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Love and Decay, Episode Five (Love and Decay 1 #5)

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Zombies- as if that wasn’t enough to ruin any girl’s dream of a happily ever after.

Morning has come to the lonely farmhouse where Reagan, Haley and the Parkers set up camp and watched as Page came down with strep throat. Hendrix and Nelson haven’t returned from their medicine run. Page is still very sick and the “contingency plan” hangs in the air.

Determined to save the b
Published September 8th 2013 (first published September 5th 2013)
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Natalie Roz
Jul 27, 2015 Natalie Roz rated it it was amazing
Now this is action at it's finest!

The author made an easy flow of story that made me picture it in my head like I'm watching a movie.

Pros: The addition is pretty exciting! I have this feeling that I'm gonna love-hate Tyler. I already like Miller by the way.

Cons: I think it's too early for Reagan to choose between the Parkers. It's like the author's pacing it up and it doesn't really match the time needed to fall for someone you only knew for a month.
Sarah's Book Blog
Oct 13, 2013 Sarah's Book Blog rated it it was amazing

This is a spoiler free review on Love & Decay Episodes 1-7

(Giveaway at the end of the review...Giveaway if for the entire first season of Love & Decay, some are not yet released but will be sent to the winner upon release.)

This has been such a great, fun, and exciting read. I am a huge fan of zombies. Have been for as long as I can remember. Now, it is so easy to get your zombie fix so easy...we have The Walking Dead, the millions of movies out there, from World War Z, Zombieland and the
Cassandra Mello
Sep 08, 2013 Cassandra Mello rated it it was amazing
Oh gosh, I love these so fiercely! Another killer episode, Reagan is in fine form for this one (love her POV) taking on the "contingency plan" with Vaughan, going after Hendrix and Nelson. I'll let her have the female Rambo title too, she is pretty badass.
I love her honesty and optimism in all of the situations they come up against in this one, she never makes her personality take a backseat to her survival odds and its always a riot haha
Beautiful writing as always, I have no idea how the auth
Sep 10, 2013 Kelly rated it it was amazing
ARC review:

Leave it to Rachel to pick up right where she left off, never missing a beat. The girls have gotten little to no sleep as Page is very sick and the dashing Hendrix and Nelson have set off in the night to follow a boy who promises to give them lifesaving medicine en in return for rescuing him and his family from a chilling settlement. Despite promises of a quick and safe return to the farm house, the guys have yet to come back by early morning. Vaughn has decided to go find his brother
Mandy (I Read Indie) Anderson
Hendrix and Nelson took off the night before to go in search of meds for Page, with a kid they just met. They didn't make it back, so the little punk could have very well set them up. So now it is up to Vaughan and Reagan to go and bring them back.

While out looking for them, Vaughan informs Reagan that he has feelings for her. But Reagan wants to make it absolutely clear that she isn't sure who she wants to be with: Hendrix, Vaughan, or no body at all. It is the end of the world and love is the
Sep 13, 2013 Caylie rated it it was amazing
**I received this as an ARC from Rachel in exchange for an honest review.**

I don't know why, but I was skeptical of this book.
I obviously knew it was going to be great - because all the books so far in the season have been amazing... but for whatever reason, I was seeing all these reviews about how everyone LOVED the book, and all I could think was, "Is it really that amazing??"

Psht... Who am I kidding?!? Of course it was that amazing! Plus some!

Not only does Reagan FINALLY figure out which Park
*I received an ARC of this book in return for an honest review*

And we are back to Reagan's POV! I loved Haley's POV in the last episode, but it was nice to get back to Reagan.

In this episode we pick up right from that cliffhanger ending of last episode where Nelson and Hendrix leave in the night to go find medicine for Paige. The two boys have been gone all night and the group is getting worried. So what does my fabulous Reagan decide to do about it? You all know Reagan. She is not the kind of
Lenore Kosinski
Sep 28, 2015 Lenore Kosinski rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle, bundle, arc
AHHHHH!!!! OK, that was so good! Seriously, I was on the edge of my seat for most of it. I loved the little bits of interaction we got between Reagan and to see a bit more into each of their personalities, and they got to clear some air. It was kind of a weird episode in that it was basically Reagan I definitely missed Haley and the Parkers, but I LOVED the plot movement, and yet another glimpse of bad bad humanity in the apocalypse that this offered.... I seriously ...more
Shannon Deberry
Sep 10, 2013 Shannon Deberry rated it it was amazing

Couldn't turn the pages fast enough!!!,
I really loved this episode, I finished it pretty quick because I just couldn't put it down. I was glad to have Regan back in the spot light. I have agonized over who I wish she would fall for, and this episode spoke highly of her feelings for Hendrix. I guess having your life and choices even in the middle of the zombie apocolypse taken away from you, will show you who your heart really belongs too. I was happy with the interaction she had with Vaughan a
Cheer Papworth
Oct 13, 2013 Cheer Papworth rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, zombies, ya, novella
4.5 Stars! The best novella of the Love and Decay series so far. Episode five is back to Reagan's POV and I'm finding her voice is full of a maturity that was weak in the first few episodes, but I recognise this change as growth from overcoming so many trials. This reads true to me...gone is the pretentious, rangy teenager. Instead I see Reagan's reflections on free will and humanity as a huge jump in wisdom. I'm now invested invested in the story and not just the plot.

