Kick at the Darkness

This was one of the most enjoyable books I've read in awhile. This story had a bit of everything in it. It was funny in places, had action & adventure, had a really sweet love story and had some hot, dirty sex scenes (*clears throat* Parker was filthy). I'll be honest. I wasn't 100% sure this plotline could be pulled off. I mean zombies AND shifters? Well my fears were for nothing. Once again this author hit it out of the ballpark with a less traditional story.

The book starts with college Freshman Parker struggling with being away from home for the first time, not having made friends yet and the pressure of all his coursework. A bad grade leads to a negative confrontation with Adam, his classroom TA. After the apocalypse hits the two men end up making a run for it with each other. Desperation turns to respect which turns to friendship and eventually love. Of course there are zombies and bad humans to fight along the way but it all just helps to build these guy's relationship. Even if you don't typically like the zombie apocalypse genre I still think you should give this book a try. It's not overly violent or graphic and the love story makes it well worth it. (And I mentioned the sex scenes right? Because they were smoking hot.)

I really can't recommend this book enough. I loved everything about it and can't wait to read the follow up in this series.

Book Blurb for Kick at the Darkness

To live through the zombie apocalypse they have to survive each other first.

College freshman Parker Osborne is having the worst day ever. He humiliated himself trying to pick up a cute guy, he hasn’t made any friends at school, and his stupidly hot jerk of a TA gave him a crappy grade on his paper. He’s going to drop Adam Hawkins’ film class and start fresh tomorrow after he’s had a good sulk.

But Parker’s about to find out what a bad day really looks like—if he can survive the night.

A virus is unleashed, transforming infected people into zombie-like killers. After these quick and deadly creepers swarm campus, Parker only escapes thanks to Adam swooping him onto the back of his trusty motorcycle. Now they’re on the run—and stuck with each other.

When they’re not bickering, they’re fighting off the infected in a bloody battle for survival. Their only hope is to head east to Parker’s family, but orphaned Adam has a secret he’s not sure Parker will accept: he’s a werewolf. Can they trust each other enough to find some light in these dark days?

Night Owl Reviews Jun, 2015 5.00