31 March 2016

Blog Tour: Book Review: The Hurricane (The Hurricane, #1) by R. J. Prescott

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Format: Paperback 
Publishers: Piatkus
Published: 17th March 2016
Pages: 368
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Sport Romance
Main Characters: Emily, Cormac
Date Read: 2nd March - 10th March 2016

Rating Given:
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Synopsis: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.

I was asked if I wanted to take part in a blog tour for this book and I thought it sounded like something I might be interested in and I'm glad I said yes because I adored this book...

I do like this cover because it is what it is which I always love it when the cover is relevant to the actually story. I'm not sure on the grainy overall look of the image but that's the perfectionist in me coming out plus I did photography.

As soon as I started this book I was completely head over heels for it and I never wanted to put it down. For me if I could I would give it more than five stars as it's one of those books that as soon as I finished I wanted to start it all over again which only happens to me when I have read something amazing. I can't pick anything that stands out to make me love this book it was everything that made it a stand out book for me. There was a lot of things that went on in this book that never made it a dull moment even when things was calm I didn't get bored. What made this book different to other books that I have read was we knew the secrets (even if they never knew we did) plus there's always something that pulls the couple apart towards the end but something more harrowing happened which I was kind of always expecting but maybe not to that extent. The chemistry between Emily and O'Connell was on fire from the get go but I felt that their relationship grew into something special. There was some funny moments as well as moments that made me cry but also it gave me the chills. The ending I loved just as much as the rest of the book and what's even better is that there is another book to get even more closure.

I love both of the main characters and their friends they made this book what it was. Emily was one of my favourite ever female characters as even though she went through such a traumatic past she still had some strong and even funny moments. She really did grow throughout the book and I think that was mainly down to O'Connell. Speaking of O'Connell he is definitely my favourite ever male character as he was adorable and very protective. I loved him even more when I found out he had an Irish accent. I think that the two main characters brought out the best in each other as Emily gave O'Connell the focus that he needed. Kieran was another favourite character of mine as he was so funny and I would love for him to get his own book.

Overall, an amazing read and I can't wait to read book two and anything else that R.J. Prescott may release in the future.