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Reviewed by **Zoë** at Literary Lust➜https://www.facebook.com/literarylust?fref=ts
Literary Lust Review
Title: The Hurricane Author R J Prescott
Reviewer: Zoë Star Rating – 4/5
A love that’s worth keeping is worth fighting for . . .
Emily McCarthy is living in fear of a dark and dangerous past. A gifted mathematician, she is little more than a hollow, broken shell, trying desperately to make ends meet long enough to finish her degree.
Through an unlikely friendship with the aging, cantankerous owner of an old boxing gym, Em is thrown into the path of the most dangerous man that she has ever met.
Cormac “the Hurricane” O’Connell is cut, tattooed and dangerous. He is a lethal weapon with no safety and everyone is waiting for the mis-fire. He’s never been knocked out before, but when he meet Em he falls, HARD. Unlike any other girl he’s ever met, she doesn’t want anything from him. Just being around her makes him want to be a better person.
They are polar opposites who were never meant to find each other, but some things are just worth the fight.
Actual review: This is the first fighter book I’ve read in ages and I love the idea of a hot, muscular fighting guy being all protective over his girl so this really worked for me.
The story was enjoyable and easy to read. I got into the story initially but it did struggle to hold my attention a little in the first 90 pages I don’t want that to sound like a big negative it was more that the pace was fairly slow so those that have a big DNF list may give up. I did however see a massive potential in the book and I enjoyed RJ Prescott’s writing so that in itself was enough to keep me turning the pages and the fact that I really wanted to get into the juicy bits proved I was invested in the characters.
Em and Con are a perfect fit, I worried that Em let her guard down to quickly and that Con was a bit too cutesy for a fighter but the more I read the more I just ‘got’ it. I loved his adoration for Em and the way I felt everything he said rather than just read it, I may have swooned a little! There’s some beautiful lines in the book and I’m kicking myself that I read it in paperback so didn’t highlight them.
There are quite a lot of characters which at times left me forgetting who was who but the stand outs for me were Em, Con, Danny and Kier. They were all thrown together and made one hell of an awesome family. I’d definitely like to read more about them. I would’ve liked a bit more drama as it felt like we’d got to 90% of the book without anything major happening and once the ‘thing’ I’d been expecting all along happened it seemed to be over a few pages later. That being said I do love a cutesy read and I’m all about the love story and romance so the way Con treats Em clawed back some of the bad points for me. I struggled with what rating to give this book as it didn’t blow me away like it did many of my friends but the fact that I really wanted to stick with it as I liked the characters and that I’m excited to read book two along with the fact it’s inspired me to read more fighter books means although I had some issues it’s worthy of a good solid 4 stars.
Series/ standalone/ Novella Series- you could just read book one and be happy it was complete though.
Humour: none / Some / Lots Some
Violence: – none / some / lots Some
Sex – none / mild / hot Mild
Why choose this book?
If you love an against the odds story. Or an easy read that you could happily read in one sitting.
Recommend to a friend? Yes, as long as that friend liked sweetness and big gestures. More the perfect boyfriend type.