Storm by Nina Levine
Series: Storm MC #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: Adult
Release Date: November 19th 2013
Print Length: 166 pages
Steam Rating: ScorcherOverall Rating: 3.5 - 4 STARS
Let me start out by saying I love MC books. I love to read the dark, gritty, and raw → and MC almost always gives me that.
Storm was a wild ride full of guilt, anger, hurt, love, passion, and chemistry. It was a unique take on second chance love, darker and more painful with the main characters making tons of mistakes throughout the story.
However, I was totally angry and frustrated much of the time, with only little reprieves when I thought the main characters (especially the heroine) were finally getting "it." And I think that is why I couldn't give this one a higher rating. I don't deal well with frustration, I can't stand when I want to reach through the pages and throttle the characters. I mean there is usually a little bit in novels, which makes for angst, but I think Storm may have pushed my patience a little too far.
Madison is our heroine and the daughter of the Storm MC's club president. She moved away from her hometown and left the MC life behind two years prior. We get a glimpse into why during the prologue (which rocked). She has moved on with her life physically, but not emotionally. She carries tremendous (unfounded) guilt, anger, and resentments. I really did not like her for about half the book. She made terrible decisions in the past that caused horrendous consequences. And I'm not speaking of her alcoholism. That she actually dealt with amazingly, and I give the author so much credit for getting addiction right. She did her homework and it shows.
Her past has come back to haunt her and she really "needs" to come back home. She fights this tooth and nail (ugh...) and agrees to let her brother (also a member of the MC) send someone to protect her while she makes up her mind (ugh...). This someone is no one other than her boyfriend that broke her heart two years prior, J.
J *sigh* I don't even know what to say about him. He is so full of alpha make hotness! Seriously, he is like sex on a "stick" ;) with a rockin' body covered in tats. And he has that "don't worry about club business" attitude - which Madeline HATES. Seriously, she grew up in the club but for some reason cannot accept that her boyfriend can't tell her everything? (Again ugh...). But she does eventually grow up :)
J and Madeline have SMOKIN hot chemistry, and sex that will melt your e-reader. I loved that they fought like crazy but made up even crazier. They are so meant to be together and I couldn't help but want them to have their HEA. Do they? Not telling ;)
There is a ton of sex, violence, and dirty language so it was right up my alley. But it also had its sweet moments too. Storm MC is based in Australia so there was a little bit of that fun lingo in there like knickers and ",yeah?" I was wondering if Aussie MCs ride Harley's or if they have their own "home" brand(s) of bike??
Overall, I liked but not loved it. If you like MC reads this may be for you. There was some loose ends that were not tied up, this is a series, so I will be reading the next book. It's about Madeline's brother.~StacyHgg
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Format: Kindle eARC
Source: via tour host
Review Date: November 25th 2013