November 22, 2013

LOVE AND DECAY: Hendrix's POV #1 {Boy Meets Girl} by Rachel Higginson

Title: Love & Decay: Boy Meets Girl

Author: Rachel Higginson

Source: ebook FREE at Smashwords

The Zombie Apocalypse couldn’t be more boring.

For the last two years Hendrix Parker’s life rotated in a constant routine of fighting Zombies, finding a place to spend the night and keeping his family safe. While all those things were admirable pursuits, they had begun to blur together in monotonous gray lines and a haze inducing fog.

He had let the world he lived in turn him into as much of a Zombie as the creatures he fought day in and day out.

Until his perfectly tedious world is thrown into upheaval with the arrival of two girls shopping for eyeliner.

Reagan Willow and Haley Gable tumble into the Parker’s lives with helpless charm and sarcastic cynicism and the boys can’t help but feel the strong need to protect them.

Especially Hendrix, who can’t ignore the irresistible pull Reagan has on him. She’s everything he never thought he would find, and the shot of life that digs him out of the corpse-like stupor he’s fallen into.

She might not feel the same way, but that won’t deter Hendrix from pursuing her. Maybe there’s nothing more than friendship between them, but their futures are now entwined, one way or the other. Hendrix has enlisted his brothers and young sister into joining Reagan’s journey south because he refuses to let the most beautiful thing at the end of the world out of his life.

Just as long as they can escape the Zombie horde alive first.

Love and Decay, Boy Meets Girl, is the first episode in the Love and Decay, Novella Series told from Hendrix’s point of View; and a Dystopian Romance about Zombies, the end of the world and finding someone to share it with.

This story takes place over multiple episodes, with a release date every two weeks. Approximately 20,000 words.

My take...
Until an hour ago, I hadn’t realized what a state of undead I’d fallen into. Sure, I fought daily to kill real Zombies; but somewhere along the way I’d become one myself.

Ever since the first episode of LOVE AND DECAY, I have always wondered what Hendrix's thoughts of Reagan was. To me he came off cold and insensitive when I read that scene of them actually meeting for the very first time. But now I understand that wasn't it at all. From the moment he lays eyes on her, he is overcome by her beauty and her fierceness. Reagan awakens something in him that has been dead for nearly two years.

We had already experienced more loss than we ever should have.
And I would never go through that again- I would never give up those I loved to this world and the evil creatures that haunted it again.

Hendrix has always made his family priority one. No one will come between them and tear their family apart anymore than what has already been done. He will protect them at all cost. You gotta give it to him...the guy is devoted and dedicated to taking care of them at such a young age. Not many would do what he has done. A lot would have jumped ship along time ago. I can only imagine the stress he is under.

Incredible story and a perfect addition to the series. I could definitely get used to more of Hendrix's POV. But really, who wouldn't want more Hendrix? Higginson, thank you once again for proving what an amazing author you are and giving us all this quick insight into Hendrix's head. I love him and I am thankful every time you publish one of these bad boys. Much love!

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