Saturday, 14 September 2013

Review ~ Wethering The Storm by Samantha Towle

Reviewed by Donna ~ 4 Stars

“There is no one else for me, I begin and end with you.”

This is the sequel to The Mighty Storm (TMS) and it was a fab 2nd book albeit a little predictable in places. I loved this book, I didn’t think I could fall for Jake Wethers any more than I did in TMS but I did. He was nigh on perfect in this book.

“But I swear to you, I’m not that person anymore. You have me, like no one before. You have me where it counts.” Taking my hand, he rests it over his T-Shirt, over his heart. “You hold this in the palm of your hand. You are the only woman who has ever had it, and ever will. You own me Tru.”

As we know Jake Wethers was the bad boy rock star in TMS, Tru Bennett was his high school sweetheart that never worked out, but they were reunited when Tru was assigned as a music journalist to interview The Mighty Storm. I love second chance romances and Samantha Towle has delivered this in spades with this series. Once again, this book sizzles, the steam factor is off the charts with these two and it is a beautifully told love story.

Jake has really matured in this book, he has really developed as a character. He loves Tru with every fibre of his being, he is clean, he respects her, he is actually turning a bit pussy whipped much to the amusement of his band mates. Jake and Tru are taking some time out to find themselves as a couple before heading back into the “music world” flashing her new bling on her engagement finger and their imminent move to LA Tru is super nervous. She fears that things will change once they are back out in the eyes of the paparazzi and what with Jake heading back into the music scene she is worried that old habits will come back too.

“Well, breaking up isn’t even an option, if that’s what you’re thinking.”

Their perfect bubble is burst all too quick when they need to get back to LA when Jake’s company is the victim of fraud, even worse that it is someone on the inside, someone that Jake trusts. Reluctantly they head back to sort out the mess. Tru feels a bit lonely, she has no friends around her a constant press presence on her every move and she can’t help but read all the negative comments about Jake and her engagement. “She is ugly, she is not worthy” etc etc. She can’t help but read her vilification from The Mighty Storm fans. Luckily she finds a new BFF in the form of Stuart, he is Jake’s right hand man and is gay, but he is hilarious! This guy deserves his own book!!

“Because your leaving broke my heart, Jake, and when you cut off all contact, what was left of my heart shattered. Music was always our thing, and it just hurt too much to play without you. And then one day, not long after you were gone, I just couldn’t bring myself to touch the keys. When you left…I guess the music left with you.”

As with all relationships, there are ups and downs, there is angst, there are miscommunications and this relationship is no different. It is just a lot harder with the scrutiny of the press and fans on every move that Tru and Jake make.

“There isn’t anything I won’t do for you, Tru. Nothing I won’t do to make you happy. What I feel for you…it’s limitless. There is nothing before or after you. There is only you.”

Samantha Towle takes us on a journey with Tru and Jake, they have some mountains to climb during this story but Jake was always there when it mattered. Tru really came into her own in this book, although one decision she made did have me spitting feathers at the time but I could see why. But one thing you just couldn’t question was their love for each other. It was there is spades and you felt it, they are like 2 halves joined together, they truly are soul mates.

I was really itching to read this book and with all the hype and waiting I feared I would be disappointed, but I wasn’t although as I said above there was some predictability, there are things that happened that I never saw coming and had me screaming and crying at the kindle. Samantha Towle sure knows how to out you through the wringer.

This is a book about love and trust, it is an emotional journey and has been beautifully written. I thoroughly enjoyed Jake and Tru’s story from beginning to end. I can’t wait to see what is next in this series, I believe that Tom is up next and I can imagine that he has some very wild story to tell! Bring it on Samantha Towle.
-          Love is just a word

until  someone comes

along and gives it

meaning  ~


Jake& Tru

August 31st, 1989

July 21st, 2012

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