In a sensual, emotionally charged novel of love and loss, a tender affair gives two daring storm chasers the strength to overcome shattered dreams and the courage to build a future together.
Drew McGovern is living for two. Her fiancé, Colby, used to savor the feeling of a powerful gale, the rain pelting his face as the sky grew dark—until a shocking tragedy struck him down. Drew’s still grieving his death a year later when she bumps into some of his old storm chasing buddies. For reasons she can’t explain, she volunteers for the next tornado. But when she reconnects with Colby’s best friend, Aiden O’Neal, Drew gets a breath of fresh air that stirs the ashes of her broken heart.
Aiden 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, long enough to remember the tears that fell as they buried the man they each still miss. Now he’s trying his best to behave himself. But when the wind ruffles Drew’s hair and puts a sparkle in her eye, Aiden can’t resist the urge to hold her close. And when it comes to true love, he’s holding out hope that lightning strikes twice.
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What I say: Blown Away is a sexy, New Adult, re-imagined version of Twister with added heartbreak and drama.
Drew has been lost since the death of her storm-chaser fiancé Colby. She's been trying understand what happened and to find something to be passionate about in the same Colby was with storm-chasing. Faced with the perfect opportunity to discover why he loved his job so much, Drew finds herself following in his footsteps with his old 'chasing' team.
I have to admit I've read MANY stories about potential romances between a grieving widow or girlfriend, and their former husband's best friend or relative, and they never entirely sit well with me. I think this is because I always end up questioning whether they're only together because of the death and nothing else - what I liked about Blown Away was the manner in which this particular issue was raised.
I liked Drew (for the most part) and found her endearing. I did find some of her decisions kinda questionable at times, but given the circumstances I felt she handled the situation well and she made me laugh. Like all good book boyfriends, Aiden is determined, sexy and kinda badass. He also comes armed with all the moves and swagger. He's a charming combination of alpha and vulnerable.
There are lots of sexy New Adult romance elements, so readers who prefer clean reads may not like all the dirty talk and naughty sections, I personally enjoyed them. I also liked seeing them battle with their feelings and try to conquer the past..
3.5 Stars in my Sky!
Brenda Rothert is an Illinois native who was a print journalist for nine years. She made the jump from fact to fiction in 2013 and never looked back. From new adult to steamy contemporary romance, Brenda creates fresh characters in every story she tells. She’s a lover of Diet Coke, chocolate, lazy weekends and happily ever afters.