Review: The Mighty Storm by Samantha Towle

Men want to be him, Women want to screw him

Title: The Mighty Storm
Author: Samantha Towle
Series: The Storm #1
Publisher: Self/Indie
Release Date: August 24, 2012

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?


“I’ll never be good enough for you, I know that. But I’m no good without you, and if that makes me selfish bastard for wanting you as badly as I do then so be it because I can’t live a life that doesn’t have you in it.”

What is it about these angsty, passionate New Adult contemporary romances that causes me to throw my lace panties out the window along with my morals and root for the immoral characters to have a HEA while making up excuses for their infidelity? Lol

Oh wow another rockstar romance…To those if you like me have an achilles heel for an intoxicating bad boy, oozing sex appeal, billionaire boys club rockstars, well look no further because this is your cure.

“Jake Wethers, one of the biggest rock stars in the world, lead singer of the hugely successful rock band, The Mighty Storm. Who also once upon a time used to be my best friend.

Trudy Bennett is an established music columnist for a fashion magazine with the hopes of hitting it big one day, and never having to come face to face with the obscenely wealthy, turbulently out of control rocker Jake Wethers (the lead singer of ubber popular rock band The Mighty Storm) which also happens to be her childhood best friend and first crush. After reading about him in the tabloids after a twelve year estrangement she can no longer see the Jake she grew up with making mud pies and making her heart flutter. I mean seriously that boy is far from the ridiculously promiscuous playboy that had to enter rehab after he urinated while on stage during one of his concerts. I know what your thinking, this man doesn’t sound swoon worthy at all, but wait because there’s plenty more to this delicious rocker than meets the eye. I’m getting excited just thinking about how much I swooned over him.

“Because women never say no to me.” With a wink, he gets up and wanders off over to the food table. God he’s such a cocky, arrogant bastard at times. And I totally fancy him. No I don’t. Yes, I do. No. I. Don’t. Ah fuck.

She has kept her childhood friendship with Jake the rockstar with a ever rotating conveyor belt of women except for her boss and friend that won’t take no for an answer so she reluctantly accepts the appointment her employer set up for her to interview Jake.

Trudy also referred to as Tru spends the entire time leading up to this entire wondering if Jake will remember her? Cast her aside? Pitty her? Basically every emotion I could imagine I would be feeling at the very moment she’s being lead to his hotel suite to conduct the interview she was feeling. Now if only she didn’t have what’s his name in the way of her childhood crush turning into a steamy love affair??? Oh yeah “Will” her boyfriend of two years! He’s her devoted, successful, reliable boyfriend of two years, and yes he’s very likable but I’m throwing my bra and panties on stage for Jake Wethers, the irresistible, unpredictable, seductive, sexy, beautiful, tattooed lead singer of The Mighty Storm rock band.

Okay, there I’ve said it. I want Jake. He’s beautiful and sexy, and flirty. And he’s a rock star. And he was my boy next-door. But of course nothing is ever going to happen. Because he’s Jake Wethers….and I’m just Trudy Bennett. And also I have a boyfriend, which I’d actually reason number one.”

This is where the roller coaster of love, lust, angst, turmoil, passion and excitement begins. Hold on tight, because there will be times you will want to get off and save yourself the emotional strain however I encourage you to sit back and enjoy it because The Mighty Storm is a MUST READ and FAVORITE of mine! ;)

I truly see just to the level of power he has over people. Mostly, over me. I’m so totally mesmerized by him. And so totally in lust with him. And so totally screwed.

I can’t blame Tru for her indiscretions (and they are bad) because when I first met Jake, I fell in love with him instantly. From the very first page he showed up he oozed sex appeal, and raw vulnerability that I couldn’t resist. When he asks her to join his upcoming tour as the official biographer (knowing fully well she has no biographical experience) its obvious that he loves her! *swoon*

All I can do is watch Jake sing. Watching as he makes every single woman in this room feel like he’s singing to her, that tonight she is the one he is taking home. She’s the one he’s going to share his bed with tonight. And in this moment all I want, more than anything, is to be the one he chooses.

He’s such a rock god, but when he’s with Trudy, he’s such an AMAZING guy that I can’t even fathom a thought about Trudy’s wonderfully devoted boyfriend Will. I’m such a bad person that I was dying for these two to get together. He even saved the friendship bracelet she gave him when they were kids, and chooses to wear it regardless of his ability to afford any bracelet his heart desired. I just LOVE him.

I feel high. On him. His voice is like hands moving over my skin touching me. His hands. Touching me. I want that now. No I don’t. I mean its just a reflex reaction to the rock star lover in me. The dream of wanting to be the one to tame him. Of course it’s not real.

