Author: Z. Allora
Publisher: Rocky Ridge
Cover Artist: P.L. Nunn
Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 03/15/2016
Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)
Genre: BDSM, Gay Romance, Paranormal
Forget undead corpses searching for brains. These zombies crave a different kind of head that keeps them young forever. Club Zombie offers safe haven, providing sexy ways to extract what they need from patrons, and the opportunity to find their destined mate.
Alex Waterman is ashamed of his “vile, unnatural desires” and lives a in a desolate world of loneliness and suffering until discovering… it’s not his life. Suddenly he’s swept away to a place where his desires aren’t evil, they’re a mark of the dominant he’s born to be, and appreciative stares and aggressive flirting replace fear and self-loathing. But one night stands aren’t on the menu: Alex seeks “the one” to complete the missing piece of his soul.
Boy-next-door Ulrich calls to Alex, as does the gorgeous but self-destructive Cutter, and an element of irresistible danger clings to bad boy Storm. How can Alex decide between three tempting possibilities?
Maybe he should keep them all…
Zombies Suck is the second installment in the Club Zombies series. This is the second edition of this novel but I am not sure what, if anything, was changed from the first edition other than the cover (which is lovely, by the way). It takes place a few years after Zombies ahead. Caroline reviewed the first edition here and gave it 4.5 Stars.
Unfortunately I found this book lost some of the light heartedness of the first book. Our characters are much more damaged and their backgrounds and descriptions of abuse were really hard to read at times.
While I liked the idea of a foursome, and I could see how this one worked as far as personalities meshing, getting there seemed to take forever and felt cumbersome. Many of the intimate scenes in the first half of the book existed in dreams and fantasies rather than in person and those in person were as pairs. When they finally all got together though, it was hot. There is lots of kink with a BDSM flavour as well as a milking machine(!) that made things interesting on that front.
I did like Alex and seeing him heal from his trauma. He was my favourite of the four. Uli was sweet and I wanted him happy. I wanted Cutter to stop hurting and Storm… well he just seemed to be there. I didn’t really feel like we got to know him well.
One other note, there were a few editing errors: letters missing from words and the wrong words being used, like “obliviously” instead of “obviously”, which took me out of the story.
However, it was still an entertaining story and I am waiting to see if the other zombies looking for mates get theirs! If you are looking for damaged boys finding love with kink, this definitely has that!
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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