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It's been twelve years since Tru Bennett last saw Jake Wethers, her former best friend and boy she once loved.

Jake Wethers, sexy, tattooed and deliciously bad lead singer, and brains behind The Mighty Storm, one of the biggest bands in the world, left Tru with a broken heart when he moved from England to America with his family when they were both fourteen.

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Kindle Edition, 329 pages
Published August 24th 2012 (first published August 20th 2012)
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“I love you… I’ve only ever loved one girl, Tru – and that’s you. It’s always been you. I’ve loved you from the moment I knew how to love.“

*SQUEEEEE* ABSOLUTELY AMAZING ROCKSTAR ROMANCE!!! WOW!

I am totally in LOVE with this book! Freaking. Thrilling. Read.

A well-written, beautiful story that put me through a deliciously emotional angsty ringer, made my heart race and flutter and had me swooning like crazy over Jake Wethers.

I loved the writing style right from the start. It was vivid, clean,...more
Kristen (Peddler of Smut)
2 stars

Looks like this is another one of those books everyone loves but me. I desperately tried and wanted to love this story like many of its readers, but, ultimately, this book did not work for me.

My biggest issue with this story, besides the long-winded, and, frankly, amateurish and disjointed prose, was the author's tendency to tell me what to feel rather than allowing me to experience it myself. When the prose managed to flow smoothly and passionately, it felt effortless and I easily became...more
Litchick (is stuck in the 19th century)


WARNING: Unpopular opinion time.

This is, without a doubt, the most redundant book I’ve ever read. It’s really repetitive. I mean, the MC’s inner monologue is on some sort of replay. Her thoughts are cyclical. One might even say that there’s a recurring theme. She thinks the same shit over and over again. Sometimes not even in a different way, she just repeats the same information with different wording. It’s like she can’t break free of her habitual thoughts. Over and over again you’re given the...more
Angie's Dreamy Reads
5 SMOKING HOT JAKETASTIC STARS

STOP WHAT YOU'RE READING AND READ THIS NOW!!!!!!!!!

This book was so much more than a 5 Star Book! In-fact I don't think there's a rating high enough for it. YES!!! It was that freaking good!!!! Lets start somewhere absolutely delicious! I'm talking about Rock God extraordinaire, Jake freaking Wethers!!!! He's the quintessential bad boy, tattoo's, lean body, cocky, sexy, the whole damn package! He's the type of bad boy that immediately gives you flutters in your tum...more
Stacia (the 2010 club)
Sep 25, 2012 Stacia (the 2010 club) rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommended to Stacia (the 2010 club) by: My Smut Monday girls
2.5 stars.

You are only allowed to read this review if one of these three things applies to you :

1. You've read this book.
2. You have no plans of reading this book, so spoilers will not be an issue for you.
3. You plan on reading the book but don't mind a few spoilers because you want to read my awesome half-assed review (okay, so the narcissism was unnecessary, but you get my point).

I'm not going to lie, I was a hair nervous to read this book.

I know that a couple of my friends on GR were involved...more
Kristin (KC)
I truly enjoyed this book! The writing was direct and fairly simple, but the story was engaging and I really loved the characters. The book had a sweet, fun start that slowly evolved into a more in-depth, emotional read.

When music journalist Trudy Bennett gets hired to interview one of the world's most famous and sexy rock stars, "Jake Wethers", she is extremely surprised and reluctant. Jake was Tru's first love. They were childhood best friends until life separated them at the age of fourteen,...more
 ✿Alyssa✿
This review was posted at My Secret Romance


To sum it up: It's been twelve years since Tru Bennett last saw Jake Wethers, her former best friend and boy she once loved.

Jake Wethers, sexy, tattooed and deliciously bad lead singer, and brains behind The Mighty Storm, one of biggest bands in the world, left Tru with a broken heart when he moved from England to America with his family when they were both fourteen.

Sent to interview Jake for her music column by the magazine she works for, they are both...more
Kelly
I liked this book a lot. Unfortunately I couldn't give it five stars because of the editing issues. The grammatical and spelling errors were atrocious. Ms. Towle needs a new editor.

That being said, I loved everything else about this book. Jake and Tru were meant to be together. Tru was a annoying at first, but I liked her by the end. Jake, well come on, what's not to like about him. I'm a sucker for tattooed bad boys with a good heart, and that's Jake. The last concert scene when Jake sang "Hurt...more
Tough Critic Book Reviews
3.5 stars

My cherry has been popped! I am no longer a Samantha Towle virgin. This little minx is definitely someone I'd do again! I was touched in all the right places and teased with an assortment of intense emotions.

So if the "sex" was so good, why not more stars? Because I wasn't "turned-on" right away. The book didn't really start for me until the tour when things really started to happen, but then it gave it to me way too fast! The second half was so effin amazing; I definitely wanted more...more
Sali
WELL HERE IT IS !!!!!!

The book I have been anxiously awaiting ….THE MIGHTY STORM by SAMANTHA TOWLE !!!

