BLOWN AWAY by Brenda Rothert
In a sensual, emotionally charged novel of love and loss, a tender affair gives two daring storm chasers the strength to overcome shattered dreams and the courage to build a future together.
Drew McGovern is living for two. Her fiancé, Colby, used to savor the feeling of a powerful gale, the rain pelting his face as the sky grew dark—until a shocking tragedy struck him down. Drew’s still grieving his death a year later when she bumps into some of his old storm chasing buddies. For reasons she can’t explain, she volunteers for the next tornado. But when she reconnects with Colby’s best friend, Aiden O’Neal, Drew gets a breath of fresh air that stirs the ashes of her broken heart.
Aiden doesn’t trust himself around Drew. He’s wanted this girl for a long time—long enough to remember the stab of jealousy he felt the first time he saw her in Colby’s arms, long enough to remember the tears that fell as they buried the man they each still miss. Now he’s trying his best to behave himself. But when the wind ruffles Drew’s hair and puts a sparkle in her eye, Aiden can’t resist the urge to hold her close. And when it comes to true love, he’s holding out hope that lightning strikes twice.
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Blown Away is a simple story about second chances. The plot isn’t overly complicated with subplots or excessive characters. Brenda Rothert keeps us focused on the main characters and their relationship journey. When Colby’s best friend and fiance met a year after his death they must deal with their own demons and decide if they’ll let his ghost interfere with their future.
Overall a great story. I was a little worried about the indecisiveness between Drew and Adien at first, but Ms. Rothert explores each characters insecurities and addresses it well.
I was given an ARC for an honest review.