Today we have the blog tour for TAKEN BY STORM; the conclusion to The Perfect Storm Duet by Annalise Delaney! Check out my review and be sure to pick up your copy today! And check out SAFE IN HIS STORM, on sale now!
Devastated. Desperate. Determined.
Months with Jake more than awakened the submissive within Gabrielle. He flipped a switch she can’t turn off. Craving the man who melts her heart and owns her body, she’ll do anything it takes to be his.
Even risk the thing she fears the most.
Jake would kill to protect his woman. But for the first time in his life, he faces an enemy he can’t destroy. Driven to help silence the echoes of her past, he’ll do whatever he needs to do.
Including the last thing anyone expected.
Disclaimer: This is the second book in The Perfect Storm Duet and is NOT a standalone. Please do read Safe In His Storm beforehand to avoid any spoilers!
I adored the first book in this duet – Safe In His Storm (Read My Review) – majorly cause the focus was on the relationship and the issues of the characters rather than unnecessary drama. It ended on a slight cliffhanger; and that’s exactly where Taken By Storm picks up; well about three to four weeks later! (So please stop reading this review, if you haven’t read the first book!)
Jake intends on honoring his promise to Gabrielle – his promise of protecting her and helping her out with her issues – and that’s the focus of most of the book – which I absolutely adored. I loved that the author put the focus on the relationship, the way they find themselves back to each other, their D/s dynamic & how patient Jack was with Gabrielle’s issues and how gently he handles her!
The mystery of Gabrielle’s past, though is handled quite quickly – the climax is nail biting of course, but I would have preferred an actual emotional scene when it came to the reunions form Gabrielle’s past – she needed that, especially considering the trauma she went through, I, as a reader, needed that emotional catharsis to be have the closure at the end of the book.
Another minor issue I had was the declaration of love – it was easy to see that they had feelings for each other – but it scared them; and the angst of that development could have been a been handled with a little more depth.
Yet these were minor issues – the Perfect Storm Duet is one that certainly surprised me; I rarely read duets, especially if both installments aren’t out yet. I am quite looking forward to the next duet – of which the author has already given us a little sneak peak – mostly because Master Reed and Josie are two very different personalities from Jack and Gabrielle!
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ .5
WIN:2 ebook sets of SAFE IN HIS STORM and TAKEN BY STORM
Annalise is an indie author writing contemporary romance with an erotic edge. Her romance novels are packed with twists and turns, emotional tugs of war, a shot of suspense, and a plethora of unapologetically dominant men and the women they crave… All tied together with a good dose of lust and love.
As a girl, writing occupied her time when age-appropriate books put her to sleep. The books tucked in the bottom drawer of her mother’s dresser overflowed with love, passion, betrayal, and revenge—making for far better reads. VC Andrews’ imaginative and twisted stories started it all.
Juggling a busy schedule, Annalise adheres to the motto, ‘Work hard, play hard.’ When she’s not working, she’s hopefully somewhere on the beach, under a palm tree, or where chips, salsa, margaritas, and laughter are abundant.
As for what she reads and writes today, let’s just say it’s come a long way from sweet. Welcome to the place where sweet meets spicy. A place where sassy stories come to kiss and tell.