Lightning Strikes (The Storm Book 1)
A Reverse Harem Paranormal RomanceTrue love refuses to die... Whitney Lake has had a lot of time to contemplate the end of the world. In the blink of an eye, an infection wiped out most of the human population, and her life changed forever. In one of the few safe cities left, Whitney tries to keep her head down, and stay alive. But the world needs saving, and she may be the only one who can do it. When a letter from her long-dead best friend arrives, Whitney takes a chance. Can she save those she thought were lost? Out in the wilderness, where she never dared to go, she'll discover a world she never expected, and six men who would come back from the dead just to be with her. Will she fight for the men who chose her, or will she lose everything in the coming storm?

Lightning Strikes (The Storm Book 1) Details

TitleLightning Strikes (The Storm Book 1)
Author
ReleaseNov 1st, 2018
Rating
GenrePolyamorous, Reverse Harem, Science Fiction, Dystopia, Fantasy, Paranormal, Horror, Zombies

Lightning Strikes (The Storm Book 1) Review

  • Sydney Hopke
    January 1, 1970
    I wasn't too sure about this book when I started it but I love these authors so I plowed ahead and am SO glad I did! It's a zombie story told in a new to me way and make it RH and you have a great story! The world has changed and her best friend is now a zombie but when she gets a note from him of course she goes to meet him. That's the game changer. Now she's falling for 6 zombies who aren't your everyday ones and they're changing everyday. But someone doesn't want like them this way. Romance, I wasn't too sure about this book when I started it but I love these authors so I plowed ahead and am SO glad I did! It's a zombie story told in a new to me way and make it RH and you have a great story! The world has changed and her best friend is now a zombie but when she gets a note from him of course she goes to meet him. That's the game changer. Now she's falling for 6 zombies who aren't your everyday ones and they're changing everyday. But someone doesn't want like them this way. Romance, suspense (and not really what you think), and a little why's this happening stuff and it a book you must read even if you don't really like zombies! Can't wait for the next book!!
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  • Lisa books
    January 1, 1970
    WhitneyStart to a new series with two amazing authors. In this book the earth is falling apart and Whitney finds a letter from her love. And sends her on a journey of love and acceptance of her new mates. In this end of the world zombie romance. Looking for something new to read this is it.
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  • Iris (Paranormal Cravings Book Reviews)
    January 1, 1970
    Great new series. Fun with the zombie harem. A new one for me :)
  •  Diana Davis
    January 1, 1970
    Lightning Strikes: A Reverse Harem Paranormal Romance (The Storm Book 1) Kindle Editionby Ripley Proserpina  (Author), Rebecca Royce  (Author)I received an eARC from the authors and have opted to leave a fair and honest review.Let me start by saying I am not a zombie kind of chick! I love a good apocalypse, but rarely do the shuffling living dead pull me in. But, and this a great big but, Ripley Proserpina and Rebecca Royce's living dead are so well created, I love them. .Lightning Strikes has a Lightning Strikes: A Reverse Harem Paranormal Romance (The Storm Book 1) Kindle Editionby Ripley Proserpina  (Author), Rebecca Royce  (Author)I received an eARC from the authors and have opted to leave a fair and honest review.Let me start by saying I am not a zombie kind of chick! I love a good apocalypse, but rarely do the shuffling living dead pull me in. But, and this a great big but, Ripley Proserpina and Rebecca Royce's living dead are so well created, I love them. .Lightning Strikes has a definite Dean Koontz vibe with the zombie cyborgs becoming so much more. And like Koontz, the two Queens of RH Romance, layer each scene and character with more meaning that what meets the eye at first glance.The story and its heroine, Whitney, hit the ground running when she follows up on a message from a lost friend. It hits the ground running and it never lets up. Heart-pounding actions that James Cameron would be jealous of. The excitement and action never ends. 5 stars out of 5The Book Nerd loves this version of zombies.https://smile.amazon.com/Lightning-St...
