Strays by Elizabeth Noble

Title: Strays

Author: Elizabeth Noble

Genre: Futuristic /Science Fiction/Post Apocalypse

Length: Novella (96pgs)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (7th September 2011)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥♥4Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: Kyle Anderson grew up with the lie that he was one of the last humans born. Then Kyle’s quiet, lonely life as a research assistant and student is shattered when he discovers the government has been lying to the world for more than twenty years. Now on the run from authorities who would kill for his silence, Kyle is taken in by Daniel Shanks, a member of a militia group dedicated to discovering the truth.

Daniel has seen death and violence in this new, radically changed society, and the closer he gets to Kyle, the harder his fears ride him. They will need to stop listening to the lies told by the government and start facing the lies they’ve been telling themselves, because the only place strays like them may be safe in this uncertain world is in each other’s hearts.

Review: Kyle has escaped from the government who decided that he saw something that he shouldn’t have and has made plans for him to disappear…forever. Daniel is a member of the militia and takes Kyle in to help him out. They both feel an attraction to the other but Daniel is wary of getting too close.   He knows just how quickly friends can die in the militia.   Kyle is still trying to overcome the horror of being kidnapped by his own government to embark on a relationship.

As these two work, together their feelings for each other become more pronounced.   Just as they have acted on those feelings a disaster strikes the militia and Daniel flees as he realizes that he is in danger of being hurt emotionally if anything happened to Kyle.

I thought this book had a very good story line with solid characters, the development of their relationship wasn’t rushed and they were interesting characters who meshed quite well. The story itself seemed a little choppy at first but smoothed out beautifully and the subject of it being a post plague setting where the government was lying to the world was great and made for interesting reading.

I enjoyed this book so what would I recommend… well if you like futuristic/post apocalypse, hot sex and a good story line…what are you waiting for…an engraved invitation?