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After the Storm (Storm #1)

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Alexia “Lexi” Hanson moved across country and rebuilt her life after the attack that could have destroyed her. She enjoys her simple life in the beach cottage. Life was complete in her eyes.

Noah Matthews is Rock & Roll’s hottest star and on top of the world. After years without a break he finds the solitude he craves at his beach house. Enjoying his early morning coffe
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Paperback, 264 pages
Published October 24th 2013 by CreateSpace
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"Alexia “Lexi” Hanson moved across country and rebuilt her life after the attack that could have destroyed her. She enjoys her simple life in the beach cottage. Life was complete in her eyes.

Noah Matthews is Rock & Roll’s hottest star and on top of the world. After years without a break he finds the solitude he craves at his beach house. Enjoying his early morning coffee Noah was surprised to watch his neighbor sneak into his garden and start crawling around.

They never saw what was c
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Ailene♥
Oct 28, 2013 Ailene♥ rated it did not like it
So it’s there in the blurb that someone else was watching them. What I didn’t expect was to get a point of view from that someone all throughout the book. It did bother me but not enough reason to stop. When the main characters first met, there was chemistry, but after that, the author proceeded on going through long narration. It was stated that they had dates for the next couple of days or weeks… talking about shortcuts here. So when their next conversation came up, it was kinda weird that the ...more
Aestas Book Blog
Oct 27, 2013 Aestas Book Blog marked it as to-read
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Ooohh I like the sound of this one!



Alexia “Lexi” Hanson moved across country and rebuilt her life after the attack that could have destroyed her. She enjoys her simple life in the beach cottage. Life was complete in her eyes.

Noah Matthews is Rock & Roll’s hottest star and on top of the world. After years without a break he finds the solitude he craves at his beach house. Enjoying his early morning coffee
Noah was surprised to watch his neighbor sneak into his garden and start crawling aro
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Book One of The Storm Series
Alexia “Lexi” Hanson moved across the country to rebuild her life after the attack that almost destroyed her. She enjoys the simple things in her beach cottage. Life is finally complete.

Noah Matthews is Rock & Roll’s hottest star and on top of the world. After years without a break he finds the solitude he craves at his beach house. Enjoying his early mo
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Melanie Marsh
May 06, 2014 Melanie Marsh rated it really liked it
M. Stratton was a new to me author. I’ve heard a lot about her books, and her Storm Series sounded pretty interesting to me even though it’s not my normally preferred genre. I saw her promo pics on social media and even the promo made me ask myself just what was going on in her books, so I decided to try them out.

I’m very glad I read After the Storm. It’s about this chick, Alexia. She lives on her own and seems to be pretty content just being on her own and doing her own thing. She’s got a pret
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Tbird London
Nov 04, 2013 Tbird London rated it it was amazing
WOW and double WOW......just finished this book and there is no way I can wait to write this review. PURE INTENSE BRILLIANCE is what I would say about this book. What starts out as a simple love story between two damaged people turns into a dramatic tale leaving me begging for more and I mean MORE NOW. These characters and even the support characters are so well written, you are instantly drawn to them. I laughed out loud at some of the antics the Trio pulled and melted when Noah would flash his ...more
J.D.  Berner
Nov 02, 2013 J.D. Berner rated it it was ok
This book was so promising- I thought the story was excellent but it was so poorly edited that is was far too distracting- and I'm generally pretty forgiving of the occasional editing slipup. The narration switches tenses going from third to first person mid sentence, the grammatical and spelling errors are atrocious and towards the end it seems as if the author got bored and just ended the story. Although there is an epilogue it doesn't provide much to the story. This would have easily been a 4 ...more
Polly
Oct 27, 2013 Polly rated it liked it
3.5 stars

A little cheesy, a bit predictable, and a bit cliffy.

Solid read but not great.
Michelle ♥ The Romance Vault ♥
OK where to start? I think this book had a bit of an identity crisis, on the one hand it has potentially a riveting vein with Anthony the serial killer on the loose and completely and utterly possessed with Lexi and then on the other hand we have sweet but feisty Lexi recovering from her trauma at the hands of Anthony falling for her rockstar neighbour and spending a fair bit of time having random dialogue with him - yawn.

