I received this book as an ARC for an honest review.
In this book we meet Caleb and Ivy. In this book we find out that the world has ended and Ivy has learned to totally sustain off the land. One day after craving something sugary Ivy remembers seeing a strawberry patch near the edge of the forest, and she wants strawberry shortcake. Ivy knows that if she can get quite a few of those strawberries she can not only make the shortcake but also jams that will last him for quite awhile. However while picking them she runs into a bear that sends her on the run and while running she injures her ankle. There is just something about this bear that makes it hard for her to kill it. She knows she should because it could be her or the bear and she would rather it be the bear. She knows this bear though her father took pictures of it years ago and it is like a small connection to her past.
Caleb knows he has found his mate. He knows it from the first moment her scents her by the strawberries. The delima he has to tell her all about her but he wants time with her first. Caleb doesn't know what to make of his shortcake but he knows that the more time he spends with her the harder it is to keep his hands off her. So when he brings her home and knows that there will be trouble if he leaves her there he finds that he will never be able to stay away from her. While in her house he also learns his shortcakes name as well as part of the reason why she couldn't shoot him. He sees the picture of himself, his brother, and even his parents in pictures taken by Ivy's dad. With his parents dead and his brother missing this is a treat for him to be able to see them again, but he doesn't remember anyone being that close to his family.
This book is about finding love in a time when two people didn't think it was possible. This book is also about trust. Ivy doesn't know if she can trust Caleb but knows she is enjoying the company of another person. This book asks the question where do you draw the line between wanting company of another and trusting the person your with? This book is amazing and has a great twist for the end. This book needs to be on everyone's must read list. I would highly recommend it to anyone and everyone.