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My Undead Heart

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  328 ratings  ·  85 reviews
I don’t do boyfriends. Or dating. Or random hookups.

Not when fictional men do it so much better, and not when my heart has been through the ringer. So when retired MMA fighter Matt Haywood crashes into my life, I’m not impressed. Quite the opposite actually. I avoid him at all costs.

At least, I try.

His persistence wears me down and it’s me who ends up wandering into his g
Kindle Edition, 335 pages
Published November 9th 2017 by Kacey Shea Books LLC
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Book Maniac Forever

4 "Zombie Girl" Stars
The Perfect Comeback, previously published as My Undead Heart was such a refreshing story! I enjoyed it a lot! Mia and Matt formed such a great pair and their banters were so entertaining. I spent my whole read laughing, smiling and swooning from their adorable relationship.

"Okay, I bet you can't last four dates. With me."

Mia is a geeky heroine fascinated with zombies and computer games. Her energetic personality when these subjects are concerned was funny and ende

I'm kind of embarrassed to say this was my first full length Kacey Shea novel. But now that I've gotten a true taste of her writing it definitely won't be my last!

The Perfect Comeback is a wonderful mix of everything I enjoy in a contemporary romance novel- great sexual tension, fun, flirty banter, terrific friends you wish were yours, real, relatable characters, and just the right amount of angst to keep the story interesting.

I loved that neither Matt nor Mia were your typical hero and he
Danielle ⚾️ (Danielle's Escape)
Amazeballs for sure! Be prepared to laugh loud and have the person behind you in line wonder what your reading.

Full review coming soon!
Sep 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Mia is not your typical lead female. She's a top video game designer, total Walking Dead nerd, and has become a bit of a cold-hearted B to protect herself after a bad relationship in her past. Luckily, she has her best friend Jared (I love him. We *all* need a Jared in our lives) and his sister Rae to keep her sane.

Matt was so sweet. He's a former UFC/MMA fighter who now owns a gym. Let me be clear. I am not a huge fan of sports romances. But Matt is so much more than a meathead. He is sweet, h
Brandy Roberts
Nov 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed My undead heart with lovable characters and story line that will have you hooked till the very end . This would be the first book I read by Kacey Shea and it wont be my last an author who can have cats named after one of the walking dead characters has got to my kind of people plus when you add hilarious banter . There wasn't anything I didn't love about this story and my cover lover senses are tingly while looking at this cover . Mia is a tough cookie it's understandable why sh ...more
Nov 05, 2017 rated it really liked it

*** ARC kindly provided  by the author for an honest review. ***

This is not the first book I’ve read by Kacey Shea, and I felt like it was the first time. I’m always surprised by the balance of humor, sexy bits and definitely emotional ones, switching to one moment to another with such easiness.

I was expecting something less emotional, it just took me by surprise. The tone of book was really refreshing, keeping me interested, intrigued and entertained.

The heroine, Mia was so someone who I c
Catherine Bibby (Rochelle's Reviews)
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

Kacey Shea had me laughing from the beginning of Mia and Matt's story in My Undead Heart. I mean who names their cat after a Walking Dead character except for a bad ass chick like Mia. It wasn't long until I was completely enraptured with Matt and Mia and their game obsessed, MMA worlds. I couldn't wait for them to get down and dirty and find their happy ever after together.

Mia Shultz is a lover of the undead with zombies being at the top of h
Sep 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My Undead Heart is a story that will thaw out even the coldest heart. Mia and Matt's story is one of pasts dictating the present and impacting on what could be your future. Their story deals with abuse and how it impacts on you both physically and mentally as well as the people around you. It made me laugh and at times made me cry but most of all it gives you hope and shows you that when you find the right person that even the most undead heart will be woken with the strength and tenderness that ...more
Nov 13, 2017 rated it liked it
This was my first time reading this author, and I like her writing style. But I had a hard time connecting with Mia.

Where we know Matt's backstory early on, it isn't until the 70% mark that we learn Mia's. I'm all for holding on to some mystery, but waiting that long to reveal her issue, especially when it's obvious it's something big, only made it harder to empathize with her actions up to that point. Sure, the defensiveness made sense then, but I'd rather have understood her reasons sooner. I
Erin Toland
Sep 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Are you a fan of The Walking Dead? Well don't let this title fool you. Mia is not ready for love but love is knocking on her door in the form of ex-UFC fighter, Matt.