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  • Jennifer G
    January 1, 1970
    The world ended. An infection wiped out much of humanity but they didn't die. Zombies are a real thing and there are only a few safe towns left. Whitney Lake lives under her father's control in one of those towns, Roanoke. She's lost her mother, her older brother, and recently her best friend Brandon, the man she had hoped to spend her life with. It's Brandon's loss that has left her nearly destroyed. So when she gets a letter from Brandon asking her to meet him, she has no choice. She saw his d The world ended. An infection wiped out much of humanity but they didn't die. Zombies are a real thing and there are only a few safe towns left. Whitney Lake lives under her father's control in one of those towns, Roanoke. She's lost her mother, her older brother, and recently her best friend Brandon, the man she had hoped to spend her life with. It's Brandon's loss that has left her nearly destroyed. So when she gets a letter from Brandon asking her to meet him, she has no choice. She saw his death, she saw him rise a zombie; she knows that the note, that hope is impossible, yet she has no choice! So she places her trust once more in the man she loves and sets off in the middle of the night hoping for the impossible. Whitney's trust opens the door to one impossibility after another until once again the world is changing. A storm is coming. All it takes is a few special people, trust, and love. All is not lost after all. When you hear that two of your very favorite authors have written a book together, you 1. squeal like a fangirl and 2. start counting down the days until you can get your greedy hands on the book! At least that's what I did. Rebecca Royce and Ripley Proserpina are two of the most original writers working today. More importantly to me, they are masters at creating beautiful characters. Rebecca has created some of my favorite modern heroines, Ripley always creates the most diverse, inspiring characters. Together I knew they would be sensational. I was not disappointed. This book reminds me of an exquisite quilt. Patchwork people coming together to make a family more beautiful, more powerful than the ones they left behind. Brandon and his friends Nick, Carson, Dante, John, and Isaiah make the most unlikely harem in the history of RH. There's a reason Dante was given the last name Shelley. There's more than a little Frankenstein going on here! But each of these guys is so much more than their first appearance. Their hearts, minds, and souls set them apart from the others. All it takes is the right girl, a special girl to 'see' them. Whitney is that girl. She may have rare qualities but that's not all that makes her exceptional. Her heart, her capacity to empathize and love, her bravery and resilience, her open-mindedness and her neverending hope make her extraordinary. Together this group will change the world. I am not going to give any story details so that each reader can enjoy the experience as much as I did without any spoilers. It's a strangely remarkable read with an amazing assortment of characters; thoughtful zombies, evil humans, everyday heroes, and lovers. It highlights the dangers and achievements of brilliance and proves the old adage that love conquers all.
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  • Anna
    January 1, 1970
    Whitney thought the world had ended when the infection came. She was wrong. It ended when it took her best friend. So when she gets a mysterious letter, she has nothing to lose. She takes a chance in a world full of death and finds life. She also uncovers a world of secrets. People aren't who she thought they were and things aren't what they were lead to believe. In a world full of sickness and death, is there light to be found?I'm not going to spoil anything for you. Rebecca always writes books Whitney thought the world had ended when the infection came. She was wrong. It ended when it took her best friend. So when she gets a mysterious letter, she has nothing to lose. She takes a chance in a world full of death and finds life. She also uncovers a world of secrets. People aren't who she thought they were and things aren't what they were lead to believe. In a world full of sickness and death, is there light to be found?I'm not going to spoil anything for you. Rebecca always writes books that you need to take line by line and this one is no different. I love these two authors individually and together, holy freaking cow!! I knew this book was going to be good but I couldn't have prepared myself for the adventure we were going to go on.I don't think I'm spoiling anything by saying this is a zombie book. That has been stated a couple times. It is unlike any zombie book I have read before though. It's a completely different and new take on the whole concept and something I found interesting and refreshing. I don't typically do the whole zombie thing because I'm a big fraidy cat when it comes to them. It's like my one weakness in the horror world. This wasn't that type of zombie book though. It was focused more on the characters and their story rather than zombies eating people. There is action, adventure, mystery, love and hate. Everything you need to keep you sucked in from cover to cover.It doesn't matter if you love these authors or have never read them before, this is a must read book. I love that it is so different than anything else out there.
