Released December 2nd, 2014
By : Tamara Mataya
Leilani’s plan was simple: Return for her father’s wedding, housesit for the happy couple while they went on their honeymoon, then get the hell outta dodge. She’d thought the worst thing would be returning to the town she grew up in (and despised). She was wrong.
A flashflood hits the small town, stranding Firefighter, Ryan, and a few strangers at the local bar. Worst of all, Leilani, his old high school rival – and last night’s scorching one-night-stand – is one of the people stuck in the bar. With waters rising, they need to stick together and wait for rescue.
The power grid’s knocked out, and cell phones aren’t working. When the others panic and leave, Leilani and Ryan are left alone in the dark. Fortunately, words aren’t necessary to keep the former rivals warm. But when they’re forced to leave their refuge, they must cooperate to navigate the flood ravaged town and reach safety.
Rising waters bring them closer together. Rising tempers might tear them apart.
* A gifted copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review *
~~ 4 Stormy Stars ~~
First off I want to say thank you to Tamara Mataya for gifting me a copy of this book. I was totally excited to win the copy and read this story. This is the second book of hers I have read and I really enjoyed this book. This story was unique, intriguing, fun, sexy and heartbreaking. I loved this storyline because it was something I have never read before and it kept my attention all the way through. I thought the flow and pace of the story was spot on. Everything flowed smoothly, I didn’t feel anything was rushed or dragged out too long. I thought the characters were well developed and were believable, she gave us just enough of their past to feel the connection and enough steam to feel their chemistry. I thought she did a great job pulling out the readers emotions in this book. Plus she definitely knows how to melt a person panties….Ryan Benton 😉 I will say I was taken by surprise to read at the end (In the acknowledgements) that this story was based on actual events.
In this story we meet Leila and Ryan. Both from a small town of Silver Springs. Ryan is firefighter who loves his community and never wants to leave. Leila on the other hand couldn’t wait to leave after she graduated. She now lives in a large city and is an independent, strong, and successful woman. She comes back home for her fathers wedding and runs into Ryan again after 6 years. Ryan is Leila’s high school crush and when she sees him again she takes a chance and has a night of passion. Both agree this will be a one night thing and go their separate ways after…..well that isn’t how things turn out when their hometown is flooded!!! Trapped in the local bar, Leila and Ryan have to find a way to work together so they get out and are safe. They are definitely put to the test and put into some seriously dangerous situations. Are they able to make it out safe and sound? What happens after the storm clears?? You will need to read this book to get those answers.
So if you are a lover of the romance novel that is so much more than just a love story, then you need to check out this book. This was such a unique love story and it was made even more special knowing it was based on true events. This book has some drama, mixed with a natural disaster, and then she added some really steamy scenes between Leila and Ryan. You really don’t want to miss out on this story.
This book is Book B!tch Approved!!!!
Tamara Mataya is currently a librarian; she lurked there for so long recommending books to patrons and shushing people, that she suspects they only hired her so it would be less creepy. Now she’s armed with a name tag, and a thin veneer of credibility. She’s also a musician with synaesthesia – which isn’t an issue until someone plays a wrong note, which makes her want to squirm inside out. It makes for a good live show.