Rating: 4 stars out of 5
You really, really must read Kick at the Darkness first as this is the follow up book. And I am guessing (hoping?) that there will be a book three.
Fight the Tide picks up right where Kick at the Darkness leaves off. Adam and Parker are aboard a sailboat trying to survive. They have no idea where they are really going or what to do. But they want to survive. One day while Adam is on shore getting supplies, Parker is victimized by modern day pirates. Feeling like less of a man, a broken person, he puts on a brave face for Adam. When they hear a distress call, Parker absolutely does not want to help, fearing the worst. But Adam can’t leave these people with 2 children when they are sinking. And so we meet Craig, his daughter Lilly, and Abby and her so Jacob.
This installment is no longer a romantic love story, but one of survival and making your way in an unknown world. In book 1 it was Adam who was untrusting of the world. In book 2, it is Parker. That flip kept this book very interesting. Adam has a whole new “coming out” when he admits to the others that he is a werewolf.
While I really enjoyed this book, it was a bit of a hybrid of The Walking Dead and Waterworld. There were tears, gasps, sighs and oh my gods. At times I was a bit lost in the sailing jargon, but then on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen next. We still get moments of romance between Adam and Parker, but this is far from a love story.
I admit I like book 1 more, but book 2 was a necessary bridge to the story coming for us in book 3. A story I cannot wait for.
The cover is gorgeous and a perfect representation of Parker and Adam and their sailboat, seemingly alone on the open seas.
ebook, 250 pages
Published July 26th 2016 by KA Books
Series: Kick at the Darkness – add it to your Goodreads here