What We Need: The Complete Series
by Elena Johansen on 2017-08-12
What We Need: The Complete Series contains the books What We Need to Survive, What We Need to Decide, and What We Need to Rebuild, all in one edition.
WHAT WE NEED TO SURVIVE
After the plague, the world became a web of silent roads stretching between empty towns.
Paul discovered he had a knack for living on the move, finding supplies and trading them with other survivors, never staying long in one place, or with one person. But he wanted to. Life would be easier with someone to watch his back.
Nina found her own way to survive in the ruined world, but the choices she made left her guarded and mistrustful. Not a woman likely to care for a handsome stranger who falls in with her group of survivors.
Attraction can be ignored, and trust has to be earned. But the days spent searching for food and shelter, and the nights spent keeping watch, don't satisfy their truest need...
When danger is never far away, is love a luxury they can't afford? What We Need to Survive captures the tension, fear, and hope of two people struggling to build a new way of life from the leftovers of the old, deciding what to hold on to, and what to leave behind.
WHAT WE NEED TO DECIDE
Planning a future is a tricky thing, more difficult than picking the best route off a map--especially when the world lies in ruins.
Paul doesn't have any doubts about Nina. She chose to follow him, and to love him, more every day. Life on the road will never be easy, but with her by his side, he can do anything.
Nina never hoped for much, before the plague, or after. Having Paul to love, and to love her, was more than she'd expected. No matter what else is wrong, being with him feels right, and she sets aside her armor to let him in.
But when Nina reveals her deepest secrets, Paul realizes the life he hopes to have some day might be out of his reach.
And when Paul shows her his darkest side, the piece of himself he can't accept, Nina wonders if she'll lose the man she loves to his own demons.
Will Paul and Nina allow the struggles of their pasts to define their future?
What We Need to Decide continues their story, begun in What We Need to Survive, following them as they face the dangers of a world that isn't as empty as it seems, and the challenges of forging a strong bond under the worst conditions.
WHAT WE NEED TO REBUILD
When Nina wakes in an unfamiliar room with a doctor watching over her, she realizes Paul's desperate plan worked. She's alive. Weak and still injured, but alive.
Only Paul isn't there with her.
Surrounded by strangers she doesn't trust. Her precious pack with all her possessions, gone. If she wants to find Paul, Nina must gather her strength and find a way to resupply herself.
Or she could stay. She could rest and heal. She could forge new friendships and settle into a way of life that promised structure. A life that seemed far less dangerous than the one she'd be giving up.
But can any place truly be home without Paul?