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  • Irestia
    January 1, 1970
    I enjoyed this more than I expected to. These authors are hit or miss for me, but I was looking forward to trying this anyway. I wasn’t expecting this to be a zombie book, and I don’t usually like zombie stories. I was especially worried that this was going to be a zombie romance (which, unlike vampire romances, involves decomposition, so ew), but the authors got around that issue, and I legitimately enjoyed this and am looking forward to the next book.This book has my favorite kind of harem: Th I enjoyed this more than I expected to. These authors are hit or miss for me, but I was looking forward to trying this anyway. I wasn’t expecting this to be a zombie book, and I don’t usually like zombie stories. I was especially worried that this was going to be a zombie romance (which, unlike vampire romances, involves decomposition, so ew), but the authors got around that issue, and I legitimately enjoyed this and am looking forward to the next book.This book has my favorite kind of harem: The guys not only don’t mind sharing but also want each other to be happy. This book also had one of the best harem-forming conversations that I’ve read, which was nice because that discussion seems to get glossed over in a lot of RH books. The guys each have their own concerns and back stories, so this is one of the better-developed harems I’ve read. Speaking of the harem members, I have a must-protect feeling toward Dante, and I adore Nick, so I’ve included some Nick quotes below:MC: “I don’t suppose you can steal a car?” Nick: “Baby . . . I’ve been waiting my whole life for someone to ask me that.”“‘I wouldn’t call it a challenge at all, would you, Carson?’ Carson was in the other car, but Nick pitched his voice higher and went on. ‘You’re right, Nick. But everything you do is genius, so I had no doubt of your ability.’ He spoke in his regular tone again. ‘See? Carson agrees.’”Even so, I think Isaiah is my favorite. He’s a hippie with a subtly chaotic energy, and I can’t get enough of him. Below are some of my favorite Isaiah moments:After being called out on eavesdropping, Isaiah narrates, “I widened my eyes. ‘I am a student of the human experience searching to learn at every opportunity.’”“‘What the hell? Why isn’t she hooked up to something medical?’ Isaiah grabbed Dante’s shoulder and pointed back to his workshop. ‘Fix her!’”After Dante claims to have sensed something, his step-brother narrates, “But Isaiah inevitably did the opposite of whatever I did, so there was a good chance he didn’t sense anything.”My only complaint is that the book had a moment near the end in which the MC says, “I’d always had feelings about things. Like a pit in my stomach when something bad was about to happen. Or a sudden urge to take a certain road instead of the way home I always went.” However, she said this near the end, and the authors never showed her doing this, so it kind of felt like she was just making stuff up. Still, I can’t wait for book 2!
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  • Kathleen Bruce
    January 1, 1970
    The end of the world has come in the form of the Infection and life as everyone knows it has changed. Many people died from the Airport nfection. And rose as zombies. *Shudders* I'm not the biggest fan of zombies, like really not but I am a big fan of Rebecca Royce and Ripley Proserpina! I have loved their separate work but this has a different feel with both their influences! And I got intrigued by Whitney. And that all zombies weren't mindless monsters. There were Controlled, who were hordes o The end of the world has come in the form of the Infection and life as everyone knows it has changed. Many people died from the Airport nfection. And rose as zombies. *Shudders* I'm not the biggest fan of zombies, like really not but I am a big fan of Rebecca Royce and Ripley Proserpina! I have loved their separate work but this has a different feel with both their influences! And I got intrigued by Whitney. And that all zombies weren't mindless monsters. There were Controlled, who were hordes of slavering undead and under the circumstances control of someone, and the Other uncontrolled which managed to slip the Controllers mental grip abd get their freedom. But they're still the undead. But free! Except the Controller still keeps trying to round up the Uncontrolled. We meet Whitney who is in the process of escaping her home to meet Brandon. Who she saw killed. By zombies. But has sent her a note to meet. And meet him she does. She also meets Nick, Carson, Dante, Isaiah, the first Uncontrolled and John. And a bond starts to form. Not just for Whitney but something that benefits them all. This just be the beginning of somwthing different and Unique and something worth fighting for and fight they will.
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  • Janie
    January 1, 1970
    “Sometimes survival was just a question of being lucky". With that thought, Whitney Lake should consider herself one. Or something like that. Being daughter to the most powerful and richest man when a mysterious infection swiped the whole country, it afforded her the security from getting her brains eaten by a horde of zombie. While it did have some perks, it did nothing to help her save the man she loves, Brandon. One letter. One fateful night. That's all it took for her life to be forever chan “Sometimes survival was just a question of being lucky". With that thought, Whitney Lake should consider herself one. Or something like that. Being daughter to the most powerful and richest man when a mysterious infection swiped the whole country, it afforded her the security from getting her brains eaten by a horde of zombie. While it did have some perks, it did nothing to help her save the man she loves, Brandon. One letter. One fateful night. That's all it took for her life to be forever changed. "Lightning Strikes" is the first book in the trilogy, The Storm series. I absolutely enjoyed reading it! It kind of gave me the vibes of “Warm Bodies” movie but RH style which made me love this even more. The multiple POV is a plus for me because it gave me the chance to know each guy’s personality (Brandon, Carson, Nick, Dante, John and Isaiah). It is safe to say that I'm positively in love with Dante's character. Overall, I highly recommend this book and I'm (im)patiently waiting for the next one.
