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After Book 4
Traci L. Slatton
Post Apocalyptic
Parvati Press
August 24, 2015
240

In a time of apocalyptic despair, love is put to the test... Deep in the badlands of Outpost City, in the Dark Horse saloon, a poker game is being played. The stakes are life and death—for the world. What can Emma afford to lose? Will she gamble on herself, or on Arthur? Will love find a way when the apocalypse closes in? A mystical odyssey, a haunting love....

Reviews by Tina

Member of The Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team

I had a hard time getting into this story in the beginning, it was choppy but it gets better about a third through. I liked the story except for a few random parts that don’t seem to fit. Most of the secondary characters are well developed and likeable. The main character, Emma, her husband, and her lover, Arthur, are all terrible people. Her husband completely trashes her in front of their kids and Arthur is border line mentally abusive and really only cares about getting her clothes off and making sure she and every one else does what he wants, when he wants.

The children, all of them, even her own, are stronger and more level headed than Emma. I really was not a fan of Emma, who leaves her children forever for a lover. Emma comes across as weak to me, she leaves her husband and kids for her lover after the apocalypse then leaves the lover to help a girl attempt to save the world.

Theo is my favorite character, he’s so matter of fact. Sometimes it comes across as caring and other times it is just downright hilarious, the things he says.

I like Susie. She may be the typical moody teenager but she’s strong and determined. She has a one track mind but that track is solely focused on saving the planet. She’s a character to be admired. I wish Emma was more like her.

The only part of the book that I really got engrossed in is the poker game at the end. It is the only time that I actually liked Emma’s character. It’s the only time she seems to have her head on straight. She shows strength during the poker game and finally has something other than Arthur on her mind.

Overall it was a good, intriguing story but I just couldn’t get into the main character.