After losing his best friend in a meteor storm that wiped out entire cities, Brady Dane finds himself alone and scared, simply trying to make it from one day to the next. Surrounded by chaos, desperation, and death, he turns his compass toward Georgia and the refuge rumored to be established in the military base there. Forming emotional attachments will only make him vulnerable, so he keeps himself guarded, choosing to travel alone, but that all changes when he crosses paths with a stranger on a lonely stretch of highway.
Anthony Grimel—Grim to his friends—is having a really bad day. Collapsing on the side of the road after being robbed and beaten by a band of raiders, he’s ready to give up. He never expected to be saved by an angel with golden hair and a smile to rival the sun. Finding purpose once again in being Brady’s guardian, his protector, Grim vows to get his new companion safely to the refuge, but he never expected to lose his heart in the process.
Love isn’t always easy, though, a fact Brady quickly discovers. Wading through a new, complicated relationship is hard enough, but now, he’s not sure who to trust—who is friend and who is foe. One hard truth becomes glaringly obvious not long after his arrival. Within these walls, there is no life or death, there is only survival.
Zayne Michaels’ book The Beginning of The End ( Welcome to Purgatory) was set as a meteor shower destroys the earth. With the end of society as we know it, those few survivors gather together in a military base in Georgia.
As two souls meet on a lonely road after the collapse of society, a bond is formed, as the two men, Brady and Grim make their way toward a safe haven, Purgatory. When just staying alive is all you have time to do the two survivors’ work their way toward what they hope is a safe place and the sparks fly between them. While falling for each other and trying to stay ahead of the night-crawlers, they find their reason for living in this new world.
The sex is hot and passion-filled but fits the story and is placed to add to it, not taking away from the journey itself . A well rounded tale of destruction and rebirth.
I found the apoplectic story though sad and brutal at time not without hope and love as well. A most entrancing read from beginning to end. Just one of those books you just can't put down until you finished it. Zayne Michaels keeps your attention though the whole story while making you feel a part of it.
Sexy & Sizzling
A four and a half handcuff review