Publication Date: August 15, 2020
Publisher: Self Published
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Dates Read: August 20 – September 6, 2020
Format: eARC and Paperback provided by author
“It only takes a little love to create the perfect storm.
The summer before her senior year of college, Hannah Grayson escapes a car accident with an injured shoulder, the horrific memory of her brother’s death, and a phobia of the rain. She dedicates herself to school and work to keep moving forward. But then her life clashes with a moody Scottish student, Ewan, begging her to help save his GPA. She takes pity on him, not realizing that their tutoring arrangement will force her to open her heart… and to face her worst fears.
Ewan MacLachlan focuses on his meteorology degree to keep the past he’d rather forget where it belongs. Meeting rain-a-phobe Hannah shatters his plans for an uneventful final year of college. He finds himself in deep and ignores the feeling that he shouldn’t allow their growing attachment to continue. Not when he’s got so much to lose and they’re both already so broken.
When Ewan’s past and Hannah’s fears finally collide, they risk creating the perfect storm—one that will either help them heal or tear them apart for good.”
Many thanks to Sarah for sending me this fabulous new YA Romance!
𝗙𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗟𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝗥𝗮𝗶𝗻 wasn’t your typical YA fluff romance which I genuinely appreciated. These college kids, Ewan and Hannah are dealing with some really difficult things. Because of this, there are heavy themes. (𝗧𝗪: death of a loved one, alcoholism/recovering alcoholism, and PTSD).
These heavier themes though are what made this book so fantastic! Sarah Creviston Lee did such a great job with balancing the heavy with the romance and I absolutely loved her characters development through the novel.
“𝘐’𝘥 𝘣𝘦 𝘭𝘺𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘧 𝘐 𝘴𝘢𝘪𝘥 𝘐 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘧𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘦. 𝘐’𝘮 𝘯𝘰𝘵, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘐’𝘮 𝘣𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯 𝘐 𝘸𝘢𝘴.”
The romance was so sweet and it felt so genuine coming off the pages. The characters and circumstances felt very realistic to me which I absolutely loved. The pacing was great, and if I hadn’t been so busy lately, then I’m almost certain I would have finished it in one sitting!
On top of that, I absolutely love supporting indie authors! There are so many wonderful books that don’t get the love and attention that they deserve, and this book is no exception!