Review – Blown Away by Brenda Rothert

May 2, 2016 Review 0

Review – Blown Away by Brenda Rothert

In an emotionally charged, wickedly hot novel of love and loss, a passionate affair gives two daring storm chasers the strength to overcome shattered dreams and the courage to build a future together.

One year after her fiancé died in a heartbreaking accident, Drew McGovern decides to honor his memory by joining his old storm-chasing buddies on their latest excursion. What she’s not so sure about, however, is whether she’s ready to move on. Drew wasn’t expecting to feel the powerful pull of desire toward Colby’s best friend. But there’s no denying the intensity of their connection . . . or the heat he inspires in the parts of her that are still very much alive.

Aiden O’Neal doesn’t trust himself around Drew. He’s wanted this girl for a long time—long enough to remember the stab of jealousy he felt the first time he saw her in Colby’s arms. Now he’s trying his best to behave himself. But when the wind starts blowing and the adrenaline starts pumping, Aiden can’t resist the urge to claim Drew as his own. Because when it comes to desire, he’s hoping to make lightning strike twice.

Advance praise for Blown Away

“After I devoured Blown Away in one sitting, Brenda Rothert is absolutely going on my auto-buy list. I don’t think I’ve ever read such brilliantly wound sexual tension, and there were times when I was straight-up jealous of the heroine because I wanted Aiden all to myself.”—USA Today bestselling author Lauren Layne

Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

Title: Blown Away
Author: Brenda Rothert
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Hooked
Published by LoveSwept
Source: Publisher
Published: May 3rd 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 205
See the title at Goodreads
Purchase your copy: Amazon
Visit the Author's Website

Stars: three-half-stars
Flames: three-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
300 Review

What a wonderfully inspirational read. When I first read the blurb, I was kind of hesitant to pick it up. I mean, the fiance dies and then the best friend hooks up with “widow”. Doesn’t sound too appealing right? But it’s great. The author did a great job working through every emotion each one of these characters would have after losing someone they both loved. Add in the element of chasing storms and I was flipping these pages faster than a F2 tornado.

Drew is woken up by the local police to inform her that the man she was supposed to be marrying in 45 days, Colby, is on life support long just so the family could say their goodbyes. Don’t worry, I didn’t give anything away there. After years of trying to escape the life she’s been dealt, she was really looking forward to starting a new life with Colby. Now that Colby is gone, she’s feels like she hasn’t really been “living” her life and is searching for something new. So when Colby’s old team leader suggests she joins the team for a month, she jumps at the chance.

Seems like Aiden has lost everyone he’s ever cared about. His family, Army buddies and now his best friend. One of the hardest things he had to do was comfort the one girl that his best friend got his hands on first after he died. After all, it’s not right to have feelings for your best friends girl. So imagine his surprise when he shows up for a storm chasing trip a year after Colby’s death to find the one girl who’s been in his dreams for years. And now she’s going with them for a month? Yep, things are about to get interesting.

After being put in a “compromising” situation, Drew’s libido is kicked up a few notches and is starting to see Aiden for the guy he is instead of the best friend of her ex. Now if she can only get him to start looking at her differently too…

I really enjoyed this. It flowed so perfectly that I was actually surprised at how quickly I finished it. Yes, it’s only a little over 200 pages, but it felt more like under 100. The author does a fantastic job expressing the different emotions that someone goes through after losing a loved one. Including falling for someone you KNOW should be off limits. If you’re looking for a quick read with a HEA that will leave you smiling, this book’s for you.



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