3.5 out 5
The first half of Storm, I thought this was going to go into my take or leave pile. There was a lot of build up that had potential to go in numerous directions and I didn’t want to get my hopes up that it would go the way of drama and angst that I have come to expect from an MC novel. The second half of Storm made up for any of my concerns that the plot would fizzle out. The story took some cool twists and I realized what I had originally thought of as a slow lead in was vital background to the plot.
Madison and J: very hot together. I kept picturing that is yelling and throwing things at each other, one slaps the other, and then they grab each other and start kissing each other. Well, in Madison and J’ case, they have hot sex against the wall. This combo is done quite often, but also just as often misses the mark. Nina Levine nailed it.
A well done debut from Nina Levine and well worth a read if you are an MC fanatic. Looks like this is going to be the first in a series that is going into my TBR. I even wouldn’t mind if she did a prequel novella to give a little more to Madison and J’s history that led to the beginning of this. I would tell you to ignore the cover though. It’s a beautiful drawing that would actually look great in a frame on my wall, but it’s a little Rebel Without A Cause, not that that is a bad thing, just not the best fit here.
4 out of 5
Bravo. Another debut author with amazing storytelling skills. And she writes about hot bikers! Nina Levine’s debut novel, Storm, is the first book in the Storm MC series and I look forward to seeing where she takes the club and its members. This first book brought Madison, the club president’s daughter home for protection from club dealings and the love story that plays out is not an easy one. Madison and J have real communication issues and a history that is not pretty or full of hearts and flowers. Their love story is filled with fights, heartbreak and death. Madison has a tough time handling things but as time progresses; we see her character do a lot of growing. J is the typical hot biker with alpha tendencies, but he has a sweet side for Madison. The rest of the cast are real and interesting enough that I have a couple players that I hope to see in future installments- Madison’s BFF and club member, Nash, are just a couple. And Scott, Madison’s brother, should also be in that list. And Blade. Oh, who am I kidding, I want more from Nina Levine and the Storm MC.
Nina Levine has a wonderful writing style and I love that her characters, regardless of being rough and gritty bikers or old ladies, speak with a semblance of intelligence. I enjoy swearing and I have the dirty mouth to prove it, but I appreciate that Nina didn’t write about another MC with an array of legit businesses and an inability to speak above a fifth grade vocabulary. This book is smart and the characters are more mature (late twenties, early thirties). But don’t let me discount the Storm MC bikers. They’re bikers through and through and the book has its share of swearing and plenty of bloodshed. Storm is well written, perfectly paced, and loaded with super hot sex scenes. I guess what I’m trying to get across is that you should read Storm. It’s a must read.
J was on the phone, but saw me come outside and signalled for me to wait.
surprised the fuck out of me.
A warning though, you will find hot, dirty sex, lots of swearing, occasional violent encounters and men and women who live fast and love hard.
Nina’s debut book Storm will be releasing in November 2013. It is based around the Storm Motorcycle Club and is the first book in an MC series.