Review-Broken World by Kate L.Mary

When a deadly virus sweeps the country, Vivian Thomas sets out for California in hopes of seeing the daughter she gave up for adoption. Then her car breaks down and she’s faced with a choice. Give up, or accept a ride from redneck brothers, Angus and Axl. Vivian knows the offer has more to do with her double D’s than kindness, but she’s prepared to do whatever it takes to reach her daughter.

The virus is spreading, and by the time the group makes it to California, most of the population has been wiped out. When the dead start coming back, Vivian and the others realize that no electricity or running water are the least of their concerns. Now Vivian has to figure out how to be a mother under the most frightening circumstances, cope with Angus’s aggressive mood swings, and sort out her growing attraction to his brooding younger brother, Axl.
While searching for a safe place to go, they pick up a pompous billionaire who may be the answer to all their problems. Trusting him means going into the middle of the Mojave Desert and possibly risking their lives, but with the streets overrun and nowhere else to turn, it seems he might be their only chance for survival. 

 Kate L. Mary is a stay-at-home mother of four and an Air Force wife. She spent most of her life in a small town just north of Dayton, Ohio where she and her husband met at the age of twelve. Since their marriage in 2002, they have lived in Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, and California.

Kate’s love of books and writing has helped her survive countless husbandless nights. She enjoys any post-apocalyptic story – especially if zombies are involved – as long as there is a romantic twist to give the story hope. Kate prefers nerdy, non-traditional heroes that can make you laugh to hunky pieces of man-meat, and her love of wine and chocolate is legendary among her friends and family. She currently resides in Oklahoma with her husband and children.

Broken World by Kate L. Mary was so different than what I thought it would be. I do not usually read books that have anything to do with zombies. This is not a graphic book about zombies eating people (much, just a few scenes), it is more of how a group of people try to work together to survive zombies taking over. What would you do if the country was going on lockdown due to zombies? Would stay home and hide, or would travel cross country to try and be with loved ones? To Vivian, the choice is clear. She is going to find the little girl that she gave up for adoption, or die trying. Things start to get interesting when her car breaks down. Her new traveling partners are shady at best. They do, however, have just about everything you need for survival. They pick up more travelers as they work their way west. Can I just say “Man, oh man, I cannot wait for the next book to come out”! This was not a deeply romantic book. Feelings do start develop, but no graphics. It is about prejudices being put aside (sorta) while people work to stay alive. It shows that you do not have to like someone to be able to work with them. I give this book a 5 star rating because this book was exactly what it needed to be. What is that you say? It is a book that will have you quickly turning the pages to see what is going to happen next. It will have you gasping and hoping that the characters make it through. Do not be surprised to find yourself wanting to smack a couple of the characters.  

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