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The title is also a play on her reawakening sexuality, which has been suppressed in a world where nakedness is dangerous and survival takes precedence over any need higher up Maslow's chain. While each of these things has annoyed me in the hands of lesser writers, Stein pulls the reader into this world where all the rules are gone and three people who love each other get to remake it in their image. It's uplifting, in the end, leaving the reader hopeful that through their kindness, competence and love for each other, they can find other survivors and build up a world that's maybe a little better than what existed before.
I thought it was delightful. Jul 22, Elenya Lewis rated it it was amazing. I loved this book. I'm hard pushed to think of a book I have enjoyed more in the last number of months, especially in the erotica genre, and doubly so for paranormal erotica. I got very immersed in June's story and the post-apocalyptic setting of the book and I loved this book.
I got very immersed in June's story and the post-apocalyptic setting of the book and often found myself reading until the wee hours of the morning, unable to put the flipping thing down. Charlotte Stein has a wicked sense of humour — the intensity of the predicament of the characters is often broken up by bouts of the ridiculous and I for one have never found being turned on and then laughing my ass off to be such a strange and enjoyable combination.
Its a very joyous book, which seems odd given its setting but which works well. What's especially beautiful about the story is that attraction and sex are not commonplace in a zombie apocalypse and all the characters seem slightly nervous about the whole thing. There's a real sense of wonder and surprise in June's response to her emotions, not to mention a much more hyped up response to her sexual urges than you'd get from other settings.
I sometimes teared up feeling pleased for her and other times felt very jealous that I have become complacent about sex and do not feel the same rollercoaster thrill that June does about it. The balance between the really hot sex and the emotional reactions of two men working out how to share the woman they love is carefully done, and it all comes off as very believable. Which as far as I'm concerned is pretty awesome, considering there's a zombie apocalypse going on and the practicalities of threesomes have always seemed to me to be rather less fulfilling than the idea.
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So in summary: The story is brilliant, the guys are very hot, the girl is lovable and the sex is epic. If I could give this book six out of five stars, then I would do. Sep 01, Erica rated it liked it Recommended to Erica by: Marissa. Shelves: borrowed-and-returned , horror , against-the-wall , menage , erotica , shower , owned-ebook , science-fiction , dystopian , futuristic. This is my second read by Charlotte Stein my first was Doubled and I think after this one, I've come to the conclusion that this author's writing style is not my cuppa. I thought that I didn't care for Doubled because it was so short, but now I think it's the writing style.
The plot was extremely interesting and the sex was really hot. But for me, it was hard to keep track of past vs. I found myself having to reread sections two and three times to make sure that I understood what was going on. This was a very unique and different menage story Jul 24, Lucy the book lush rated it really liked it Shelves: dark-read , erotica , erotica-menage , raunchy , apocalyptic , kink , zombies , romantic.
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I am a bit of a fan of post-apocalyptic romance. This one was thoughtful. The h has PTSD, and well who wouldn't after fighting off flesh eating zombies for 2 years. That said it can be a bit confusing because it is all from her POV and she is muddled and terrified. There are two H in this and both are coming to terms with who they are now that there has been a zombie apocalypse.
There are insecur I am a bit of a fan of post-apocalyptic romance. There are insecurities, lust and love. Most of the action happens on the relative safety of an island so we don't get that horror element of running for your life. The apocalypse is messy but overall there is hope. My hope is that Charlotte Stein doesn't lose the bug to write more for this series. Jan 28, CaroleDee rated it really liked it. How does that happen? Well, let me enlighten you.
The world has gone Zombie apocalypse crazy. There are a few theories on how it happened, but theories mean nothing when you're trying to survive. June is our heroine and she's no weakling. Two years of surviving will do that to a gal, I suppose. After being rescued by two gorgeous, but very different men she's taken to their safe-haven. At first she's emotionally numb, but gradually comes out of her shell and gets t 4 stars Erotic horror, you say?
At first she's emotionally numb, but gradually comes out of her shell and gets to know Jaime and Blake better. All three have some post traumatic problems, but honestly who wouldn't after the world has essentially ended? Things progress and June starts seeing her guys as more than just friends thanks to some highly erotic dreams. Feelings of survivor's guilt prolongs their eventual "coming together," but once it happens it is HOT. One of the great things about this book is that, unlike a lot of menage stories, there are feelings of awkwardness and jealousy.
