If you have been reading the Scorpius Syndrome series by Rebecca Zanetti as religiously as I have then you will have already met the characters who inhabit STORM GATHERING, book four of the series. This series becomes more involved, the characters more attached to each other and as some questions get answered, more rise to the top. It just keeps getting better. If you haven’t read any of this series yet…I highly recommend you do!
***digital copy purchased for my own personal reading but I’m sharing an honest and unscripted review
Blurb for STORM GATHERING:
Even before surviving the Scorpius bacterium, Greyson Storm was a lone wolf navigating minefields. As a kid, he learned to take a hit and find safety. As an adult, he joined the military and quickly learned how to protect and defend. When the world ended, he created a mercenary camp with military precision, no entanglements, and a promise to avenge a fallen friend. As part of that vow, he kidnapped Maureen Shadow, but now that he has let her go, her blue eyes and intriguing mind keep haunting him…
As possibly the only Biotechnology Engineer still living, Maureen Shadow might be humanity’s one hope to survive the aftermath of Scorpius, making her frighteningly valuable to both allies and enemies. Even after sexual tension explodes with Greyson, she’s not sure which camp he belongs to—friend or foe? Worse yet, survival may mean thwarting his prime mission, putting her in even more peril. When danger and seduction collide, there is no safety in this new world.
After Maureen Shadow’s time with the Mercs, she felt herself pulled between loyalty to her brother, and the Vanguard camp and her attraction to Greyson Storm, leader of the Mercs. Her hope now was that the two groups could come together and form a stronger more resilient team to go up against the lunatic, President Atherton and his band of military bad guys.
Greyson Storm doubts he can come to any trusting agreement with Vanguard but he wants, needs, Maureen back in his protection not only because he needs her skills as a scientist but because for the first time since Scorpius decimated the population, his heart is beginning to feel again. Now he has to make a choice, work with Vanguard to further the cause of humanity or work with President Atherton to avenge the death of a fallen friend. If he betrays Vanguard to avenge a friend, would Maureen understand or even forgive him?
The world after Scorpius has become an even more dangerous place as food sources begin to dwindle, fires break out, and Atherton and his men become more daring in their attacks on Vanguard. Having located one bunker, they hope to locate more but who is to control them once taken…Vanguard or the Mercs?
When Atherton takes Greyson’s best friend hostage, Greyson knows he must do the impossible and it will probably cost him his life. His greatest surprise comes with who steps up to give assistance when it’s least expected.
STORM GATHERING is action-packed from start to finish…never a dull moment in this one. Maureen is tough yet fragile and Greyson is determined to protect her at all costs, even if it means letting her go. He’s tough and does what has to be done even it goes against his heart but in a world gone out of control, there is even more need for rules and order. Break one of Greyson Storm’s rules and the punishment will be harsh. Touch his woman and forfeit your life.
Rebecca Zanetti has created such an amazing cast of character for this series. Just when you think they can’t be anymore heroic, along comes someone like Greyson Storm and Maureen Shadow. They are so perfect for each other and I love that the one person Greyson wants to control the most is the one he controls the least—Maureen Shadow.
I highly recommend STORM GATHERING by Rebecca Zanetti to anyone who loves fantastic, strong, and passionate characters living in a world so well written that you feel as if you are standing in the deteriorating setting created by the words on the page. Even if you’re not normally a fan of post-apocalyptic fiction, please give this series a chance…I think you will be surprised and delighted enough to become as addicted to it as I am. I can’t wait for WINTER IGNITING—Damon and April’s story. Hurry, hurry!
Happy Reading Everyone!
STORM GATHERING, a Scorpius Syndrome novel by Rebecca Zanetti, RAZ Inc LLC, available now in print and ebook formats at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobobooks.