Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Review - Riding the Storm

Title: Riding the Storm
Author: Sydney Croft
Publishing Date: 2007
Genre: Erotic (Paranormal)
Rating: B
Sensuality: Burning

Haley Holmes is a parameteorologist working for the ACRO agency. This agency is composed of very special men and women who have extraordinary “gifts”. (Think x-men). Her mission is to convince Remy Begnaud, who can control storm weather, to join the ACRO agency before ITOR forces him to join their side. Where ACRO wants to utilize their people’s special powers for the greater good of everyone, ITOR wants it for their own nefarious purposes creating world havoc. Haley is to use any means possible to persuade Remy to join ACRO and that means a no holds bar seduction. For Haley and Remy the attraction to one another is immediate and electric.

Haley and Remy are both likable people and they are both extremely passionate. The relationship moves very quickly and may seem a little unbelievable at first but what can you expect in a story where the hero is capable of conjuring up his own thunderstorm. Remy is a demanding, take charge kind of guy and Haley is a stubborn, yet very giving woman. I don’t think there is anything ground breaking with either of them, yet they are enjoyable. Both have slight baggage but they easily work it out. Sex is the main focus of this story, with an interesting world full of unique abilities. As long as you’re not expecting anything too profound or deep, I think you will enjoy this quick, sexy read.

A secondary relationship between Creed and Annika begins in Riding the Storm. As I understand, their relationship will be continued as the series progresses since it was not concluded in this book. Annika controls electricity and Creed can talk to ghosts. He also has some very unusual tattoos that he was born with. I am curious to see where the author goes with their relationship.

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nath said...

Hmmm, a B grade. That's not bad. i don't know why I dismissed this book when it just came out, but it does sound interesting. Thanks for the review Jill!

Katie(babs) said...

Talk about hot sexin! Literally rolling around in the mud during a hurricane bopping like bunnies sex.

Kris said...

Oh, i am glad that you liked it. I have the second one but have not read the first so I am waiting. I will have to step up my search.

Jill D. said...

Nath, Keep in mind if you do decide to read it that sex is the main focus and the paranormal aspects are secondary. At least that was the way I felt about it.

Katie, Yeah, I think right off the bat around page 7 or 8 they were in the mud. Good grief people. I don't know about you but I wouldn't want dirt in certain areas, ya know, chaffing, LOL!

Kris, Definitely read the stories in order because the secondary relationship will be told through at least three books and they won't get their own story. (I got this information from Syndey Croft's website).

Kris said...

Thanks Jill :)

Katie(babs) said...

Jill, I don't think chaffing was on their minds. How could Haley walk after all that storm loving?
And the side story about the haunted house! Sorry, no sex for me while crazy ghost wants to kill me.

Jill D. said...

Katie, LOL, I forgot about the ghost! I couldn't agree more.