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RELEASE DAY: Taming The Storm – Samantha Towle

Happy Release Day to Samantha Towle and Taming the Storm! #TomisHere

Enjoy a peek into the book below and make sure to enter the giveaway!  You can follow along the blog tour for reviews here.

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SynopsisLyla Summers hates men. Okay, maybe hate is a strong word … Lyla intensely dislikes men.

Her father has let her down her whole life. Her brother betrayed her in the worst way possible. And her past relationship experiences with men have been less than great.

Lyla is focussing all her energy into her band, Vintage, so when they receive an offer to sign with TMS Records, it seems that things are finally turning around for her. The last thing she wants is a man getting in the way.

Tom Carter loves women. Okay, love might be pushing it … Tom enjoys screwing lots of women.

When tragedy befalls his best friend, Tom finds himself making a promise to the big man upstairs – he’ll change his ways, if he saves the woman his best friend loves.
Tom’s prayer is answered. Now he has to change. Which means no sleeping around.

After Vintage’s manager breaks her leg skiing, Tom steps in as tour manager, and Lyla finds herself on tour with the man whore of rock.

Put one perpetually horny Tom and one sex resistant Lyla together, equals a recipe for disaster. Or so you’d think…

But an unexpected friendship is formed. A closeness neither of them expected. Putting one chastity belt and one lamp that is in desperate need of rubbing, to the test.

Will the sex storm that is Tom Carter, finally find himself tamed by the rock chick with a hardened heart, or will he go back to his womanizing ways…?

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AboutTheAuthorsamantha towleSamantha Towle is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. She began her first novel in 2008 while on maternity leave. She completed the manuscript five months later and hasn’t stopped writing since.
She is the author of contemporary romances, The Mighty Storm, Wethering the Storm, and Trouble. She has also written paranormal romances, The Bringer and The Alexandra Jones Series, all penned to tunes of The Killers, Kings of Leon, Adele, The Doors, Oasis, Fleetwood Mac, Lana Del Rey, and more of her favorite musicians.
A native of Hull and a graduate of Salford University, she lives with her husband, Craig, in East Yorkshire with their son and daughter.

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READ THE BOOKS THAT STARTED IT ALL!

Book 1 – The Mighty Storm
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It’s been twelve years since Tru Bennett last saw Jake Wethers, her former best friend and boy she once loved.

Jake Wethers, sexy, tattooed and deliciously bad lead singer, and brains behind The Mighty Storm, one of the biggest bands in the world, left Tru with a broken heart when he moved from England to America with his family when they were both fourteen.

Sent to interview Jake for her music column by the magazine she works for, they are both unprepared for the sparks that fly the instant they reconnect. Only, there’s a complication to their instant feelings for one another—Will, Tru’s boyfriend of two years.

Then Jake makes Tru a job offer she can’t refuse—travelling the world with him and his band. But taking the job means leaving Will behind, and being on the road with the band means spending an inordinate amount of time with Jake.

Is Tru strong enough to resist the delectable bad boy who once held her heart so completely, or will she willingly risk it all for one night with the world’s most notorious womanizer?


Book 2 – Wethering the Storm
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Music journalist Tru Bennett has done the impossible: capture the heart of rock-star bad boy Jake Wethers. Now they’re busy planning a wedding and navigating their new life together in the US. Of course Tru misses London and her best friend, Simone, but living happily ever after with Jake in LA is going to be great…right?

Wrong. Even the bright California sun can’t whitewash the dark side of celebrity coupledom. Greedy music execs, merciless paparazzi, and Jake’s wild past are lurking around every corner. Making matters worse, Jake announces he doesn’t want kids, which just may be a deal breaker.

Tru loves Jake more than anything. But when a devastating crisis threatens to destroy everything they’ve fought for, the couple must face the hard truth: What if, this time, love is not enough?

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Books I’m excited to read part 1.

There are so many book that are coming out this year that I am SUPER excited for and I know many of you will be anticipating the release of them too!

So because of my excitement, I thought I’d make a post to show you which books I cannot wait to read; the books that I have pre-ordered on Amazon so they will instantly be on my Kindle that very day they are out.

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1. Walking Disaster – Jamie Mcguire.

April 2nd 2013.

Now I know this book is one EVERYONE is dying to get their hands on, me being one of them. We all need bad boy Travis Maddox back in our lives asap, and I cannot wait to get stuck into Travis’s story and POV. I bloody loved Beautiful Disaster and I know I’m going to love this book too!

 

 

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2. Down London Road – Samantha Young

May 7th 2013.

After falling in love with Braden and Joss in On Dublin Street, its now Joss’s work buddie’s turn to have a book. We find out a bit of Johanna Walker’s back story in ODS but now its her story being told. I can’t wait to read this book and see more of Braden and Joss…if they are mentioned at some point to see how they are doing. Other than that, I am so excited to get my hands on this book!

 

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3. Entwined with You – Sylvia Day

4th June 2013

I cannot wait to get more Gideon! Oh how I have missed him so! Enough said!

