Blown Away by Brenda Rothert (a review)

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In an emotionally charged, wickedly hot novel of love and loss, a passionate affair gives two daring storm chasers the strength to overcome shattered dreams and the courage to build a future together.

One year after her fiancé died in a heartbreaking accident, Drew McGovern decides to honor his memory by joining his old storm-chasing buddies on their latest excursion. What she’s not so sure about, however, is whether she’s ready to move on. Drew wasn’t expecting to feel the powerful pull of desire toward Colby’s best friend. But there’s no denying the intensity of their connection . . . or the heat he inspires in the parts of her that are still very much alive.

Aiden O’Neal doesn’t trust himself around Drew. He’s wanted this girl for a long time—long enough to remember the stab of jealousy he felt the first time he saw her in Colby’s arms. Now he’s trying his best to behave himself. But when the wind starts blowing and the adrenaline starts pumping, Aiden can’t resist the urge to claim Drew as his own. Because when it comes to desire, he’s hoping to make lightning strike twice.

Okay! I am totally BLOWN AWAY by this story. I haven’t read anything from author Brenda Rothert before… Ugh, where the hell have I been??? When I read the blurb I was excited to dive in because of a very unique plot. Well, I am delighted to report that this story is not only unique, it is full of excitement, drama (storm-chasing), sexual tension, fun, and swoony sweet moments. I am not even going to comment on the love scenes …. Just HOT! Period!

After Drew lost her fiancé, she buried herself in work but soon realized cutting hair at a salon is not life fulfilling enough – she needs some excitement in her life and perhaps to start living again. That’s when she decided it was a good idea to join the storm chasing team for a few weeks. Well, someone in the team isn’t too pleased about a new member. Especially when that said someone has been in love with Drew since they met, but he was only able to admire her from afar. Not anymore… they are practically sharing sleeping quarters. Drew is off limits but how long can Aiden resist?

The character Aiden is a hot, brooding, moody ex-military turned technical rescuer/storm chasing hero. Deep down Aiden is caring, selfless, and brave. He is always destined to do so much more than storm chasing – always helping those in need. Drew is sweet, hauntingly beautiful but also determined – she does not fear much. Drew was paired up with Aiden and that’s when the fun begins. I really enjoyed the unique storyline of a group going on an adventure chasing storm and learning about tornado. I actually learned a lot about tornado that I did not know before reading this book. Good lord! The things these guys talk about on the road is straight up hilarious. The banters are witty and very entertaining. The part where Drew was caught watching? I was dying from laughing so hard Then, there are parts that had my heart jammed in my throat (the team near death experience with the storm). God, I was holding my breath through so many of those scenes waiting for the other shoe to drop. It was very exhilarating.

The romance between Aiden and Drew starts out as friends who has one thing in common – Colby. Colby was Aiden best friend and Drew’s fiancé. They both were heart broken after his dead so the thought of getting together was too much of a betrayal. Drew is attracted to Aiden but struggles with guilt and is also afraid of falling in love again. Aiden and Drew became attached to each other after a few weeks on the road but Aiden also has reservations – he does not want to be Drew’s second best. So, their relationship is a bit bumpy and full of indecisive pushing and pulling. But they need each other and are meant to be. They just need to find the way to make their hearts believe in love again.

This story is full of romance, love, is steamy, sexy and an exciting, heart-warming story. A few parts were slow but I enjoyed a new storyline and I am anxious to read this author’s next book.

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