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Thundering Luv

(Summer Luv #2)

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  59 ratings  ·  39 reviews
Jewel has always been able to get the guy she wanted. The starting jock on the football team, the team captain on the basketball team, and the lead swimmer on the swim team. Problem is, she didn't find them the least bit exciting. Was she cold or a she-wolf for guys? Colin thought so, and he'd do anything to bring her down a peg or two. When these two collide on the sandy ...more
ebook, 106 pages
Published May 7th 2013 by Phenomenal One Press
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May 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
(Source: I won a digital copy of this book, and the author requested I review it. Thanks to author L. M. Preston.)
16-year-old Jewel is beautiful and could have any boy that she wants, unfortunately none of her previous boyfriends have made her feel anything other than bored, and she’s made a habit of dumping them in interesting ways, even via tweet.

This summer Jewel meets Colin though, and as they get to know each other something just clicks, and Jewel begins to feel something for the very first
Heather andrews
Feb 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Jewel and Colin had an interesting first encounter, it reminded me of the Crash series by Nicole Williams and how Lucy and Jude met, "I don't want your help. You ruined my bathing suit," she touched her forehead where a small lump was forming. "Put a knot on my head." Well okay maybe not EXACTLY like Jude and Lucy but still similar case. It takes a lot for our girl Jewel to open up, and when she does it's deep, "Oh stop, Megs. Just because, my ex-boyfriends played sports doesn't make them better ...more
Jun 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Thundering Luv by L.M. Preston
I received this book in exchange for an honest review~~~~~
*This is a short novella

I absolutely adored this book, while on the short side, it was wonderful and amazing. Great romance story. I connected with the characters and their emotion while the story was very fast paced. Very easy and entertaining read. SO WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT!!! :) I hope this author will write a sequel to this wonderful book. I adored the character interaction and the back and forth
Claire Taylor
Mar 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
L.M. Preston
Thundering Luv

A great romance read, this book will leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy afterwards. Jewel & Colin seem like complete opposites, but as the story continues you realise they have much more in common than you would have guessed. Well written and nicely paced, I could read this book time and time again.
Feb 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
I'm not going to say anything and give it away. I just want to say that if you love YA stories then this is the book for you.

I really loved it.
Heather Taylor
May 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
I read Thundering Luv in a single sitting and although the novella was short (70 pages), the story was so good I probably would have read it in one sitting even if it was 300 pages. Jewel tends to go through guys like she does outfits but only because she has not met a guy who can hold her interest. Jewel has gained a reputation as a result of her serial dating and Colin knows this and is determined to teach her a lesson. The two begin a love hate relationship much like two kindergarten children ...more
Kelly Stepp
May 22, 2017 rated it liked it
This is a light, quick read that will leave you with a HEA. It is targeted towards a YA audience, but readers of all ages are sure to enjoy it. It focuses on a developing summer romance between two unlikely people, but it delves much deeper than that. Preston does a great job of making you empathize with the characters and drawing you into their lives. She also reinforces that one must avoid judging a book by its cover and to challenge assumptions with facts. I also loved that Jewel stood up for ...more
Lisa Eiff
Jun 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
I loved how simple this story was. It goes in depth about how attractive Jewel is to all the boys (and men, as it appears), but distances herself from everyone when they try to move too fast right off the bat. I loved how she and Colin find each other, and are pulled together by fate and kismet. Such a beautiful story, and it's ideal for YA readers. I'd recommend this read for anyone that is searching for a shorter story, and wants to break away from usual genres like mystery, fantasy and parano ...more
Christina Luberts
May 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a very short read, but it put a lot into the meaning of what can really go on in a high school students lives. I feel this would be a good read for teenagers and show them that sometimes they feel just like other students can. That being popular does not mean your happy and have a perfect life. There is always something hidden in all that we don't let or what others to see. I received an arc copy for my honest review.
Sara Nelson
Jun 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
These characters grow on you. When I first started reading Thundering Luv, I despised Jewel and the way she acts. Then you get to know the reasons and why she acts the way she does. So her character makes sense of why she is so bratty and thinking she is better than everyone. But when she meets Colin, she opens up her cold heart and falls head over heels for him. Until he drops a massive bombshell on her. This is a must read!!!
Jun 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Short but sharp. The story of Jewel and Colin was touching and interesting.
The descriptions, the dialogues and the characters, everything was well written. I had a nice moment reading this book as if I was seating on the beach, watching friends moving around one another.
Because when someone find a fitting other half, it just brighten the mood of all people around them.
Jun 18, 2017 rated it it was ok
To start off with I liked the banter between Jewel and her friends in the beginning but then the banter disappeared for the rest of the book. The story had Jewel and Colin declaring love to each other with no real relationship building. This is a pet peeve of mine. Story was short and did not contain much plot. I received a free copy for an honest review.
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May 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Such a heartfelt and sweet teen romance.

