After reading the blurb and first few chapters, I was intrigued by the book but didn’t have high expectations. I’ve read a few romance novels with the nerd aspect–game developer, graphic artist, coplayer, etc. Mia is a highly dedicated cosplayer and zombie addict who also happens to work for EverSoft, a video gaming company. She’s one of the head gaming designers and programmers within the company. The only thing I didn’t like about Mia was that she would get offended when someone told her she’s pretty. Highly offended when told she’s too pretty to be a zombie. As a reader, I figured that’s what her character flaw is. I was a bit worried about the direction her character was going. But I’m glad that I continued reading so that I found the deeper aspects of her character and what molded her into the snarky, bitchy person she is and where he need for self-protect stemmed from.
Matt Haywood is in the weeds. He’s behind on his bills and only weeks away from closing his gym that trains MMA fighters. His gym offers more than just fighting, although the fighting theme is evident from the pictures of his fighting career to the types of classes he offers–kickboxing, self-defense, etc. He needs to make it a few more months –just until his best student can make it to fight night. If Xavier can show his talents to the UFC scouts, Matt’s financial worries will be over. And he wants that better life for Xavier–he’s a good kid who needs a break in life. Matt decides to work two other jobs on top of running his gym and teaching classes. Talk about burning both ends of the candle. One job–working as a bouncer for his friend Zig’s bar.
That’s where he meets to zombie of his dreams. After an altercation with her, her friend, and few sexist jerks, Matt offers to teach Mia self defense. What starts out as a simple barter agreement turns into a bet to heartbreak. Mia’s scared to let in due to a past relationship in college. Matt has never told anyone about his past. Not the full story. With neither of them being fully honest with themselves or each other, how can they build a life together? Or can they?
Will their love die faster than the zombie apocalypse?
Can they revive each other’s dead hearts?
I don’t do boyfriends. Or dating. Or random hookups.
Not when fictional men do it so much better, and not when my heart has been through the wringer. So when retired MMA fighter Matt Haywood crashes into my life, I’m not impressed. Quite the opposite actually. I avoid him at all costs.
At least, I try.
His persistence wears me down and it’s me who ends up wandering into his gym looking for more. I have to admit he’s nothing like I assumed. He’s witty and smart. His physical condition could win awards. Problem is, somewhere between rolling around on the mats together, I let down my guard.
I thought I was over relationships. That I’d never risk my heart again. But he’s out to prove it’s never too late for a comeback.
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Kacey Shea is a mom of three, wife, and indie author who resides in sunny Arizona. She enjoys reading and writing romance novels as much as her son loves unicorns, which is a lot.
When she’s not writing you will find her playing taxi cab to her children while belting out her favorite tunes, meeting friends or family for food and to share some laughs, or sweating it out in the gym. Kacey finds that picking up heavy weights repeatedly is good for her mental health as much as it is for the physical.
She has an unhealthy obsession with firefighters. It could be the pants. It could be the fire. It’s just hot. On occasion she has been known to include them, without their knowledge, in her selfies outside the grocery store.
Kacey one day aspires to be a woman hand model in a sexy photo shoot. You know, the woman’s hand raking across the muscular back or six pack stomach of the male fitness model. Yep, that hand.
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