Taming the Storm by Samantha Towle
3rd in a series, contemporary Rock Star Romance.
The Mighty Storm and Wethering the Storm are two of my favorite books. If there was one character I wanted a story about, it was Tom, the bass player for The Mighty Storm. He was always the horny, flirting comic relief of the first two angsty books, but you know that that comedy is covering up a lot more.
Taming the Storm by Samantha Towle brings us Tom’s story. Though it can be read as a stand alone, it will spoil the previous books. I started Taming the Storm, and realized I should do a quick scan of Wethering the Storm. Taming starts with Tom making a promise to the big guy in the sky that he will change his whorey ways if Tru pulls through. In fact, it has a few of the same scenes from Wethering from Tom’s pov. I couldn’t remember what happened so I needed to do a quick scan. Tom knows that Jake can’t survive another loss in his life, so he makes a deal for his best friend.
“I’ll live the life of a goddamn monk if you save Tru. I swear, I will only have sex with a woman if she really means something to me.”
Did I actually say that–out loud?”
Lyla is the beautiful lead singer for Vintage, an up and coming band on TMS’s label. Lyla is celibate for 10 months, swearing off men after a few crap experiences. She’s happy with BOB (or ASBOF-Asexual Battery Operated Friend, as she calls it). After her brother and best friend betrayed her, Lyla is even more skittish with relationships and trust.
Vantage is about to head out on their first tour when their tour manager breaks her leg. So Tom fills in as tour manager for TMS records. Tom, the same guy that hit on Lyla relentlessly every time he saw her.
“Tom is an arrogant, sex-crazed mut (man-slut) whom I want nothing to do with.”
“Only…Tom just happens to be a hot, arrogant, sex-crazed mut.”
Immediately, the banter begins. First, Tom accuses Lyla of being a lesbian.
“God, you’re an egotistical asshole, You ever consider that I wouldn’t sleep with you because you’re not my type?”
He scoffs. “Not possible, darlin’. I’m everyone’s type.”
Like I said, asshole.
As they share a tour bus, they also begin to share a friendship, and Lyla opens up to Tom the way she only has to 2 other people. But the flirt-fighting and banter continue.
“You-you’re a…mother-effing mut!” I hiss.
“Yeah, and you’re the sexiest fucking thing I’ve ever seen in my life. Sleep well, Firecracker.”
The build up and flirting is so hot.
“I can smell your arousal from here. And it’s making me hard, Ly. Rock. Fucking. Hard.”
“I can’t stop thinking about you. What it will feel like to be inside you. God, Ly, I can’t stop imagining how sweet your pussy will taste on my tongue.”
And when they actually get there, it’s even hotter.
“Lose the panties, Firecracker. NOW.”
“Stay exactly like this. I want you to watch the whole time I’m licking you until you come around my mouth. You close your eyes, and you don’t get to come. Understand?”
Though it may seem from this review that Taming the Storm is just a hot rock star book, Samantha makes it so much more.
- Lyla is feisty and tough, I love that.
- Tom has so much more to him than he ever let on.
- Holy cannoli hot sex.
- Dirty talking too!
- Banter and sexual tension in the is story–I love that.
- Dual POV, but not repetitive.
- Glimpses of Jake and Tru.
- Hot and delicious, bossy sex.
- Samantha stayed true to Tom’s personality and kept the book more lighthearted.
- It wasn’t really very memorable (I read it last week and really had to almost re-read to trigger my memory.
Rating: 4.75-5 stars, 4.5 Heat
Taming the Storm is a great addition to one of my favorite series. Samantha Towle knows how to weave a story with characters you love, banter to keep you smiling and totally hot sex. It was everything I could have hoped it would be.
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1) Name 3 words to describe each other.
Lyla: Strong, talented and smart, oh and hot. Sorry, I know that’s four!
Tom: She’s had four, I’m having four. Ly is talented, beautiful, argumentative, and has great tits.
2) Invent a drink/shot (and a name) to describe each other.
Lyla: Hot Storm – Whiskey, Ginger Beer and a shot of tabasco sauce.
Tom: The Vintage Firecracker – Brandy, dark rum, sloe gin and orange juice.
3) What is each of your favorite all-time albums?
Lyla: My mother’s last album – Pure Pain.
Tom: Nirvana’s Nevermind
4) What song would you like to perform together if you could?
Lyla: Cry Me a River! *grins at Tom*
Tom: Never happening.
5) What is the best place you guys have had sex?
Tom: All the places we’ve had sex are of course awesome, but the best so far has to be when we were on vacation in Fiji. All I’m saying is infinity pool and naked Lyla makes for a seriously hot session.
Lyla: Tom! Ever heard of giving too much information! *slaps his arm*
6) What is your favorite position?
Tom: Lyla in any position.
Lyla: *blushes* what he said.
7) Lyla-What do you THINK is Tom’s favorite thing about you? My boobs, without a doubt.
Tom: They are amazing.
Tom? What do you think is Lyla’s favorite thing about you? My cock.
Lyla: *laughs and shakes her head*
8) What is each your real favorite things about each other?
Lyla: The way he just seems to know how I’m feeling, what I’m thinking, and knows the exact right thing to say or do to make me feel better.
Tom: That I can be myself with her, because I’m who she wants.
9) How about 2 pet peeves each? (about each other)
Tom: I’m perfect. She can’t have any pet peeves about me.
Lyla: He picks his teeth with dinner knifes. Seriously, we go out for dinner, and after we’ve finished up, Tom is sat there picking food from his teeth with his knife. It’s so gross. I’ve started carrying toothpicks in my purse for him.
Tom: *looks mock-offended* there is nothing wrong with getting food out of my teeth with a knife.
Lyla: No of course, nothing wrong with that at all *rolls her eyes*
Tom: Lyla burps like a dude.
Lyla: I do not!
Tom: She does. Burps like a fat guy who’s just drank a gallon of coke.
10) Where do you guys see yourselves in 3 years?
Together *both say at the same time*
11) If you can go anywhere together where would it be?
Tom: Back to Fiji and that infinity pool.
Lyla: Fiji, or back on our tour bus again.
Tom: Actually, I change my answer. Yeah, back on the tour bus with my girl, back to where it all began.
Thanks for coming by! I’d love to see you both in concert soon!
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