Review: Half a Million Dead Cannibals by Kari Gregg

All that’s keeping Riley from the man he’s falling in love with are the ruins of a city filled with half a million dead cannibals.

Strangers, Riley and Graham sheltered together in a basement storage unit when the zombie outbreak slammed into the world three months ago. They lived through the first blast of the plague, but they may not last much longer among survivors scrambling for dwindling resources. They agree to hike from the city and to the safety of the mountains.

They don’t count on the storm they hoped would cover their exit developing into a Nor’easter, though, and they sure don’t think their visibility would shrink so badly that they’d hike into the leading edge of a zombie swarm, either. In the chaos of escaping the ravenous horde, they are separated, with Graham racing toward feral dog packs to the east and Riley sprinting to hostile survivors hunting them to the west.

Nobody said finding and keeping a quality guy (alive) during the apocalypse would be easy.

Wow. That was good stuff.

Riley and Graham were surviving together since the zombie outbreak three months ago. They battle against zombies, feral dogs and other survivors who want their stuff. This post-apocalyptic shit isn’t easy.

Let me tell you a bit about Riley and his kickassness. He can kick some zombie ass, that guy. Give him a bat and his running shoes, and he’s good. But why did I love him even more? He didn't lose himself in this zombie shuffle that’s happening. He still looked damn good when he did it, with his nails freshly painted, his lips glossed and his guyliner. He stays true to himself and, I think, that helped him stay sane.

Graham was just as awesome. He’d lost a lot of people, just like everyone else, but he wasn’t losing this guy. This guy he stumbled upon and grew to love, he wasn’t letting this one die. His love for Riley was so apparent, even before he was willing to admit it. And once he did? *swoon* He was so damn sexy and turned into Mr. Bossy Toppy Topperson. *double swoon* Then he was just plain adorable with his complete devotion to Riley. *swoon again*

These guys. These fucking guys! Their chemistry was crazy good. This story starts after they had met and been surviving for three months already. Even though I didn’t get the chance to read about their beginning, I could feel their attraction instantly and the buildup that had been happening. Needless to say, the tension was thick. So thick that when it happened, HOLY DAMN, they were so hot and so sweet and loving. Gawd! I loved their love. It was perfect.

Yup. This was good. I would love to read more about them since their ending was more of a HFN, a satisfying and believable HFN, but still, it left me wanting.

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