Now the parts of the book where Anthony makes an appearance are totally ab
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Lustful Literature
Oct 30, 2013 Lustful Literature rated it liked it
**BETH’S REVIEW**

*3.5 Stars*


In reading the synopsis, this book sounded intriguing and a bit on the darker side, not my normal read but sounded really good and something that I would enjoy. The book is written in the 3rd POV giving you the POV of all the three main characters in the book, Alexia or “Lexi”, Noah and the man that is watching them, Anthony. Upon reading the prologue, I was a bit surprised as it starts off with the POV of Anthony and immediately find out the reason he is watching her
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Shay
Oct 31, 2013 Shay rated it it was amazing
I just finished After the Storm and I must say that is was really good. Noah and Alexia (Lexie) are very cute together. Noah, very sexy and sweet plus a rocker couldn't ask for much more!! Lexie, very sweet girl, loyal, couldn't ask for a better girl for Noah. Noah is tired of being a rock star and since he has been doing it for a long time is just really looking for peace and quiet when he stumbles on Lexie. She is living in a cottage next to his house and loves taking pictures so while she is ...more
Anne OK
Jan 22, 2014 Anne OK rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-reads
A new-to-me-author and the first book in her "Storm" romantic suspense series. There is a pretty even balance between the romantic relationship and the suspense, which is fairly graphic. I love a good thriller and I'm not offended when the author portrays the bad guy as brutally dark and evil. He is both in this case.

Our hero is a hot rock star taking a break from the challenges of his success. He's thirty-six and a bit more mature and really ready for some changes in his life. I really enjoyed
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BethyMac
Oct 30, 2013 BethyMac rated it liked it
3.5 Stars Spoiler Free Review

***ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review***

In reading the synopsis, this book sounded intriguing and a bit on the darker side, not my normal read but sounded really good and something that I would enjoy. The book is written in the 3rd POV giving you the POV of all the three main characters in the book, Alexia or “Lexi”, Noah and the man that is watching them, Anthony. Upon reading the prologue, I was a bit surprised as it starts off with the POV o
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Krissy
Oct 12, 2013 Krissy rated it really liked it
I really wasn't expecting this book to turn out the way it did and I was pleasantly surprised with the whole story line.

The prologue.... OMG!.... What a way to start a story! It sent chills up my spine and a complete sense of unease, anxiety and dread in the pit of my stomach.

Alexia “Lexi” Hanson looks like the girl next door, she is strong, independent and a survivor from a brutal attack. She is living in the house that her grandmother left her, doing her photography and volunteering at a senio
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4.5 Sweet Sizzling Stars


This book was packed with suspense and amazing characters.
Noah was taking a much needed break from touring and living the life of a rockstar which had lately left him feeling empty. Alexia (Lexi) has moved back home and is still healing from a tragic attack years before. This girl didn't let anything keep her down. I loved that about her. Her and Noah were so funny. I loved their banter. When
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Crystal
Dec 04, 2013 Crystal rated it it was amazing

Lexi has experienced things in life that no one should have to ever go through. The man causing the pain is locked away safely. She's moved away where no one will get to her and she can start her life anew. It's been going perfectly, that is until she finally meets the mysterious neighbor.



When a woman want nothing to do with romance and is staring at eyes that make her want to feel what should she do?



When it's the heart throb crush of a lifetime what should she do?



When he's admittedly flirting
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Eye Candy Bookstore
Oct 24, 2013 Eye Candy Bookstore rated it really liked it
4 stars

After the Storm was an great read! It had everything I look for in a book suspense, drama, love, laughter, heartache. It was awesome I especially loved the thriller aspect of the book. The characters in this book are absolutely unforgettable. I loved every single one of them!
Lexi is a very independent woman who is trying to live her life after a horrific attack. Noah is asexy rock star who ends up becoming her neighbor when he comes to take a break from the rock star lifestyle. He is thi
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Jodie's W.I.N.E. List
Nov 06, 2013 Jodie's W.I.N.E. List rated it it was amazing
What can I say about this book? It was a wonderful love story. The character development drew you in from the beginning. I loved the way the relationship between Lexi and Noah grew and developed. I felt it grow in my heart. Noah would do anything for Lexi, she just had to be willing to let him in. It wasn't all sex, which was a nice change. There were some sex scenes, but not until the foundation of a long term relationship was developed. It just fit well with the story.

There were three old ladi
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Broadway Girl  Book Reviews (Beth Lattanzi)
From the very beginning of this story the hairs on my arms were standing straight up. We start off in the mind of a killer and know that he is going after the one girl that got away…..

I loved Alexia aka Lexi and Noah’s interactions. She is living in her grandmother’s beach house right beside of Noah’s home. Noah is a rock star and comes across really strong at first because he is attracted to Lexi. Over time though the feelings grow deeper and it isn’t meaningless flirting. He becomes protective
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Adrian
Nov 01, 2013 Adrian rated it really liked it
I thought this was a great story……Lexi moves to her Grandmother's beach cottage in Massachusettes to rebuild her life after a horrible ordeal. Noah is her neighbor, a rockstar taking a break from touring and the rock star life. They met one day while she is crawling around in his garden taking pictures of flowers. Instant chemistry. He wants to pursue something with her but she is resistant, not wanting to be just a fling for the rock star. Little do they know the evil from Lexi's past is watchi ...more
For the Love of Books
Nov 04, 2013 For the Love of Books rated it really liked it
4 stars of amazing!! Alexia is a lost soul who finally has learned to heal and start her life over after being tortured and raped. Lexi finds peace and safety in the beach house and finally feels like she has control of her life. Till Noah,the sexy rockstar, appears next door. Their connection is quick and undeniable but Lexi cant bring her self to let him in her safe life or can she? Loved loved this book!! Love the three little old ladies, they were hilarious! I hope I'm half as fun as they ar ...more
Heather Young
Sep 25, 2013 Heather Young rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Heather by: BETA Read
Shelves: beta
**Received a complimentary copy of this book from the author for my honest review.