I was a little excited when I received an advanced copy of The Mighty Storm ….ok so I was A LOT excited ………ok ok OK !!! So I may have screamed like a total girl & jumped up & down whilst clapping my hands ……so sue me LOL
Its been a while for me between Rock Star books & Rock Star books are my crack !!! I for 1 was very desperate for a good fix ….OOOOHHHH BOY! DID I GET MY FIX !!!!

OK...more
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Review also at: http://totallybookedblog.com/

I was given the most amazing opportunity to Beta read this book.

Where to start with The Mighty Storm?? First off, I loved this book. I mean, I really loved this book! 5 star read for me without a doubt!

Really,what’s not to love? There’s a hot, can’t be tamed, tattooed bad boy rock god named Jake Wethers…….(heart palpitations here – get me a defibrillator stat!!) for starters!

Not only that, it’s got romance, angst, drama, emotion, humour, music refere...more
Lindsay
Aug 28, 2012 Lindsay rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves emotion, angst and rock stars
This book left me with a smile on my face. I absolutely loved it. From page one I was sucked into the drama of Jake and Tru and I couldn’t stop reading. I was obsessed. I was thinking about it while at work, wishing it was excruciatingly slow so that I could read.

Jake Wethers is a guy with issues. After dealing with the death of a close friend he goes off the rails and into rehab. He is screwed up and he makes for a great read. He’s a recovering addict, party boy, playboy but he loves Tru above...more
Duchess Nicole
I loved the first 100 pages or so, and felt the book had promise to be great. After that, it sort of fell apart for me. There is soooooooooooooooo much unnecessary drama that could have been avoided had either of these two had stopped being self involved enough to think through their situation rationally.

I didn't dislike either of them, but I think I just expected a more mature relationship. This one felt like a high school love affair with adult situations and sex.

Basically, it wasn't a bad b...more
Wendy'sThoughts
1 for Jake... but not thrilled with him either Stars

This book has been on my tbr list FOREVER. I would look at the cover... think about starting..reread the blurb... and then move on. After finishing the read I now know why my gut was telling me this book really wasn't for me.

I will make it really to the point...
(view spoiler)...more
Lisa
The Mighty Storm was a completely invigorating, mindblowing ride on the Angst Express! I am an angst addict and get really crabby when I don’t read something angsty for awhile. Let’s just say I should be happy for days and days!

The Mighty Storm is my first Samantha Towle experience and it will not be my last. When I read a great, angst filled romance, my heart beats faster and I can feel every little twist and turn in the relationship in my chest. This book had me all in a flutter, a flutter tha...more
Wendy
Thoroughly enjoyed the music component of this story. What didn't work for me was the infidelity that occurs and I just didn't feel the emotion between Jake and Tru as much as I would have liked to.

All in all it had lots of drama and I would have bumped this up to 4 stars, if the heroine didn't grate on my nerves so much with her indecisiveness.
Brit
Ok – so I’m trying to write this without giving anything away. I’ll let my fun and oh-so-creative use of gifs tell you for me…

At first I was a little


Then it started to seem a lot like the book Thoughtless and I was not happy.


Then it started to not be like Thoughtless and I really liked it.


Then some stuff happened and I was like…


Then some other stuff happened and I was like…


Then the ending happened and I was like…


You should read it.

Rosalinda *KRASNORADA*
MADRE MIA DE MI VIDAAAAAAA!!! I loved this book!

***SPOILERS AHEAD CHICAS***

Yes Jake, I am spanish, I have a funny accent and I can talk in spanish to you ALLL THE TIME, lol... Just saying, just in case this thing with Tru is not working... you know :)

Well, I am gonna try to be serious now... This is my first review with pics (thanks Candace), so I am sooooo excited!!!

I bought this book AGES ago and I want to kill myself for taking sooo long to read it!

First of all, they are Brits, I mean, do I...more
Sharon ✽ is an emotional book junkie ✽
**4.5 stars**

Trudy Bennett is a music journalist working for Etiquette magazine and has to interview the lead singer for the hugely successful band, The Mighty Storm. The problem is that she used to be best friends...and secretly in love with the lead singer until they fell out of contact twelve years ago.

I really enjoy the childhood friends turn lovers plot and this did not disappoint. Trudy, aka Tru, is a bit freaked out about Jake which is understandable. He is in a whole other universe and...more
Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
5 "First Love" Stars

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Jake Wethers lived next door to Trudy Bennett while growing up in England. Everything changed when he moved to America with his family at the age of 14. They kept up with each other for a while but eventually the letters stopped and so did the phone calls. Life goes on, you live your life, but do you ever forget? Young Love, First Love, True Love, Love Not Forgotten.....Can 12 years of not seeing each other bring back those feelings or has time erased what might have been?

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AJ
So awesome, ridiculously swoony and heaps of emotion.
I FREAKING LOVED THIS BOOK!

