Married With Zombies by Jesse Petersen

f you are ever in the mood for a book that is a lot of fun and really funny, Married With Zombies by Jesse Petersen is a great choice. Sarah and David are a married couple on the brink of divorce. Having long since been out of the honeymoon stage but not wanting to quite throw in the towel, they could at least agree on seeing a marriage counselor. On their way to an appointment one day, they are too busy bickering and knit-picking at each other to realize all the strange things happening around them. In the middle of this verbal assault they find themselves stopped dead in their tracks as they enter the doctor’s office. Their psychologist was eating a patient’s face off.

Suddenly, two enemies find themselves on the same side and I am always a sucker for those kinds of scenarios. I just love it when two people that can’t stand one another manage to find redeeming qualities or even similarities in each other. Or when two people, like in this case, go back to being on the same side. Sarah and David were willing to give the counseling a shot and see if they could save their marriage. Now they can’t even think about a divorce because they’re too busy fighting off zombies. On top of all the problems they couldn’t manage to work through, now they have to work together to stay alive.

Being the slave to romance that I am, I found myself really wanting this couple to work things out. I wanted them to see that if they could come together and save themselves from even one assault by the undead, they could save themselves from the issues in their marriage. Through all the blood and guts and near death experiences, the couple continues to fight about their marriage. But they also start remembering why they fell in love in the first place, even taking a moment for some ‘end of the world sex’.

It’s easy to see yourself in either Sarah’s or David’s shoes, especially if you’ve been in a long term relationship. Having gone through a divorce myself, I could relate to many moments between them throughout the book. Except the zombie part, I’ve never had to deal with those! I won’t ruin the end and tell you if love wins or if they even make it alive. But I will say it was entirely worth the read and I am looking forward to exploring her other work!


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