Author: R.J. Prescott
Publication Date: February 16, 2015
Genre: New Adult Contemporary 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 misfire. He’s never been knocked out before, but when he meets Em he falls, HARD. Unlike any other girl he’s ever met, she doesn’t want anything from him. 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.
5 / 5 Stars
In The Hurricane, college student Emily is on the run from her past. She keeps her head down and to herself. She thought it was what she needed to do, but lately Emily’s began to feel a little lonely.
Then one day fighter Cormac O’Connell walks into her diner. When he sits down next to her favorite customer, Emily can’t help but be intimidated by the hulking guy. Not only is he huge, but he’s the hottest guy she’s ever seen. There’s no way he’ll ever notice a shy, plain waitress like her.
But Cormac O’Connell is definitely into her. He’s so into Emily that he makes it his mission to become her friend — and a whole lot more.
The Hurricane sucked me in from the beginning. Not only was it a NA romance, but it was a story of survival and determination for both Emily and O’Connell. I was pleasantly surprised that there was even a little suspense and thrill to this story. I didn’t want to put this book down.
Emily was sheltered and afraid of everything, but she also had strength. I admired her ability to move on with her life. O’Connell was very rough around the edges, but he had a sweetness to him that made me swoon. They were so cute together! I loved watching them fight for each other and their love. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series!
Readers who enjoy New Adult romances about fighters are sure to love this one. Also, keep an eye out for my upcoming review of the sequel to The Hurricane, The Aftermath.