I loved that he wasn’t the typical overconfident, mega-dominant, alpahole you find in so many romances. (*cough*Christian Grey*cough*) He’s a man who has been through a terrible trauma, and bears the scars of that trauma both physically and emotionally. His resulting agoraphobia is totally believable, and watching him connect with another human being for the first time in along time gave me all the feels.
Lizzy (Rabbit) is a domestic abuse survivor, and I loved the fact that the story begins with her making her escape. I admire the hell out of survivors who get themselves out of their toxic living situations, even when getting out is almost as dangerous and difficult as staying put.
I will admit that there are some romance cliches in this one. So, if that’s the kind of thing that chaps your ass, you might find yourself, well, chapped at certain points in the story. Personally, it didn’t bother me at all. I recognized the cliches, sure, but the story was so well-written and the characters were so engaging that I just didn’t care. I was totally invested in this couple’s HEA. Nothing else really mattered.
(I also loved Bear the dog. I wish more authors added adorable dogs into their stories. What story couldn’t be improved on with the addition of a dog or two?)
At the end of the day, Into the Storm is a sweet love story with just a hint of danger and suspense thrown into the mix. It’s highly 1-clickable, folks. Happy reading!
Does this book contribute to or help crush the romance stigma?
This one’s clean and sober. No rehab needed.
Other reading suggestions
Definitely check out the author’s backlist. That’s what I’m doing!