Review: After the Crux by Dani Worth

after the cruxReviewed by Shelly

After reading Dani Worth’s ‘The Kirthran Regenesis’ series, I knew I would like this other series set in a post apocalyptic world. Although this novella has been out for a couple of years, I’m just getting around to it. Set in the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico, Ross, Jenna, and Dorian have made a life for themselves and other survivors who they can get to join their small, but growing family. Living in an underground but functional home, they know that there’s protection in numbers.

Seventeen years earlier, the Crux virus decimated the world’s population. Like any good apocalypse we don’t know why, just who’s affected and when it happened. As one of the survivors, after losing his family to the virus 14-year-old Ross found sick and starving Jenna and Dorian in a ravaged basement and since that time they’ve been together – living and surviving as best they can. I don’t know where Ross’s street smarts came from, but I’ll go with it.

After their 18th birthdays, Jenna and Dorian became lovers and 7 years later they’re still very happy in their lives together. While Jenna and Dorian’s happiness is sealed, Ross is still looking for someone. He looks on every supply run he goes on, but it’s a half hearted because he’s been in love with Jenna for years and lately, Dorian’s got his own appeal.

After a long talk one day, Jenna and Dorian put into place a seduction plan for Ross. Ross is skeptical and guilt ridden because he thinks the 5 years between his age and Jenna and Dorian’s is too vast but the couple convinces him otherwise. I would normally balk and call nonsense on the speed of the relationship and the smoking hot sex, but Worth makes me forget the time space continuum and just go with it.

All three in the relationship likable and made me care about them individually and as a ménage. The only thing I wished was different was that the story was longer and the ending felt abrupt. You bet your bottom dollar, I’ll be reading the second book in the series.

Happy Reading folks!

Rating: B

Click to purchase: Amazon

After the Crux
by Dani Worth
Release Date: July 3, 2012
Publisher: Samhain

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