Title: Shelf Life
Author: Stephanie Lawton
Genre: Contemporary New Adult
Publication date: December 3, 2013
*Mature situations and sexual content - recommended for ages 17+*
It’s impossible to focus on college biology when your family believes doomsday is imminent and the government is out to get you.
All Pete Wilson’s ever wanted is to become a veterinarian, but those dreams are going up in flames. Commuting to an urban college and helping his parents with their apocalyptic prepper crap is more than he can handle.
Worse, Pete’s asshole neighbor is stirring up trouble, his family’s stockpile has been destroyed and farm animals are turning up dead.
Lindsey Linger is the tomboy sister of his best friend. Now a sexy spitfire, she and Pete are liable to set the barn ablaze as their romance finally heats up. But she’s hiding a terrible secret, and rural life isn’t all bonfires and hayloft romps. That becomes clear one icy winter night when the survival of everyone Pete loves hangs in the balance.
Can Pete be the hero they need, or will this be the end of the world as he knows it?
5 of 5 Shelf Life
Shelf Life is one of those books that catches you by surprise. You think you know what you are going to read and then WHAM it is totally something different. I have to say that I started reading this book and could not do anything else until I finished the book. This is one of those books that leaves you wondering about the end times and what is going to happen and if we are really prepared for that day to come.
Pete is just trying to live life and help his family out. He is buying his time until he goes to college. His family is on this thing about preparing for doomsday and making sure everything is all set for the end days where they can survive. But things are not always what they seem and things start to go awry and Pete gets help from his neighbors sister Lindsey.
The two of them start this friendship that turns into so much more because things start to happen and the only person there for him is Lindsey. Can the two of them survive what is going on or will they end up caught up in the mess?
This book had me thinking about some crazy things and I kept thinking to myself how prepared are people for the end? Will they have enough food to survive or drink, how will they provide for their families and what do you really need to pack away and save for such a disaster if it ever comes? Stephanie thanks for this great read that had me on the edge of my seat the entire time wondering what Pete was going to do!
Always a misfit, Stephanie Lawton writes twisted romance that tugs the heart strings then punches you in the gut.
She has a tendency to psychoanalyze people, which comes in handy when creating character profiles. She has a fascination with teacher-student relationships, bullies, psychics, doomsday preppers and larger-than-life characters.
Making readers squirm is her greatest pleasure.
Proceed with caution.
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