But as for the plot, Higg
Jan 30, 2014 Jordon rated it liked it
For some reason it took me a long time to read this novella. I just seemed to get bored right at the beginning and didn't really care where it was going, I'm not sure what happened but I can't tell if it was because of my mood or because of the novella. I do feel like the story has slowed down a lot so not much is happening now, the bigger story kind of feels lost, each novella is a story about each event that happens and that's fine but it feels like the story isn't really progressing and the ...more
Sep 09, 2013 Theresa rated it really liked it
This was the best installment yet of this action packed serial. Regan and Vaughn put their contingency plan into action and head off to locate Hendrix and Nelson. There's no beating around the bush for Regan when Haley informs her that she needs to choose between the boys and Vaughn pretty much does the same. I loved the look into the new "civilized" society that had grown from the destroyed world and I really loved Regan's reactions to it. She continues to be a strong and opinionated girl while ...more
Jan 17, 2014 Melissa rated it liked it
I am a huge Rachel higginson fan. I love this series. Now that I have said that I have to write my first review that is not as loving. This episode was definitely a page turner just like all the other books and episodes. However not only do I love Rachel I also frequently watch the walking dead and in this episode it felt very similar to Woodbury and the governor. I am not sure if this was intentional or not. As original as Rachel's work is I was very surprised. If know one else felt that way ...more
Rebecca Rakes
Jul 23, 2014 Rebecca Rakes rated it liked it
Shelves: love-and-decay
I love this series but I have to say this episode was my least favorite so far. I can't say exact why but it just sort of dragged and seemed a bit too far fetched. The fact that Reagen keeps coming across the most gentlemanly men in the apololypse is a bit far fetched. Kane is basically second in charge yet he wants her to feel comfortable and will wait for her and not touch her? Eh, a man used to that much unquestioned power...seems unlikely. Still the series is amazing and I am already on the ...more
Mar 10, 2014 Kitlina rated it it was amazing
WHEW What a relief!
Seriously this episode had me so anxious that I could have died of a heart attack or an aneurism. This series is bad for me, seriously.
And now that I've met Kane, I'm not impressed. He's so brainwashed he cannot discern his socks colors. I don't think he's future husband material for our free spirited Reagan here. And Hendrix, OMG I want a piece of him. I hope Reagan doesn't develop Stockholm Syndrome after being held captive 24hrs.
And on to the next!
Oct 01, 2015 Karla rated it it was amazing
Have to read this zombie series it's epic. I ignored the call of Spain's sea and sand to read this brilliant series. Kindle one click made me read the entire series while on holidays in Spain. An epic adventure filled with lust,love, blood, kisses, zombies, action, suspense, intrigue, fear and resilience.
Oct 29, 2013 Sara rated it it was amazing
Shelves: got-in-2013, nook, zombies
Wow. This is my favorite so far. During a rescue attempt the tables were turned and Reagan found herself almost in the arms of a hot lunatic. I love when bad boys are brought in to stir things up. No worries, though. I am still all about Hendrix.

Sep 29, 2013 Krista rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013
Seriously read in just a couple hours, late to work because had to finish, what will happen next kind of reading. I actually need to read it again because I was so anxious to find out what happens that I am sure I missed something. Just whoa. And Hendrix.... Call me maybe...
Jul 26, 2016 Cora rated it it was amazing
I almost lost my mind after the last episode's cliffhanger and was happy to jump right into this one. I wanted answers and this one really gave us them! But now I have a whole lot more what ifs with how you left the group! Can't wait for this Friday to see how the new "friends" come into play!
Sep 15, 2013 Elisa rated it it was amazing
This episode was action packed! It also gave us a little more insight into Reagan, Vaughan and Hendrix. The series just keeps getting better!
Sep 12, 2013 Kimchi rated it really liked it
She finally chooses between the brothers and also gets herself into a pickle. This is hands down one of my favorite books, kane is a sleeping threat and Rachel is one bad chick.
Kathy Harrington
Dec 11, 2013 Kathy Harrington rated it really liked it
Shelves: dystopian, zombies
This series just keeps getting better and better. The ability of a small family taking on strays and making them their family too is refreshing. Now, add 2 more and let's see where it goes...
Tammie rated it it was amazing
Apr 22, 2014
Linda Dake
Linda Dake rated it it was amazing
Dec 19, 2013
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April Senica
May 15, 2014 April Senica rated it it was amazing
Yes! Love!
Michelle rated it it was amazing
Sep 18, 2013
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