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Wickedly Loving: Storm Review


Ever since her ex-boyfriend spread those lies about her, Becca Chandler is suddenly getting all the guys—all the ones she doesn't want. Then she saves Chris Merrick from a beating in the school parking lot. Chris is different.Way different: he can control water—just like his brothers can control fire, wind, and earth. They’re powerful. Dangerous. Marked for death. And now that she knows the truth, so is Becca.

Secrets are hard to keep when your life’s at stake. When Hunter, the mysterious new kid around school, turns up with a talent for being in the wrong place at the right time, Becca thinks she can trust him. But then Hunter goes head-to-head with Chris, and Becca wonders who’s hiding the most dangerous truth of all.

“So she doesn’t like the rain,” said Gabriel.

Nick smiled. “I kind of like the irony.”

Chris sighed. “No one likes the rain.”

“You do,” said Nick. He flung the lighter back to his brother. Gabriel caught it.  “Maybe we should put some money on it, see how long it takes Chris to get her wet.” 

 Have you ever read the review on the cover of a novel and thought, "that's a bit dramatic, don't you think?" When I decided to give Storm a chance at 2:30 this morning, that's exactly what happened. Erica O'Rourke stated, "Magic, Suspense, and enough twists to keep you reading until sunrise." She was NOT joking. I'd planned on doing another review this morning. However, as soon as my fingers thumbed the first page, I knew I'd be sharing my novel experience with you today.

Like all the characters, Storm is out of control. From Becca's first rescue, she was thrown into a life only someone brave could handle. Kemmerer combined the action, weather, and testosterone to create the ultimate escape. The novel focused  on so much actual action that the sprinkle of romantic side plot was sweeter than anything I'd ever imagined.  The romantic plot between who... you will have to find that out by reading. 

The sexiness of Storm stems from many factors: the setting, the fights, but most importantly the characters. From the characters most mentioned, ten of them were male and two were females. Ten male characters that were all unique and fleshed out. You would have thought this book was an undercover Abercrombie and Fitch photo shoot. I'm not sure how Becca Chandler handled the craziness. Well obviously, her bravery contributed. She's one protagonist I'd be best friends with. She was kind but scary. Scared yet, still fun to be around. And you bet guys wanted to be around her. Including Mr. Chris Merrick himself. He is our main male protagonist. It's unfortunate that we had to meet him during his most vulnerable state. In the end, I have to say his brooding, sarcastic attitude called to me like the rain calls to him. 

Four brothers. All my favorites. This is a rare occasion. Usually, I always come out with a favorite. The Merrick brothers have to be my most desired YA family. Each bro had different attributes that spoke to my heart. Chris, the youngest, was too adorable. Gabriel, the impulsive one, had the best one liners. His twin Nick was so... nice but, there's much more to him. I just know it. Their oldest brother, Michael, filled the wounded jerk quota. You betcha believe I'm ready to read their stories.  

My cover and crust go hand in hand. If Nicky and Gabriel are twins, why are there four different boys on the cover? I guess you could say the farthest left look alike. Besides the character depiction, the cover reminds me of the storm brewing inside of Chris. The dark blue color symbolizing Chris's rain. Gust of wind reminding me of Nick's ability. Gabe's lightning adding luminescence to the cover.  Michael's earth isn't portrayed but, earth is everything right?

I'm choosing Eye of The Tiger for my musical demonstration of Storm. In my humble opinion, this series is more than romance. It's about the Merrick's need to survive together. I wanted a song that showed a survivor who fought his way to the top. 

If you're needing a similar book to pass the time until the Gabe's novel, try Obsidian by Jennifer Armentrout. There is also a prequel to the Elemental series based on Michael and Emily here. 

The small fact that I've been up since 2:30 this morning will tell you I'm now HOOKED on the Elemental series. Storm is only the beginning of my fascination. I'm giving Brigid Kemmerer the 5 stars that she deserves. Not because she placed an abundance of men into my Nook but, for giving me an original hearty hilarious reason to miss the sleep that we all know I need. So, here's to Matt Bomer, elements, hot guys, and the best form of  caffeine free energy one can have. 

I'll post my original review of the Concubine's gift within the week. See you soon and subscribe!

1 comment:

  1. agreed its a novel about family and trusting each other
    gr8 review chica