Wethering the Storm

Posted November 4th, 2013 by in *Review / 0 comments

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wethering the stormTitle: Wethering the Storm
Authors: Samantha Towle
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Publication Date: Aug 2013
Classification: Adult Novel
Content: Mature Themes & Steamy Scenes

Summary from Goodreads:

Music journalist Tru Bennett has done the impossible: capture the heart of rock-star bad boy Jake Wethers. Now they’re busy planning a wedding and navigating their new life together in the US. Of course Tru misses London and her best friend, Simone, but living happily ever after with Jake in LA is going to be great…right?

Wrong. Even the bright California sun can’t whitewash the dark side of celebrity coupledom. Greedy music execs, merciless paparazzi, and Jake’s wild past are lurking around every corner. Making matters worse, Jake announces he doesn’t want kids, which just may be a deal breaker.

Tru loves Jake more than anything. But when a devastating crisis threatens to destroy everything they’ve fought for, the couple must face the hard truth: What if, this time, love is not enough?

My Thoughts:

SMUTTY, TATTOOED, SEXY ROCK STARS!!!

Well, it’s definitely NOT a light-hearted tale… but it’s also not a dark read either. It’s someplace in between there! It starts just how you’d think it would… but it’s almost too predictable… until… I’m not even sure of the % location, but holy hell… get ready for a huge dip in the road!!!!

Jake is way different in this installment. He’s seems more grown up, more at ease, and certainly more sexy if that’s even possible! He’s the culprit behind many pages of angst and chaos though and I felt like kicking his ass at times! I felt there were periods where he should have stayed and worked things out right away instead of walking away and being a big baby, but I guess that’s what make a story good! Tru, well, Tru was just a mess for me. After the first book, I had the highest respect for her, but this one leaves me with a bad taste in my mouth at times. I know she’s dealing with a “rock star” and all, but jeezus… really… all the fights, over stupid shit! I wanted to throw my Kindle up against the wall a few times! Great supporting characters in those delicious band members… crossing my fingers that there might be future books for Denny, Tom, and Smith…

The writing style was effortless to read, however at times (brief as they may be) it felt a little clunky, like it had too much in it. I know there were lots of ups and down, twist and turns, and everything in between, but I just felt like some of the dialogue could have been eliminated! I do like how the point of view changed back and forth between the two. It’s always nice to see how the other half lives and thinks!

The pacing was alright. Tons of little highs and low throughout the book, but when you reach 75% (Kindle version) you’ll most likely poop your pants. It’s a high, low, and heart clenching part that left me glued to my Kindle to find out what would happen next! It’s 401 (Kindle version) pages long and I’m pretty sure it could have been less, but it was still a great story none-the-less. After my heart attack at 75%, it kept me gasping for air but then slowly turned the oxygen back on. It ended with a bang and I’m glad I stuck it out and finished this one!

4deb

Alexa

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