Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Review Tour and GIVEAWAY of Storm's Passion by Christine Young

Life strikes Storm Graham a shattering blow when she learns her father has bartered her to a man she detests. Storm is beautiful, self–assured and fiercely independent, and refuses to be a pawn in her father’s schemes, yet she can find no way out of this bargain made in hell. Going on the offensive she asks the wealthiest man on the eastern coast of England to marry her, never believing she might fall in love.


For Hadden Johnston life has provided everything he ever wanted, including a sanctuary for homeless children. He is wealthy, handsome and happily unencumbered...until stunning Storm Graham marches into his life and proposes a marriage of convenience. Yet this type of marriage to a woman who inflames his senses is far from acceptable. If he’s going to be tied down, he will move heaven and earth to have this woman warming his bed.


"You've got something that's mine, and I want it back." Charles jumped from his horse. Hands fisted at his sides, he strode toward Hadden and Storm.

Hadden moved Storm behind him. "And what is that?"

Spittle flying from his lips, Charles shook his fist at Hadden. "I've a contract. She's mine."

"Last time I heard one can't buy or sell women." His blood pounded in his temples, and he felt the enraged tick at his jaw. There were few men who could bring him to anger this quickly and Charles was one of them. He inhaled a deep breath, not wanting to lose his composure in front of Storm and the entire congregation.

Henry waved a piece of paper in the air. "It's signed by Bradford Graham. It's legal and binding. She will marry me." He stabbed himself in the chest with a finger.

"May I see?" Hadden reached out to take the paper.

"Don't play games with me you son of a bitch." Robertson folded the paper and stuck it inside his coat pocket. "Not going to let you rip it up. My father has retained a lawyer. You will be hearing from him."

Hadden stiffened, his intentions clear at this point. "Do you really want to discuss this matter in front of all these people?" With a tilt of his head, he gestured toward the lawn and the gawking flock of parishioners.

"I don't care who the hell hears what I have to say." Charles stepped closer to Hadden. "The more people who learn exactly what you're capable of, the better. You think because you have more money than anyone else in this part of England you can do whatever you want. Well, I'm here to tell you that you can't. I'm going to hold you and your so- called bride responsible. Storm will marry me."

*I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review*

I liked this book more than I thought I would. I'm not usually one to read books of naked men on the cover but that just goes to show you shouldn't judge a book by it. I liked the plot of this story, it wasn't elaborate or anything, but just enough to keep things interesting and making the reader want to read more.  The chemistry between Storm and Hadden was well developed. 

I did however have to overlook some things in this book. I felt like the setting was never really set. I knew they were in England in the 1800's but as to what era and where in England were lost to me. The characters also didn't really sound English to me but instead sounded more American. The use of the terms, "bloody hell" were used a little too often and seemed to be the only terms used to show the character's were British. With all that said...I really did enjoy this book. None of that kept me from enjoying it or wanting to put it down. The characters were developed enough and the story moved along so nicely I just overlooked the shortcomings. 

If you like romance novels this would be a great read for you! I would also say readers who like historical romance novels would enjoy this book, just be willing to over look some things!

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Born in Medford, Oregon, novelist Christine Young has lived in Oregon all of her life. After graduating from Oregon State University with a BS in science, she spent another year at Southern Oregon State University working on her teaching certificate, and a few years later received her Master's degree in secondary education and counseling. Now the long, hot days of summer provide the perfect setting for creating romance. She sold her first book, Dakota's Bride, the summer of 1998 and her second book, My Angel to Kensington. Her teaching and writing careers have intertwined with raising three children.  Christine's newest venture is the creation of Rogue Phoenix Press. Christine is the founder, editor and co-owner with her husband. They live in Salem, Oregon.

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