Matt doesn't seem to have his sh*t together, but when it comes to Mia he's got a plan and it's a good one.

I really enjoyed the interaction between these two characters. They were like night and day and yet the dusk is where they blended so well, cause even zombies have to come out and play sometime. This book is definitely differe
Kacey Shea
Sep 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
The Perfect Comeback has new look and new title!

Formerly published as My Undead Heart, Matt and Mia's book contains the same humor, witty banter, and sexy times as before, but with fresh branding!

Cassandra (Thebookishcrypt)
Sep 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, review-copies
*ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review*
I've reviewed for Kacey for a while now and I'm happy to admit that my excitement over her books has only increased with each release! I didn't know anything about this book except that our main character is a zombie lover. As soon as I fond out about that small detail, I was all in. I'm not obsessed with zombies myself but I do love a quirky character that's immediately sets herself apart from other main characters I usually read about.
Sep 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shea-kacey
Mia's life seems simple enough. She's brilliant, a video game creator extraordinaire with best friends who always have her back. What more could a girl want? Romance? No! Mia's been burned so badly that love's a bad four-letter word. She's content with her cosplay, dressing up as a zombie, living her life for herself. But is she really happy? She's built walls within walls to protect her heart. She feels like the undead zombie she pretends to be. Matt Haywood's a former MMA champion turned gym o ...more
The Book Cave  (Devon Farrow )
I loved this book from beginning to end!!

Mia is different than any other female lead I've read. She is tough & fierce. She is somewhat cold hearted from a bad past relationship. She has her bestfriend Jared who every woman wishes to have. A total #TWD fan (girl after my own heart) and top video designer.

Matt is a former MMA fighter who now has his own gym trainer others to do what he did.
He is sweet, polite, and caring.

Matt and Mia have some chemistry most look for and never find.

This bo
Gwen Shafer
Sep 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Kacey never writes a bad book as far as I am concerned. This is a different type of book for her. But I absolutely loved it none the less. This one is about zombies and two people who are different falling for each other. Mia is cold hearted after a bad relationship and doesn't believe that there is someone out there for her. She isn't even interested in a relationship she is more interested in The Walking Dead and zombies.
Matt is a fallen fighter just trying to make it from day to day without
Jan 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
I loved My Undead Heart by Kacey Shea. It had such a wonderful, fun and strong heroine who knew what she wanted. After a bad relationship left her hurt, she has determined to protect her heart at all cost.

Mia was no longer interested in romance. Men were just not worth it, and none lived up to her expectations. Does this make her cold-hearted? Maybe, but it was worth protecting herself.

Enter Matt Haywood. Matt was everything she was not looking for. He was a former UFC champ who was cocky, but
Miranda Knight
Feb 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After reading the blurb and first few chapters, I was intrigued by the book but didn't have high expectations. I've read a few romance novels with the nerd aspect--game developer, graphic artist, coplayer, etc. Mia is a highly dedicated cosplayer and zombie addict who also happens to work for EverSoft, a video gaming company. She's one of the head gaming designers and programmers within the company.  The only thing I didn't like about Mia was that she would get offended when someone told her she ...more
Jennifer Pierson
Nov 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I'm a big fan of Kacey Shea, so I will ALWAYS read whatever she puts out, but I wasn't quite sure what to expect with My Undead Heart! However, I was BLOWN AWAY with the awesome goodness that made for a very entertaining afternoon read. The only way to describe Mia, is that she's a super sexy nerd, and makes no apologies for it. She's obsessed with gaming, as she's a top video game designer, with an obsession with The Walking Dead, but won't even entertain a relationship, after getting hideously ...more
Cheryl O'Harney (The Book Whisperer)
Title: The Perfect Comeback
Author: Kacey Shea
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rating: 5/5

ARC received in return for an honest review.

With a new title and a fresh new look this book is an eye catcher and I have to say that the contents matches the packaging, it’s just fabulous I mean c’mon the heroine has a cat named Mick Grimes and she loves all things of the undead variety, think The Walking Dead and any other Zombie related stuff, one thing she doesn’t love is love itself but can former MMA fighter
Boundless Book Reviews
Mia is a girl after my own heart. How can I not connect to a character that loves, The Walking Dead and Zombies in general? We're kindred spirits.. enough about my love for Mia.

