Thursday, August 6, 2015

Book Spotlight for Flash Bang by Meghan March (Review)

Fans of gritty reads will find themselves drawn to Meghan March's new post-apocalyptic read, Flash Bang.  Keep reading to get a tantalizing taste of this first part in her Flash Bang series that combines danger and suspense with steamy interludes, along with my impressions of it, and then add it to your bookshelf!

Rowan Callahan is a career-climbing slut. At least according to the vicious—and false—rumor that is destroying her professional life. But a little thing like her career as an attorney ceases to matter when a plane crashes in downtown Chicago and the entire city goes dark. Her unconventional upbringing makes her suspect the worst: she’s just witnessed the kick-off to the apocalypse. Armed with a backpack of supplies, she leaves Chicago, intent on resetting her skewed priorities and seeking shelter at the family farm with her father and sister. She’s injured and running for her life when she stumbles directly in the crosshairs of two men who just might be her salvation . . . and her greatest temptation.
Graham Buchanan and Zachariah Sawyer are best friends and brothers-in-arms who have been indulging in ménages since before their Force Recon team served in Iraq and Afghanistan. They’ve hung up their uniforms to build a new life for themselves and their team at Castle Creek Whitetail Ranch—a rustic deer hunting preserve that covertly doubles as a doomsday prepper’s paradise. They thought they were prepared for anything until Rowan comes crashing into their lives. Graham and Zach are convinced she’s the one woman who can handle them both, but she has no intention of deviating from her carefully laid plans for longer than it takes her to recover from her injuries. So they propose a deal: they’ll provide her an armed escort home, and in exchange, she’s theirs until they part ways.
It was the perfect plan; except once they've had her, they can’t let her go…



As a fan of gritty and suspenseful reads that keep your heart pumping I was drawn to this post-apocalyptic tale of familial devotion, survival, and a romantic and intensely sexual menage.  Add in strong-willed characters and you have a recipe for an entertaining read that you don't want to end.

Rowan is a strong-willed woman who might get bruised but never gets defeated which is important when the whole world plunges into darkness.  Trained by her father in the ways of being a prepper she sets off in a prearranged plan to reunite with her family.  Along the way she encounters the most dangerous element of all....two sexy ex-military men who want her for themselves.  The longer she's with them the less she fears the dangers of the world and the more she fears for her heart.  When they reach the end of their agreement will she take the biggest chance of her life or stay true to long-held beliefs and plans? Rowan is the best kind of heroine as she's capable but not bitchy.  She can take care of herself but is more than willing to accept help when offered.  She's no shrinking violet as she gives as good as she gets both verbally and physically which made her interactions with Graham and Zack immensely entertaining.

Graham and Zack have been friends since their time in the military and have a very strong bond.  With the world full of danger they've managed to create a haven on a ranch along with some of their fellow soldiers.  It's a place that feels far removed from everything else going on and is the perfect start to forming their relationship with Rowan.  Their travels allowed that closeness to intensify in a nice blending of action in and out of the bedroom.  I can understand Rowan's attraction to both of them as their differences feed her body, heart, and mind.  Graham feels the more mature of the two as he's more serious with shadows of past pain weighing on him.  There's an intensity surrounding him with his alpha side coming to the forefront adding to his sexiness.  Zack is more lighthearted and carefree with a playful and humorous side.  His strength and protectiveness is more than apparent though and with Graham beside him they're a formidable duo.  Together they crafted sexual interludes that almost ignited my eReader in scenes that were sensual but playful and emotional too. The dichotomy of the personalities is what drew Rowan to them and helps you believe in their menage.

Though the story starts a bit slowly readers will soon find themselves immersed in it and captivated by the safe haven created by this memorable group of ex-soldiers.  Along with strong and sexy main characters comes a cast of secondary characters that have me longing to know more.  From Cam to Beau I hope to see more of these HOT men saving other damsels in distress.  Though I was caught up in the suspenseful haze of the gritty world that Ms. March crafted I would've liked to have known more about the whys of what happened.  I felt that the eroticism was given more importance than the resulting world chaos. When it comes to the menage it was well-written offering an enticing blend of steam and heart with scenes that were varied and nicely paced.  The conclusion was fast-paced with lots of action that resulted in a definitive and satisfying HEA but left some threads hanging to compel readers to return.  Fans of erotica will find themselves surprisingly entertained by this blend of post-apocalyptic love with compelling characters and heart-pounding action in and out of the bedroom.

My rating for this is a B+

*I got this book from NetGalley for review in exchange for my honest opinion.


Meghan March is the author of contemporary and erotic romance novels.
Meghan March has been known to wear camo face paint and tromp around in woods wearing mud-covered boots, all while sporting a perfect manicure. She’s also impulsive, easily entertained, and absolutely unapologetic about the fact that she loves to read and write smut. Her past lives include slinging auto parts, selling lingerie, making custom jewelry, and practicing corporate law. Writing books about dirty talking alpha males and the strong, sassy women who bring them to their knees is by far the most fabulous job she’s ever had. She loves hearing from her readers at

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