Author: Nina Levine
Series: Storm MC #1
Life can be a bitch but love can get you through any storm.
Madison Cole’s family is the Storm Motorcycle Club. Her father is the President and her brother is the VP. She grew up surrounded by bikers, crime and violence. Two years ago she walked away from her family and the world they live in. Her soul was shattered, her heart was broken and she had an addiction she couldn’t shake. She picked up the pieces and put herself back together. Now her family wants her back. The club is being threatened and they send a club member to return her home to safety; the one person that could destroy everything she has worked so hard to build.
Jason Reilly has sacrificed a lot for the motorcycle club he calls family. Two years ago he made the biggest sacrifice of all; he gave up the woman he loved for them. Now he is being sent to bring her back and he is conflicted. He thought he was over her but discovers their connection is as strong as ever. Their love was all-consuming, passionate and fiery. It was also their undoing and he doesn’t know if either of them is strong enough to battle the demons that ripped them apart, to find love again.
Madison and Jason are brought back together by a force out of their control; one that pushes them to a breaking point. Can they overcome their past and discover a love worth fighting for or will the harsh reality of their world finally and completely break them both?
Let’s get one thing out of the way. I love a good MC read. Inked alpha males, strong women, love, loyalty and complete devotion to the club are what I’ve come to love about these books. I’ve read my fair share and I’ve pretty much enjoyed them all, but Storm? Storm floored me. Storm is the total package. The characters are well developed, the storyline kept me guessing up until the last page and the emotions are raw and natural. The fact that this book is part of a series, that there will be more from the Storm MC family? Icing on the cake.
“J, we went through so much, and I let it break me, but having to put myself back together has made me strong, stronger than I’ve ever been.”
Madison grew up in the Storm MC. Her father is the club president and her brother is VP. She left the life she knew behind when J walked away from her, leaving her with an addiction and a shattered heart. Just when she thinks she has gotten her life together again, a threat to the club brings J storming back into her life to take her home to the safety and always watchful eyes of her father and brother. She doesn’t go quietly. This is where I knew I was going to love Madison. She grew up surrounded by intimidating bikers, but even outside of the club, on her own, she is strong and stubborn and fiercely independent. Madison is far from perfect. She has been damaged and made mistakes and it has left her angry. Sometimes her anger is overwhelming and it fuels her decisions and affects her judgment. But her anger is real and powerful. As the pieces of her story start to fall into place, you know this girl has every right to be angry, she has every right to feel hurt and broken. How could she not? I couldn’t help but connect with her on an emotional level and it kept me thoroughly invested in her story.
“I told you where I stand. What I want. Take that in, babe, and know it. Feel it.”
J is everything you could ever want in an alpha male. He is strong, assertive, protective and possessive. He is also loyal, caring, sweet and as upfront with his feelings as any man can be. He knows he played a role in breaking Madison, and now all he wants is to fix it and keep her and the club safe. He messes up a time or two (or seven) but he never stops trying to protect Madison. She drives him. Even when she is a hot, angry mess, he never gives up on her. How could he not make you swoon?
“Do you think that I like that part of me? That I enjoy doing the dirty work that being in the club requires? I fucking don’t. But I do it for a reason. And six years ago, when I feel in love with you, my reason became you.”
You won’t be able to help falling in love with Madison, J and the rest of the Storm MC family. Nina Levine wrote an intense and vibrant world full of exciting and complex characters that never cease to tug on your heartstrings. This story will capture you and hold onto you until the end. Then you’ll be left wanting more.
This book has been sitting on my kindle since the release and I want to kick myself for not diving in sooner. After some serious butt-kicking and pushing from my partner in crime, I decided it was finally time and was impressed with how strongly it delivered. Storm introduced readers to a world of motorcycles and the men who ride them, and while I can’t speak for all readers, I most certainly want a taste of them all. Nina Levine knows how to write filthy, but her book was also full of surprises and gut-wrenching feels.
“And it’s always been you. I thought this was done, but it’s not, and I don’t ever want it to be.”
I had way too much fun getting to know J and Madison! Between J’s stubborn alpha male tendencies and Madison’s ferocious, take-no-nonsense attitude, the relationship had a back and forth that made me fall in love. J was so fiercely protective and Madison had a strong need for independence so there was never a dull moment in the dialogue or actions between these two; I honestly just adored the strength of both the main characters. Their interactions were complex and layered, scarred from past mistakes yet yearning for where the future could take them. Furthermore, their chemistry was most certainly off the charts. Readers will no doubt feel the heat from these two sizzling off the pages and I promise it will leave them wanting more, more, and way more!
“Madison and I only knew one speed in everything we did in life. And doing it all together, we fit together perfectly in our imperfect love.”
For a debut novel, I found the writing to be intriguing with a real knack for world-building. Levine pulled me into this world, completely immersing me in the motorcycle club life and the characters that inhabited it. She also piqued my curiosity about the secondary characters, leaving me eager to get stories on them as well. I’m anxious to see this author grow in her writing and dive into the later books of the series. I have no doubt that other readers will experience this loving feeling as well!
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Don’t miss the rest of the Storm MC series:
Fierce (Storm MC #2)
Blaze (Storm MC #3)
Revive (Storm MC #4)
Slay (Storm MC #5)
Sassy Christmas (Storm MC #5.5)
Illusive (Storm MC #6)
Command (Storm MC #7)
Havoc (Storm MC #8)