Lieutenant Evan Arden sits in a shack in the middle of nowhere, waiting for orders that will send him back home – if he ever gets them. Other than his loyal Great Pyrenees, there’s no one around to break up the monotony. The tedium is excruciating, but it is suddenly interrupted when a young woman stumbles up his path.
He has two choices – pick her off from a distance with his trusty sniper-rifle, or dare let her approach his cabin and enter his life.
Why not? It’s been ages, and he is otherwise alone…
If there is anyone in this world capable of writing a great short story that person cannot be any other than Shay Savage.
Usually short stories lack a lot of things. You cannot connect with the characters because of the limited space. The characters remain strangers whom we do not really understand and that stops us from enjoying the story, most of the time.
Otherwise alone is a complex story despite the length and most importantly it is a story well written. The “book” serves as an introduction to the series and it leaves a lot of uncovered secrets that makes us curious and wanting to read more. The story can be treated as a standalone if you do not desire to read the rest, but I suggest you do because it is worth it.
Evan is an interesting character with a tumultuous past. We do not find out that much about him in this first book, but what we do learn about him is enough to form an image, to know what kind of man he is. Evan is a good man who does bad things. Why? I hope we will find out in later books. He is also an amazing judge of character. He is also an asshole, but a cute lovable one and let’s not forget a hot one.
Lia seems like a nice girl, I am pretty sure that she is, but her story is a bit hard to believe. We do not learn too much about her since the story is written from Evan’s point of view.
The title is perfect for this story and the use of the title is what makes the book even more interesting. I suggest you rush and grab yourself a copy because the book is worth reading.
From me: 5/5 ( for a short story not a complex novel)