It’s been one year since an electromagnetic pulse destroyed America’s infrastructure and took down the power grid, throwing the country into a new Dark Age. Emily Rosen lives in a military camp at Grand Central Station, where women act as the soldiers’ private harem, selling their bodies on the tracks for extra rations. Emily escapes Grand Central and goes on the run from the soldiers intent on killing her for the secret she’s discovered—America is rebuilding outside of New York City, and everything the city’s refugees have been told is a lie.
Christopher Mason, a convict who broke out of prison after the Pulse, finds Emily before the soldiers do. Mason’s survived on the streets of New York City this long by looking out only for himself—but there’s something about the beautiful young woman that makes her impossible to leave behind. Now Emily must convince this intimidating, magnetic stranger to be her protector and guide as they journey out of New York and into the unknown. For Mason’s protection, Emily barters the only thing anyone’s valued since the Pulse—her body. But sex with Mason can never be just currency—it’s pure passion, and everything she desires.
I received an ARC of this book for review. This was my first book by Shoshanna Evers. This is a dystopian romance. Did you see the hot guy on the cover? HOT 😀
While dystopian books aren’t my normal read I did enjoy this story. They really make me think about how I would be in this type of situation. [I am pretty sure I would be useless. My skills include reading and using the microwave.]
This story flowed well and I liked the interactions between Mason and Emily. All of their feelings and actions made sense in the situations they found themselves in in relation to their own personal pasts as well as how the world is.
Book two is going to be about a character we were introduced to in this book and I am curious how she will fare.