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  • iliana G
    January 1, 1970
    True love refuses to die... Whitney Lake has had a lot of time to contemplate the end of the world. In the blink of an eye, an infection wiped out most of the human population, and her life changed forever. In one of the few safe cities left, Whitney tries to keep her head down, and stay alive. But the world needs saving, and she may be the only one who can do it. When a letter from her long-dead best friend arrives, Whitney takes a chance. Can she save those she thought were lost? Out in the wi True love refuses to die... Whitney Lake has had a lot of time to contemplate the end of the world. In the blink of an eye, an infection wiped out most of the human population, and her life changed forever. In one of the few safe cities left, Whitney tries to keep her head down, and stay alive. But the world needs saving, and she may be the only one who can do it. When a letter from her long-dead best friend arrives, Whitney takes a chance. Can she save those she thought were lost? Out in the wilderness, where she never dared to go, she'll discover a world she never expected, and six men who would come back from the dead just to be with her. Will she fight for the men who chose her, or will she lose everything in the coming storm?I really enjoyed this book despite the fact that there were some moments that i felt a bit uncomfortable but only due to the fact of zombies.I don't particularly like zombies though i came to like these ones.Its action packed and its an amazing love story and a reverse harem one.Its a unique story with really well written characters.
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  • Vicki
    January 1, 1970
    This reverse harem story is so unique and interesting! It is a dystopian/post-apocalyptic setting, which I always love, but the characters themselves are in a unique condition following the infection that wiped out a large chunk of the population.The heroine, Whit, hears from a childhood friend she thought was dead and from there she is attempting to piece together what exactly is going on outside of the sheltered city she was living in, previously unaware to certain things that were happening b This reverse harem story is so unique and interesting! It is a dystopian/post-apocalyptic setting, which I always love, but the characters themselves are in a unique condition following the infection that wiped out a large chunk of the population.The heroine, Whit, hears from a childhood friend she thought was dead and from there she is attempting to piece together what exactly is going on outside of the sheltered city she was living in, previously unaware to certain things that were happening both inside and outside of her barricaded town. I enjoyed the different men in her potential harem - they do have distinct characteristics and I loved how one called her a different name - which I found very endearing. The emotional connection between her and the guys came just a little too quickly for my tastes, as my preference is always for a slow build in that regard, but there is a reason for it as explained in the book. It does not end on a cliffhanger and the book completes a full story arc, setting up/hinting at things to come that I am looking forward to reading.4.25 ⭐️
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  • Pam Louis
    January 1, 1970
    Witney has gotten a note from a friend. A friend she knew is dead she saw him killed by a zombie so how is he sending her a note with the right code that only he would know and begging her to come out in the middle of the night all alone? There was only one way to find out. Brandon her best friend did send the note, he is a zombie as is Nick, Carson, Dante, thire different. Dante is more machine then zombie at this point. They leaders Zero the first to be different is Isaiah and john. But there Witney has gotten a note from a friend. A friend she knew is dead she saw him killed by a zombie so how is he sending her a note with the right code that only he would know and begging her to come out in the middle of the night all alone? There was only one way to find out. Brandon her best friend did send the note, he is a zombie as is Nick, Carson, Dante, thire different. Dante is more machine then zombie at this point. They leaders Zero the first to be different is Isaiah and john. But there are more. Lots of twist a turns in this story, betrayal, mystery, intrigue, danger, tons of surprises I don't want to give away but wow what a story. It keep you no your toes all the way. While the book gives to a ending it's the the end this is a 3 part story so there is more yeah! I can't wait for more. It's totally awesome Voluntarily reviewed a copy and I honestly loved it.
