The Cabin - B Ripley

Survival and companionship is all that matters in a zombie apocalypse. Jesse and Kemp are thrown together as they try and stay alive and they may be better together than apart. Separation and sacrifice build a deep connection between two men in The Cabin, a thriller from B. Ripley.

From the blurb:

An MM Zombie Apocalypse Romance

Running for my life from a zombie horde is one thing but doing it with Jesse Winters at my side is a different beast.
I have wanted him since the first moment he walked into the club I work at but I’ve never let him know. I’m the conquest Jesse hasn’t achieved, the man he really wants to take home at the end of the night, but I’m also the only one who ever seems to say no to him. He's gorgeous and enticing, but I have my reasons for declining the offers he makes night after night.
That doesn't mean I want him to die, though.
When the club explodes into a frenzied, feral zombie massacre, I do the only thing that comes to me in the moment: I grab Jesse and I run. We flee through the night for the cabin his family owns, battling zombies at every stop along the way, but I won’t be staying long when we arrive there. My growing desire to linger by his side where it’s safe is warring with the need to make sure my sister is still alive.
I’m not sure I should be leaving, not when we’re just starting something that feels real, but I know I can’t stay.
All I can do is promise Jesse that I’ll come back for him, no matter how long it takes.
No matter the danger lurking in the darkness.
No matter the horrors I’m made to endure.
No matter if it means I’ll have to leave him again to save his life.
I’ll always come back for him no matter what.

(content warnings: horror elements including graphic gore and violence, descriptions of medical experimentation)

The Cabin is a part of the Final Days MM romance multiauthor series. Each apocalyptic book can be read as a standalone, but there are more thrilling zombie tales to enjoy, so why not grab them all?!

SNik's Review:

Part of a multi-author series (Final Days) but all are standalone stories. Apocalyptic adventure. Hurt/comfort. Dual POV. 

The dance club is where nurse Jesse goes to relieve his stress, and trying to tempt bartender Kemp to be his next conquest is going per usual, with Kemp saying no. But suddenly there are zombies everywhere and Jesse and Kemp are on the run for their lives and hope that Jesse’s isolated cabin will be able to keep them safe. 

This was a horror filled, tense, fast paced story which filled me with anxiety and I was unable to put the book down. The short amount of time Jesse and Kemp spend together is intense and feelings are quick to build. The hope that they can have something more is overshadowed by the constant desperation to stay alive, their separation is keenly felt even though Kemp’s motivations are genuine, and both men cling to the thoughts and feelings that they are better together than apart. 

An entertaining read full of danger and fear with glimpses into an optimism that Jesse and Kemp can survive together and build their own kind of happiness in a broken landscape.

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Janet's Review:

The Cabin is the first book in a multi-author series called Zombie Apocalypse. 

Sooo freakin good. Jesse is a nurse and likes to get busy on the weekends when he’s not working to destress. Kemp is a bartender at the club that Jesse like to visit. 

When a virus breaks out and zombies attack, Jesse and Kemp are running for their lives. They go to Jess’s family cabin, but Kemp feels he needs to go looking for his sister and he leaves. A year later and Kemp comes back. 

This was a fun read, sweet and steamy in places and full of action in graphic detail, sooo good. 

Overall, a fantastic read! The story was really well written, the pacing flowed smoothly, highly recommended.

Rating: 5 Stars

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