Nina Hardwick has had a rough life since leaving high school, but inside she is still the girl looking for a silver lining. The past several years have left their toll on her psyche, and just as she feels like she’s climbing out of a deep abyss, her life and the lives of millions of others fall into shambles as a virus overtakes the country and leaves a plague o ...more
Savage wasn’t as gritty as I thought it would be, but, it did manage to pull at my heartstrings at a couple of parts.
Nina Hardwick is like many of us, just trying to get by in life. Having done the married and kids thing, a zombie apocalypse unleashes and what little outlook Nina had left is put to the test, as she battles to survive while reconnecting with an old flame along the way.
Can humanity surviv ...more
It’s a slow paced story, but gives us a precise look into the mind of Nina, a widowed mother of two. She’s had a rough life, needless to say, and we get glimpses into her past and present, which I think helps us to better know her. ...more
“You can’t just stand there and do nothing. They’ll kill you, Nina. It’s you or them. Kill or die, Nina Davis.” His jaw rippled before he repeated each word with force.
“Kill or die.”
What an incredible book! I have read several of Jade’s books, I liked them all, but I think this is by far my favorite. All of her stories are well written but this was more. A little deeper, a little more feeling, a little more anxiety inducing.
Nina is a great character. Life has beaten her d ...more
I received this book from the author for an honest review.
OMG! I. AM. BLOWN. AWAY by this book.
I am a big Jade fan but this book is soooo different from anything I have read of hers. I have pretty much read all the books in her library but like 4 so to say I know her writing style wouldn’t be a lie. The anxiety and tension of this book totally sneaks up on you and then BOOM you are ...more
Savage is the exciting new story that will answer these questions and a whole lot more when it becomes the end of the world as we know it.
I loved Nina and Kevin. They had a past; it wasn't much, but there was still something. Running into him was by mistake, maybe even fate if you believe in those thi ...more
The book starts out alternating between Nina's past and present life. She has been through a lot in her life and the alternating chapters help give a better glimpse into all of that. She fell for a guy in high school named Kevin Savage but never pur ...more
I loved Nina and Kevin. They had a past, it wasn't much, but there was still something. Running into him was by mistake, maybe even fate if you believe in those things. Fo ...more
As I expected, the book was well written. I wasn't terribly fond of the back and forth between present and past but it was definitely necessary for the reader to understand the story.
Zombies were not a big part of the story. If you're like me, don't be worried. if you want all zombies all the time then I don't know what to tell you. There are encounters but the main ...more
I will admit I was a little nervous before I started, only because I wasn't sure what to expect.
Well, I can honestly say I loved it!
For anyone not wanting to read it just because you see the word "zombies" well, just read it! It won't disappoint.
If you look at history, you can see the perseverance of the human spirit. Even when we should have given up, we didn't. We're persistent. Stubborn. Maybe even a little thick in the head. But we're survivors. It's what we do.
Savage tells the tale of Nina Hard ...more
This was a different read for me and I loved it. I don't read many zombie books, they kinda freak me out. However, This one did not it because is not us much about the zombies and more about survival. What would you do in this situation? Could you survive? Could you kill something/someone? As Kevin Savage would say it is a “Kill or Die” type world now.
This is told in one pov, Nina’s, and you are in her head the entire time. Nina lost her ...more
I was not expecting a zombie apocalypse/romance story out of this book! It was awesome! Despite what you may think when you ponder that announcement, the blend of this endearing romance that buds during a scary zombie, the world is coming to an end scenario is perfectly balanced!
Nina Hardwick is a later in life woman, meaning, she's been married for 20+ years, and has two kids in college. Nina has had a rough life with caring for her husband wi ...more
review this book I guess the description or maybe I just didn't pay enough attention to
the description. But when I received this book to read it wasn't at all what I thought it
would be. I didn't realize that it was a Zombie book, I typically don't read these types
books. It's just not my style and I haven't ever been able to get into them. But I will say this with
Savage, I actually enjoyed this book. This book is ...more
So, I've done it. I've read a zombie book and survived to tell the tale. It was relatively painless, not too gruesome and despite the theme, the story basically portrays the behaviours of those not infected by a virus as they try to keep themselves safe whilst coming to terms with their altered lifestyle.
