Abby Merkley has been a member of the Church of the Apocalyptic Faith since she was a child, and there's no way out―except death. She will fight the odds to survive, but there's no one in the world she can trust, nowhere she can run that the cult can't find her...until her handsome, brooding neighbor takes her into the safety of his arms.
Luc Stanek craves a quiet life. But he doesn't hesitate when a desperate woman lands, bloodied and branded on his doorstep. Soon he finds himself drawn into her chaotic world, caught in the center of an apocalyptic war...and determined to save the fierce beauty no matter the cost.
Ms Anders seems to have cornered the market when it comes to vile and sadistic villains; yet she does not allow them to dominate her storylines, no that's reserved for her couples. Abby is so innocent when it comes to the modern society we live in and she's written in such a way that it's impossible not to empathise with her and indeed cheer her on as she boldly moves forward. Pairing her with the brooding Luc, allowed them both to relish life no matter how scarred they are both inside and out whilst exploring a mutual passion. Yes, they have personal struggles but there's a depth to this story and a wealth of emotion. It's not just a sensual journey though as there are bigoted stalkers next door at the church who are determined to get Abby back, no matter the cost. Luc still must come to terms with his own past as the story plays out and when all looks lost, there's a bright new dawn!
This voluntary take is of a copy I requested from NetGalley and my thoughts and comments are honest and I believe fair.