Wrecked By Her & Saved By Him (The Like A Hurricane Duet) by Kristie Leigh
Contemporary Romance Duet
The Like a Hurricane Duet (Wrecked by Her and Saved by Him) are the debut novel(s) for Kristie Leigh. The emotional duet, despite being a super-slow burn second chance romance, kept me up reading late into the night with a box of tissues at my side.
Jules and Hunter grew up together and became high school sweethearts who were very much in love. Eight years ago she left town to go to college without saying goodbye to Hunter and she never returned.
“I couldn’t believe she was really gone. My Jules was gone.”
When her mother got sick she was called back home. She brought with her the most adorable 2-year-old son whose father was not in the picture. Callum stole the book a bit for me. Kristie wrote the most adorable little boy! Hunter pined away for Jules for the eight years she was gone, so when she got back Hunter was doing anything to make sure she stays, even if it meant just being a friend.
“No matter how hard I tried, being around her but not with her shredded me. I couldn’t be normal when everything about me was broken.”
Hunter, sigh….he is so sweet, but I sometimes wanted to smack him upside the head and call him a wuss. He kept being the perfect friend while desperate for more.
“I’m right here with you, and I’m not leaving. Lean on me, and I promise to never let you fall.” He kissed my forehead and let it linger.
But by 84% of the first book they are still just friends!
“I’m with you, too, okay? Anything you need. Friendships are a two-way street.”
His face twisted a little. “Friendship, yeah,” (84%)
Once they got together though….holy hell, they made up for lost time! I was not expecting so much sex after the majority of the first book was sex-free!
“I know it’s really soon, but I feel like we have been together forever.” I said that with conviction because I was so certain.
“I feel the same way. I guess it’s because our hearts have always belonged with each other.”
- I loved the emotional storyline.
- Callum was the most adorable kid ever.
- I loved the neighbor so much!
- Very well written, you can tell she really researched her craft before publishing.
- Great banter.
- Hunter could not have been a more perfect guy (a bit too good!).
- I liked the girl friendships.
- The covers are GORGEOUS.
- This duet needed a brutal content editor. ⅓ of it could have been cut, making it one amazing book.
- It moved way too slow for me. At 48% of the first book my notes say “It’s taking way too long for them to get together.” later I say “84%!!! Come on already!”
- Jules was so selfish and we never really had a good enough reason why she stayed away from friends and family for 8 years. Luckily she won me over.
- Some of it, especially the sex scenes seemed a little like the author has read too many for reference. It had all the right words, but it was missing a natural, from-the-heart feeling.
- The Florida town didn’t feel like any Florida town I’ve been to, and I have lived here since the 80s. Florida is such a transient state that we never really get that “small town” feel. (I know this is nit-picky but it stood out to me.)
The Down & Dirty:
*Full Disclosure: Kristie is a friend of mine, but I purchased these books myself.
Rating 3.75 Stars, 4.25 Heat (Book 2)