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Friday, February 27, 2015

Blog Tour/Review ♥ The Hurricane by RJ Prescott ♥ #giveaway $25 GC + more

The Hurricane by R.J. Prescott 

Publication date: February 16th 2015 
Genres: New Adult, Romance


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. 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.


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My Review

Book – The Hurricane
Author – RJ Prescott
Publication Date – February 16, 2015
Genre – New Adult Romance
Type – Stand Alone
Cliffhanger - No
Rating – 4.25 out of 5 Stars

Complimentary Copy generously provided for a Blog Tour in exchange for an honest review.

My Thoughts - Story
This was such a great story – I found myself wrapped up in it – how Emily fought her past demons to live a full life.  I fell in love with Con and his conviction to protect Em and have her as his. You don’t find many men like Con in his life and he almost resembled a fairy tale character in my mind. 

If you like stories about: boxing, Irishmen, past abuse, comic relief – then this book is for you.  The character development is off the charts how the author portrayed Em coming out of her shell.  The more the author writes about Con, the more you will fall in love with him, but I found myself continually waiting for him to screw up the relationship and hurt Em.

Reason for Reading – Blog Tour
Story Rating – 4.5 out of 5 Stars
Steam Rating – 4 out of 5 Stars
Angst Rating – 4.5 out of 5 Stars
Writing Rating – 4 out of 5 Stars
Content Flow Rating – 4 out of 5 Stars
Told In Single POV (Em)
Heroine/Personality – Em is a scared, introvert at the beginning but her character shines through by the end
Heroine/Personality – Con is lovable, loyal, romantic and steadfast
HEA (Spoiler) – Yes
Would Read More from Author? Yes
Recommend To – Anyone who loves to really get involved with a book and be transported into the story.


I was born in Cardiff, South Wales although I left to study law at the University of Bristol, England. Four weeks before graduation I fell in love, and stayed. Ten years later I convinced my crazy, wonderful fire fighter husband to move back to Cardiff with me where we live with our two equally crazy 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 my week. “The Hurricane” is my debut New Adult Novel. 

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  1. Thanks for hosting today, Carol! This sounds like a really good read and very character driven, too! Right up my alley! :)

  2. Looks interesting, definitely a contender. And love the cover!!

  3. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.. this sounds like a great book and something I will enjoy. :)

  4. Really enjoyed reading the synopsis, thank you!