Twenty-one-year-old Reese Salt and her best friends like to party, flirt with boys, and stare at her super hot mysterious neighbor who keeps trying to tell her something in cryptic messages. She doesn't believe him, wanting to continue living her carefree life. But then things get weird when they're at a party and someone--or something--laces the party favors. Suddenly Reese is surrounded by hot guys in tactical gear, looking for one of her boyfriend's childhood friends, who they say isn't human.
After that night, everything changes. The safe world Reese thought she lived in isn't so safe anymore. To take her mind off it, and to apologize for being a jealous jerk, her boyfriend Wheeler takes her on what's supposed to be a romantic getaway--until his jealous tendencies turn violent and he smashes her face, knocking her out. As if things couldn't get any worse, they wake up under attack by what Reese can only describe as monsters. Only caring about his own survival, Wheeler smashes her leg, leaving her for dead. Big mistake. Something inside her awakens, and her body goes on autopilot, literally. She finds a helicopter, and instinct takes over, flying her battered body home, and leaving Wheeler to die at the mouths of the monsters.
Reese and her friends then seek out the help of her hot neighbor, who is the leader of a training program that fights the things that go bump in the night. Reese goes to the facility in search of answers, but she ends up finding so much more. Reese learns about weapons, fighting, monsters, and most of all, herself. Then there's Oliver Steele, her trainer who becomes much more. Reese is scared to open up, afraid she'll only get hurt again.
Can Reese save the world, learn to trust her heart, and find the strength to learn about who she really is? She better. Her life depends on it.
Wow. This one doesn't slow down at all. Reese is a regular college girl with a regular life. That is until the night of the party when she and her friends witness something trying to kill them and a group of fighters save them. Now the world as she knew it doesn't exist and she must face the reality that monsters are real. She goes off with her boyfriend to try to work on their relationship and get away from the weirdness but things go terribly wrong and her boyfriend is killed by monsters. She is forced to face that the monsters are real and she must face them.I have to say that Steele was my favorite character. He was just so HOT. I mean he is a butt-kicking-machine and yet has a soft side. Reese has issues and I cannot wait to see exactly what she is. Her friends were great, and her best friend is so funny! Each of her friends have a unique ability and the no fraternizing policy was a laugh! I really liked the give and take between Steele and Reese. I was a bit freeked out by the end because I want more!
It was a 5/5 for me. Occasionally the way some of the characters spoke annoyed me but the story and pace far outweighed that.
Thank you to the author for the review copy of this book. I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.