Jake Wethers is a heavily tattooed, uber-hot, Alpha rock God, and I absolutely adored him! Tru is the girl who grew up next to him – childhood best friends, they were each other’s first loves, although Jake’s family moved away before anything could happen between them. When they are reunited 12 years later, the emotional connection is still there, along with an intense chemistry that doesn’t let up the entire book.

T...more
Kellie is a bookwhoreasaurus
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I will never hear this song without thinking of Jake!
(Literally I saw the Killers on stage at Big Day Out on the 26/01/13 and although I love the band and the song, I still had a flashback to this book!)

I love you Jake Wethers!

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I love Jake
I love Tru
I loved everything about this book
And can’t wait for the next!

‘Nuff said
Spoiler Whore but you can call me Amanda
This is one of the reasons I love to read. I love to get sucked into a story, love to put myself in a heroine's position, go thru the emotions of said heroine and come out with a HEA. Especially if the hero is from a childhood/teenage crush.

Trudy Bennett is given the opportunity to interview Jake Wethers, lead singer to The Mighty Storm, her former BF and childhood crush. She works as a columnist for a magazine in the UK where she and Jake were once neighbors until he moved to the US. Jake Wethe...more
Jxxx  ♥ Pink Lady ♥
Re-read 4th - 5th August 2013
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“He is the ultimate bad boy of rock.”



I decided to spend a little time with an old book boyfriend and indulged myself in a delicious re-read. I want to be ready for Jake and the release of the hotly anticipated ~ Wethering The Storm

So, what do you get if you indulge in The Mighty Storm????



Am I setting the scene?

Teenagers…....loved each other.....boy left......girl was sad……….He’s been away for 12 years…...…they lost contact?? Why???


Then...more
~Irene~The Trailer Goddess ♥s~Søren~Ben O'Callahan~Joe Callahan~Javier~Spin~Deacon~Isaac~Carlo~

** 4 I ♥ Jake but can't f*cking stand Tru stars **

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WARNING: for those of you who [like me] couldn't stand Thoughtless/Effortless bullsh*t, beware ... this is almost as bad. I am saying almost because this book doesn't have Keira and that is a HUGE bonus! However, this book DOES have Tru which is, once again, ALMOST as bad but not quite AS bad.

Now that you have been warned ...

If you are in the mood to put up with one of the most neurotic, self-absorbed, egotistical, me-me-me type female heroines...more
Vika aka ♔ of GIF & Grumpy Smut-ateer *P/T Freebie Fairy

Re-Read with the girls October 3 to Oct 6

*Read from November 09 to 10, 2012*
What can I say about Jake and Tru... troubled souls who are soul-mates. After being childhood best friends who were separated 12 years they picked up their friendship where it was left of... oh and sexy flirting and hot sex. Yum.

Loved how Tru kept fighting with herself with her decisions... fight between her heart and her head.
Can't wait for the next book to see what's in store for those 2.
Becs - Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews
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OK, so I know what you’re all going to say. This book was released about eight months ago so what am I doing only reading it now. Well, you know how it is. There’s always so many good books that you want to read and never enough time to read them all and this is one of those that I managed to miss but I always regretted it, always wanted to go back and read it and, just recently, Jake Wethers was mentioned in passing in another book and I just had to go back and find him again and I’m so glad I...more
Jen
I liked but not loved this book. As a way to pass the time on a still too hot to play tennis like I wanted to Sunday, it wasn’t half bad. I guess my issues with this one stem mostly from the fact that it was a “tell not show” kind of read and I was hoping for something else based on the reviews of this book. He looked at her intensely. She wanted him with an intensity like she’d never felt. She looked into his eyes and saw (you guessed it) intense lust. I get it…their feelings are all kinds of i...more
P.A. Lupton

I was really looking forward to reading the Mighty Storm. I love the rock star meets plain Jane stories like Love Unscripted and I also love stories of unrequited love. Unfortunately, I was really disappointed with this one. First off let me say, I was disappointed on the first page in the first line of this novel. The reason is a very personal one: I hate stories written in the present tense. I find it distracting, and to date, I’ve only ever liked one book written in that writing style (Fifty...more
Steph
I honestly don't even know where to start. I haven't read a book with a rock star hero recently so I was really excited to read this.

This book was a complete roller-coaster of emotions for me. There were times that made me smile until my cheeks hurt and then others that made me want to cry... proper ugly cry! LOL.
When I was less than 10% in I was already squealing repeatedly like a complete moron, I knew then that I was going to love this book.

Jake, *shivers all over* is incredible. Is he p...more
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New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and international bestselling author Samantha Towle began her first novel in 2008 while on maternity leave. She completed the manuscript five months later and hasn't stopped writing since.

She has written contemporary romances, THE MIGHTY STORM, WETHERING THE STORM, TAMING THE STORM and TROUBLE.

She has also written paranormal romances, THE BRINGER and...more
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And I totally fancy him.
No I don’t.
Yes, I do.
No. I. Don’t.
Ah fuck.”
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