Saturday, July 20, 2013

REVIEW: Storm of Desire by Cara Marsi

***This book was originally reviewed for Storm Goddess Book Reviews.***
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Summary:

She was his for one glorious night; then she fled, wounding his ego and his heart. She can't run now, but does she want to? Corporate attorney Samantha Greco needs some peace and quiet to come to a decision about her career. Instead, while an icy nor'easter rages outside, she finds herself trapped in a cottage on Fenwick Island with Aiden Rourke, a man she used five years ago when she ran from the heartbreak of her fiancé's betrayal. Aiden Rourke has loved Sam for years. For one glorious night she was his. But then she fled, wounding his ego and his heart. Thrown together again, they soon discover time hasn't diminished their fiery passion for each other. Only Aiden has ever been able to melt Sam with just a look or a touch. But the fear that she's like her mother, who used men mercilessly, scares Sam to death. The storm outside is nothing compared to the storm of desire, fear, and guilt raging inside Sam. But during their wild weekend together, Sam and Aiden draw closer and realize their all-consuming passion for each other masks deeper needs and desires. When the storm ends, will they go their separate ways? Or will they find the courage to face the future together as one?

Thoughts:

This was a very enjoyable quick read; very well paced with good character development. There’s some suspense at the beginning over exactly what happened between Aiden and Sam in the past and how that affects their feelings now. The middle was incredibly compelling, and the ending was great – though I was hoping for just a little more from it.

Sam and Aiden are the kind of characters you can’t help but love. You respect their actions and intentions, but they fear and make mistakes, which makes them human and therefore relatable. Aiden is so understanding and caring while Sam has a lot of turmoil from her past to deal with. The chemistry between them is hot and their love scenes are too while also being very tender. I really appreciated the emotional investment in this story. I definitely cried at one point in particular and absolutely felt for both characters as they faced each other.

The story is heartwarming, but with some heartbreaking moments, and is absolutely worth a read to any hopeless romantic.


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