This is such a unique, sweet, story that surprised me from the beginning to the end.