Survival...that's all Julia was hoping for when she set off alone. The EMP left nothing working and civilization crumbled rapidly. Her plan to flee to safety failed and she lay dying when Arden found her bringing her to his home and saving her life. Julia had no choice but to wait out the winter with sweet, sexy Arden and his seductive best friend, Ben. She tries to ignore the sexual tension and constant temptation of living with the men, but eventually she gives in to each man's seduction. When both men come to the realization that they are in love with Julia, their lifelong friendship prevents them from competing for her. So, a deal is struck between them. She will accept and love them together, or not at all.
©2011 Siren Bookstrand Publishing (P)2013 Sylvie Argirakis
I have the audio book and really enjoyed listening to the story. The narrator Rex, J. Silverton is a delicious delight to the ears!! There are not many men who take on erotic romance, Mr Silverton causes multiple eargasms!! When he goes into the deep voices of the men in dominant mode...girl shivers!!
The story is a little confusing in the beginning, I was naughty and did not read the blurb before listening. So, it took a little bit to really get what had happened and where the world was at that moment. But once things are clear the story really flows.
I really love the mixed narrative. It really helps you get to know what all the characters are thinking and feeling. It is also really clear when the POV changes. Through both the wonderful voices the narrator keeps distinct and the switches coinciding with new chapters.
Julia is a bit of a contradiction, she is a kickbutt chick but she also wants to be homey. I like her sassy attitude and the way she pushes the men to take control.
Arden and Ben are a delicious pair. They really do make the perfect man! And it definitely takes two guys to handle Julia. Such yummy dominance in the bedroom.
The steam is off the hook!! Really hot and heavy in both the one on one and they menage scenes. A girl needs a shower pretty often, specially when it is being read in that sexy voice!! Swoon.
The story here is very involved and at times it seemed a touch repetitive. There is a lot going on and the story spans a fairly long period of time. I imagine if I had been reading the book on my own I would have been tempted to skim.
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The premise is interesting: can Americans survive in a world without cellphones, electricity and grocery stores. Not really! Julia, a Ohio prison manager used to dealing with dangerous criminals, escapes the city where looting & murder is rampant. She is discovered unconscious by Arden, a farmer attempting to protect his property and food supplies. Julia & Arden are soon joined by Ben, who grew up on the next farm and comes home to find his parents were murdered by roaming gangs. Both Ben & Arden are attracted to Julia and the drama starts- how can she want both men? At this point, I found this engrossing story start to get stupid. In a world gone crazy with death & destruction all around, these three spent too much time wondering "what people will think" of their threesome. While well written, the book could have been great rather than just good.
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