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.
Those of you who know me know I can't resist a fighter book boy, throw in an Irish accent and well I'm pretty much PUTTY....
I hoped so much that I would love this book and I did!
Cormac "The Hurricane" O'Connell is such an intense character and a paradox.
He is like a tough, battle scarred warrior, but underneath that trained exterior is a gentle hearted man, who has experienced hurt and abandonment from the one person who was
meant to protect and nurture him. Emily is so consumed
by this his sheer ferocity and presence that she
finds herself unable to resist him...
"Reaching out one giant, calloused hand, he tucked a wayward curl behind my ear. He lifted my chin with his knuckle forcing me to meet his gentle gaze. He looked so happy and intense right now that I could feel my eyes welling up. I never thought that anyone would look at me like that. "I know I'm gonna fuck up with you a lot. I'm not smart like you, and I know I don't deserve you. Right now I'm dirt poor, but one day, I'm not gonna be. I will fight to make something better of myself, to be someone better. Someone you can be proud of. If you need time, then I'll give you time, if you need friendship then I'll give you friendship. But you're mine, and when the time is right, when you're ready, I'm coming for you."
OMG this boy!!!
Dont be fooled into thinking that this is just another fighter story, Its soooo much more!
I want to add that this is the author's debut novel and I was impressed because she told this
story like a seasoned pro. The tension was real, the dialogue believable & the secondary characters added so much to the story.
I really LOVED 'Hurricane' and
I'm so looking forward to more for this author!
A Five Star Read!
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.