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 Storm (Ashes & Embers Book 1) by Carian Cole

The calm before the storm…

I lived in the quiet stillness.
I felt the wind rustle, warning me, telling me to get out of its path.

But I didn’t.

I never stood a chance.

A series of weather and road mishaps leaves me trapped in the middle of a blizzard with a complete stranger. In the back of a pickup truck. For forty-eight freakin’ hours.

A stranger with long hair, tattoos, and rippling with muscle.
A stranger with an insanely sexy voice and a wicked smile that turned my insides to jelly.
A stranger who held me in his arms, calmed me, and then set a fire in me that I couldn’t put out.

Storm lives up to his name. Beautiful. Dangerously inviting. Tumultuous. Dark. A clash of hot and cold.

He’s used to getting everything he wants.

And now he wants me.

Some people chase storms for the beautiful thrill. What happens when the storm chases you?

***Warning. This is an adult romance book and is not intended for anyone under the age of 18. It contains graphic sex scenes and explicit language.***  

 ★ ★ ★★
I wavered between a 3 and 4 on this one but it's fast pace saved it in places where I would have put it down because initially the characters both annoyed me. Very glad I read on! Storm and Evelyn seemed to talk and act like twelve-year olds! But as the story went on, it was clear that was the intent so the characters could have growing room. As the chapters play out, we find Evie, or 'Blizzard Chick' as she comes to be known, has imposed on herself a very guarded life, so her dialogue and inexperience that initially had me shaking my head as unrealistic, became more real. Storm is very much and adolescent trapped in a man's body in everything he says and does--but what man isn't? He is a sexy combination of man and boy. Together as they explore a magnetic attraction between them, they both do some growing up as their relationship plays out. Yes, in some ways they were still acting half their age by the last few chapters, but endearingly so, and with a lasting feeling to the reader that they would grow more together. n

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