Friday, March 6, 2015

Blog Tour & Giveaway: The Hurricane by R.J. Prescott

The Hurricane by R.J. Prescott
Publication date: February 16th 2015
Genres: New Adult, Romance

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.

My Review:

The Hurricane is a New Adult romance that was recently released by R.J. Prescott. The heroine, Emily, is a college student who is barely surviving on her waitressing job. She has ran from her horrible past, and doesn't have anyone in her life. She is a scared, timid young woman who is trying to start a new life.

She becomes friends with an old man who gives her a job doing the bookkeeping at the boxing gym that he owns. Through him, she meets Cormac – a hot, dangerous Irish fighter that Emily can't keep her eyes off of. Because of her abusive past, she shouldn't be attracted to someone who likes to hit people. Cormac is gentle on the inside though, and she can't resist him. He makes her feel safe.

Cormac is used to women dropping their panties for him, but he seems to like the challenge of Emily. He can tell that she is fragile, and does his best not to scare her off. She is like no other woman that he has been with.

These two are so cute together. She makes him want to be a better person, and he really brings her out of her shell. Emily's character really grows and becomes more confident throughout the book. There are some really steamy scenes in this book, but they take their relationship slowly.

The background characters were great and definitely made the story more lively. I could see a few great sequels being written from these characters, especially Kieran, Tommy and Nikki. I'll be looking forward to more books by this new author. 


 About the author:
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. 

Tour-wide giveaway (INTL)
  • $25 Amazon gift card
  • 2x $10 Amazon gift cards
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  • 8 designer swag items such as bookmarks, key chains and bracelets

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  1. Always a positive thing when your other half wants you to be a better person! Would love to read this.

  2. Great review, Tishia! I love how well developed and memorable all the characters seem even the secondary ones. Glad you liked it! :)

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