Storm by Carian Cole Book Review
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Carian Cole brings you her debut novel in a series of popular interconnected stand-alones showcasing members of a rock band finding the love of their lives in the most unlikely ways.
A series of weather and driving mishaps leaves me trapped in the woods during a blizzard with a complete stranger in the back of his pickup truck for forty-eight hours.
A stranger with long hair, tattoos, and rippling with muscle.
A stranger with an insanely sexy voice and a wicked smile that turned my insides to jelly.
A stranger who held me in his arms, calmed me, and then set a fire in me that I couldn’t put out.
A stranger who I later find out, is a famous rock star.
Storm lives up to his name. Dangerously alluring. Tumultuous. A beautiful, unexpected clash of hot and cold. He’s used to getting everything he wants.
And now he wants me.
Me? A quirky, girl-next-door-type who has no business dating a rock star.
Some people chase storms for the thrill. What happens when the storm chases you?
Here is the potentially sensitive content that I observed while reading this book:
- Car Accident
- Panic Attacks
- Sexually Explicit Scenes
- Slut Shaming
- Snowed in (temporary confinement)
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There are possible **SPOILERS** beyond this point!
I read Storm in one day, because I was absolutely drawn! I am obsessed with Storm. He is literally my man and I will fight you about him. Storm is a dirty talking golden retriever type MMC who is also a badass rocker with sexy long hair and Guyliner. I also really love dog daddies and Niko and Storm’s relationship just sold me right away. I loved this so much my mind is actually blown. I loved Evie in this book and I love the mental health representation. She’s such a sweet character who just had a rough start to her adult life. She and Storm really have a bond with those aspects and can relate in a way that most others could not. I loved the forced proximity of them being stranded in the snow. I also really loved the texting conversations and the phone conversations that these two people had as they were trying to figure out a way to be together.
This is absolutely a taboo romance as our FMC is in a relationship throughout the majority of this book so if cheating is not your thing, then definitely don’t touch this book. However, if you don’t have super strong feelings about cheating(it’s literally fiction y’all!) then I 1000% recommend that you give this one a read. It was so spicy and there was so much about the intimacy that Storm would not allow Evelyn to ignore between them that I enjoyed. I hesitate in calling this smut—though there is quite a lot of sexual content in this book. There is more so, like heavy petting, and a lot of clothed action, happening in the story more than actual sex happening in the story. There isn’t a lot of actual sex in it. The chemistry was off the charts though. Oh and the HEA So, so satisfying!
I started with just saying I’m gonna listen to the audiobook. Then I got the e-book. And now I’ve ordered the paperback. And I’m pretty sure I’m going to start the second book, Vandal, as soon as I possibly can. I just cannot say how much I love this book enough. This is my first book that I’ve read from Carian Cole, but it will absolutely not be the last because the way the story was written, had me in an absolute chokehold! So excited for more! I highly recommend this read! ❤️
There are several open door scenes and sexual content throughout the story.
Genre & Tropes
- Forbidden Romance
- Forced Proximity
- One Bed
- Opposites attract
- Man obsessed
“you gotta stop living in fear. You can’t see the stars unless you go out in the dark.”
“Sometimes, the right person comes along at the wrong time, and you have to just trust fate and hope it leads you in the right direction and it all evens out.”
“I think most people settle for what is safe at least once at some point in their lives, but a person who suffers from anxiety or depression will almost always run away from goals, dreams, and new life adventures to avoid the possibility of feeling anything new and somewhat scary. It is better to live with the known than face the unknown.”
“Evie, this is what we do. We hold hands. I’m not giving that up.”
“You can’t see the stars unless you go out in the dark.”
“Our courtship breathes slowness. It hides in the dark corners. It peeks out with tiny touches, explodes with quick erotic moments, then runs back to hide. It is both sweet and dirty, and it’s taboo.”
How can you have a beautiful ending without making beautiful mistakes?
“We both felt something, and we let it happen. It felt pretty deep, to me. And for me, that’s saying a lot. Did you feel it, too?”
“He’s giving me his devilish smile that’s somewhere between sexy as hell and wickedly adorable. How can someone look like that? It’s not fair.”
“Relax, little one. I’m not going to touch you or hurt you. But I will be the ghost that always haunts you.”
“I love the way you touch me, Evie. Everything you feel comes right through your fingers, and I don’t even think you realize it. I felt it when you were touching my hand in the truck. And I feel it now… You will touch me, Evie. I want to feel your hands all over me because it’s like a drug for me right now and I need it… And I’m going to make you beg me to let you because I need that, too.”
Check out Storm on Amazon here.