Sometimes when I'm reading menage it's unbelievable how quickly it happens and how A-okay everyone feels about it. June, Blake, and Jamie are believable characters with believable flaws. It does have a HEA, but was a bit rushed. I would have loved an epilogue, but it leaves it open for a sequel, which I will devour within hours of it's release, I'm sure : Favorite quote "Everything was awake and alive again--not dead and empty, like the world beyond--because they were here, together, on this island, with each other.
Also, this is a menage so expect some anal play. Jun 17, Jacqueline J rated it really liked it Shelves: kindle-reads , menage , zombies , angsty. Zombie romance! My new favorite. This one was pretty well done. It picks up in the middle of the action as Jamie rescues June my MIL's name so I had to get over a little ick factor, but I digress from zombies after having to kill her best friend who got bit.
So they immediately get to a safe island. Zombies can't swim just FYI. Thus most of the story takes place as Jamie and June and Blake, who Jamie rescued earlier, learn to adjust to each other. This one wasn't really action packed survival a Zombie romance! This one wasn't really action packed survival and fights with zombies but rather about the PTSD that they all three dealt with. Also heavy on the bad dreams and the angst of how the three of them were going to arrange a permanent solution to the one girl two guys thing.
So I wish there was more in this series. May 28, Saewod Tice rated it liked it. The story line had so much potential, so I was almost heartbroken when it didn't fully deliver. One woman left to an island with two men because of a zombie-like apocolypse. This book included two of my favorite things - Zombies and an Erotic Romance. The characters lost some of their appeal due to the way the writing would come across as uncomfortable. Still giving three stars since the premise was enough The story line had so much potential, so I was almost heartbroken when it didn't fully deliver.
Still giving three stars since the premise was enough to make me click download. Mar 23, Renee rated it it was ok Shelves: angsty , make-up-your-mind-already , dark-gritty , illness-scars-or-damage , post-apocolyptic-world , totally-annoying-female , drama-drama-everywhere , tortured-past , survival , totally-annoying-male. I was ok with the crazy ramblings for the most part. It gave us a good insight into the head of someone who would have been living in survival mode in a zombie apocalypse for 2 years.
So she tells one that she loves him before she tells the other one? Big deal. All of the angst could have been solved with. Oct 18, Brutally Honest rated it it was amazing Shelves: m-f-m , tortured-scarred-hero , edging , death-of-child , body-issues , contemporary , rape-and-sexual-assault , apocalypse , disease , cowboys-and-texans.
Holy crap. I don't even know what to say. This book is amazing and I wish it were like pages longer. Apr 23, Deirdre rated it really liked it. Let me preface: I don't like zombie stuff, at all. I really enjoyed this and it wasn't just the sexy parts, although they rocked. The story was really good.
The characters were interesting. The circumstances crazy scary remember I don't like zombies. Apr 21, Regan rated it really liked it. Three-way love in the zombie apocalypse. Surprisingly sweet, without shying away from the various effects of trauma. Mar 12, Chrissie rated it it was ok Shelves: did-not-finish. I had trouble with this book.
The paragraphs rambled so much that I had trouble keeping up with what was going on. Finally I just didn't care. Often with MFM stories, I find myself a little conflicted as I do like a the possessive 'mine and only mine' kind of hero. So it's rare that one of these menage books end up on my all time favourite shelf. This is because few authors can write epic love with the kind of intensity that makes you hurt - as C Stein can. This was amazing. The world building was excellent and the connection between the main characters was truly electrifying.
It was a slow build to a cataclysmic explosion of love and lus Often with MFM stories, I find myself a little conflicted as I do like a the possessive 'mine and only mine' kind of hero. It was a slow build to a cataclysmic explosion of love and lust. Or was it lust and love?
