The Hurricane by R.J. Prescott
Publication date: February 16th 2015
Genres: New Adult, Romance
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.
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The Hurricane by R.J. Prescott My rating: 4 of 5 stars It took me a bit to connect with these characters but when I did, I loved them. Emily was a meek quiet girl that kept her head down and did everything she could to be invisible. Fear of her past catching up to her had her steering clear of making friends or living life. Befriending an old man and regular customer at the diner she worked, eventually changed that. She made the acquaintance of a very big, muscular and dangerous looking guy that was way beyond smitten with her. Getting to know Cormack O'Connell slowly broke down her walls and made room for new friends that eventually became a family. These characters did everything to bring Emily out of her comfort zone and brought life to her existence. O'Connell was an up and coming fighter that oozed badass but with Emily he was nothing but a cuddly bear. He was so sweet and gentle and patient with her. It was endearing. With O'Connell came a band of misfits who were also training at the same gym as O'Connell and they were just as sweet as they were funny. The brought the comic relief to the story that kept it light where other parts could be dark. The bond and closeness between them all became very apparent and so palpable that I even got emotional at times. The chemistry between O'Connell and Emily was great. It wasn't over the top and wasn't overdone which gave it a real mess to their relationship. Another thing...it was a breath of fresh air amongst most stories in this genre where the heroine is swept away by a man dripping in money. O'Connell was a regular guy, trying to make ends meet; the same as Emily and they strive together to build a better life with each other. Their only goal was happiness and a family. This was definitely a great read. *a copy was provided by the author in exchange for and honest review. View all my reviews
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