 

 

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4. Wethering The Storm – Samantha Towle

20th August 2013

YAY More Tru and Jake! I loved The Mighty Storm and Tru and Jake’s story. WTS will be a continuation of their story and I for one, am stocked to read more about them. They are awesome characters and awesome together.

 

 

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5. Crush – Nicole Williams

23rd April 2013

I absolutely loved Crash and Clash and I cant wait for more Jude and Lucy. The past two books, they have gone through so much together and have annoyed me at times and made me squeal too, but they get through everything and i know Crush will bring everything together and end them off perfectly.

 

 

 

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6. The Forever of Ella and Micha – Jessica Sorensen

22nd October 2013

I have been waiting MONTHS for this book to be out. After reading The Secret of Ella and Micha, and reading comments about the release date, I truly thought it was out last year, but it wasn’t! I was disappointed but now we have a firm date, i am counting down the months haha! I was hooked on Ella and Micha’s story and cant wait to see how their life pans out for them in this book!

7.  Everything for Us – M. Leighton

3ed September 2013.

YES! More bad boys! More Cash, more Olivia and now it’s Marissa’s story – Liv’s cousin. If you’ve read the other two books,  Down To You and Up To Me then you will have fallen for Cash Davenport. But since its Marissa’s story including a rather sexy bad boy, who was in Up To Me, I seriously cannot wait for September to roll around for more sexy, dangerous bad boys to be in my life!

There isn’t a cover for this book yet.

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8. Music of the Heart – Katie Ashley

25th March 2013

As soon as I read the synopsis, I knew that I had to get this book when it comes out. It has rockstars and romance…my kinda book! So looking forward to downloading and reading this. Knowing my luck, I’ll be getting a new book boyfriend as well!

 

 

 

 

9. One Tiny Lie – K.A Tucker

11th June 2013

I LOVED Ten Tiny Breathes and now we get Livie’s story – Kacey’s sister. I loved reading and getting to know her in the first book, so I am super happy and excited she gets her own book. Hope that K.A Tucker includes Kacey and Trent in this book too. Love to see where they are at together.

There is no cover for this book yet.

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10. Breathe Into Me – Amanda Stone

11th June 2013

I stumbled across this book on Goodreads and I instantly thought how good it looked. I love books like this where there is a past that the girl doesn’t want out and she just wants to concentrate on something else but then a boy comes along – a bad boy who acts bad but is really a sweetheart – and makes the girl see that running away isn’t good and that she must find the courage to step up and fight the demons that hare haunting her. That is basically the synopsis, but it sounds so freaking good!!

 

These are my ten books I seriously want out now and it’s only part 1. I shall be doing Part 2 pretty soon.

If you want to find out more about these books, click the titles and they will take you to the Goodreads page of the books.

Are any of these books on you TRL?

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The Mighty Storm (Book #1) – Samantha Towle

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It’s been twelve years since Tru Bennett last saw Jake Wethers, her former best friend and boy she once loved.

Jake Wethers, sexy, tattooed and deliciously bad lead singer, and brains behind The Mighty Storm, one of biggest bands in the world, left Tru with a broken heart when he moved from England to America with his family when they were both fourteen.

Sent to interview Jake for her music column by the magazine she works for, they are both unprepared for the sparks that fly the instant they reconnect. Only, there’s a complication to their instant feelings for one another – Will, Tru’s boyfriend of two years.

Then Jake makes Tru a job offer she can’t refuse – travelling the world with him and his band. But taking the job means leaving Will behind, and being on the road with the band means spending an inordinate amount of time with Jake.

Is Tru strong enough to resist the delectable bad boy who once held her heart so completely, or will she willingly risk it all for one night with the worlds most notorious womanizer?

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My Review

Trudy Bennett hasn’t seen her former best friend and the boy she once loved in over twelve years. Not since he moved to America from England when they were fourteen leaving her with a broken heart.

Now a music journalist at a small magazine, she is sent to interview the boy she once loved, Jake Wethers – now the brains behind and lead singer of the band The Mighty Storm, one of the biggest bands in the world. Albeit completely nervous to see Jake after 12 years, walking through that hotel suite and seeing his face brought back the sparks and feelings she felt for him at 14, but there’s a small complication in those feelings – Tru’s boyfriend of two years, Will.

Not wanting to let her go a second time, Jake offers Tru a job – write his autobiography which means she will be travelling the world with him and the band. It’s a great offer and it would be great for her career and the magazine, but it means leaving Will and spending a lot of time with Jake.

Saying ‘yes’ to his offer and spending 7 weeks with Jake, while trying to resist him will be so much more harder than it seems day by day. Will she resist him or end up risking everything for a night with her best friend and the world’s most renowned womanizer?

I have no idea why I waited so long to read this book. Everyone on Twitter raves about it and today, after a mad birthday weekend, I curled up in bed and read it all day. SHIIIIT I frigging fell in love with this book. It’s easy to see how everyone loves this book and now I am part of that group and part of the group of ladies that absolutely adore Jake Wethers.

