The Hurricane - Nicole Hart
"He. Was. Beautiful. ... He was also pissed."
Ever met someone briefly and have an instant connection. That connection is so profound you remember it for years. This is what our Hero, Ryker and our heroine, Natalie have together. As young adults, their connection seems to be a forever one. Then a pesky little thing of 12 years gets in the way to see if it was just lust or a real connection.
"I knew it had to be her."
Out of all the storylines in the romance genre, I am the biggest sucker for second chance. I guess I like to root for the underdog. So when characters have the chance to do it over and do it right, I like that feeling the story gives me. And Ms Hart does not disappoint. I loved both Ryker and Natalie. There is not a lot of heavy drama or angst. Just two adults dealing with adultish things like work, kids, home, bills... you name it. Natalie is cautious character which is completely understandable. And Ryker, he is just making up for lost time. Oh, did I forget to mention he's an uber hot former MMA fighter? Yeah there's that **swoon**. Part of Ryker's past comes back to create a rift but the characters work through it for a perfect HEA. Even Cain, Ryker's brother, who I was wanting to slap most of the book, actually came through and I'd even like to see him get his own story now.
If you've never read Nicole Hart, this is a great novel to start. Well written, smooth running plot line, and relate able characters. If you are familiar with her writing, I bet you'll find your new favorite here. 5 out of 5 stars.