4 TORNADO STARS (★★★★)
*** Disclaimer: I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review. However, this doesn’t affect my opinion of this book and the words in this review. ***
I loved reading Killian and Bennett from Brenda Rothert, so I couldn’t wait to read another novel from her. The fact Blown Away contains something as unique as storm chasing enticed me even more. I’ve never read about storm chasing and the characters in this book chasing after storms and tornadoes added some suspense to the emotional and flirty side of the story.
Blown Away starts with a lot of bad news and emotional happenings. The problem (for me) with this is you don’t get a chance to built (emotional) connections with any of the characters. Which leads to you reading, but not feeling anything. That’s what happened with me while starting Blown Away. So the only thing there was left for me to do was hoping it would get better. That I would get a chance to feel connected to Drew and Aiden. That I would cry for bad things happening to them and cheer them on when amazing things happened.
You know what? It did get better! But it did take its time. In the beginning it was still hard to put myself completely into the story, but I don’t really know if the reason for this lies within the book. I’m so busy with school right now, that my mind is all over the place. I think from the moment things really started happening between Drew and Aiden, I was completely invested in the story. That’s when I actually started rooting for them.
I did like both Aiden and Drew and there was enough sexual tension between them to keep the story going. They both had their own background stories, which gave the book depth. Though, I thought their stories could’ve been used a little bit more. I would’ve loved a little more details. I also liked the side characters, but had too less info about them for them to support the story at full capacity. I didn’t really had the feeling I got to know them all that well.
There were a lot of things I loved about this novel. I really liked Aiden as a bad boy and alpha male, especially since he had a vulnerable side. I loved the witty banter and flirting between Aiden and Drew. There was so much sexual tension and angst between them I had to fawn myself a couple of times. I loved the dual POV in this book, getting to know both main characters’s thoughts. I loved the ending and epilogue. It was sweet, perfect and it completed the novel.
Blown Away started with a terrible accident, leading to this book being about grieving. Both Aiden and Drew needed to learn how to cope with the loss of an important person in their lives. Aides needed to appreciate the fact that he was worth of love. And both had to find out how to open up their heart again after they closed it off. Blown Away is stormy, steamy and sexy. If you’re looking for a romantic story with some depth and suspense thrown into the mix, you should definitely pick Blown Away up. Because it will blow you away!
ABOUT BRENDA ROTHERT