The Line Between Obsession and Love has Disappeared
The world has changed. Any rules that might’ve been in place before the Scorpius bacterium ripped through civilization and decreased its population are no longer in place. Obsession and survival are the new reality. So, Marcus Knight, after a hellish time in captivity that stole most of his memory and all of his soul, has one focus, and that’s keeping Dr. Penelope Kim safe in the aftermath. She’d risked her life to save him once, and she’s all that matters. For months, he’s kept his distance, protecting her from afar, because he knows that one touch—one sigh—one kiss—from her will never be enough.
Passion is a Dangerous and Deadly Temptation
Penny Kim is one of the few doctors still living, and she alone holds the key to ensuring the human race continues. Several of her friends are pregnant, and the clock is ticking down on their survival. Her days are filled with experiments and hope, while her nights are consumed with visions and dreams of the hard-bodied and powerful soldier who’s made her safety his one and only mission. She should be wary of him; she should be terrified of him. Yet all she feels is an unreal craving for his touch that gets stronger every day. Life is short, and she’s unwilling to wait, unaware of the danger already hunting them both. Some risks are worth it, even in this new and dangerous world.
“Thrilling, post-apocalyptic romance at its dark, sizzling best!” --New York Times bestselling author Lara Adrian
Knight Awakening by Rebecca Zanetti
Knight Awakening by Rebecca Zanetti
6th and last book of the Scorpius Syndrome series. Best read as part of the series in order. Futuristic post apocalyptic romantic suspense. Contemporary times.
A virus has killed 95% of the world population. No cure. No live births since the pandemic. No electricity.
Written a few years before the current 2020 environment.
Marcus Knight was tortured extensively under orders of the President. The plan to create invincible soldiers. Now that Marcus been rescued and reunited with his brother Jax, they are determined to save their women and the group of survivors they’ve teamed with and collected. The President is searching for Lynne Harmony and will destroy anyone to make her his possession.
Doctor Penelope Kim is horrified when she’s bought the into the bunker and told to stitch up the profusely bleeding Marcus. What was down to him to cause all those wounds and scars? She promises to save him and while he doesn’t have any hope, he can’t help listening to her and becoming protective.
Marcus is very much the silent hero. I love his vulnerability and strength. His inability to understand nuance is sad but adorable. And the way all the men panic when a woman cries is charming.
Non stop gripping suspense with deep relationship building.
Wonderful conclusion to this series. Loved the world building and relationships.
Chapter headings as journal entries are my some of my favorite parts of this series.
Excerpts from this book specifically:
“It’s time to consolidate this country under my leadership, even if I have to blow most of it up first. President Bret Atherton”
“When I get tipsy, I think of Marcus. Well, I think about him when I’m not tipsy, too. Dr. Penelope Kim, Journal.”
“I’m not keeping a journal. Marcus Knight.”
“I hate my dreams. This is still not a journal. Marcus Knight, Still not a Journal.”
“How can a woman who drives me absolutely crazy also provide me with peace? Marcus Knight, Not a Journal, da..it.”
“I like Penny. Marcus Knight, Still not a Journal.
“The shrink has insisted I keep a journal, so I’m keeping this one since I don’t want to make her mad. I like that I’m not the craziest person in the room when I work with her. Marcus Knight, I guess this is a Journal.”
Excerpts from Knight Awakened by Rebecca Zanetti.
Sad to see this end
The last book in the Scorpius series and it didn’t disappoint! Loved Marcus and Penny — individually, together, and their growth with the other characters from the series. Possibly my favorite because it also features an Asian heroine!