Either way, it was so well done that I have read this book twice already and will be back for more in the future. What happened to the next book in the series, BTW?? Dec 08, Abi rated it it was amazing. There are a very few books that I give five stars. I found it the most intriguing of all the author's books and how I discovered her in the first place. This book was beyond love, it was intimate in a whole new way exploring bittersweet and very real emotions and fears encapsulated by the pressure of being alone. So congrats. I would love to know if there would be another book in the series or even a sequel that's a follow up to how the trio are doing would be better Oct 07, M.
Ro rated it liked it. Great for a quick read. Feb 26, Cc rated it it was amazing Shelves: dystopian , menage , zombies , c-stein , fave-author. I like C.
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Steins writing, and this is very characteristic of her. She writes emotionally charged stories that make you think, what if? It's not going to be everyone's cup of tea, but it's well written so you won't lose anything by reading and you may gain an appreciation of this author. Sep 17, Kizi rated it did not like it Shelves: poor-books , didnt-finish. The narrative was a mess, she skip the part were the heroes meet each other and May 07, Marissa rated it really liked it Shelves: erotic , romance , menage-multiple-partners , zombies , favorites , paranormal , ebook , horror. Remote Island? Two men, one woman?
Ummm, yes please! This was my first Charlotte Stein book, and it will definitely not be my last. I was infatuated from the very beginning. She tried to shut it off, keep it down, keep running before they got to her, but Kelsey's blood was still wet and all over her right arm 4. She tried to shut it off, keep it down, keep running before they got to her, but Kelsey's blood was still wet and all over her right arm.
And it was a story, like with actual plot, dept, and realistic emotions and dialogue. June has some of the most hilariously paranoid, delusional, inner ramblings. It totally fit and helped me understand this woman who has been on the run and fighting for her life from zombies for over two years. When she is miraculously rescued by Jamie and whisked away to a remote island that he and Blake "securely" inhabit, she finds it extremely hard to relax and accept things at face value.
Thankfully, this leads to a lot of real conflict of emotions and actions, truly heartfelt considerations, and the slow ease into a pretty wonderful "love circle". Totally love this phrase, by the way. I think it is a perfect description! Okay, okay! The guys were equally interesting in their sexy, smoking hotness, their personalities were very different from the other, and they each had a bit of depth and back-story to uncover and fall in love with.
It kind of gives you a glimpse in to these men… and some of the sexy times to be had. You do it. Shell like it, coming from you and your handsome hair. What if she only likes me for it, huh? What then? You just get out of the shower and ffft. Seriously-I wish I had your hair. I was thinking of parting it the other way, you know? Like this? If the rest of Charlotte Steins books are anything like this, I will be going broke in a hurry! Sep 28, Helen Jessica Mays rated it did not like it Shelves: dnf. I felt like the heroine was living in a dream world.
She wasn't sane at all, not just suffering from PTSD. She remembers all fantasies known to women, but she forgets the word 'kiss'. She doesn't talk for some time, then she starts talking but does not say anything about important stuff. She can't get pregnant, and not worried about STDs, but she risks her life for condoms, meanwhile they already have condoms, she just can't ask.
Because asking would be rude and embarresing. In her mind she alwa I felt like the heroine was living in a dream world. In her mind she always thinks that anything sex related is rude, bad and stuff. She is kind of like a child, or like I said before, crazy person. The writing was so bad, I couldn't finish it. I read until the middle of it. But then they started to do more rude things to her and of course everything was so clumsy, she couldn't take of her clothes, she is under him but does not remember how that happened, bla bla, I got sick of that drunken like state of her mind, so I had to stop.
Apr 19, Malinda rated it really liked it Shelves: job-men-in-uniform , menage , job-businesman-businessowner , sexual-mfm , sexual-mf , paranormal-zombies , setting-post-apocalyptic-world. To be honest, I was craving something like Flesh and since the next book in that series isn't out yet I tried to find something similar and happened upon this book.
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The monsters are actually similar to zombies but they seem a little different view spoiler [the "zombies can be killed by means other than a shot to the head The story is beginning as Jamie is rescuing her but she loses her friend, Kelsey, while they're running. Jamie takes her to a safe island where he shares a cabin with another guy named Blake. June has major issues with PTSD not to mention grieving for her friend Kelsey in the beginning and the guys have to be very gentle and reassuring with her.
