Monday 30 May 2016

UK Blog Tour ~ The Aftermath (The Hurricane #2) by RJ Prescott

The Aftermath by RJ Prescott is finally being published in the UK in Paper Back and releases 2nd June!!

Book Description:

When you’ve got nothing, you’ve got nothing to lose. But what happens when you have everything you ever wanted? You fight to keep it.

Cormac “the Hurricane” O’Connell’s star is on the rise. Billed as the most promising young boxer of his generation, his new career is taking him to places he never dreamed. But O’Connell only needs one thing in life: his wife. In her final year of college, Em cannot follow him around the world but together they make it work.

Just when everything they ever wanted is on the horizon, the past resurfaces to haunt them and O’Connell realizes that justice might not be a part of his happy ever after.

He couldn’t protect Em once before, but in the aftermath of the hurricane, he will make sure that never happens again.

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The Hurricane (Book 1)

Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 4 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***

“Bruises fade, torn skin scabs and heals but hate festers.”

This book follows on from where the Hurricane left off and while the Hurricane centred around Cormac and Emily’s blossoming relationship this book concentrates more on Cormac and his battles inside and outside the ring.

“…but we had each other. We had the fire and the drive to win, to succeed. I wasn’t alone in his. We were brothers, and we were bringing it to the fucking table.”

I loved the dynamic with this series and these Irish guys have really melted a lot of hearts, especially mine. These guys really were a bunch of misfits but together they are family and there is nothing stronger than the bond and allegiance to one another than what they share. For them, they come as a package, you take one on, you take them all on and that is a mighty frightening experience.


“You made me a mixtape. Does that mean we’re going steady?”

I loved that this book gave us more of the guys as a group, how they bantered with one another, the pivotal roles they each played, the loyalty, the admiration and that great sense of camaraderie that only men that knew each other inside out could have. Danny had me in stitches in this book, he may remind me of the old guy in Rocky, but the one liners that come out his mouth were classic and brought some light hearted laughs to my reading experience. Even Father Pat had the same effect, everyone needs a priest like him fighting in their corner.

Starting to read this book The Hurricane came flooding back and in particular just how cute Cormac and Emily were as a couple, in fact these two were cuteness personified. There is something about seeing a grown man, a strong fighter, being reduced to a soft hearted teddy bear when in the presence of his wife and that is exactly how Cormac was around Emily. Cormac worshipped the ground she walked on, as did the guys too. Emily has had a tough life and it still is not over as you find out in this book, but she never lets it define her, she is strong when needed.

“There is a battle between two wolves inside us all. One is Evil. It’s anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies and ego. The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy, and truth.”

“…which wolf wins?”

“…the one you feed.”

The dynamic that these two have as a couple is something to behold and RJ Prescott really brought this couple to life once again. The adoration and chemistry is palpable and I loved the determination in Cormac to be the man that he thought Emily deserved. He really matures in this book thinking more with his head than his fists, a sure sign of Emily’s influence.

“If anything happened to her, he might as well stick a knife in my motherfucking black heart. I was done.”

I loved the fight scenes in this book and the angst of the trial really gets those pages turning. Emily’s dad is still not finished; will he ever leave this couple alone? I have totally loved this series, perfectly balanced with wit and drama and a huge dose of chemistry and passion. There was nothing not to like.

“This was my tribute to the woman who’d changed my life. To the woman who’d changed me.”

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