I loved this story for many reasons and not just because she loves Zombies. Shea really made this beautiful story. Mia is very unwilling to let her guard down and especially when Matt comes along. But you can only fight fate for so long. Their relationship doesn’t really have any kind of label. Mia is in a constant fight
Britt Franks Red Hatter Book Blog
Cute, funny, and sweet My Undead Heart was so much fun to read. Even being fun, it still held a more serious undertone that brought it up from just being a fun read and kept me hooked the entire time. Mia isn’t your typical woman. Not interested in pretty face with big muscles or charming lines. She’s a girl after my own zombie loving geeky heart. She’d rather dress as an extra for The Walking Dead than go full glam any day. When she meets former MMA fighter, now gym owner and coach Matt the att ...more
Amy M. (Amy Loves Reading Blog)
Oh what a freaking read!!! I have read a few from this author but nothing compares to what I just finished! I am such a big geek and the fact that she had so many things in this book for me to geek about, mainly being fans of zombie movies!!

Mia is such a unique character and I felt like each chapter I found out knew things about her and feel more in love with her than I was before!! He geek out about zombies is one of my favorites I’ve read and could relate to but then her also being a video gam
Ann Kelly-Uhryn
Sep 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
My Undead Heart by Kacey Shea is part of the Hot & Sinful Nights: A Hot Romance Boxed Set

Reviewed on behalf of Reading Through Her Eyes blog

Mia is a 34 year old single girl who loves all things Zombie related and feels like her heard it undead. She's an independent woman who won't change for anyone, nor is she interested in romance. Matt is an ex MMA fighter whom has crashed into her life, despite her attempts to blow him off. He's determined to show her she's wrong with thinking she's cold,
Tanja Kezmic
Jan 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: omgreads
My first Kacey Shea book and I'm an instant fan. This book was amazing read.

I loved Matt from the get-go. He was funny, hot and strong and I'm not talking about him being na ex MMA fighter. I loved his determination to succeed even when everything is falling apart around him.

Mia got on my nerves at the beginning and I wanted to slap the living light out of her but slowly she made me see her in a different light and by the end off the book I was rooting so hard for them to see past all the diffi
Jennifer Hernandez
This book was previously called My Undead Heart. I think the old title was great, but this one fits the whole story a little better. All of the chracters were great and felt real and the situations that were going on were relevant. I loved Matt! He was awesome and so sweet and sexy. I really appreciated the fact that he wasn't a billionaire and had to deal with real money problems like regular people do. Billionaires are great, but how likely is it we are going to meet one? Jared, Mia's best fri ...more
Stacie Wenzel
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jan 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book from the start. The main female, Mia was close to my age so I really related to her jokes and references to things. I loved her sense of humor and her cat story is hilarious.
The main male, Matt, oh my heart was aching for him. His life was just not working out how he had hoped but his fighting spirit and hope that things would change was beautiful but there just wasn't ever any light at the end of the tunnel. Matt is the kind of guy who has a hard shell but on the inside he wa
Jan 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The perfect comeback is the story of Matt and Mia.
Matt is a retired MMA fighter turned coach to new and upcoming fighters. He has recently opened his own gym South Side.
Mia is a video game developer/designer.
Mia and Matt both have troubled pasts, pasts that still affects them to this day and has made them the people they are.
As Mia and Matt start growing closer, you can see Mia's conflicted feelings for Matt, which makes Mia put up and keep her barriers up to protect herself.
Mia and Matt both ha
Kari Hansen
Jan 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mia is a self acclaimed zombie lover, video game designer, quirky and oh so fun. She says whatever comes to her mind, is a great friend and her past has put men on the no go list. From the moment she meets Matt she is drawn to her and intends to stay far away however fate has only plans.

Matt is a former fighter who owns his own gym however it is struggling. Life has not done him any favors but each time he gets knocked down he gets up to fight another round. If he can just keep his gym afloat fo
Nov 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: e-books
My first book by this writer and I have to say that I'm impressed. The book was WOW. Fighters who fights to win. Muscles. Quite interesting, sexy and fun reading.
Mia was disappointed in love. She thinks something is wrong with her. That she has cold heart. She close her hart and she don't allow anybody to enter it. But when Matt gets into her life everything changes. At first she thinks he's empty, without any imagination, and that he is a total ass.
But Matt is not the guy who quit that easily,
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