Review: Wethering the Storm (The Storm #2) by Samantha Towle

Wethering the Storm

Music journalist Tru Bennett has done the impossible: capture the heart of rock-star bad boy Jake Wethers. Now they’re busy planning a wedding and navigating their new life together in the US. Of course Tru misses London and her best friend, Simone, but living happily ever after with Jake in LA is going to be great…right?

Wrong. Even the bright California sun can’t whitewash the dark side of celebrity coupledom. Greedy music execs, merciless paparazzi, and Jake’s wild past are lurking around every corner. Making matters worse, Jake announces he doesn’t want kids, which just may be a deal breaker.

Tru loves Jake more than anything. But when a devastating crisis threatens to destroy everything they’ve fought for, the couple must face the hard truth: What if, this time, love is not enough?

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5 star review!

We can all say a ‘hallelujah’ to the Gods of Book Boyfriends because Jake Wethers is back in our lives! After the extremely awesome conclusion in The Mighty Storm, it can only mean that Jake and Tru’s love story is not a happy ending just yet in the next chapter of the series.

“Forever is now. And everything is you.”

When Tru and Jake’s engagement blows up on every media outlet around the world, they escape to Fiji to hide away from the press. Everything is all fine and dandy until Tru discovers that Jake doesn’t want kids; she is hurt and questions if their relationship is worth missing out on having the family she has always wanted. I just want to give her big hugs because Jake seriously needs to grow a pair and man-up!

I got so excited when Jake proposes to Tru again so that he can do it right like he should have done the first time. They start over with a new house and also picking a date for their wedding; but turmoil has hit Jake’s record label when he discovers that someone has been embezzling money from the organisation. When he doesn’t tell Tru, she gets frustrated that he doesn’t share the burden with her. He should have learnt the first time that he can’t hide anything from Tru, just like when he relapsed!

“I want him to share everything with me. Our lives are entwined now, and I don’t want him carrying things alone anymore. The last time he did that, he fell off the wagon, and we lost each other as a result of it.”

I can say that Jake does not fall off the wagon again in this book. I’m trying so hard not to give away any spoilers. What I can say is that Tru and Jake come face-to-face with a change in their future plans that Jake does not handle well, to the point where Tru tries to go back to England. One of their lives is also put in jeopardy in an accident that no one saw coming.. I may have cried a fair bit from this point on in the book!

“And when our kids grow up and ask about the story of Mummy and Daddy – how we met and how the Mighty Storm came to be – I’ll sit them down and tell them the story of how, once upon a long time ago, in Manchester, a girl moved next door to a boy…”

When they realise what they could potentially lose, will love prevail in the end? Find out for yourself in the new addition to Tru and Jake’s story.

Books in the series:
~ The Mighty Storm (The Storm #1) – out now.
~ Wethering the Storm (The Storm #2) – out now.
~ Untitled (The Storm #3) – expected release in 2014.

– Emily-Jane.

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