Colin and Jewel make the perfect friends. Both have tortured past, feel alone, and need to connect with someone they can truly be themselves around.

Get ready to watch these two find themselves through each other. Get ready to swoon.

Just enough romance to melt a teen girls heart.

Definitely want to read another book by this author.
Jun 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was an interesting story.. short read and easy read.. it was fast paced and the characters are amazing.. i love the fact that they remind me of elementary school love... i will pick on you because i love you lol.. very interesting story and im glad i got to review it
Jun 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Short read of 70 pages just a nice size while you are having a break. It is geared toward Young Adult but I found I still enjoyed it, this is an Author I have not read before , but I would recommend her.I received a free copy of this book and voluntarily chose to review it.
Sherri Wyman
Jul 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a lovely story of young love. It's a quick read with plenty of attention to detail and a nice little lesson thrown in on not judging people without getting to know them. The characters are well developed and easy to relate to. It's a great YA book and I definitely recommend the read.
Ema Volf
Jan 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
So it's the time of year when I love to read stories from warmer places. If I can't go on vacation, then I love to read about places I'd LOVE to go on vacation if I could. This book definitely had that. This was a great read. It was also relatively short, so it would be PERFECT for the inevitable wait times that real life loves to bring.

Thundering Luv follows Jewel, for the most part. Jewel has a ton of emotional baggage from a less than ideal family life. She is that girl in high school that al
Jul 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Certainly, each of you had a teacher, who, by his way of being, of speaking and teaching made you love a particular subject. That's how it is with L.M. Preston and his Thundering Luv. Why? Because in an attractive, sweet and ... tender manner, the author teaches us some life lessons. It's about self trust, about not listening "blindly" to your friend’s advice and disclosures (judge the things yourself), about not having prejudices and fighting for what you want. The author makes all of this so d ...more
Christina M Condy
So the book starts out with Jewel in the midst of dumping her "Jock" boyfriend while on the beach with her cousin and friend. I loved Jewel, I felt so bad for this young girl whose life has been so messed up. A teenager who is subjected to the neglect of a father and mother. A teenager who every boy seems to be trying to get in her pants. I immediately liked her and thought her method of dumping the boys who tried to get too frisky was just oh so original.

Colin is another character in this book,
Paula  Phillips
Jul 28, 2013 rated it liked it
If you are in the mood for a nice quick novella , then Thundering Luv is for you. Do not be mistaken by the cover or the title as Thundering Luv is not a supernatural story but a nice, summer romance read. Thundering Luv introduced us to Jewel and her friends, they are away at the beach for the Summer. Jewel, is the type of girl everyone wants to date but for Jewel she has been nicknamed "The Ice Queen" as she dates, then dumps. Everyone thinks that she is plain evil but the fact is Jewel has n ...more
Jun 13, 2013 rated it really liked it

Thundering Luv is a great story about a Jewel, a girl with family problems, that end up causing her relationship problems because she feels that her father doesn't love her and that she is following in her mothers foot steps of dating any one that wants her. When every guy she dates get forceful and angry because she wont 'give it up' she starts to wonder what is wrong with her.
Your parents play a major roll in your relationships as weird as that may sound. You want to have what they have, or w
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Jun 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Thundering luv

