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Review: Blown Away by Brenda Rothert

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One year after her fiancé died in a heartbreaking accident, Drew McGovern decides to honor his memory by joining his old storm-chasing buddies on their latest excursion. What she’s not so sure about, however, is whether she’s ready to move on. Drew wasn’t expecting to feel the powerful pull of desire toward Colby’s best friend. But there’s no denying the intensity of their connection . . . or the heat he inspires in the parts of her that are still very much alive.

Aiden O’Neal 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. Now he’s trying his best to behave himself. But when the wind starts blowing and the adrenaline starts pumping, Aiden can’t resist the urge to claim Drew as his own. Because when it comes to desire, he’s hoping to make lightning strike twice.

My Review

“Fate had stolen something precious from both of us. And I wasn’t giving fate any more cracks at me.”

“Love was scary as hell. Full of risks. But now that I knew what such a soul-deep burning for another person felt like, I couldn’t walk in the other direction.”

Blown Away was a fantastic read from start to finish. One of the things that really caught my attention, was the synopsis of this story. The synopsis was intriguing and I just knew that this was a book I was going to have to check out. And let me tell you, it did not disappoint.

Told from dual points of view, Blown Away follows the story of Aiden and Drew. For the past year, Drew has been just trying to move past the loss of her fiancee. Some days are harder than others. But, when her fiancees old storm chasing buddies invite her to go on a chase, she can’t say no. I mean, what better way to honor your fiancee’s memory than by experiencing something that he loved. What she didn’t plan on was Aiden. You see, Aiden was her fiancee’s closest friend. So, naturally she’d feel closer to him because of their friendship. However, there was more to it than that. There was just something about Aiden that spoke to her. Soon enough, her feelings for him will become undeniable…..Aiden is a ladies man. Commitment and relationships are the last thing on his mind. But, what you don’t know is that he’s had a thing for Drew since the moment he met her. Only, he doesn’t believe he can be the man that Drew deserves, so he’ll try anyway that he can to push her away and try to change her feelings. If only it was that easy. Will Aiden open his eyes and claim Drew for his own? Or will he miss out on the love that he never knew he wanted?

I have to say, I really enjoyed Blown Away. I loved the story-line. I thought it was a lot of fun and entertaining. I loved the storm chasing aspect. It definite kept things interesting and exciting. I really liked Aiden and Drew. I thought they had great chemistry and I enjoyed their push and pull; their will they, won’t they. I loved seeing Drew transform from a ladies man, to a man in love and on a mission. Yes, he did frustrate me sometimes with the way that he was trying to put Aiden off, but ultimately, I think that added some really great angst to the story. Drew…my heart broke for her in the way that she lost her fiancee. But, I really loved seeing her find herself again and take a chance on love. Aiden was exactly what she needed in her life. He was tough, sexy, and definitely had some alpha moments.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It was a fun read filled with lots of angst, romance and exciting weather! This is my first book by this author, and I have to say, I’m really looking forward to checking out more from her in the future.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review*

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