The emotional and unforgettable new romance from the New York Times bestselling author of the On Dublin Street series.
Alexa Holland’s father was her hero—until her shocking discovery that she and her mother weren’t his only family. Ever since, Alexa has worked to turn her life in a different direction and forge her own identity outside of his terrible secrets,. But when she meets a man who’s as damaged by her father’s mistakes as she is, Alexa must help him.
Caine Carraway wants nothing to do with Alexa’s efforts at redemption, but it’s not so easy to push her away. Determined to make her hate him, he brings her to the edge of her patience and waits for her to walk away. But his actions only draw them together and, despite the odds, they begin an intense and explosive affair.
Only Caine knows he can never be the white knight that Alexa has always longed for. And when they’re on the precipice of danger, he finds he’ll do anything to protect either one of them from being hurt again…
A true friendship never dies.
Leisel and Evelyn lost everything. Husbands. Families. Friends. Lives that made sense. All they had left was each other, and a friendship that could withstand anything…
Even an apocalypse.
Until one fateful night, the marginal safety they’d come to rely on comes to a vicious and brutal end. With the help of Alex & Jami, both unlikely allies, Leisel and Evelyn are able to escape their shattered sanctuary only to find themselves face-to-face with a much altered, much crueler life where they have to find the way—and the will—to stay alive in a world they no longer recognize.
Traveling across a broken and infection-ridden country; the road-weary group are pitted against endless violence, improbable circumstances, and the ultimate loss.
Everything comes at a price—especially safety, the cost of which could very well strip them of the one thing they’ve tried so hard to cling to: their humanity.
Yet along with all the trials they’re forced to endure, there’s also hope in the form of love. Having loved Leisel from afar, Alex attempts to put the pieces of her fractured heart back together.
But in such a savage world, is there room for love?
In a place of nightmares-made-reality, where the living should be feared far more than the dead, an unbreakable friendship and a love amongst all odds can mean the difference between life and death.
There are friends…
And then there are Leisel and Evelyn.
This gripping, horrific tale (wait… the story line is horrific. Not the story, but you know the STORY… you know what I mean) spun by two amazing authors. A few months ago (pre-apocalyptic), Madeline messaged me (because if you know her, you know she never makes phone calls) and was like “dude, ellie. I’m co-authoring this book. Whaddya think?” Fast forward to present day (post-apocalyptic) and reading and re-reading through their revisions, idea changes, chatting with Claire and boom… we have the final version of Thicker Than Blood.
And know what? Madeline was so fucking pissed at me that I didn’t give her feedback until this review. Not a damn word I gave her. Guess what Madeline and Claire? I god damn love the book. LOVE. IT. If I hated it, I wouldn’t have let you release it. Duh. Not that you would have listened to me. I couldn’t be more thrilled with what these two ladies did and the child they birthed together.
SO the end result we have here is a freaky book of horror, but yet encompassing a tale of undying friendship (and undying zombies). These two seamlessly knit together their writing into a flawless, AMAZINGLY well told story of Leisel and Evelyn… and zombies.
Each time I read this book (yeah, it’s been a few times, remember I said there were ideas and thoughts bounced around) I was gripped and still glued to the damn thing. Each time it was just as scary (I mean SHIT… zombies and end-of-the-world biz is freaky as fuck), yet just as heart-warming – – you know, the friendship stuff.
Honestly. Even if you aren’t into horror or zombies or apocalypses… I swear, you will fucking love this book. It’s impossible not to.
I promised no spoilers… but I will tell you this… There is no zombie fucking in this one.
Thicker Than Blood is a nail-biting, page-turning amazingly horrific tale of two women and their undying commitment to each other and their friendship. When the world they once knew is completely destroyed and they are thrown into world of death, Leisel and Evelyn will astound you with their unyielding determination to survive together no matter what. Sheehan and Riley will captivate you as they suck you into a post-apocalyptic world that will plague your thoughts forever.
That pretty much sums up this book without giving anything away.
What else could I say to make my review even close to worthy of this book!?!?
Lei and Eve are two strong-willed woman in their own ways. They go through shit that it just jaw-dropping shocking. And unfortunately, they don’t come out unscathed either. But they become even stronger, if that were possible. Their bond just grows.
This book is not for the faint of heart. This is not a romance in any way – so do not expect any mushy shit. It is a post-apocalyptic story written in raw, dirty and unforgiving words.
Madeline and Claire are a force to be reckon with in writing together on this genre. They hit the nail straight on the head. The whole story flows with just the perfect amount of detail and truly makes you feel like this is how our world could end.
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23573808-thicker-than-blood?from_search=true
Paperback: Thicker Than Blood
(Seven Series, Book #4)
By Dannika Dark
Best friends since they could walk. In love since the age of fourteen.
Complete strangers since this morning.
He’ll do anything to remember. She’ll do anything to forget.
So yeah. This book rocked my world. I was contacted to see if I wanted an ARC of Never Never and I said, “um, lemme think… FUCK. YEAH.”
Dude. When you finally get around to buying this book (I mean, like, yesterday)… set time aside because I guarantee you will not be able to put it down. Thank goodness for Lifeproof letting me take my phone into the shower. I couldn’t even shower without Charlie and Silas.
Anyway. You think the synopsis is mysterious? Wait until you pick up this book. These two have twisted up something amazing, mysterious, intriguing… and yeah, even a little romantic…. The writing styles, the characters, the plot… it all took over my life. Literally.
I finished this book a few days ago and these characters… Charlie and Silas have taken up permanent residence in my head. I feel like a damn crack whore and want more. Just more.
Bottomline? Colleen and Tarryn do not disappoint.
Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, Point of Retreat, This Girl, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Maybe Someday, Finding Cinderella, and Ugly Love. She lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys.
Author website http://colleenhoover.com
Tarryn Fisher is the New York Times bestselling author of Mud Vein. She was born in South Africa, and lived there for most of her childhood. She moved to Seattle just for the rain. She reads and writes more than she sleep. She spends way too much time on Facebook and Instagram and drinks sick amounts of Starbucks.
Author website http://www.tarrynfisher.com/