Short and sweet. That could sum up this book..
Jewel the "it" girl. The misunderstood girl. She is not what she seems in the inside. She plays the role. The one she thinks she needs to play to make everyone happy, without making her happy. Cheer squad, jock boyfriends. Nobody gives her the flutter inside, nobody makes her think it could be love.
One summer with her friends, sand- beach- friends! Yep that is what she needs! It will allow her time, deal with her life. Maybe make some
May 19, 2013 rated it liked it
I’d probably rate this one 3.5. It’s a quick, sweet, romantic story and I enjoyed it. It’s a bit more juvenile than other YA contemporary romance books I’ve read lately--seems like it’s geared to a younger crowd, though one twist in the story was a little bit more mature ((view spoiler)). Other than this, though, the story was fairly clean. A little bit of mild language and not much sexual content beyond kissing. I liked the characte ...more
Apr 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Jewel Dupree has a reputation. Known as a serial heartbreaker and Ice-maiden at her High School.
Colin has been watching and as the cousin of one of Jewel’s exes he has formed a strong opinion of her.
Spending their summer at the beach with their friends they finally meet albeit in the most accidental circumstances.
Is she really just as her reputation describes or is there more to her than meets the eye?
Teen romances are always going to be a big seller when it comes to novels and I have to say I r
Reading is my Time Out
Jul 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Thundering Luv is a quick easy read that follows a well known teenaged man-eater. Jewel has always had the boys lined up on her waiting to date you list. She is infamous for breaking hearts and egos with her creative break up techniques. Little does Jewel know that there is an ulterior motive behind the long line of choices she has always had to date.

Colin is on summer break with his buddies. He has no plans other than hanging out at the beach and going with the flow for the summer. His plans ar
Jenny Bynum Black Words-White Pages
May 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: YA and Adults
Recommended to Jenny Bynum by: LM Preston Author
I received an e-ARC copy of this book in return for an honest review. I am totally blown away at this author's writing style. She has a way to capture her audience and entrance us into the words of the story. I usually, when I think of LM Preston, I think of Sci-Fi, but she has amazed me by writing these amazing stories of romance without the Sci-fi. It is one of the reasons why I am so attracted to her writing style. I feel like while I am reading, I am a part of a movie that is constantly flow ...more
Tammy Hall
Jul 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Remember that first kiss that made you buckle at the knees, never wanting to say good bye, and wishing your first love would last forever? I do and it was the best feeling in the world the spark of new love! That's what Thundering Luv reminded me of as I read it. I sat reading this story with a huge grin on my face as it had me remembering how all of that felt. Jewel has it all going for her the most popular girl in school boys flock to her like flies to honey but, she doesn't want any of it, al ...more
Yvonne (The Shadow Realm)
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I am always a bit two minds when it comes to short stories. Most of the time I feel that the book isn't long enough to deliver any real emotion or leave much of an impact on me. That being said I quite enjoyed this book. The author did a great job of making me care about the characters and I actually found myself getting emotional at some bits. I became invested in the characters and really wanted to see what would happen next with them. I liked how Jewel and Coli
Jun 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Not sure what I was expecting while reading Thundering Luv but OMG it was AH-MAY-ZING!!! Loved it!!! Once I started I couldn't put it down. LM Preston kept me captivated through the whole book, never a dull moment. Each turn of the page brought some new drama that I had to know about. I cant wait to read the rest of her work, I have completely fell in love with this book.

Jewels has gone through one boyfriend after another never finding the one to capture her heart. Some would call her The Queen
Jan 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I received this ARC copy to give an honest review.

Wowzers this was a really good teenage story. The only the thing wrong with it! It was too short lol. But even with this being a short story you got so many details put into place.

The way the teenage characters acted and their reactions to things were spot on.

Jewel is a cheerleader who happens to date guys and they end up wanting on thing only, which makes Jewel break up with them not in person. (I like her way of breaking up with them.)Not onl
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LM. Preston was born and raised in Washington, DC. An avid reader, she loved to create poetry and short-stories as a young girl. With a thirst for knowledge she attended college at Bowie State University, and worked in the IT field as a Techie and Educator for over sixteen years. She started writing science fiction under the encouragement of her husband who was a Sci-Fi buff and her four kids. Her ...more

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