It takes a while before she feels safe with them but once she does she starts having feelings for them both. Jamie can fly a helicopter and seems to have many helpful skills all we find out for sure is that he used to work for the government Jamie is sweet and funny and seems to be the one to lighten things up but he's had some issues in the past which mess with his self-image and makes him make some mistakes when it comes to June and relationships.
Blake used to be a big deal before the world went to crap. Unfortunately his past didn't help at all when things came crashing down and he found himself struggling to survive.
He was rescued by Jamie and he'd been living on the island with him for a year and a half. He's a good guy and a sweety although at times he seems a bit dense and has his own self-image problem. I really liked the characters in this book and the story was a good one. The main thing that took the rating down for me was that sometimes the angst factor seemed too high for me view spoiler [both guys couldn't be convinced she wanted them as much as the other and after bit of this being the main focus of the story it got a bit annoying but not horribly so hide spoiler ] but I still enjoyed the story and plan to read the next one in the series when it comes out.
It was worth the read. Apr 21, Maura rated it liked it Shelves: 3 , erotica , dystopian. In the zombie apocalypse, June has been trying to survive for nearly two years. When she finds herself more or less rescued by two guys, Blake and Jamie, at first she fears their intentions, as they have her alone on a deserted island. But she soon comes to trust and even love them - both equally and quite passionately. In turn, both Blake and Jamie love June as well, but Jamie worries about how happy they'll be when there's only one woman and he's convinced she loves Blake more than him.
Jamie In the zombie apocalypse, June has been trying to survive for nearly two years. Jamie is a sacrificer, willing to give up what he wants so that his two friends that he loves will be happy. But June wants both of them Talk about unique - horror and romance together June is bad ass, without being cold or cynical. She's just a survivor. I loved her as a heroine, even as I was rather irritated at her inability to communicate clearly.
Blake and Jamie felt as different as night and day and their characters felt fleshed out, while still mysterious. You definitely got a feel for who they are and why June could love both of them. I'm not typically a fan of menage stories where there is jealousy or where the romance feels uneven, and at times that happens here. There isn't necessarily jealousy, but there are moments where a hero wishes June could love him as much has she seems to love the other.
That of course is where the angst comes from, but it's not really my cup of tea there. Also the threesome scene No working up to it But the sex scenes and the emotion brimming within them make Charlotte Stein one of my favorite erotica authors. Shelves: another-world , authors-to-read-other-books , raw-gritty-realness , cried-little-bit , wtf-moment , genre-romantic-suspense , menage , paranormal-scifi-fantasy , mind-fuck , steamy-extreme. This book was really intense. The description doesn't do justice to the tone of this novel. I was always on the edge of my seat with this one; is the trauma too much for her to recover?
Quick Rundown: During the zombie apocalypse Chick gets rescued by two Dudes who take her away to their safe island where they are prepared to live out their existence This book was really intense. Quick Rundown: During the zombie apocalypse Chick gets rescued by two Dudes who take her away to their safe island where they are prepared to live out their existence, zombie free. Lots of PTSD happens starting with the chick but evolving to the Dudes as well as we get to know them. Relationships are formed, rockiness happens in this story of complete survival of mind and body. Characters: Very well done.
From the description, I was expecting a little fluff in this book despite the zombie aspect. But the characters really go through the wringer in their emotions from trying to survive. We get three totally different people here. Individual pasts and personality types which made sense considering how they all come together.
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The Chick is a really strong individual and certainly teaches these two dudes something. Both Dudes appear to be typical hero's but we learn that they are not what they seem. Don't worry, they're still the good guys but just really deep. Plot: I've read many zombie stories and this one had a different flavor.
There's a HEA but the road there is complex. This author knows how to do passion-- intense passion and the steam factor was pretty high in unexpected circumstances. And we've got plenty of unexpected twists. Overall: A win, certainly but make sure you're in the right mindset for it. It's not a terribly easy read as it's pretty intense with a lot of suspense.
Would have been great to have a second novel in what was supposed to be a series but I'm not feeling unsatisfied. It can stand on it's own. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Readers also enjoyed. About Charlotte Stein. Charlotte Stein.
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