*ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review*
I’ve reviewed for Kacey for a while now and I’m happy to admit that my excitement over her books has only increased with each release! I didn’t know anything about this book except that our main character is a zombie lover. As soon as I fond out about that small detail, I was all in. I’m not obsessed with zombies myself but I do love a quirky character that’s immediately sets herself apart from other main characters I usually read about.
Our main character, Mia, is in her thirties and reminded me a lot about myself in many ways. Her dark humor and opinions about men weren’t hard to relate to since I agreed 10000%. She’s a video game designer and I loved reading just how passionate she was about it. She owns everything she does and says and she only made me more proud at every turn of the page.
Then we have our love interest, Matt, a former fighter and now owner of his own gym. He has a heart of gold but of course, those are the characters that have had it the most rough in life. My heart broke a million times over him and there were many times where I wanted to replace Kacey and rewrite his entire life so he could be happy 24/7 lol. I also kind of wanted to steal him away from Mia…
Anyway, we get both of their POV’s and them together was nothing short of perfection. I was rooting so hard for them that it literally felt like my happiness relied on it. They both dealt with issues that nobody should deal with but only made them that much stronger. They have come a long way since I first met them and I couldn’t be any more proud!
And that’s exactly why I love Kacey to death. No pun intended. Her novels are always hilarious and steamy to the max but they also tackle extremely serious matters that enhance the characters that much more.
This is where I mention a side character that would have absolutely stolen the limelight if I didn’t like Mia and Matt so much. His name is Jared!!!! He’s Mia’s best friend who always had me at the brink of tears because I was laughing so hard at everything that came out of his mouth. I only hope I can meet a friend like him (and a Matt) someday.
The only criticism I have for this book was that the last time jump kind of left me feeling robbed. I won’t go into detail because of spoilers, but that’s why this isn’t a 5 star read. Nevertheless, I will recommend this to ever Game of Thrones and zombie lover out there! This book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.