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  • Meeri Phillips
    January 1, 1970
    Different take on RH. Loved Dante...not sure about the idea behind why they became aware, seemed a little simplistic. Dexter could of had more depth, enjoyed that he was in the story though as a surprise to the storyline but didn’t feel like the MC had the right reaction to him, I would of gone catatonic after mourning my brother then seeing him alive.Apart from those criticisms the book is fun and fantastic. These authors look like they’ve had a great time writing this. It’s great that we get m Different take on RH. Loved Dante...not sure about the idea behind why they became aware, seemed a little simplistic. Dexter could of had more depth, enjoyed that he was in the story though as a surprise to the storyline but didn’t feel like the MC had the right reaction to him, I would of gone catatonic after mourning my brother then seeing him alive.Apart from those criticisms the book is fun and fantastic. These authors look like they’ve had a great time writing this. It’s great that we get more than one perspective and see the world through the guys eyes, it is basically baddie versus goodie with a little mystical put in with a big porridge of zombies. I couldn’t get into any of the sex scenes mainly because zombies represent rotten flesh and even though the guys are healed and alive I still couldn’t get Walking dead zombies out of my head lol.
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  • Nicole Namen
    January 1, 1970
    Okay, I suddenly love zombie books now because this book was awesome!!! I’m not really normally into zombie books or post-apocalyptic books, but this book just drew me in from the very first page to the last page!! I didn’t want to put it down or stop reading, it was that good. I love Whitney, Dante, Brandon, Isaiah, John, Nick, and Carson!!! They make a perfect family together. I loved all their powers from being psychic to being to an empath to storm maker to genius to strength to everything; Okay, I suddenly love zombie books now because this book was awesome!!! I’m not really normally into zombie books or post-apocalyptic books, but this book just drew me in from the very first page to the last page!! I didn’t want to put it down or stop reading, it was that good. I love Whitney, Dante, Brandon, Isaiah, John, Nick, and Carson!!! They make a perfect family together. I loved all their powers from being psychic to being to an empath to storm maker to genius to strength to everything; it was all so cool! I’ve never seen a book combine so many different paranormal elements together so nicely, and still so modern day. A great co-written book by Rebecca Royce and Ripley Proserpina! I really loved this book, and I can’t wait for Thunder Rolls: The Storm #2 to come out!!!
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  • Joann
    January 1, 1970
    Sorry no spoilers will be included in my review!This book was freaking awesome!It dragged me in after I read two sentences and I could not climb out until I got to the end of the book, which by the way I can not wait until the next book because I have to know what happens to next to Whit and her men!I’ve read quite a few books by Rebecca Royce and I absolutely love her books but this is the first time that I’ve read anything by Ripley Proserpina and I gotta say I’ll definitely be reading more of Sorry no spoilers will be included in my review!This book was freaking awesome!It dragged me in after I read two sentences and I could not climb out until I got to the end of the book, which by the way I can not wait until the next book because I have to know what happens to next to Whit and her men!I’ve read quite a few books by Rebecca Royce and I absolutely love her books but this is the first time that I’ve read anything by Ripley Proserpina and I gotta say I’ll definitely be reading more of her work because I couldn’t tell who was who writing when it came to this book and that says to me she’s good. So yes I most definitely recommend this book because I thought it was absolutely amazing and I everyone should read it!
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  • Joann
    January 1, 1970
    Sorry no spoilers will be included in my review!This book was freaking awesome!It dragged me in after I read two sentences and I could not climb out until I got to the end of the book, which by the way I can not wait until the next book because I have to know what happens to next to Whit and her men!I’ve read quite a few books by Rebecca Royce and I absolutely love her books but this is the first time that I’ve read anything by Ripley Proserpina and I gotta say I’ll definitely be reading more of Sorry no spoilers will be included in my review!This book was freaking awesome!It dragged me in after I read two sentences and I could not climb out until I got to the end of the book, which by the way I can not wait until the next book because I have to know what happens to next to Whit and her men!I’ve read quite a few books by Rebecca Royce and I absolutely love her books but this is the first time that I’ve read anything by Ripley Proserpina and I gotta say I’ll definitely be reading more of her work because I couldn’t tell who was who writing when it came to this book and that says to me she’s good. So yes I most definitely recommend this book because I thought it was absolutely amazing and I everyone should read it!
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  • Patty
    January 1, 1970
    Not what I was expecting!So . . . Let me just say that with some authors, I don't read the synopsis, I just grab the book.  When two of my faves write together?  No questions asked.  Now, that said, I will tell you I don't do zombies!  I don't like them, not one bit.  Normally I would have closed the book and moved on.  This tells you how much I LOVE these two amazing ladies!  I was quite surprised by this tale and how it unfolded.  I loved the characters and how they all are different and yet c Not what I was expecting!So . . . Let me just say that with some authors, I don't read the synopsis, I just grab the book.  When two of my faves write together?  No questions asked.  Now, that said, I will tell you I don't do zombies!  I don't like them, not one bit.  Normally I would have closed the book and moved on.  This tells you how much I LOVE these two amazing ladies!  I was quite surprised by this tale and how it unfolded.  I loved the characters and how they all are different and yet came together as a unit.  This story has me intrigued and wondering how things will go in the next book.  Yes, I will read the next book.  I am curious to see what else these two will dream up next. 
