Monday, March 28, 2016

Review 'The Hurricane' by R.J. Prescott
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.

The Facts:

Publication Date:
March 17th, 2016 by Piatkus
The Hurricane #1
Contemporary Romance
eBook, Paperback, Audio
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My Review:

When I first read the book description of ‘The Hurricane’ I was immediately super excited to start reading this book. It sounded like such a fun read, and after reading a view sci fi novels I was even more looking forward to reading a Contemporary Romance novel.

‘The Hurricane’ is the story of Emily McCarthy and Cormac O’Connell. Emily and Cormac are opposites in everything. But from the first moment Cormac sees shy Emily, he knows he must become a better person and get to know her. And Cormac will do almost everything.
Emily has been through hell, now she is starting over and desperately needs to stay hidden. For that to happen Emily must be invisible, and that’s something she’s very good at. But when Cormac starts to show interest she can’t deny the chemistry between them. And let me tell you.. That chemistry is flying of the pages!!

I loved reading ‘The Hurricane’. The two main characters Emily and Cormac are both easy to love. They both had a rough life and all they want is to have a family of their own and to find someone they love. Emily and Cormac didn’t expect to find love, but from the moment they first interact it’s clear there are meant for each other. Although life still isn’t easy for them, they fight for a better life and make their own family.

The romance was really intense and sweet. I loved how Emily and Cormac first became friends. And it was extremely, butterflies- in- your- belly- romantic to read how Cormac fought to win Emily’s heart.
I also loved how important friendship and love was in this book. It was such a touching story and I couldn’t get enough of it. Although the romance between Emily and Cormac, was the most important part of this book, I also loved getting to know Cormac’s friends. Cormac’s friends are all boxers and very handsome. They are also all very different and from the moment Cormac lays his eyes upon Emily, his friends, also protect Emily. It was really touching to read.

I normally don’t have a lot with boxing, but in ‘The Hurricane’ I became to love the fight and Cormac’s ‘boxing’ family. R.J. Prescott was able to write these intense boxing games. I really would be biting my nails, because it was just so thrilling.

‘The Hurricane’ was definitely a very fun book, I loved devouring. I definitely recommend this one if you like contemporary romance novels. 

My Rating:

About the Author:

R.J. Prescott was born in Cardiff, South Wales and studied law at the University of Bristol, England. Four weeks before graduation she fell in love with a crazy firefighter and stayed in Bristol. Ten years later she convinced her husband to move back to Cardiff, where they now live with their two sons. Juggling work, writing and family doesn't leave a lot of time, but curling up on the sofa with a cup of tea and a bar of chocolate for family movie night is definitely the best part of her week. Her debut book "The Hurricane" is a USA Today Bestselling duet novel concluded in "The Aftermath".

For more information about R.J. Prescott please visit her website, or visit her on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

I received this book from the Little, Brown Book Group in exchange for my honest review.


  1. I really want to read this, so I'm glad to see you enjoyed it so much.

    1. It really is a great read. I think you'll love it!! ;)


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