General Adam Holmes’ life is dedicated to keeping his small band of survivors alive. On the run, with only Hell Squad and the other soldiers for protection, they are making their last dangerous drive to the secret stronghold of the Enclave. But there are a lot of aliens between them and their destination, and the survivors are tired, worn, and at the end of their limits. Adam feels the pressure dragging him down, but as their leader, he can’t be their friend and he can’t dump his burden on anyone else.
Long before the alien invasion, Liberty Lawler survived her own personal hell. Since then, she’s vowed to enjoy everything life has to offer and she’s managed to do that, even in the middle of an apocalypse. She does what she can to help the survivors in her convoy, but one man holds himself apart, working tirelessly for them all. Liberty can see Adam is at his breaking point and she vows to tear through his rigid control and save him from himself.
But the aliens are throwing everything they have at the humans, trying to stop them from reaching the Enclave. Adam will find his resolve tested and the pressure higher than ever. But it will be one beautiful woman—one who won’t take no for an answer and who worms under his skin—who can save them all and give him the strength to go on.
Adam is a man apart, tired and lonely, but there's one person who sees the stress he holds within. Liberty is seen by all as a good-hearted good time girl. Life is for living and she intends to wring as much joy out of each day as she can. Liberty has gone through fire to reach where she is now and recognises that Adam needs to kick back and loosen up, but when he does it's a whole lot more than even Liberty was expecting!
Wow, I wasn't expecting this story. Adam is a mature guy who really knows what he wants and he may be all tight lipped and stiff when it comes to rallying his troops but in the bedroom that man is out and out dirty! What really made this story stand out though are the tough decisions he has to make and at times it's heartbreaking.
Ms Hackett continues piling on the action and adventure and the Gizzida truly are vile with creatures straight out of nightmares. It's as if she sat down and wrote a list of everything that could possibly terrify her readers. From giant sniffer dogs to creepy spiders, and don't get me started on how I'd feel seeing the face of, oops nearly said to much; but I think you get the idea that this convoy are really up against it as they journey. I can't wait to find out what happens next.
I was gifted a copy of this in exchange for an honest review.