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 mis-fire. He’s never been knocked out before, but when he meet Em he falls, HARD. Unlike any other girl he’s ever met, she doesn’t want anything from him, but 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.
*** I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ***
I love fighters in any form so when I was asked if wanted to review The Hurricane by R.J. Prescott and once I had read the blurb it was a no-brainer this was a must read for me. Emily McCarthy was running from her abusive past and Cormac “the Hurricane” O’Connell ‘s was having a hard time trying not to let his past defined his future.
“A champion is someone who gets up when they can’t.- Jack Dempsey.”
The Hurricane it was emotional, funny, and sweet. Emily and Cormac were lovely characters and I love how they supported each other. Emily had been through so much and it was great to see her grow in confidence. Cormac was a sweetheart I adore the way he was with Emily. Who doesn’t want a guy who loves you, wants to protect you, makes you feel secure, safe, loved and lets you know you are his world.
“For some crazy reason, O’Connell had chosen me, and like the hurricane that he was, he’d blown into my life whether I was ready for him or not”
I enjoyed the story it, wasn’t as high on the drama as I was anticipating. However, I didn’t mind too much as I enjoyed watching Emily and Cormac’s friendship turn into so much more. Also, with the way it ended I have a feeling there will be more drama (not too much I hope) in the next book The Aftermath.
I do love it what a book is set in my own country and The Hurricane is set in London, which is where I live, but I was slightly disappointed, as I don’t think the author reference to this fact enough, and so there were times when I had to remember it was set in London.
This was an impressive début from R.J. Prescott I enjoyed her writing style passionate, witty and emotional. She created some great secondary characters that added to the story. I will definitely be reading The Aftermath very soon as I need to know what is going to happen next for Emily and Cormac.
“You’re my best friend, my missing piece, and the only person who can make my world amazing just by being in it.”
If you’re a fan of new adult and fighter romances, then this book is definitely for you.
I was born in Cardiff, South Wales although I left to study law at the University of Bristol, England. Four weeks before graduation I fell in love, and stayed. Ten years later I convinced my crazy, wonderful fire fighter husband to move back to Cardiff with me where we live with our two equally crazy sons. Juggling work, writing and family doesn’t leave a lot of time, but curling up on the sofa with a cup of tea and a bar of chocolate for family movie night is definitely the best part of my week. “The Hurricane” is my debut New Adult Novel.