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Monday, 9 March 2015

BLOG TOUR, REVIEW & #GIVEAWAY - The Hurricane by R.J. Prescott

Book & Author details:

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.


Book trailer



$25 Amazon gift card

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4 tote swag bags (incl. notebook, pencil, postcards, bookmarks and pin)

8 designer swag items such as bookmarks, key chains and bracelets

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Emily is broken, and in hiding. Working in Daisy's cafe gets her out a bit and she meets Danny, who offers her a job. Its not til she gets to the destination that she finds out its a boxing gym, and she comes into contact with O'Connell, who attends the gym. A unlikely friendship ensues, and soon Emily is totally besotted with Con. All the while, she is keeping secrets, deadly secrets.

Now, I don't know if this is a new trend, or not, but I'm getting more of these single person POV with  TINY bit of the second person. Here, that main story is told from Emily's POV in the first person. BUT we get an prologue and an epilogue from Con's POV. While I will always I don't much like single person POV, I would rather have just the one, than a tiny bit of the other as well! Its silly! Here Con would have been an aboslute pleasure to read, he really would. He totally turns himself around, just so he can be Emily's friend. He really needed to have more of a say, he did. And this is the only only reason it get 4 stars and not 5. Had Con had more of a say, even in the first person flipping from him and Emily, I would have LOVED this book.

I did love the others at the gym, and they played a huge part in helping Emily come out of herself, and in dealing with her secrets. I LOVED how it took Con, a total bad boy, to be Emily's friend, and in the beginning thats all he wanted, well more, but he took what he could get, for Con to bring some light to Emily's life.

All the secondary characters are awesome and I would like to read more about them, is this part of a series?? This author is new to me, and I should like to read more by them.
Oh, and there is a warning in the blurb, read it. Some scenes are difficult to read and may cause triggers to those who have suffered the same.

4 stars
**same review appears on Goodreads,, and**


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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  1. Great review, Debbie! Thanks for hosting today! :)

  2. Sounds like a great read!