Calm Before the Storm, Rising Storm Episode 5, by Larissa Ione….ARC Review

Calm Before the Storm releases this Thursday, 10/22

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Secrets, Sex and Scandals …

Welcome to Storm, Texas, where passion runs hot, desire runs deep, and secrets have the power to destroy… Get ready. The storm is coming.

Marcus Alvarez fled Storm when his father’s drinking drove him over the edge. With his mother and sister’s in crisis, Marcus is forced to return to the town he thought he’d left behind. But it is his attraction to a very grown up Brittany Rush that just might be enough to guarantee that he stays.


My Review:

Calm Before the Storm by Larissa Ione is episode 6 in the Rising Storm series and honestly, this series is getting seriously intense and with an author like Larissa Ione writing an episode this far into things, you can just imagine how awesome it was!

Marcus Alvarez’s return to Storm is just as scandalous and amazing as I had hoped it would be. I mean this guy is all mysterious and sexy with a past we get to see bits and pieces of and I loved it so much. He’s missed his family and his best friend, Logan, while he was gone and is now in turmoil in deciding to go back to Montana, where he found a safe haven after fleeing Storm, or stay with the people he loves most. Adding to his turmoil is the beautiful Brittany Rush. She had grown into a gorgeous woman and now, with her obvious attraction to him, wants nothing more than to stay in Storm. Of course that appears to be a pipe dream when Brittany’s family gives him a harsh reminder that he was a kid from the wrong side of the tracks and not even close to being in the same league as they were. Man, reality can really bite.

I was ready to throw my iPad across the room when I read this story…not because I didn’t like it but because my emotions were all over the place! It was so good! Again, coming from Larissa, I knew it was going to be. Now, I’m just sitting over here, biting my nails, and waiting anxiously for the next episode!

If you haven’t started this series, you really need to….it is SO good!


Five Loves

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Rising Storm Links:

Rising Storm Site  |  Calm Before the Storm

About the author:

Larissa Ione is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. An Air Force veteran, she traded in a career as a meteorologist to pursue her passion of writing. She now spends her days in pajamas with her computer, strong coffee, and supernatural worlds. She believes in celebrating everything, and would never be caught without a bottle of Champagne chilling in the fridge…just in case. She currently lives in Wisconsin with her U.S. Coast Guard husband, her teenage son, a rescue cat named Vegas, and her very own hellhound, a King Shepherd named Hexe.

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