Six months since the zombie plague struck, former librarian Roslyn Stewart has been holed up in a school with eight other survivors. But now the shelves in the school canteen are bare. The stranger at the gate has supplies that will ensure the group’s ongoing survival, but at a cost. He wants a woman.
Nick is a man with a plan. He’ll treat Roslyn like a Queen, devoting the rest of his life to protecting and providing for her. In exchange, of course, for sexual favours. It’s the deal of the century given the state of the world. But Roslyn doesn't see it that way. The first chance she gets she attacks the ex-army man and attempts to escape, forcing Nick to contain her. And so begins his awkward courtship of the woman, with her chained to the bed for security reasons.
Chained like a dog and forced to spend her every waking moment with a creep, albeit a good looking one, Ros is determined to escape. When circumstances force them to band together against a common enemy their very survival depends on their ability to learn to trust each other. An uneasy partnership develops, but can a relationship with such a difficult beginning ever have a future?
The hotly anticipated sequel to Flesh, Skin is set in the same universe with a different set of characters.
My Thoughts; Kylie has done it again! She has once again proven that love can happen during the Zombie apocalypse.
When I first began reading I was a little bummed because I missed the characters from Flesh (book one) but I quickly became infatuated with the new characters and fell right into the 'new' story. I said after reading Flesh, "Being a woman during the apocalypse is going to be a double edge sword." Females are the most sought after commodity on the planet so depending on the circumstances, this can be both good and bad. When it is bad it is very BAD. Not everyone is nice, not everyone want to treat a female like a queen.
Ros is so pig headed and strong willed that protecting her is almost impossible. Nick matches her pig headedness and strong will tit for tat and has a determination that outshines Ros on any day. He has vowed to protect her at any cost. And earning her trust it the thing that seems most important to him. Basically BUYING her with a van full of food wasn't exactly the best first step in their crazy relationship. (haha) But it was definitely a start!!
I really enjoyed this book, I hope to see more like these for Kylie Scott in the future.
If you haven't read book one in this series give it a read, I think you might just like it :-)
check out my review of Flesh