Monday, February 23

*** Blog Tour, Review, Trailer & Giveaway *** The Hurricane By R.J Prescott

Title: Hurricane
Author: R.J. Prescott
Genre: New Adult, Romance
Publication Date: February 16, 2015
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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.

My Review

Wow! Talk about a Hurricane of emotions. If you are a fan of fighter, angst, love and a truly happy ending that this is a must read!

Being a fan of hot fighters I was completely swept up in the Hurricane that is Cormac O’Connell. Holy Mother of a sex personified, alpha fucking hottie it Cormac “Hurricane” O’Connell. Instantly I was smitten with out pretty much down and out hero who was looking for a little sunshine in his life.  And boy did he find that the rays of sunlight and in a big way.

Meet Emily.

Oh sweet Emily how my heart broke for this poor young girl. I just felt her pain, fear and reluctance to move forward as if she were a real person.

Having suffered the worst kind of abuse for years at the hands of she step father Emily does what any girl would to try and survive…she runs. Lucky for her she ends up crossing paths with none other than our “Hurricane”.

What follows is an amazing story of resiliency, facing fears, learning to trust and best of all finding family in the least likely place, but best of all finding unconditional love.

I really loved reading the love story of O’Connell and Emily it was truly something special.  I love friends to lover’s stories and this hit the mark perfectly. Emily was just what Cormac needed, supporting his fighting career, encouraging him to never give up all the while loving him eternally.

For Emily, Cormac is serially her salvation, her rock and best of the entire best friend she needed so very badly. I love Cormac and how he never gave up on his pursuing of what he wanted from Emily. Her. All of her.

I would have liked more of a duel POV, but still the story was an amazing tale of overcoming pain to move into a future full of light and promise.

With amazing secondary characters, whom I all hope get their stories shared with us I am definitely keeping my eye out for more from R. J. Prescott.

★★☆ 4 Stars ☆★★

Reviewed By Gillian Grybas

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About the Author

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. Great review, Gillian! This sounds like a great read and very character driven, too! I love how much depth it all seems to have! Glad you liked it! :)

  2. Looks good! Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Sounds sooo good!! Great review 💜