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  • Jammie Bebout
    January 1, 1970
    Ok, so I’m a wee bit obsessed with this book. The plot is innovative, the writing is extraordinary, and the characters are absolutely magnetic. I was completely drawn to these characters and this story. Who knew I could feel a soul connection to a zombie? I think it’s phenomenal that this story is told from the point of view of the Infected as well as that of the living. At the heart of this zombie apocalypse is a true love story. It’s also a story of friendship and loyalty. I truly cannot recom Ok, so I’m a wee bit obsessed with this book. The plot is innovative, the writing is extraordinary, and the characters are absolutely magnetic. I was completely drawn to these characters and this story. Who knew I could feel a soul connection to a zombie? I think it’s phenomenal that this story is told from the point of view of the Infected as well as that of the living. At the heart of this zombie apocalypse is a true love story. It’s also a story of friendship and loyalty. I truly cannot recommend this book highly enough and I anxiously await the next book in this series. I was given an ARC of this book and voluntarily chose to review. All opinions are my own.
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  • Rebecca
    January 1, 1970
    Let me start off by saying I'm not really into books about zombies or having to do with zombies, BUT I really liked the take on them in this book. The romance that develops between the characters is definitely a medium/fast burn, but I really liked the personalities of the men and Whitney. I have to say already Dante and Nick stick out as my favorites. I gave this book 4/5 stars just because some of the story seemed to jump plot wise and left me feeling like I missed some of the plot. Though I w Let me start off by saying I'm not really into books about zombies or having to do with zombies, BUT I really liked the take on them in this book. The romance that develops between the characters is definitely a medium/fast burn, but I really liked the personalities of the men and Whitney. I have to say already Dante and Nick stick out as my favorites. I gave this book 4/5 stars just because some of the story seemed to jump plot wise and left me feeling like I missed some of the plot. Though I was having some issues with my copy, which I messaged them about so that could fix that particular issue. I cannot wait to see what the next book has in store!
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  • Linda Levine
    January 1, 1970
    This is a great start to a new series. I really enjoyed the storyline and the characters. Whitney has lived with a monster and has retained the ability to really care about others. She is determined to find her best friend and it leads to an adventure she never would have thought possible. I don't tend to read zombie books but this one is so much more than what you expect. It offers a storyline that keeps you guessing with lots of twists. The romance aspect is very well done and I am really look This is a great start to a new series. I really enjoyed the storyline and the characters. Whitney has lived with a monster and has retained the ability to really care about others. She is determined to find her best friend and it leads to an adventure she never would have thought possible. I don't tend to read zombie books but this one is so much more than what you expect. It offers a storyline that keeps you guessing with lots of twists. The romance aspect is very well done and I am really looking forward to reading the other books in the trilogy.I am voluntarily reviewing a copy I received.
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  • T.
    January 1, 1970
    The first thing I enjoyed about Lightning Strikes is a mature, 23 year old protagonist (I'm getting tired of high-school teens who have to save the world). The second thing I liked was the relationship with Brandon, their easy camaraderie and friendship-- the other men, as they were added to the story, all had distinct personalities and traits which made them interesting. Zombies? Not my favorite go-to genre far a romance, but the author did a stellar job of world-building, creating unlikable vi The first thing I enjoyed about Lightning Strikes is a mature, 23 year old protagonist (I'm getting tired of high-school teens who have to save the world). The second thing I liked was the relationship with Brandon, their easy camaraderie and friendship-- the other men, as they were added to the story, all had distinct personalities and traits which made them interesting. Zombies? Not my favorite go-to genre far a romance, but the author did a stellar job of world-building, creating unlikable villains, and peeling away the layers of this story like an onion. This trilogy is off to a great start, I can't wait for book 2.
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  • Beth C.
