When “normal” ends, survival begins…
Blue Michaels doesn’t know who to trust. She wakes in her sleepy little town to discover everyone is dead—well, almost everyone. U.S. Army Specialist Seth Campbell is alive, and a handful of her friends survived. But they’re different—each of them has powers they didn’t have when they went to bed.
Oh, and someone wants them dead.
It’s going to take all of their gifts if they are going to survive until they can figure out what to do. Blue wants to believe Seth has their best interests at heart. That he really does want to take care of them and get them to safety. God knows she can’t stop thinking about him.
But, can she trust him with their lives…and her heart?
Every self-preserving instinct she possessed told her to step back. That this was incredibly dangerous territory.
She ignored them all.
“You wouldn’t have left us.” She shook her head. “Maybe you thought about it, but it isn’t in you. I trust you.”
“Well, I don’t trust myself.” She didn’t understand what he meant, but as his hands cradled her elbows, and then slid around her back to press against her spine, she didn’t overthink. He didn’t push, only held her.
“Then you’re an idiot.” She took the last step into his arms, curling her hand up to his neck to coax him down to her.
Turned out he didn’t need much coaxing.
Their mouths met, him hunched over her, her on tiptoes in her Converse sneakers and Hello Kitty T-shirt. The kiss happened next to a graffiti-ridden payphone and a wooden bench with Shandra and Darnell’s love note on it.
She couldn’t think of a better spot.
Award-winning author and RITA® finalist Marnee Blake used to teach high school students but these days she only has to wrangle her own children. Originally from a small town in Western Pennsylvania, she now battles traffic in southern New Jersey where she lives with her hero husband and their happily-ever-after: two very energetic boys. When she isn’t writing, she can be found refereeing disputes between her children, cooking up something sweet, or hiding from encroaching dust bunnies with a book.