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The Mighty Storm (The Storm series) Paperback – August 20, 2013
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"Justine Eyre, read this book perfectly! With her accent, and the inflictions in her voice it really added to the already wonderful story of the two main characters, Trudy, and Jake." ---Books, Coffee, & Wine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Samantha Towle began her first novel in 2008 while on maternity leave. She completed the manuscript five months later and hasn’t stopped writing since. In addition to The Mighty Storm, she is the author of The Bringer and the Alexandra Jones series, all penned to tunes of The Killers, Kings of Leon, Adele, The Doors, Oasis, Fleetwood Mac, 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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I really liked the characters and the author's style of writing hooked me from the start. There were funny moments and the chemistry between Jake and Trudy was very good. Even though it involves cheating on a long-term boyfriend, at least she wasn't having sex with both of them at the same time--that would have been too much for me.
HOWEVER, there were SO MANY TYPOS and poor grammar that it was distracting and pulled me out of the story. Especially since the book is written in the first person and that character is supposed to be a journalist, who--one would assume--would know correct grammar! There's a difference between prose and grammar but some things she says are SO BAD, it was impossible to explain it away as slang.
Also, although Jake IS a manipulative drug-addict who is WILDLY co-dependent upon Tru--even though he hasn't seen her in 12 years and has been surviving without her up until this point--at least he is honest and clear about his intentions. Trudy, however, is capricious and selfish. She seems like an intelligent person but changes her mind on a dime--even after causing huge, blow out fights in order to prove a (valid) point! She'll just cave five minutes later and say, "Oh well, it has to happen some time, might as well be now."
Every once in a while, she'll mention how she "can't believe it was only yesterday that (whatever) happened." And I'd page back to check, thinking, "that was only yesterday????" And it's true--she has made crazy decisions, then put her foot down about doing the right thing or sticking up for herself, and disregarded her own decision, all in the space of 6 hours. It was extremely disconcerting.
She is also a horrendous bitch, IMO, to her boyfriend--whom she dumps to be with Jake. Why she can't be honest with him, is beyond me. She eventually confesses all, but in a way that injures everyone and I don't know why they don't all hate her afterwards.
Truthfully, even with all his faults, I found it hard to believe Jake would stay with her after all the crap she put him through--her incessant guilt and waffling and failure to commit. She only has one real moment when I agreed with her leaving (when she sees him with another woman) but once she knows it was a lie, why does she stay away? The reason she gives doesn't hold as, after she makes a valid point about his lifestyle and how uncomfortable with it she is, she decides, "Oh well, he bought me my favorite ring so he must love me as much as I love him" and agrees to marry him, without ever resolving her issues with his lifestyle.
So as I said, I liked it--the idea for the story, the characters, the author's voice and the initial way Jake and Trudy came back into each others' lives. But the grammar and typos, combined with Trudy's illogical and unrealistic actions, keep it from getting more stars than three. That said, if the author wrote a second book with these characters and had a decent editor to keep her characters realistic and the grammar errors and typos to a minimum, I would buy it.
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This story dealt with some major life issues but it was so poorly done.
Boy meets girl who is broken from domestic abuse by her father and then her boyfriend. Within all of 10days they're madly in love and waxing poetry.
The most annoying style of the book is to give readers two perspectives on everything happening which made for an extremely boring read! This style ensured every detail of their dialogue was drawn out, every emotion dissected and explored - wanderings, musings, why and why nots were painstakingly explained! As such simple discussions n scenes that should engage us left us annoyed because we were screaming move on already. I started skipping pages and realised the conversation didn't miss abit.
This was a terribly long tale of a merely two week period so the end was rushed, many aspects of the H and h lives were left undeveloped. There were barely there secondary characters so every narrative was about the H and h making the scenes boring; a few thrown in secondary scenes involving others felt fake and plastic add ones that didn't really improve the book.
I don't recommend too wordy and unrealistic.
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