Series: ACRO #1
Published by Delta on August 28, 2007
Genres: Erotic Romance, Paranormal Romance
Source: Self Purchased
Reading Challenges: Romanceopoly 2020
A storm’s rage. A woman’s desire.
A man with the power to set them both free.
He can summon lightning at will. Emerge unscathed from the center of a tornado. Strip a woman down to her barest defenses through the sheer force of his sexuality. He’s gorgeous, dangerous, and the target of parameteorologist Haley Holmes’s latest mission. Haley has been dispatched to the Louisiana bayous to investigate the phenomenon known as Remy Begnaud–a man with a gift he never wanted: the ability to control a storm’s fury. But even a woman trained in bizarre weather phenomena has no defense against the electrifying power of the ex—Navy SEAL...a power his enemies would kill to control.
With her agency monitoring their every move, Haley’s job is to seduce Remy, gain his trust–and help him harness his extraordinary gift. But who will protect her from this voracious lover who’s introducing her to a new world of erotic thrills—a man who grows increasingly insatiable with each new weather event? Haley knows a big storm is approaching—and with it will come unexpected delights. But so, too, will the storm unleash her greatest fears: an enemy bent on destroying Remy. And her worst fear of all—falling in love with this magnificent man, then having to betray him.
This review may contain spoilers, so fair warning, upon reading the review.
Riding The Storm is the first book of the ACRO series and I have seen this author around for quite a while but I have to admit that I steered cleared of it because quite honestly of the sexual content. Until the past year or so I haven’t really delved into erotic romance that much, its just not my normal cup of tea but I have become hooked more into the genre and so I added this title into my “Romance-opoly”Reading challenge and I have read so many MIXED reviews on these books so I was really on the fence about whether or not to pick it up and it has been sitting on my kindle for quite a while. But I figured I really needed to grab this one up. And I have to say this was one WILD SEXY ROMP of a ride but I had a fun time with it.
Riding The Storm is a story of a ACRO agent, Haley Holmes. She worked for a division that is secret, but quite a large organization where different agents have pschic/paranormal abilities of some kind. Haley is sent to recruit Remy Begnaud who lives in Louisiana. Remy has been cursed by his gift most of his life. He never felt loved or appreciated growing up and unfortunately “mother nature” haunts him on a regular basis. He can work storms of any kind with just a though but whenever a storm happens, he needs sexual release during it. And it isn’t until Haley invades his home that he is able to connect with another human being in a way he hasn’t before. But their lives are in danger with an enemy of the ACRO wants Remy’s abilities and will do anything to get access to them.
Riding The Storm was quite a unique storyline and I admit I had a blast with the set up of the story. Now first off the book starts off slow!! I wasn’t sure what to expect with this novel, but I think I was expecting something more fast paced but it did pick up speed for sure. I do want to give fair warning there is a LOT of sex in this book. Now, granted, its well written sex scenes, some of the best I have read, BUT it probably covers almost half of the book so readers do need to be prepared for it. However, despite the amount of sex that is played out in the story, there is an emotional depth I wasn’t expecting to find. I found it quite amazing actually to see how this duo writing team was able to make a book so HOT yet have quite a bit of depth and paranormal fun to it.
The relationship that builds between Remy and Haley was unique in that Haley is there on a secret mission of sorts and wants no emotional connection to anyone and Remy has desired a emotional connection more than anything in his life even though on the surface it seems he is consumed by sex. So they are definite opposites in that. Remy is pure alpha male while Haley is pure feminist in many ways (although thankfully she isn’t the toxic kind I see too much in romance) but she does view relationships differently and she gets a wake up call in finding that loving someone doesn’t weaken you….only adds more to you not less and it makes one stronger.
Overall I found Riding The Storm to be a powerful yet inviting and highly sensual read that will keep you up late at night reading till the conclusion….gravitating and sensifying.