Publisher DescriptionFirst in a stunning new post-apocalyptic paranormal romance trilogy.
Growing up with an unstable, often absent father who preached about the end of the world, Jenna never thought in her wildest nightmares that his predictions would come true. Or that he would have a plan in place to save her-one that includes the strong, stoic man who kidnaps and takes her to a remote cabin in the Pacific Northwest. The mysterious ex-Marine named Mason owes a life-debt to Jenna's father. Skilled and steadfast, he's ready for the prophesied Change, but Jenna proves tough to convince. Until the power grid collapses and mutant dogs attack-vicious things that reek of nature gone wrong. When five strangers appear, desperate to escape the bloodthirsty packs, Jenna defies her protector and rescues them. As technology fails and the old world falls away, Jenna changes too, forever altered by supernatural forces. To fight for their future, she and Mason must learn to trust their instinctive passion-a flame that will see them through the bitter winter, the endless nights, and the violence of a new Dark Age.
What I liked
When I first heard about this book. I wasn't sure if I would read it. Why was I unsure? Couldn't tell you. Maybe because it was so different from what I usually read. This factor is also what eventually led me to read it. Yes, it was very different. The horror aspect of the book is what I don't read as often, but Connor did it well. I really enjoyed it. People who like post apocalyptic, dystopian, and horror in their romance will be at the top of the list for recommended readers.
What I did not like
Hmm. Well, I know I read some reviews where there were complaints about the characters stopping to get a little loving on at times that seemed unrealistic. That made me chuckle. As I, or anyone I know for that matter, have never been stuck in world gone to hell revelations style, I cannot say what is realistic or not. The muse told the authors what to write, how the characters would or would not act. The reader has to decide if they like that or not. I was fine with it. If you can't make time for a little snuggle with your significant other, what are you living for?
Forbidden Fruit Rating
Ellen Connor is the collaborative writing team comprised of Ann Aguirre and Carrie Lofty. Pen name comes from two bad-ass female SF characters: Ellen Ripley (from Alien) and Sarah Connor (from The Terminator). When you put them together, you get Ellen Connor.