Thunderstruck by Kendall Grace
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Desperate to distance herself from her previous life, and her high-powered ex, Jo Montgomery moves to a tiny slice of Georgia, an impetuous decision if there ever was one. Though not nearly as impetuous as throwing herself into an intimate relationship with her new neighbor. Hawk Stephens, a horse breeder and local celebrity, is sex personified, a man built for dark deeds in dark places. But he wants far more from Jo.
Every instinct tells Silent Hawk that Jo is The One, and despite her obvious uncertainty, his Apache beliefs give him faith. The signs are unmistakable. His skittish little filly requires a strong hand, patience…and blazing, mind-bending sex that leaves no doubt to his feelings and intentions.
But before their love affair has barely begun, the reemergence of Jo’s ex, coupled with a potentially tragic event, forces Jo to make decisions that not only damage Hawk’s beliefs, but could also shatter their tender romance beyond repair.
I received a copy of this book for an honest review.
I am on a lucky streak with well written romance books lately. Seriously lucky.
I judged a book by it’s cover this time and it paid off.
When it comes to my romance novels, I want a story line to go with everything else. I want a hero who sweeps our lady off her feet, both literally and physically, I want love to go with the attraction to each other. In books that aren’t part of a series, I want a HEA every single time.
Now this one in the description on Amazon says that this is A Romantica® western erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave. And it is, but it feels like so much more. There’s this guy named Hawk, who is amazing. Strong in body, mind, and spirit, handsome, giving, he is completely swoon worthy. Our heroine is so likable. Jo is one of those ladies that you root for. You want her to get the guy, especially since (obviously) you can’t have him. Loved the characters.
With the way the book started and with the description on Amazon calling it an erotic romance, I honestly was thinking it was just going to be a wham, bam, thank you ma’am type of thing but there is more to it.
Hawk is going on my list of imaginary boyfriends.
I have to mention, I loved his father Ray too. He’s not going on my list of imaginary boyfriends, but he was fun.
I also loved all of the Native American traditions and spirituality Kendall used. That added something that kicked the book up a notch. It’s not something you can just throw willy nilly into a book without knowing what you are talking about. That was really neat.
The book is fast paced, I read it in a couple of hours with interruptions from my children.
The only thing that I would want from this book, and again this is typical of me and the romance books I love, more. I could have had so much more. It’s a good thing.
If you like your romance novels with the perfect recipe of hot guy (who never made himself available before) + beautiful woman (who doesn’t think she should) + drama that could tear them apart, then Thunderstruck is for you.
Thank you to NetGalley for sending me a copy of both books to read for honest reviews.