Our Review

Where to start with The Mighty Storm?? First off, I loved this book.  I mean, I really loved this book! 5 star read for me without a doubt!

Really,what’s not to love?  There’s a hot, can’t be tamed, tattooed bad boy rock god named Jake Wethers…….(heart palpitations here – get me a defibrillator stat!!) for starters!

Not only that, it’s got romance, angst, drama, emotion, humour, music references, hot sex and oh did I mention hot, tattooed bad boy rock star Jake Wethers???

Now that I’ve got that out the way, let’s get serious.

This book wasn’t just about “gorgeous as all hell” Jake, although he was certainly a very pleasant part of the book ;).

The story is told through Tru’s (Trudy Bennett) eyes and centres on her and her former best friend Jake   finding each other after twelve years apart and realising they still have feelings they thought were long buried.

You will feel for Tru as she discovers feelings for Jake she knows she shouldn’t have.  He’s her former best friend, yes, she loved him as a teenager and he broke her heart when he left her at fourteen, but Tru has moved on.  She is in love with Will,  her wonderful boyfriend of two years and she must hold onto that relationship, whilst at the same time try to deny and conceal the feelings she has for Jake.

Jake (lead singer of The Mighty Storm) is dealing with past demons and Tru coming into his life gives him a purpose he didn’t know he needed until she returned.

In Jake, the author has managed to bring us a strong, alpha, hot, yet sensitive and loving male lead character who is humanly flawed and let me tell you ladies, this guy is going to be the stuff of women’s fantasies that’s for sure!

But not only has she managed to bring to life such wonderful characters in Tru and Jake, but also the supporting characters of the band, Denny, Tom, Smith and of course Jake’s PA Stuart who I just adored.

This book had it all for me.  It was a book about human relationships, human eff ups, human frailties and of course the world of a high profile rock star who tries to find a life of normality in a world of abnormality for himself and Tru.

Jake is a man who always gets what he wants, but will Tru be the one thing he can’t have?

“I’ve only ever loved one girl, Tru – and that’s you. It’s always been you. I loved you from the moment I knew how to love.”

I enjoyed every minute of this book, though I have to say, be prepared, because there were times that I actually clutched my chest and cried, such is the truthfulness of the writing in some of the scenes which you will discover throughout the book.
This is Samantha Towle’s first foray into the contemporary romance genre and wow! Did she nail it!

What I like about Samantha’s writing here is that she explores the little nuances of her characters that allows the reader the ability to feel like you’re actually part of this story . Allows you to be a part of the world that is Jake, Tru and The Mighty Storm.  You will feel like you’re really there with them, in the room and living this story through Tru’s eyes.

I love nothing more than finding a book that has the ability to draw me in and hold me there until the very last page.    A book where I can feel what the characters feel and see what the characters see.  It makes me feel a part of something and enables me to “live” the book rather just ” read” a story and that’s exactly how I felt experiencing The Mighty Storm.

I’m not going to go into details about the story because to give anything away would be an injustice to other readers and I want them to experience this book as I did.  To experience it the way the author intended it to be read.

Yes readers…….. freeze some dinners, hold the housework, tell the family to fend for themselves because once you start reading The Mighty Storm, you are not going to want to put it down!

Be sure to keep reading and click past the end because there a little “bonus” at the back you won’t want to miss!

Synopsis

It’s been twelve years since Tru Bennett last saw Jake Wethers, her former best friend and boy she once loved.

Jake Wethers, sexy, tattooed and deliciously bad lead singer, and brains behind The Mighty Storm, one of the biggest bands in the world, left Tru with a broken heart when he moved from England to America with his family when they were both fourteen.

Sent to interview Jake for her music column by the magazine she works for, they are both unprepared for the sparks that fly the instant they reconnect. Only, there’s a complication to their instant feelings for one another—Will, Tru’s boyfriend of two years.

Then Jake makes Tru a job offer she can’t refuse—travelling the world with him and his band. But taking the job means leaving Will behind, and being on the road with the band means spending an inordinate amount of time with Jake.

Is Tru strong enough to resist the delectable bad boy who once held her heart so completely, or will she willingly risk it all for one night with the world’s most notorious womanizer? 

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19 Comments:


  1. sali said:

    ABSOLUTLY BRILLIANT JEN !!!!!!
    this is going to be the next massive rockstar book !!!! i have no doubt !!!

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  2. Lee said:

    great review Jen, I can’t wait to download it and start reading and yes the frozen dinners will be a must seeing as how I now have a habit of burning my dinners while I am engrossed in my books 🙂

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    1. totallybookedblog said:

      ha! Takeaway is the answer Lee. Hope you can join us in the Bookclub BOFF read for this one. Jen x

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  3. patricia said:

    I am jealousy…..I am going to be completely shallow…I was sold as soon as I saw the cover

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    1. totallybookedblog said:

      Ummmm, not shallow at all….when Sam described Jake to me and then I saw that cover I think I screamed….he was exactly how I pictured him….so yes, you had me at book cover hahaha Jen xx

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  4. Shelley said:

    Oh the anticipation!! Release day cannot come soon enough! awesome review Jenny! xxx

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    1. totallybookedblog said:

      Shelley my sweet! Can’t wait to read it with all of you next week…yes, I’m already waiting for a re-read! Jen x

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  5. Susan said:

    Thanks Jen! I can’t wait to read this book, it has all the magic ingredients for me: rock music, ink, and a hot hero! Looking forward to the BOFF!

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    1. totallybookedblog said:

      It’s so good Susan – I know everyone will love it 😉

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  6. Melanie Brown said:

    Wow…can’t wait for this one! Sounds great!!

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  7. yanireads said:

    yay!! Another BOFF!

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  8. Rebecca said:

    Is this going to be available on Kindle? I don’t see it. I know it doesn’t come out until Friday but usually it has a page with the release date on it. Thanks!

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  9. totallybookedblog said:

    Hi Rebecca. It will be available on Kindle on Friday 24th August. Being an Indie Author, Sam can’t do pre-order etc through Amazon, but it will definitely be available then.
    Jen 😉

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  10. Jasmin said:

    Ok..I just read the comments and I’m guessing it’s not out yet??? I’ll just keep searching for it =)

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  11. alina said:

    OMG. I was not able to put this one down.. from start to finish it was captivating.

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  12. Rochelle said:

    WOW !!! I read it straight thru and can not stop thinking about it.. 🙂

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  13. Camille said:

    I just finished this book and absolutely loved it! I’m so glad I found your blog..have found so many great reads! I was listening to Reznor’s version of Hurt while reading that once scene..nearly lost it!! This book is going on my top 10 list.

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