Storm Gathering (Scorpius Syndrome) – book review

Storm Gathering
by Rebecca Zanetti
Release Date: September 19, 2017
Publisher:  Raz Ink LLC
Book #4 in the Scorpius Syndrome series
Number of pages:  345
Source: MelCat
Romantic Suspense/Paranormal
Ages 17 and up
CW: violence
Even before surviving the Scorpius bacterium, Greyson Storm was a lone wolf navigating minefields. As a kid, he learned to take a hit and find safety. As an adult, he joined the military and quickly learned how to protect and defend. When the world ended, he created a mercenary camp with military precision, no entanglements, and a promise to avenge a fallen friend. As part of that vow, he kidnapped Maureen Shadow, but now that he has let her go, her blue eyes and intriguing mind keep haunting him…

As possibly the only Biotechnology Engineer still living, Maureen Shadow might be humanity’s one hope to survive the aftermath of Scorpius, making her frighteningly valuable to both allies and enemies. Even after sexual tension explodes between her and Greyson, she’s not sure which camp he belongs to—friend or foe? Worse yet, survival may mean thwarting his prime mission, putting her in even more peril. When danger and seduction collide, there is no safety in this new world.

We all saw this coming, right? The heat between Maureen and Greyson in the last two books of this series was undeniable. I loved learning about how Maureen came to be in Greyson’s camp and what had happened between the two before we met them in Shadow Falling.

As much as I’ve been loving Greyson’s best friend and right-hand man, Damon, this book cemented him as the hero he has always been. I feel as though Damon is the stand in for the reader. Every time I felt Greyson was going a step too far, or holding back too much information, Damon would call him out. This review isn’t about Damon, but I cannot help but express how much I’m looking forward to his story.

Because of their status as “enemies”, the story of Maureen and Greyson plays out a bit differently than the others. Not that the other couples were exactly best friends before they built their relationships, but they also weren’t on opposing sides. Yet, as Maureen can’t help but think, they wouldn’t be enemies if they would just form an alliance. These two factions would work well together and supplement things the other needs quite well. If only the bull-headed men would get out of their own way.

When Moe and Grey were on the page together, they were fire. Their yearning for one another was obvious when they weren’t together. I would have liked to see them together a bit more often though. Of course, there reasons they were separated throughout the story made sense. This isn’t a small-town romance. This is a dystopian world that is constantly changing and on the move. But I still missed seeing them in the same place at the same time.

I feel a lot came to light and happened in this story outside of the romance and now I’m even more eager to read more. This series is intense, but it’s also rewarding to watch this group of survivors learn to trust and live again.

3.5 stars

About Cheri

I'm the mom of two boys and wife to my high school sweetheart. Our oldest, Josh, is living at home while working and paying off student loans. Our youngest, Griffin recently left his active duty Army job and is now National Guard here at home. He moved back to Michigan with his wife Kirsten and our beautiful granddaughter Hazel. I work part time and try to fit as much reading into my life as possible.
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