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4 sweet and funny crowns
I was very excited when Finding Storm landed on my kindle and I couldn’t wait to get stuck in. Storm and Stevie’s story took me completely by surprise and was not at all what I was expecting. I guess I assumed it would be more rock and roll and angsty, more about the rockstar lifestyle, when in fact it’s a rather sweet love story.
I found Storm a little difficult to connect with at first. He had an unconventional childhood and, despite having the love of his large adopted family, he’s become rather jaded with his lifestyle and has a bit of a chip on his shoulder. He loves his music but needs a break from the merry go round that is his daily life and a shocking revelation, followed by a silly mistake, gives him just the excuse he needs to get away for a while.
Stevie was much easier to warm to. She’s so funny, albeit in an awkward way. I really enjoy when this author uses comedy in her stories and Stevie’s humor was infectious. She’s not shy, or particularly self conscious. She’s a little geeky, open and honest and says what she feels in a free and frank way. Speaking of comedy, I have to give a shout out to Gran, who I loved. She’s an amazing character, not to mention hilarious.
I enjoyed the romantic side to Storm and Stevie’s relationship, although their connection came a little fast for my personal taste. I would’ve preferred to certain areas to have been expanded on, to have been shown, rather than told, in some instances. Nevertheless, overall, this was a fun, sweet sexy read. I’m very intrigued by the other members of the band and I hope we get to see more of this group of friends in future books.
4 FINDING HOME CROWNS
I’m not sure what I was really expecting with Finding Storm, but it certainly wasn’t the sweet romance I got. Is that bad? Not at all. Storm and Stevie are endearingly sweet and so is their story.
For lovers of the series, we know Storm (and if you don’t know the series, no worries, the author gives the background info you need). The conflicts and issues he faces aren’t surprising for his background or the rockstar romance trope. I did like him, and I was invested enough in him to want to see him get his HEA.
Stevie was the breath of fresh air. I liked her whole personality, how she was with Storm and her family. She really brought the book to life.
The two of them together had it all, the physical and the emotional chemistry, and so I was really satisfied with that part of the story. I just wish the story would have held a bit more of the unexpected when it comes the storyline.
I did live for the moments with TMS, and I’m fully invested in the Storm’s band mates. So much so, that I wouldn’t mind seeing what shenanigans they get up to.
Lovers of the series will devour Finding Storm, and newbies will find a sweet and enjoyable rockstar romance. Definitely worth a read for each group.
ARC received in exchange for an honest review
The son of an icon.
He was a legend. Rock royalty.
A man I never met.
But I’m measured against him in every aspect of my life.
The only time I feel like me … the real me … is when I’m onstage with my band. But the more we grow in popularity, the more people compare me to him.
I’m not him. And I never will be. If only everyone could figure that out for themselves.
I need a break from it all.
Then, a confrontation has me jumping in my car, putting LA in my rearview mirror. And a stupid mistake ends up with my car on the side of the road. And straight into the path of a girl who is the exact opposite of everyone else in my life.
She’s like everything I used to know.
And she has no clue who I am.
Even if she did, I don’t think she’d care.
She thinks I’m cavalier.
I think she’s intriguing. And hot. Let’s not forget hot.
I’m stuck in this town overnight while my car is being fixed. But I’m thinking I’m gonna stick around a bit longer.
I’m Storm Slater, lead guitarist in Slater Raze and the only child of the late, great Jonny Creed. But, here, right now … I’m nobody. Just a regular guy.
I’m liking it a whole lot.
And I’m liking her even more.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
SAMANTHA TOWLE is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. She began her first novel in 2008 while on maternity leave. She completed the manuscript five months later and hasn’t stopped writing since.
She is the author of contemporary romances, The Storm Series and The Revved Series, and stand-alones, Trouble, When I Was Yours, The Ending I Want, Unsuitable, Wardrobe Malfunction, Breaking Hollywood, Under Her, Ruin and Sacking the Quarterback, which was written with James Patterson. She has also written paranormal romances, The Bringer and The Alexandra Jones Series. All of her books are penned to the tunes of The Killers, Kings of Leon, Adele, The Doors, Oasis, Fleetwood Mac, Lana Del Rey, and more of her favorite musicians.
A native of Hull and a graduate of Salford University, she lives with her husband, Craig, in East Yorkshire with their son and daughter.