Set in the past and present, this books tells the story of Nina, a lonely woman whose husband has died and who has lost her children to college, and the boy she once loved from afar, K ...more
Savage by Jade Jamison, while a zombie filled ride, is really a story about a second chance at love. Many of the chapters flip back and forth from Nina's past and present, showing how her life unfolds and how she always remembered the one that got away, Kevin Savage. The author tells the story of Nina's Hardwick, a woman who is vergi ...more
Whatever war we are fighting at the moment we can ask ourselves this, including love because after all as Pat Bentar taught me...Love is a Battlefield. Toss in some zombies and you have this entertaining read from Jade C. Jamison. I don't know if I could lock this into one genre, it was such a great mix. It gave me a background story, a woman finding herself again sto ...more
We meet Nina who has had many rough patches in her life. During the first part of the book the chapters alternate between past a ...more
I gave this book 5 stars.
This is Nina and Kevin's story.
I did not read the synopsis on this book. I am a fan of Jade's and love her work. It really doesn't matter what she writes, I read it. That being said she has reached a whole new level with her writing. She has many different styles and you can't put this author in a box. This proves the point.
This is a story about the Zombie Apocalypse. I haven't read very many zombie books, but I liked the twist that she put on this.
Right fr ...more
This was my FIRST read with a zombie theme mixed in with my romance and I was impressed. I love my zombies and I love my romance and Jade Jamison did an outstanding job of combining the two.
In our story we meet Nina. A thirty/forty something widowed and living alone. Her life isn't exciting and wasn't always easy but it was her life and she only had one regert...Kevin. Kevin was her high school crush and the one she's dreamt about for nearly three decades. For her, he was th ...more
Nina and Kevin knew each other back in high school but due to her Naïveté, Nina didn’t know how to reciprocate Kevin’s advances and he quickly moved on. She spen ...more
I don't often read books featuring characters of Nina's and Kevin's age, I'm not sure why I guess it's something to do with the current market. Anyway, before starting Savage I somehow had it in my head the story was a biker book, so imagine my surprise when the virus started and zombies appeared...
Nina has spent years living her life based around what other people need/want. When disaster happens and she finds herself battling to stay alive alongside her high school crush, she has to decide whe ...more
This was so not my usual fare, but it was a pleasure to read, especially with the last episode of this seasons The Walking Dead looming. Not that this is being compared to ...more
Category /Genre: Contemporary Romance, Zombie Apocalypse
Recommended for: 18+ due to sexual content
Received from: Jade C. Jamison (in exchange for an honest review/Beta reading)
Grammar/editing: ungraded – book received as an unedited ARC / errors excused
This is a stand-alone story of survival and hope.
Savage – the boy who held her heart and filled her dreams in her youth. Savage – the new reality of a world decimated by a zombie plague. Savage – the man who can once again claim her he ...more
While trapped in the remote location, Nina rediscovers herself and who she is. Since college, she has been about her kids and husband. She forgot who she was. Even t ...more
Nina has always had a thing for Kevin Savage but never quite got anywhere with him in high school. When a virus strikes the country and the world, Nina and her neighbours head out of town and literally run into Kevin.
Nina's life hasn't been easy: caring for a sick husband; holding down two jobs; running a household; and raising two children. She is just surviving from day to day. When Kevin crashes back into her life, we start to see a glimme ...more
This book is not something I would normally read about but I got sucked into the storyline right away. I had to know how it would end!
Nina has been through so much in her life, she was so naïve in her younger years that it costs her having a real boyfriend. She met her husband, had two kids and then lost her husband to MS. She is trying to keep going until she gets wind that a virus is spreading throughout the country, turning people grey and biting(kinda like a zombi ...more
Jade C. Jamison is a steamy romance author, heavy metal fangirl, wife and mom, coffee connoisseur, cat lover, and vegan foodie--not necessarily in that order. She loves life and believes we learn our wisest lessons when reading, especially fiction. Her heroines are fierce, her heroes all but broken, both seeking redemption together ...more