Book & Author Details:
Storm of Attraction by Lily Black
Publication date: February 13th 2017
Genres: Romance, Suspense
Love is worth fighting for.
Alexa Wolving has just one rule: never give a guy a second chance. That works just fine in the safe life she’s built. In the charming town of Willowdale, her day job as a librarian balances perfectly with her evening job as a black belt instructor. But when she attracts the attention of a stalker, Alexa’s carefully built world begins to crumble.
Drew Cosimo knows he broke Alexa’s heart five years ago when he took his first Ranger assignment and disappeared from her life. Now that he’s out of the army, he’s moving back home to Willowdale. He’s not looking for a fight, but making peace would be easier if Alexa hadn’t told the entire town he was a money-grubbing jerk. Despite the tension between them, Drew is quick to offer his protection when a stalker forces Alexa from her home.
As the stalker’s attacks escalate, Alexa and Drew are forced to face their painful past and the simmering attraction between them. They must fight to save each other before everything they care about goes up in flames.
OK. Bear with me here. There is an awful lot to like about this book, there really is. My biggest issue with it? The apparent depth and strength of feeling after a relationship (5 years ago) which lasted weeks.
However, if you can get past that, then you have the bones of a good story. I enjoyed the way that the tension built alongside the rekindled relationship between Alexa and Drew. The chemistry between them is perhaps more on the subtle, slow burn side, but in the context of the story and the author’s writing style.
I look forward to seeing more of this series.
I voluntarily reviewed a reviewer copy of this book.
Lily Black believes in true love, but she is also quite certain that going after it is the scariest thing we’ll ever do. She explores this dynamic in her romantic suspense novels, which are set in the small imaginary town of Willowdale, where people dream big, love deeply, and kick butt if necessary.
Lily has a black belt in Chung Do Kwan Tai Kwon Do, and she has also trained in everything from judo to broadswords. She lives in North Carolina, where she tries to divide her free time between the mountains and the sea. She shares her home with a very patient and loving husband and their teenage daughter.