Jake moved away when he was 14 to America with his mum and stepdad. During his years in England, he and Tru were best friends. They did everything together, spent all their time together and of course, fell in love with one another, even if they were too young to understand their feelings. When he left, they both felt the pain of being apart but when communication stopped between them, they never forgot one another.

Now a world famous bad boy musician in The Mighty Storm, his life is full of parties, booze, drugs and women – never with the same girl longer than a week and known in the media as a womanizer. He only fucks, he doesn’t do relationships.

But when Tru walks back into his life, all that stops. He stops it for her because he wants to be with her so bad. The spark between them reignited and he did everything in his power to make her stay in his life and prove that she’s the only one for him. Only problem? Her boyfriend.

Tru was completely heartbroken when Jake left. Finishing school and university she got a job at a small magazine and thus began her career as a music journalist. She never told anyone about her past and knowing Jake, but one drunken party and she spills to her really cool boss Vicky, who seems to always try and get Tru to get back in touch with him. Although Tru follows Jakes career, she doesn’t want to get back in touch but when Vicky manages to get an interview with Jake – who NEVER does interviews – she’s nervous for this meeting. Will he remember her? Hmm of course he does and they are both unprepared for the attraction to ignite and reconnect again, but Tru can’t do anything because of her boyfriend, Will, even though her feelings for Jake have resurfaced once again and she doesn’t know what to do. She loves Will but then she’s always loved Jake. You obviously know who she’s going to pick…but you need to read how they got there and what happens after.

I do have to say, this book deals with cheating, so if you don’t like books that include this topic, then maybe it won’t be for you. I don’t condone cheating at all but in this book, it’s handled well. It’s not drawn out and it’s only for a small part of the book, but in a way, you could see that Tru and Jake were meant to be together – they were soul mates – and the cheating kind of just pushed them along. It’s a difficult situation to write a review on, because cheating is so wrong, but in this instance, I could see why it happened because they had loved each other for so many years – even when they were apart and Will was told a few days later, so they weren’t having an affair for months. It did suck because Jake hated being ‘the other man’ and he just wanted Tru to himself and Tru hated it because she did care for Will but she just didn’t know how to tell him and she couldn’t stay away from Jake. Albeit, it was completely messy but Jake and Tru did get to be together in the end.

I will keep repeating this too, but Tru and Jake were truly meant to be together. The attraction they had is unbelievable and they had so much history, growing up together then spending years apart, it was really nice to see that they still felt the same way once they had become adults. They are intense together and you could feel the love pouring off the page. As a bad boy, you’d never imagine Jake to be romantic, but by gosh, he was such a sweetie and would literally do anything for Tru. Their love was so strong, it was breathtaking.

There were a few major incidents that happen, and it broke my heart. I hated what Jake was doing to himself after he promised he wouldn’t do it again and although Tru is a strong women and it took a lot to walk away, I would have done the same. But then Tru did annoy me at times especially when everyone was telling her it was a lie yet even though she knew it she didn’t want to believe it and found it easier to blank Jake. It made me want to put my hand through my kindle and give her a good slap and tell her to talk to him – he’s was hurting too, not being with her and having lies spread about him. But things do get resolved and the ending was so sweet! I was glad it all worked out.

Other than that, the supporting characters are brilliant. I loved the whole band, Stuart, Simone and Vicky. They also brought life to the book and were amazing to read. Stuart stole my heart and reading about him just made me want him as my best friend, as well as Simone. They were both great friends to Tru and Jake and were always there with them through thick and thin. You definitely need a friend like those two when you’re in the public eye – someone to keep you sane and to talk some sense into you *uhum*Tru*uhum*.

At the end, we are treated to the scene where they first meet in Jakes POV. Oh hell, I loved seeing his reaction to hoping it was HIS Tru walking through the door to interview him and once it was, you got to see his reaction and into his own thoughts in Tru and I loved reading it! Swooooon.

I love books that are about childhood sweethearts – as you’d know if you’re an avid reader of my reviews – and I loved how their love for each other hadn’t gone away in all the years they were apart. Although neither of them ever told the other they liked one another when they were younger, it was clear to see from the start, even in Tru’s POV throughout the book, that Jake didn’t ever want to be apart from Tru again, even when she thought he was in ‘big brother’ mode, which obviously he wasn’t – it was just jealousy raging through him.

I loved every single scene but the one that had me fluttering was in the car when Tru was being a bit of a tease and then Jake ended up being very naughty in the back of the car with her. Wowwy! I loved reading that part (and not because I’ve done it either ;)) But it’s such a thrill to do something when someone else is close by and them not having any idea what is happening. THAT is what made it sexy.

If you love reading about bad boys, musicians and childhood sweethearts who have great sex then definitely download this book and give it a read. It does deal with cheating and drugs but it’s not heavily focused on that at all. You will fall in love with Jake – he’s the sweetest guy ever and totally bares his soul to Tru – why can’t all guys do that? You can see they are made for one another. Now on go, read this book and become swooning for the amazing Jake Wethers too!