Title: The Hurricane
Series: The Hurricane #1
Author: R.J. Prescott
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Heat Level: 3 out of 4 flames
Overall Star Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by Kay the Snitch Bitch
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, but 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.
I had read a lot of amazing reviews about this book. It started off amazingly. I really liked it but by the end, it was good but not great.
What I did like:
The heroine was great. A little quirky but awesome.
Danny, the cranky gym owner. He owned me from his first mention in this story.
The camaraderie between the fighters.
The humor. I laughed a lot.
I loved that Con (the hero) fell for Emily (the heroine) immediately.
What I didn’t like:
Con became a bit of a beta male for me by the end of the book.
This series, at least for now, seems to focus on Con and Emily and no one else. I don’t mind that in a novella series but not in a full length book series. Still, I enjoyed it but I’m not sure if I’ll continue the series yet.