Monday, February 25, 2019

Monday Book Review: After Hurricane Nina: Nolan's Resolution, by Angela Stevens

After Hurricane Nina: Nolan's Resolution, by Angela Stevens
Hot Hunks-Steamy Romance Collection, Book 2
Published January 15, 2019

About the Book:

Eight Strangers. Eight Unique Stories. All Stand-alone Novels.

On November 30, 2016, Hurricane Nina hit Bali, Indonesia. In the aftermath of death and destruction, eight strong sexy men will realize it’s time for a change in their lives. A resolution of sorts. A contractor, personal trainer, a millionaire, a stuntman, a rock star, a thrill-seeker, an army veteran, and a trust fund prodigal will all find a way to conquer their loss and learn to love. This is Nolan’s story.

Resolution: Give up Tinder for a year… 6 months… Month… week and get the hell over Lenny.

After the tragedy of losing his best friend, Nolan Carmichael submerged himself in work and found that his inability to commit to women reached a whole new level. Two years on, Nolan is a Tinder addict that has put his life on hold while he supports Lenny’s widow.

Olivia, devastated at losing the only man she ever loved is gradually learning to live without Lenny but, despite putting her toe in the water and dating another guy, she still can’t bring herself to sleep with anyone else. After spending the anniversary of Lenny’s death together, Nolan hatches a plan to turn them both around– Nolan will give up meaningless sex until Olivia has some. 

My Take:
Fast-paced, steamy and engrossing, this book takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions from the prologue which takes place in the middle of an intense hurricane straight through to the end, with a number of twists and turns along the way.

Nolan loses his best friend Lenny when he's literally swept out to sea by the Hurricane Nina. He and Lenny's wife Olivia are left to grieve and pull together the pieces of their shattered lives a best they can. The first chapter skips two years into the future, and we see how people deal with their grief in different ways - Nolan's preferred method is meaningless sex, but Olivia can't even think about sex with anyone but her husband, even though he's been gone all this time. The only constant in either of their lives is each other, their bond formed by years of friendship and their mutual love for Lenny. The author does a great job of showing how the characters grow closer over time, with emotions too powerful to contain. Warning: take the "steamy romance" of the series title seriously as there is a lot of sex in this story.

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