I was given the most amazing opportunity to Beta read this book. This is the next TotallyBooked BOFF read which I know you’re all hanging out for.
What did I think of it? Well, have a read and see what you think. This is a SPOILER FREE review!
Where to start with The Mighty Storm?? First off, I loved this book. I mean, I really loved this book! 5 star read for me without a doubt!
Really,what’s not to love? There’s a hot, can’t be tamed, tattooed bad boy rock god named Jake Wethers…….(heart palpitations here – get me a defibrillator stat!!) for starters!
Not only that, it’s got romance, angst, drama, emotion, humour, music references, hot sex and oh did I mention hot, tattooed bad boy rock star Jake Wethers???
Now that I’ve got that out the way, let’s get serious.
This book wasn’t just about “gorgeous as all hell” Jake, although he was certainly a very pleasant part of the book ;).
The story is told through Tru’s (Trudy Bennett) eyes and centres on her and her former best friend Jake finding each other after twelve years apart and realising they still have feelings they thought were long buried.
You will feel for Tru as she discovers feelings for Jake she knows she shouldn’t have. He’s her former best friend, yes, she loved him as a teenager and he broke her heart when he left her at fourteen, but Tru has moved on. She is in love with Will, her wonderful boyfriend of two years and she must hold onto that relationship, whilst at the same time try to deny and conceal the feelings she has for Jake.
Jake (lead singer of The Mighty Storm) is dealing with past demons and Tru coming into his life gives him a purpose he didn’t know he needed until she returned.
In Jake, the author has managed to bring us a strong, alpha, hot, yet sensitive and loving male lead character who is humanly flawed and let me tell you ladies, this guy is going to be the stuff of women’s fantasies that’s for sure!
But not only has she managed to bring to life such wonderful characters in Tru and Jake, but also the supporting characters of the band, Denny, Tom, Smith and of course Jake’s PA Stuart who I just adored.
This book had it all for me. It was a book about human relationships, human eff ups, human frailties and of course the world of a high profile rock star who tries to find a life of normality in a world of abnormality for himself and Tru.
Jake is a man who always gets what he wants, but will Tru be the one thing he can’t have?
I enjoyed every minute of this book, though I have to say, be prepared, because there were times that I actually clutched my chest and cried, such is the truthfulness of the writing in some of the scenes which you will discover throughout the book.
This is Samantha Towle’s first foray into the contemporary romance genre and wow! Did she nail it!
What I like about Samantha’s writing here is that she explores the little nuances of her characters that allows the reader the ability to feel like you’re actually part of this story . Allows you to be a part of the world that is Jake, Tru and The Mighty Storm. You will feel like you’re really there with them, in the room and living this story through Tru’s eyes.
I love nothing more than finding a book that has the ability to draw me in and hold me there until the very last page. A book where I can feel what the characters feel and see what the characters see. It makes me feel a part of something and enables me to “live” the book rather just ” read” a story and that’s exactly how I felt experiencing The Mighty Storm.
I’m not going to go into details about the story because to give anything away would be an injustice to other readers and I want them to experience this book as I did. To experience it the way the author intended it to be read.
Yes readers…….. freeze some dinners, hold the housework, tell the family to fend for themselves because once you start reading The Mighty Storm, you are not going to want to put it down!
Be sure to keep reading and click past the end because there a little “bonus” at the back you won’t want to miss!