Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway for The Hurricane by R.J. Prescott

The Hurricane was a surprise!  I wasn't expecting to enjoy the book as much as I did!

The Hurricane by R.J. Prescott 
Publication date: February 16th 2015 
Genres: New Adult, 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 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. 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.


★★★★ stars

The Hurricane is R.J. Prescott's debut novel.  It certainly doesn't read like it.  The book was wonderful and painful to read at the same time.  Both were a result of what happened with the characters and in the story.  Of course you can't have ecstasy without agony and Emily and Cormac experienced both in their short lives.  

I both adored Emily and empathized with her.  She's escaped from some horrific conditions and is now focused on making a new life for herself.  I completely understood her terror at standing out and having her past leak into her present.  What I did not understand and couldn't comprehend is how she managed to deal with the trauma of her past.  It almost seemed like she'd managed to wipe the worst of it from her mind.  I adored Cormac too.  He might have looked like a brute, but he really cared for Emily.  He saw that spark in her and he cultivated it.  Yes he did a terrible job at pretending to be her friend when he wanted more, but he let her do things in her own time and never once pushed her for more.

I really HATED Emily and Cormac's parents.  Especially their mothers.  Both of them were responsible for not only their development but the evil and horrible things that happened to them.  Both of them were a special kind of deluded that I wish I could've reached into the boo and smacked some sense into them. I loved the family they created for themselves. Thankfully Danny, the gym owner, was a surrogate parent of sorts to the both of them.   Danny was a dear and I loved how everyone was terrified of him even though they could probably bench press him several times over. 

The story reads fast.  I was quickly pulled into the story and couldn't stop reading until the last page.  I laughed as often as I was charmed by Cormac and the other guys at the gym.  There were also moments when reading made my chest physically ache.  That maybe because I knew what was going to happen and I wanted with all my being for it not to happen.  I sincerely hope R.J. Prescott continues this series.  It'd be lovely to see Kieran and Tommy fall for women of their own. Either way, be prepared for a book that will knock your socks off.

*Thank you to the publicist for providing a copy in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for them in any manner.*


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. 

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Tour-wide giveaway (INTL)
  • $25 Amazon gift card
  • 2x $10 Amazon gift cards
  • 4 tote swag bags (incl. notebook, pencil, postcards, bookmarks and pin)
  • 8 designer swag items such as bookmarks, key chains and bracelets


  1. Wonderful review, Chanpreet! I love books that evoke such a wide range of emotion! And it sounds really character driven which is what I love the most!! :)

    1. Thank you Giselle! This book is very character driven. I think you'd really enjoy it. :)



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