rather be out in the weather than reporting it—especially if Quinn Parker is along to photograph the run. He’s been hiding his crush on her for a long time, and it’s only intensified. But she’s marrying someone else—and that’s that.
Quinn’s impending wedding to build, a new reality breaks. Quinn and Simon discover their unrequited affections have been mutual all along. When the gathering storm of their attraction finally reaches its peak, will it leave
their lives in shambles? Or will they find shelter in each other?
The air suddenly got thicker, if that was possible. Quinn felt every one of her nerve endings zinging as if a mother ship were calling to her from somewhere. And those magnets—damn it, those magnets were tugging at her. His eyes—
“Simon,” she breathed, the word having no sound, and barely enunciation.
“I went to your place,” Simon said, just as low. His eyes were crazy dark.
She licked her lips and watched those eyes drop to catch it, sending every ounce of feeling to one central place. She could hear her breathing in her ears, and it sounded like she’d just run around the building. Through sand.
Wait—he came looking for her?
The tiniest movement of his head signified a shake, but his eyes burned into hers.
“I don’t know.”
She did. It was the same reason she needed to walk away that very second.
“I guess I’ll go, then,” Quinn said, not moving.
Simon’s jaw twitched madly.
“Please don’t,” he said finally. So softly she almost didn’t hear it.
Except she did.
Her feet moved on their own, crossing the space between them, pulling his head down at the same time he reached for her. Her mouth met his the moment her feet left the ground.
5 stars: wow! stunning. WOW. I loved this book. Stunning visuals. Quinn is engaged to be married, but she could do without the fanfare of a wedding. Her mom has taken over the prep. Her fiance, while a perfectly likable guy, seems set to change Quinn’s ways, turning her into a “proper wife” instead of the wild storm-chaser she has always been. Enter the best friend, Simon, the perfect match for the girl, but he’s never had the guts to tell her how he feels. With her wedding looming, he has to decide if he’s going to just be her friend or if he’s going to try to win her over.
I was a little apprehensive about reading this story at first. To be honest, I was worried Quinn was going to cheat on her fiance and I was going to not have any respect for her. But the author did a good job at building the history and setting everything up that I was worrying over nothing. (almost, not really a spoiler) she does kiss the guy, but it doesn’t go farther than that. So that was a plus for me. The action in the story sweeps you up, just like the tornadoes they are chasing. I found the story hard to put down and was eager to return to it. The layers to the characters and the visuals put you right in the vans with the crew. Pulse pounding action. Simon is just the yummiest of yums.
I received a copy of this story via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
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