Friday, December 16, 2022

Book Review: Juniper Rise by Anne Lucy-Shanley

Title: Juniper Rise
Series: Mayfly Hollow (Book Two)
Author: Anne Lucy-Shanley
Genre: Romance; Zombies
Publication Date: April 4th, 2022

In a harsh world where everything of beauty has been destroyed… isn't love worth fighting for?

Sofia Spenser, plus-size social media influencer with a popular online blog, has it all—a loving family, lots of admirers, and privilege that only money can buy. But when the Z virus snatches away everything she’s ever known in the blink of an eye, Sofia finds herself hopeless and alone. Yearning for an escape from her desolation, she prays for people. Community. A place to belong. Safety.

Then charismatic nomad Ben Cassidy and his ragtag band of followers show up, an antidote to Sofia’s soul-crushing loneliness, and a buffer against the looming threat of the ever-present Zs.

The group is heaven-sent, although dynamics are at play that Sofia doesn’t understand. Still, there are worse things than holing up with hot-as-sin former defense attorney Ben—even during Armageddon, a girl has needs. When he proposes the unexpected, Sofia knows her heart already belongs to him, and she’s determined to give him her body too, all else be damned. Juniper Rise has the potential to change her life—it’s a chance at a real future—but will it be a future with Ben?


*I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.*

I excited to read this as I enjoyed the first book, unfortunately I just didn't enjoy it as much.
This was mostly due to Sofia. I don't know why but I just didn't like her. I adored Kate from the last
book, but I just couldn't connect with Sofia. I think the plot to this one was more interesting and I really
liked Ben, and the scenes between him and Sofia were hot, but my dislike for Sofia really prevented me from getting invested in their romance. I honestly can't pinpoint why I don't like her. She's strong, but vulnerable, she's resilient as well, but I just couldn’t. I did, however, really like Lark. I saw that the next book in the Series is about her and I am so excited.
overall, not my favorite in the Series

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