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The Hurricane (The Hurricane #1) by R.J. Prescott REVIEW

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The Hurricane (The Hurricane #1) by R.J. Prescott REVIEW

Emily McCarthy is living in fear of a dark and dangerous past. A gifted mathematician, she is little more than a hollow, broken shell, trying desperately to make ends meet long enough to finish her degree.

Through an unlikely friendship with the aging, cantankerous owner of an old boxing gym, Em is thrown into the path of the most dangerous man that she has ever met.

Cormac “the Hurricane” O’Connell is cut, tattooed and dangerous. He is a lethal weapon with no safety and everyone is waiting for the mis-fire. He’s never been knocked out before, but when he meet Em he falls, HARD. Unlike any other girl he’s ever met, she doesn’t want anything from him, but just being around her makes him want to be a better person.

They are polar opposites who were never meant to find each other, but some things are just worth the fight.

★★★ 3.5 Stars ★★★

The Hurricane is a ‘young’ New Adult novel set in London amongst a group of Irish amateur boxers and stars a young girl called Emily who has fled her native Wales to seek refuge away from her monster of a stepfather and no good mum.

Cormac O’Connor is our sweet hero, an Irish born lad who spends his days at the gym in training as a fighter. He is gorgeous of course, and has the pick of the ladies, but when he see’s our shy and innocent young heroine, he is smitten.

This story was about two lost souls who found themselves in each other, and surrounding by a cast of equally endearing characters – I did really enjoy reading their story.

“You’re my best friend, my missing piece, and the only person who can make my world amazing just by being in it.”

I think what would have added to the story for me was more sense of the surroundings, whilst the book was set in London, the characters were either Irish or Welsh and I didn’t really get a feel of location or culture.

Whilst I wasn’t completely wowed to begin with, it definitely grew on me and by the time I reached the end I had come to appreciate the simple and sweet nature to the characters and story.

The Hurricane is the first of a two, told in the heroine’s POV

Paperback ARC gratefully received from the publisher Piatkus in exchange for an honest review

About the Author

RJ Presott

I was born in Cardiff, South Wales although I left to study law at the University of Bristol, England. Four weeks before graduation I fell in love, and stayed. Ten years later I convinced my crazy, wonderful fire fighter husband to move back to Cardiff with me where we live with our two equally crazy sons. Juggling work, writing and family doesn’t leave a lot of time, but curling up on the sofa with a cup of tea and a bar of chocolate for family movie night is definitely the best part of my week. “The Hurricane” is my debut New Adult Novel.

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The Hurricane The Aftermath (The Hurricane #2)

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