by Rebecca Zanetti
Series: The Scorpius Syndrome #4
Genres: Romantic Suspense, Post-Apocalyptic
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Even before surviving the Scorpius bacterium, Greyson Storm was a lone wolf navigating minefields. As a kid, he learned to take a hit and find safety. As an adult, he joined the military and quickly learned how to protect and defend. When the world ended, he created a mercenary camp with military precision, no entanglements, and a promise to avenge a fallen friend. As part of that vow, he kidnapped Maureen Shadow, but now that he has let her go, her blue eyes and intriguing mind keep haunting him…
As possibly the only Biotechnology Engineer still living, Maureen Shadow might be humanity’s one hope to survive the aftermath of Scorpius, making her frighteningly valuable to both allies and enemies. Even after sexual tension explodes with Greyson, she’s not sure which camp he belongs to—friend or foe? Worse yet, survival may mean thwarting his prime mission, putting her in even more peril. When danger and seduction collide, there is no safety in this new world.
STORM GATHERING by Rebecca Zanetti is the fourth book in the Scorpius Syndrome series, a dystopian romantic suspense following groups of survivors following a global virus that killed most of the population and infected others. Intense with a heavy dose of romance and heat this tale held me captive from beginning to end.
While each of the books follows one couple’s romance, the Scorpius Syndrome series has an overall storyline best followed in order. The books are action-packed filled with danger, political maneuvering, and pure survival as each group works to protect their people and live another day. Think Walking Dead (TV show) without the zombies.
Greyson Storm a Marine sniper is the leader of the Mercs who previously kidnapped, Moe (Maureen) Shadow, the sister of Vanguards leader Raze Shadow and brought her to his beach hold in Santa Barbara as a bargaining chip. STORM GATHERING picks up shortly after her return to Vanguard. While Moe was with the Mercs, she and Greyson had a moment. This is their story and so much more.
Fans of the overall arc will be pleased as we learn more about the other bunkers, what the president is up to and the direction the story is headed. Zanetti delivers plenty of nail-biting moments, death, danger and twists. Sides are drawn, and alliances are made leaving me drooling for the next installment. We get hints about the next romance and story which are confirmed in a sneak peek at the back of this book. I love the hero already and think the heroine is going to be fun.
If hot, controlling alpha males who protect what is theirs at all cost doesn’t appeal to you, then this series is not for you. These men fall fast and love hard. Their world is gritty, ruthless and dangerous. The romance in STORM GATHERING was a hot one. Greyson is all alpha and made to command, but Maureen is stubborn, intelligent and not one to back down making her his perfect match. I loved the chemistry, wicked banter and overly adorkable moments in between the hot and sexy Kindle melting scenes. Zanetti gave us Greyson’s backstory, and we saw him grow stronger as a leader and person as the story progressed.
I love the Mercs and Vanguards from their comradery as units to the way they each others’ six. It was hilarious seeing two alphas have to deal where Moe was involved. Grey and Raze are enemies, so Raze didn’t handle the knowledge that his baby sister is doing the dirty with Greyson. I enjoyed some laugh-aloud moments and seeing Moe give them a dress down. The relationships, banter, and snark are one of the reasons I love this series hard. You become a part of these units, and I confess I am addicted and need more answers.
Fans of hot romance suspense set against a dystopian world will love STORM GATHERING and the entire Scorpius Syndrome series.
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