Once with him was never enough.
I am the girl you dislike. The girl you snub at parties. I am the one who flirts with men and knows no boundaries. I am the one you whisper about. The one who has no rules. I am the one who takes and uses without any regret or excuses.
On the outside I am perfect. I have money, looks, and a personality that makes people stand up and take notice, but on the inside I am broken and hurting.
Then I met Cash Marshall.
He wasn’t what I needed, but I wanted him anyway. It was Cash’s carved, muscular body I thought about. It was his cool, confident touch I craved. I swore he would only be a one-night stand, another distraction to take away the pain.
But then our world changed.
Our story is not about love. Love is pretty and sweet and full of niceties. Those no longer exist. Our story is about finding each other again in a world gone crazy. It’s about surviving the impossible when war ravaged our land. It’s about saving each other from the darkness and finding out just how strong we could be.
And maybe, just maybe, along the way, we’ll find love…
Once and for all.
Review by Lorena
This book really took me fora loop. I was really surprised that it started off as a love story and then it jumped to a war being erupted. I mean, I was jumping from my seat as I was reading this book. I totally loved how it made a 180 while I was reading it. This was really something different, I've never read anything like this before and I have to say that it was a really, really great read.
Cat is a gorgeous girl who doesn't think she deserves love after she caused the death of her boyfriend and best friend. She blamed herself for those deaths. I don't know if I could say that she was really to blame for these deaths or not but when someone dies in your watch, you basically do feel responsible so I can see why she felt this way.
Cat would turn to men to hide her pain, she would use them and let them use her and then she would move on. She didn't want to feel any emotions or love She just wanted to have sex because she thought that by having sex it would make her escape how she really felt. That is until she meets Cash. Cash is one hell of a sexy cowboy and he started making Cat feel things that she didn't want to feel. So what does Cat do....what Cat knows how to do best -- she runs but what she doesn't know is that chaos is about to happen and the worst thing will come upon the whole town/city of Austin, Texas.
This is the part that really scared the crap out of me. I wasn't sure if an apocalypse was happening or what, but if that were the case then I was going to stop because those types of books really freak me out -- literally! But my curiosity got the best of me and I continued reading, I had to find out what in the world was happening with this town so I continued on. And let me just tell you that I was happy I continued reading because not only did this turn out to be a love story, but it also turned out to be a story about struggling and surviving. It had some sad moments in the book because there was also loved ones that die to defend their loved ones in this book. I had tears in my eyes while reading this book because that is something that I would never want to go through. I thought this was a stand alone, but there is a cliffhanger at the end and now I'm eager to read the next book because jeez louise, I want to find out what happens with Cash and Cat's journey, do they make it back home safely? Do they run into more trouble trying to get home? What other obstacles will get in their way.
So much could happen and I'm sure it will and I'm ready for the next book!
5.0 stars for this wonderful, exhilarating and fast pace read
About the Author
Paige Weaver is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Many hours of her childhood were spent getting lost between the pages of a book, disappearing into other worlds. That turned into a love for writing at a young age. She lives in Texas with her husband and two children.
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