    January 1, 1970
    Crazy! Zombie RH story! Loved it! I’m not a huge zombie fan, so I wasn’t sure how I would feel about this book. But it is by two amazing authors, so I know it would have to be pretty good. And let me tell you I was very, wry pleasantly surprised. It was just great! Wonderful characters, including the zombies. There were the good guys and bad guys and a beautiful, but fast moving RH relationship between Whitney and her best friend, Brandon and his new friends, Isaiah, John, Nick, Carson, and Dant Crazy! Zombie RH story! Loved it! I’m not a huge zombie fan, so I wasn’t sure how I would feel about this book. But it is by two amazing authors, so I know it would have to be pretty good. And let me tell you I was very, wry pleasantly surprised. It was just great! Wonderful characters, including the zombies. There were the good guys and bad guys and a beautiful, but fast moving RH relationship between Whitney and her best friend, Brandon and his new friends, Isaiah, John, Nick, Carson, and Dante. Now I can’t wait to read the next book in the series! That says a lot about Rebecca Royce and Ripley Proserpina. They are amazing!
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  • Ashley Martinez
    January 1, 1970
    Zombie loveI freaking breath of fresh air in the whole end of the world zombie love thing i love this it’s literally so different this whole world they made up is so epically original. I love when authors take a popular concept and make it there own Dante has to be my favorite tho the powers totally didn’t see that coming another thing i love this book is not at all predictable i didn’t see her dad coming i definitely didn’t see the brother coming or then end seriously this was amazing read
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  • Valerie
    January 1, 1970
    Wow, another powerful book. This book will have you staying up long past your bedtime. Whitney lost her best friend in the whole rotten world to the Controlled aka zombies. She's left all along with her evil father who only wants to be the most important person in the world, or what's left of it. She receives a note that will change her life and the lives of six men forever. If you are a fan of Rebecca's you have to read this book. It will grab you and not let go. I loved it and can't wait for b Wow, another powerful book. This book will have you staying up long past your bedtime. Whitney lost her best friend in the whole rotten world to the Controlled aka zombies. She's left all along with her evil father who only wants to be the most important person in the world, or what's left of it. She receives a note that will change her life and the lives of six men forever. If you are a fan of Rebecca's you have to read this book. It will grab you and not let go. I loved it and can't wait for book two.  I voluntarily agreed to review this book. My review is my own honest opinion
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  • Shannon
    January 1, 1970
    Who knew the zombie apocalypse could be so fantastic?!? This was great. I loved how it started with action right off the bat. I love Whit and all the guys and how it they fell into place. There were many ups and downs and I really appreciated that we got so many back stories of the characters. I love both of these authors so I knew this book would be great. I’m really looking forward to more of this group and where they go from here. A great read.
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  • TipseyBookReviews
    January 1, 1970
    I’m was really excited to see that two great authors teamed up, and I was not disappointed! Proserpina and Royce have created a post-apocalyptic world. Whitney sneaks out one night after getting a note from her friend, Brandon, who she thought was killed. She ends up meeting with a group of men and has her concept of the world changed. I loved each of the guys, but really like Dante. I can’t wait to see these relationships develop as the series continues.
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  • megan
    January 1, 1970
    The best zombie apocalypse I loved this book! The twist on the zombie apocalypse was great with the idea they could be controlled versus uncontrolled. The background on how it could all happen was a great idea. Then Whit and her horde of loving zombies! The guys were great and each one has their own personality and hot qualities. Couldn't stop reading it and cannot wait to see what happens next!
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  • Kim
    January 1, 1970
    I normally don’t go for this type of a read... zombies that is. However, I am a fan of the world building that Ms. Royce gives her readers. Lighting Strikes is a great blend for Royce and Proserpina in the world where Whitney finds that not everything is what she thinks it is. But love and human determination endures, even after death? This is only the first book in the story. So I can’t wait to see where we are led on this journey.
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  • Bella Suarez-Ramirez
    January 1, 1970
    Loved this! The combination of two awesome authors. Setting in apocalyptic future where a virus spreads and convert people into zombies. I loved the love story, the adventure of what’s to come. The mystery of how they are going to try to save the world. :) You don’t want to miss reading this first book in the series and I can’t wait for the second to come back.*** received ARC for my honest review. ****
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  • SJ
    January 1, 1970
    Oh my goodness wow! What an exciting story. Heartbroken Whitney is mourning the death of her best friend Brandon, killed by the infected, but a mysterious note asking her to meet has very unexpected consequences Beautifully written and exciting throughout this is a high octane loaded with drama dystopian reverse harem read with amazing characters and a fantastic plotline, I am seriously impressed with this book and cannot wait for the next book in the trilogy!
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