I ate this story up in 1 day!!!! I was sucked in from the very beginning..

"He walked out into the hot summer air & breathed freely. His shoes crunched across the gravel in the parking lot and he thought of her. It's all her fault I have lost these past 5 years of my life. She took his freedom away. His rage built with every step he took as he approached the cab that was waiting for him. He hated these disgusti
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Erica
May 29, 2014 Erica rated it it was amazing
This book was just a mind blowing book. Funny as hell but sick as shit.

Lexi went thru some shit in her last relationship. After moving into her late grandmothers beach home, she starts her new life of healing. She still has her bff back home, but has the 3 crazy hags that were her grandmother's bff that are more crazier than a group of sorority sisters.

Noah is a rock star on vacation that happens to have a vacation house next door to Lexi. He is a smooth talker. And he is smitten by Lexi. Even
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Jamie
Oct 24, 2013 Jamie rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. Rockstar Noah has been on the road for years. He decides he needs a vacation, so he heads out to his Beach House for some relaxation and peace and quit. Lexi moved from LA to her Grandmothers Beach House after she was beaten and raped. Here she had her peace and able to rebuild her life. She has Pepper (her dog) and her ( her grandmothers friends ) threebLder Ladies Naughtier then the Golden Girls, life was good. Noah meets Lexi one morning when he sees her crawling around his ...more
S.H. Pratt
Nov 19, 2013 S.H. Pratt rated it really liked it
What a great debut novel! I seriously wanted to scream at her creeper... he just bugged me so bad!! LOL Which I believe was the idea... what's a creeper if he isn't creeping you out?? Noah is amazingly patient with Lexi and while she was a bit too clingy to her need for independence even when scared, I really wanted to protect her too. I found a couple of typos, but they were in the middle of the "stressful" scenes and even I can't type for diddly when I'm writing scenes like that. I gave it a f ...more
Sandy
Oct 30, 2013 Sandy rated it really liked it
ok i have to admit i liked this book, it had a bit of everything, rock star, girl with past issues,she wants to take things slow,, lol and in the middle of all this we have mystery surrounding her past and its a bit of a thriller, trying not to give to much away. The down side to the book,, its not over:(, this was book 1 now we have to wait for next book to find out more.. i really wish authors would do more to let u know its not a complete story, i prefer to wait till all books are out to read ...more
Paula
Oct 27, 2013 Paula rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle
This book actually reminded me a lot of the premise in Come Away With Me in Seattle by Kristen Proby (with a dash of Rock With Me, by the same author) plus the added stalker/crime stuff that I've read in a couple of other books recently. In other words, nothing really original. The secondary storyline with the old ladies didn't really fit in, and I glazed over it - being sort of annoyed that it was distracting me from the main storyline.

Having said all that, I still enjoyed the book. I loved the
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Maari
Nov 06, 2013 Maari rated it it was amazing
Action-packed, yet character-driven romantic-suspense, that doesn't slow down, even long after the last page..

I was thoroughly absorbed in this breath-taking novel!! M. Stratton gives us an action-packed romantic-suspense, which kept me spellbound from the beginning, & has kept me intrigued long after the last page!! I am very impressed by the depth of each of her characters & look forward to reading the sequel Soon!!
Kristina
Oct 27, 2013 Kristina rated it it was amazing
Shelves: beta
This is a gripping and hauntingly delicious read. Alexia has a secret that continues to disrupt and plague her life. Even though she tries to escape her past will she ever be free from something so sinister!!?? Will she let her guard down and open her heart to a creative and glorious rock legend Named Noah?

This book will have you turning the pages fast and furiously as the tale unfolds.. I am captivated by M. Stratton's writing and am eager for more of it!
Tiff
Sep 19, 2013 Tiff rated it it was amazing
Shelves: beta
I savored this book over the course of about three days. I didn't want it to end! I loved Noah and I loved the old ladies!!! M. Stratton is a creeper genius! Noah and Lexi's relationship was very sweet and I loved how protective he was of her. They had some hysterical banter too. :)

I can't wait for book 2; I'm gonna be all over that one.
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M. Stratton is an International Amazon bestselling author in the romantic suspense and mystery suspense categories for her Storm Series and Bender. She lives with her husband and son in Arizona, which is a big difference from where she grew up north of Chicago, Illinois. As an only child she learned to tell herself stories to make the long winters go by quicker while dreaming of summer vacations. ...more
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  • The Storm Series Box Set: Includes: After the Storm, Eye of the Storm and Caught in the Storm

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