There’s a few scenes where my jaw drops and my chest starts to feel heavy, and I had to walk away from reading to gather my composure. It was devastating the angst in this book, but I’m such an angst junkie, I embraced it, and adored every minute of it. The angst makes me feel alive, and sends me over the edge of hysteria.

“And that’s why I prefer to dance in the bedroom,” Holy shit. He leans back and stares down at me, and then suddenly see it there in his eyes, unconcealed. The lust. The want. He wants me. He’s trying to seduce me. I’m so completely fucked.

I was on an emotional thrill ride the entire time reading, full of angst, romance, passion, lust, jealousy, and all around bad boy delicious Jake Wethers. (Calling all Kellan fans) The Mighty Storm made me laugh, cry, swoon, giggle, fan myself, walk away for a bit due to my emotionally tormented angst. Wow this book had me excited one moment and the next, my stomach was tied into knots dropping due to my inability to control my emotions. Seriously Samantha Towle is that incredible of a writer that the entire time I felt like I was Tru experiencing all the ups and downs of a rockstar romance. *Sigh* If only I were so lucky!

I feel a sudden lump in my throat and I realize, even though half an hour ago I felt like bolting, now, I don’t want to leave him. The thought of not seeing him again is constructing my heart in the weirdest kind of way. Crazy, I know.” That’s how I felt when I finished The Mighty Storm because I didn’t want it to end, that’s how much it consumed my thoughts. :(

These two characters aren’t spoiled with finding love and getting their HEA immediately. I mean if it were that easily the where would the angst and anguish we love so much in these addictive New Mature-Adult contemporary romances we I crave so very much? Let me tell you that Samantha Towle doesn’t hold back and she gives us everything we could want in The Mighty Storm. This book also stemmed very realistic as Samantha Towle eloquently touches on issues of drug abuse, infidelity, consequences and the negative effects of fame and an unforgettable passionate romance! Please do yourself a favor and download The Mighty Storm and prepare to be spellbound with an unforgettable couple and their enthralling love story IMMEDIATELY!!!

The sequel to The Mighty Storm entitled Wethering The Storm will be available to purchase December 21, 2012 and I’ll be counting the days until its release. ;)

I won’t share you anymore.” He repeats, as he continues driving into me over and over again. “You belong to me.”

For a limited time The Mighty Storm is at a sale price of only $.99. I paid $2.99 and it was well worth the money! Hurry and click below to purchase your copy today! :)

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Miss Vain

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12 Responses to Review: The Mighty Storm by Samantha Towle

  1. Suzy Turner says:

    I love Samantha Towle’s writing style… I read one of her first YA books earlier this year… I really ought to get stuck into her more ‘adult’ ones too! Great review! :) x

    • MissVain says:

      Hi Suzy!!;) Yes you should totally try her other books as well, though I would call this one more New Adult, and I think you would like it!:) Thanks for visiting girlie!! XO

  2. Cimmaron says:

    Great review Travie! I’ve had this book for months and I need to read it before the end of the year. Like you I have a thing for them bad boys too.

    Bad Boys Bad Bos what hi gonna do when they come for you…..

    • MissVain says:

      Hey Travie :)
      Thanks!!! :) Yes definitely read it because the sequel is coming out in December!!! Yes bad boys are our weakness.

      Whatcha gonna do when they come for you…bad boys bad boys!

  3. Mariya says:

    hey, long time no talk, babe! Oooohhh! You’ve added some of my purple craziness to your text! LOL

    This book sounds nice! Always looking for new hot rockstars! Haha! Definitely will try this one! :)

    • MissVain says:

      Hey Mariya,

      Yes it’s been a while!! I have missed you. Crazy in a good way or crazy bad!!?!! LMAO

      You should read this one!!! It’s not erotica though and I know how much you LOVE your erotica books lol but it is a romance!!!

  4. Oh, there’s no avoiding it now.. I have to have it and I’m going to get it from Amazon… It sounds so good… Ah, I’ll try and wait a little longer before I read it so I don’t have to wait for long for December 21st to arrive but I have a feeling that’s not gonna happen. As always AWESOME review!

  5. Ashley says:

    Ok so after reading your review I decided to go buy myself a copy and I gotta say it was amazing and can’t wait for the second book weathering the storm coming out some time in December.

    • MissVain says:

      Ashley!! Yay I’m so happy you loved it!:) So the good news is that Samantha Towle has a two book publishing deal, but the sad thing is that now we have to wait longer for Whethering The Storm :(

  6. Ashley says:

    I mean in 2013 not December

    • MissVain says:

      I know, so sad we have to wait until 2013 xoxo :(

      Go check out my Once Burned review that you commented because I gave you a book recommendation! :)

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