Title: Praying for Rain
Author: B.B. Easton
Publication Date: April 11, 2019
Genre: Dystopian Romantic Suspense
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
“None of this matters, and we’re all going to die.”
With only three days left until the predicted apocalypse, the small town of Franklin Springs, Georgia, has become a wasteland of abandoned cars, abandoned homes, abandoned businesses, and abandoned people. People like Rainbow Williams.
Rain isn’t afraid of dying. In fact, she’s looking forward to it. If she can just outrun her pain until April 23, she’ll never have to feel it at all.
“Supplies. Shelter. Self-defense.”
Wes Parker has survived every horrible thing this life has thrown at him with nothing more than his resourcefulness and disarming good looks. Why should the end of the world be any different? All he needs are some basic supplies, shelter, and a sucker willing to help him out, which is exactly what he finds when he returns to his hometown of Franklin Springs.
As society crumbles, dangers mount, and secrets refuse to stay buried, two lost souls are thrust together in a twist of fate—one who will do anything to survive and one who can’t wait to die.
Perhaps, together, they can learn how to live.
Before their time runs out.
3.5 Star Review
Let me start off by saying I love this author and devoured her previous books, but this one was not my favorite. I LOVE insta-love reads, they are totally my jam so I’m not sure what happened here. I just can’t put my finger on what it was about this one that didn’t work for me.
I was completely intrigued by the apocalyptic storyline and the four horseman aspect was a trip to wrap my head around. This book took place over a three day span, so in my opinion the insta-love totally worked. What I struggled with I think in part, was the level of immaturity of Rain, although I was starting to warm a little to her towards the end.
Which brings us to the ending. I was not completely sold on the characters in the beginning, but they grew on me as the book progressed. And while this book wasn’t completely my jam, the big OMG moment at the end was enough for me to 1-click the next book.
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