Storm Front by Susan May Warren | Book Review by Loraine Nunley

Synopsis of the book:

A tornado has destroyed a small Minnesota community, and among the missing are not only a group of students but also PEAK Rescue team leader Chet King. Ty Remington will stop at nothing to rescue his mentor, not even when the girl he loved — and lost — walks back into his life. But Brette needs his help more than he knows, despite her stubborn determination to push him away. And when he gets a second chance, loving her just might cost him more than he can imagine.

A blogger for Vortex Storm Chasers, Brette Arnold didn’t expect her adventures to land her in the same place as Ty, the guy who she walked — no, ran — from over a year ago. She had her reasons — good ones. The kind that tell her that falling for him again would only lead to heartache But Ty isn’t the kinds of man to give up — not on the missing students or on her.

My review:

This was a really good adventure read. How could you not worry about the characters when a tornado is coming for them? There were quite a few parts of this story that had me on the edge of my seat because time was running out. The descriptions of the devastation had me right there with them. I especially liked the romantic tension between Brette and Ty. I understood why Brette pushed him away but my heart ached for them and my mind screamed for Brette to have more faith. Ooo the angst. 😮

I have to admit that I was more drawn into this story by the descriptions of the tornados than by the characters. Both the times when the author put us in the middle of it and when we witnessed the aftermath. That is pretty unusual for me since I tend to be more interested in the characters.

I did enjoy the romance between Brette and Ty. I especially loved the type of guy that Ty Remington was. He was extraordinarily loyal and yet humble enough not to recognize that strength in himself. The sparks between them were great.

I did find myself getting lost in the number of characters within the story. I did not read the first books in the series and I think that would have helped me keep everyone separate. I also did not care for the secondary romance line with Ben and Kacey because I felt dropped into the middle of their story.

The base storyline was really good in this book, so now I have to go back to read the others in this series. At the end of the book, there is a cliff hanger for the series as a whole so I’m interested to read the next book as well.

What I enjoyed most about this book:

How the author drew me into the danger and suspense of the tornadoes and the rescue of the missing people.

What I didn’t like about this book:

Too many characters to keep track of because I didn’t read this series in order.

My rating:  4 out of 5 stars

Would I recommend this book to others? Yes, but with a caveat — Read this series in order. The writing is really good and the author draws you into the action. Plus there is a great depth to the characters. This is the fifth book in this series. I will be going back to read the first four (in order) and then look forward to reading the upcoming finish.

Note: I received this book complimentary as a participant of the Revell Book Tour. I was not required to give a positive review. All of the opinions I have expressed here are my own.

Where can I learn more about this author and their books?

Susan May Warren, author website

Susan May Warren, Revell page

-Loraine Nunley

 

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