I am a terrible mom. Hurricane Isaac brought us a nice free family day. I could have spent quality time with the kids. But I was too busy with my own Mighty Storm to stop and play. I read The Mighty Storm by Samantha Towle all day with a few breaks to cook and play a game (just one) with my kids. I couldn’t put it down. I was barely on twitter, I was barely on Facebook. I never checked my e-mail. I was too
engrossed obsessed to do anything but read.
Oh, but it was worth every second. I was actually scared to read this. I read comparisons to other books that many loved, but were not my favorites. This was.
Trudy and Jake Wethers were best friends growing up. They bonded over music & family tragedy and were as close as kids can be. Until Jake moved to the states from England with his family at 14, and after a while, stopped returning Trudy’s letters.
Jake turned into the HOT, tattooed, bad-boy, cocky, slutty lead singer and guitarist of the world famous band “The Mighty Storm” (if that doesn’t get you to read this, what will?). Trudy became a writer, with a music column in a small fashion magazine. Trudy admits she was totally in love with Jake as a kid, but thinks he thought of her as a best buddy only.
It’s 12 years since they saw each other last, and Trudy’s boss scores her an interview with the elusive Jake Wethers. Though Trudy has a “lovely” boyfriend for two years, Will, she can’t help but have butterflies at seeing Jake again. Will he even remember her?
When they do see each other….POW! The chemistry is through the roof. Not only does Jake remember her, but it’s like he waited her whole life for her. Not willing to let “Tru” go now that he has her back, he arranges to have her join his band on a world tour as his biographer. But her wonderful boyfriend, Will is at home, who she loves dearly.
I normally can’t stand cheating books, even cheating of the heart. This one didn’t offend me like others with similar story lines. For one, we don’t get to know and love Will enough to feel that sorry for him. Second, Trudy is so likable, she isn’t being cruel or heartless, but you can’t stop the pull of a soulmate, no matter how hard you try. Third, she wasn’t sneaking around, lying, and sleeping with both of the guys for weeks/months on end. Last, all I wanted to do was root for Jake and Tru. Fuck anyone who gets in their way. Maybe I’m a heartless bitch, but damn……..I think anybody would be for yummy Jake! Really though, you see it’s like he found the other half of himself in Tru.
But maybe sweet, safe Will is better for her. Living life in the spotlight is something Tru might not be cut out for.
- I really liked all of the characters in The Mighty Storm. All the bandmates, Jake’s PA Stuart, Tru’s friends and family. It was a great cast of characters, and they all added to the book.
- The electric pull between Jake and Tru was palpable.
- I loved Tru’s voice, especially her inner monologue.
“God, he’s such a cocky, arrogant bastard at times. And I totally fancy him.
No I don’t.
Yes I do.
No. I. Don’t.
- There were errors. Not just a few, but a really good amount, well over a dozen. Some, I may be incorrect about, because the writer is from the UK, but most were just mistakes, like numerous uses of apostrophe “s” instead of none, making the word possessive instead of plural, the use of ‘to’ instead of ‘too’, ‘either’ instead of ‘neither’, and a few spots with a missing word.****The Mighty Storm has since been picked up by a publisher, so I assume these are corrected.
Not really a dislike, but an “I wish”: I wish there was more of the music. I would have liked to see Jake write a song through this, work with his band mates more. I would have liked to have felt the music more. I still don’t really know what type of music they play.
Rating: 5+ Stars. One of my favorites. Heat Rating: 3.75 (some hot scenes, but not a lot)
This book had everything; love, friendship, long-lost love, rock stars, romance, heartbreak, angst, and moments you want to scream and throw the book, but you can’t stop reading. The characters were flawed and real, and you couldn’t help but love them in spite of their faults. I absolutely loved it. One of my favorites!
Make sure you continue reading to the very end, the author has a delicious surprise!
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- Backstage Pass by Olivia Cunning
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