Friday, September 6, 2019

Review: Finding Storm by Samantha Towle

The son of an icon. 

He was a legend. Rock royalty.

A man I never met.

But I’m measured against him in every aspect of my life.

The only time I feel like me … the real me … is when I’m onstage with my band. But the more we grow in popularity, the more people compare me to him.

I’m not him. And I never will be. If only everyone could figure that out for themselves.

I need a break from it all. 

Then, a confrontation has me jumping in my car, putting LA in my rearview mirror. And a stupid mistake ends up with my car on the side of the road. And straight into the path of a girl who is the exact opposite of everyone else in my life. 

She’s like everything I used to know.

And she has no clue who I am.

Even if she did, I don’t think she’d care.

She thinks I’m cavalier. 

I think she’s intriguing. And hot. Let’s not forget hot.

I’m stuck in this town overnight while my car is being fixed. But I’m thinking I’m gonna stick around a bit longer.

I’m Storm Slater, lead guitarist in Slater Raze and the only child of the late, great Jonny Creed. But, here, right now … I’m nobody. Just a regular guy. 

I’m liking it a whole lot. 

And I’m liking her even more. 

4.5 Stars
Review by Lisa Kane

Storm Slater is the lead guitarist for Slater Raze, but his biggest claim to fame is the fact that he is the only child of the late Jonny Creed, of the Mighty Storm.

He never met his father but after his mom died he lived with Tru and Jake Wethers. Along with Denny Daley and Tom Carter he was raised by rock star royalty.

His own band is famous and has a huge following. But lately, there is a restlessness inside him. Even the music, the women, the alcohol don't bring an excitement to his life.

I don't. 
I feel...nothing. 
Bored of the same old shit.

But something traumatic occurs that turns Storm's life upside down. So he takes his beloved Maserati Gran Turismo and gets the hell out of LA.  He's tired, upset and not paying attention when he feeds his beast of a car diesel instead of gasoline and she blows smoke in protest. He's forced to call for a tow truck.

Stevie Cavalli helps runs her gran's local B & B. Her dad and brother, Beck own an auto repair shop. She does them a favor by going out on the tow call from Storm. She can't help but be a little in awe of the Adonis needing a lift. Since she discovered her fiancee sticking his wick in a pretty coed, she's had no interest in guys. But this one has her heart pumping....


The thing about Stevie is -she's a little different. She's never been one to worry about other people's opinion. She's always stepped to her own beat. That includes music-her taste is unconventional. So she has no idea that it's Storm Slater in front of her.

"Um...usually, at this point, you would tell me your name. I do kind of need it for the paperwork back at the garage." Well, my dad does. 
"Oh. Yeah. It's...Nick."

Hmmm...oh this is getting good.

I love a book with both POV from the main characters.

Stevie thinks I'm some jacked-up rich boy who has to have expensive things. 

How long can this charade go on?

Now you might be surprised at Stevie's reaction when Nick AKA Storm's identity is revealed. But that's not the real story. How Stevie makes Storm feel, when feelings are something that he hasn't had much of lately, that's the story. But she lives in Arizona and he's a rock star back in LA.

He was never here forever. He has a life in LA. His band is there. 

Sometimes things have to fall apart before they can fall into place.

"Stupid men lose smart women." 

There are so many secondary characters whose stories need to be told. Stevie's brother Beck is one. Storm's bandmates, Cash, Raze and Levi's too. I'm hoping Samantha is on the same page as me. Her mind needs to be overflowing with all these great stories I need to be written.

I'm not gonna lie-getting glimpses of Jake, Tru, the kids and my boys Denny and Tom sure didn't suck. The Storm series remains one of my favs and I can never get enough of my mates!

"I'm not willing to lose this. Lose you."

About the Author 

Samantha Towleis a New York TimesUSA Today, and Wall Street Journalbestselling author. 
A native of Hull, she lives in East Yorkshire with her husband, their son and daughter, three large furbabies and their small grumpy cat. 
She is the author of contemporary romances, The Storm Series, The Revved Series, The Wardrobe Series, The Gods Series, and standalones, TroubleWhen I Was Yours, The Ending I Want, Unsuitable, Under Her, River Wild, and Sacking the Quarterback which was written with James Patterson. She has also written paranormal romances, The Bringerand The Alexandra Jones Series. With over a million books sold, her titles have appeared in countless bestseller lists, and are currently translated into ten languages.

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