Title: Storm Warning
Author: E. Lee & C. Quinn
Series: Broken Heartland #1
Publication Date: December 10, 2013
Sometimes you can’t see the storm coming until it’s too late…
Severe Storm Warning Tip #1:
Be alert to changing weather conditions. Look for approaching storms.
Severe Storm Warning Tip #2:
If you see approaching storms or any of the danger signs, be prepared to take shelter immediately.
Severe Storm Warning Tip #3:
They may strike quickly, with little or no warning.
Situated just outside of Oklahoma City, Calumet County is divided into two drastically different communities: Hope’s Grove and Summit Bluffs. One is the small backward town where dirt roads lead the way to field parties and railroad tracks. And the other, a sprawling suburb where paved drives lead to the landscaped lawns of the wealthy and over privileged.
For five teenagers smack in the middle of Tornado Alley, summer is heating up fast. The winds of change are blurring the invisible line that divides the rich and the rural.
One has a secret.
One has a crush.
One has been lying.
One will get caught.
And one might not make it out alive.
They’re from two different worlds…but one summer is about to change everything.
Storm Warning is an incredible collaboration between two incredibly talented authors that will leave you breathless. Elizabeth Lee and Caisey Quinn have written a fantastic story that will keep you on the edge of your seat. This was a one-sitting read for me because I just couldn’t walk away from this colorful group of characters and addicting storyline. A group of teenagers find themselves in the middle of a summer that will change everything. Emotions run high, drama is bubbling under the surface just waiting to boil over, and they all must learn to reconcile the unmatched excitement of new love with the devastating pain of heartbreak.
“This girl was his audible. The one who was about to change the play. Or maybe even the whole damn game.”
This story is told from five different points of view and to be honest, I was worried about keeping everything straight, but Eizabeth and Caisey have expertly crafted the many voices of this story. Cooper, EJ, Hayden, Cameron and Kyle all get a chance to share the story from their eyes. Each change in perspective flows seamlessly into the next, leaving no holes or room for confusion. Each voice is unique and by the time this story was over I found myself connected with each and every one of them in a different way. The characters all had their own attitudes and distinct personalities right down to the manner in which they process emotion. I absolutely adore this bunch and I’m anxious to hear the rest of their stories.
“Reminds me that I’m alive. That I won’t always be stuck in the same place, won’t be the same person forever.”
Storm Warning captures everything that is a young summer love between its pages. It is wracked with uncertainty, innocence, daring, and that thirst for life that only comes with being a teenager. Each relationship had its own storyline and set of challenges that played perfectly into the book as a whole. That cliffhanger!!! Elizabeth and Caisey are surely trying to kill me. They masterfully built the suspense until I didn’t think I could take any more, only to leave me without resolution. These ladies know how to ensnare their readers and the ending of this book is proof. I didn’t realize how completely invested in this story and attached to the characters I was until all hell broke loose. Book 2 cannot come soon enough!
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Don’t miss the second book in the Broken Heartland series:
Path of Destruction (Broken Heartland #2)