The plague, or the Severny Virus, is freaking scary and not farfetched, at all! Ice cores hold all sorts of germs and dormant stuff. Who’s to say it won’t happen? The fact that this plague is believable makes the story that much better. Lee is a farmer whose family is almost wiped out by the virus. He’s trying to hold on to his farm and survive long enough to find out if his sister is alive. I liked Lee at first but talking about killing dogs just because they’re hungry makes me extremely angry. So much so that I nearly stopped reading the book. It’s just not necessary to put that stuff in a romance book. Anyway, his sister returns home with a handsome army guy named Nate. Lee’s sister is surprisingly unemotional. She finds out her parents die and then introduces Nate. Then Lee’s talking about the guest room being messy. A lot of their reactions seemed odd like that. Lee and Nate have a great push and pull to their romance as the story moves on and I enjoyed that. They are sweet and then sexy.
There is a lot of potential here. I’m looking forward to reading more from this author.