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Rating: 3.5/4 stars
Synopsis: Zombies are on the loose in New Orleans and of all the End of the World scenarios, Alexis Winter wasn’t prepared for this one. But, an apocalypse is an apocalypse and she should have this covered. She has been “prepping” for the last three years. The problem is location and timing. She’s stuck downtown and she has to get to her house on the outskirts of the city so she can get her supplies and bug-in (for the “non-preppers” this means hole up and stay safe).
Agreeing to work on a Saturday is now coming back to bite her on the ass big time. Hopefully, it won’t be a literal bite by the walking dead.
Luck favors the prepared, and as luck would have it, it comes in the form of the ridiculously hot Blake Miller. Former military man, current mercenary, Blake Miller, the man with the plan, his goal: steal a boat and trek up the Mississippi until they find safety. Alexis thinks this is a great plan and she decides to team up with Blake. The two team up in unexpected ways as they find they can’t keep their hands off of each other even when the world is falling down around them.
Can Alexis and Blake survive the end of the world, and if they do make it through the night, find a place that is safe and secure? Can their newfound attraction lead them down the road to love or heartbreak?
Zombies, sex, romance and carnage…you can’t get any better than this.
I thought that this book was going to be a full length book, but it's actually the first novella of a three part novella series! I normally don't read a novella/serial series until all the parts have released, but I signed up to review this one, so I knew I had to read it and now I impatiently have to wait for the others to release lol! I was drawn to this novella though as I love zombie books, and romance and zombies are even better lol! I read this novella in a few sittings in a day because of its length! It had action and plenty of romance in it! It maybe had too much romance if you ask me lol, and the sex scenes went in a direction that I wasn't expecting! I do have to admit that I found it a bit weird lol, but I think it was just because I didn't expect them to go in that direction! The plot had plenty of action in it and quite a lot happened in it for the length of it! I did enjoy it and I liked that it had plenty of gore and action in it! It also developed at a good pace to keep me interested! The characters were also awesome! Alexis was the main character, and she was kick-ass in this book right from the first chapter! We're introduced to her just as the zombie apocalypse has started and she went right into action and she knew what to do! I understood why she was like this after I heard her story! I mean, what she had went through must have been a horrible experience! Alexis also held her own in this book for a lot of it, which impressed me! I do wish she hadn't hidden behind her love interest as much, but hey, I would do the same lol! She also became more confident as the novella progressed and was a good main character! Blake was the love interest of Alexis, and he was seriously hot! He was also a kick-ass character too and had plenty of fighting experience! I found it a little hard to connect with Blake for a lot of this novella though! I think it was maybe because the novella was only written from Alexis' point of view! I'm hoping the next novella might be written from dual point of view, but I'm not sure if it will be! Blake also became a bit of a dick to Alexis right at the end of this novella! In a way I understood why because of the information he was given, but in a way I couldn't understand it! I hope he redeems himself as this series continues! I have to admit though as much as I liked Alexis and Blake, I did think that their relationship developed way too fast! I mean, they met and slept together only hours later! It was just way too fast for my liking and I would have liked their relationship to have developed slower! Saying that, I'm looking forward to reading the next novella in this series, even though I didn't love, love this one! The ending of this novella was left at an awesome place, which has me intrigued to find out what's going to happen next! The cover for this novella suits it really well! It has a zombie and romantic feel to it, which suits the book! Big thank you to Gillian for an ARC of Run and to Alpha Author Promotions for having me on the Blog Tour!
Gillian Zane has been writing fiction stories since she was first able to put pen to paper. She has published a few non-fiction books in her field of study, which is Art, but finally, after all, these years her first fiction novella is being released. Gillian is obsessed with anything that gives her a thrill and feels adding romance to any storyline is a good thing. She was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. She lives with her husband, too many animals in a little house that has way too many books.