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The Storm Inside

(The Storm Inside #1)

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  927 ratings  ·  82 reviews
“The only thing holding me back was my heart. You know, the broken one. It knew if Jake and I got back together we’d make our past relationship look like child’s play. It would be a sweet footnote to this new, torrid love affair. ‘Jake and Eve 2.0’ would be an uncontrolled explosion of sex and adoration.

Uncontrolled explosions were dangerous. Everyone knew that.

And yet, I
Paperback, 210 pages
Published September 17th 2013 by Alexis Anne (first published September 16th 2013)
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Anne OK
Apr 05, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017-reads
Eve and Jake were high school sweethearts. Eve grew up in a wealthy and loving family. Jake did not. He suffered abuse at the hands of his father. He left town the night of their college graduation and was gone for 10 years without a word to anyone. Now he's back and hoping for a second chance with Eve.

Another one of those coulda, shoulda, woulda scenarios that might have scored higher if it hadn't been so annoying -- Eve especially. I couldn't bond with her -- she went cold and hot in seconds.
Oct 04, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Sep 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: To all my friends.
** HOT -- SEXY -- STEAMY**

(My review below is a general description of the book. It does not contain any spoilers nor I am not critiquing it and going to go over every point, that is up to you. I am giving a review I’d want to read to determine whether I want to purchase this book.)

The Storm Inside is the first installment to a promising series that leaves you wanting more of Jake and Eve.

Alexis Anne is a native Floridian, something that is almost as rare as finding sand lightning glass on your
Sep 19, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Was hard to finish

I liked the idea behind the book but had a really hard time getting into the characters. I can understand Eve being angry about Jacob leaving for ten years without hearing anything from him. After knowing the circumstances of Jacob leaving I felt sympathy towards him however I do believe he should have contacted Eve whether it was to continue their relationship or take a break while he figured things out. What bothered me about this book was how often Jacob apologized to Eve fo
Sep 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite-romance
What a fabulous book! The Storm Inside tells a story about the relationship between Jake and Eve. Jake...oh Jake, where to begin...I just adore you (trust me, you will too). Jake and Eve have their ups and downs, but you continue to root for them throughout the story. They both have baggage and issues (don't we all) but you want them to work through it to find their way back to each other. There are also some seriously steamy love scenes!! I look forward to reading more about Jake and Eve and mo ...more
Lustful Literature
Nov 25, 2013 rated it really liked it

*4.5 Stars*

“We’d always made an explosive combination; that clearly hadn’t changed. If anything, the added experience and time part made what we’d had in the past look sweet and warm.”

When Eve and Jake first met 14 years ago, you would have thought they were soul mates. 4 years later Jake disappeared without a single explanation and Eve was never the same. 10 years later Jake’s back and he only wants one thing…

“Be mine and no one else’s?”

“And will you be mine?”

“I already am.”

Dec 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I will be honest, I am not an avid reader of erotic romance. It isn't my go to genre at all. So I wasn't really sure what to expect when I picked up The Storm Inside. However, I was hooked from (very steamy) page one. So yes, the sex is hot, but above and beyond that the characters are very well developed, complete with both strengths and flaws. I am an avid reader of character-driven fiction and I think this was why I enjoyed Alexis Anne's novel so much. I enjoyed getting to know both Eve and J ...more
Whitney- Reader's Candy
Jan 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: erotica
I really enjoyed this book. It had a great storyline and kept me turning the pages.

The characters were likeable and relatable. Eve is trying to get over the guy in her past... She is content spending countless hours at work and building relationships with men who will never compare to her one true love. When Jake, her ex, shows up at her house her world is turned upside down. Her feelings are torn and she can't decide if she wants to let her guards down... Together they embark on a second chance
Polly Barreto
**Please note that this book should be read by those 18+ as it does contain a lot of sex and language.

Not sure where to start this review. I am sure there is a story about Jake and Eve somewhere tucked between the pages, just had a hard time finding it. I am all for books containing sex scenes, but I have never read one with so much.
They look at each other - need to have sex
They speak to each other - need to have sex
They fight – need to have sex
They breathe – need to have sex
Look, a hidden corne
May 22, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3 to 3.5 stars

I wanted to rate this higher. The synopsis gave the book so much potential but Eve was way too forgiving to Jake! And not enough detail of where he’s been hiding for 10 years, or what he’s been up to. When the diary was introduced for Eve to read, I thought we were going to finally get some real answers but even that fell short.
Having been treated like crap before, I know in my heart and head that I would never allow a man to walk back in to my life as easily as Jake did with Eve
Dec 01, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kobo Books. 3.99 each book or 5.99USD for box trilogy.
I'm iffy on whether I will continue with the rest of the series. That was.... intense.

Eve and Jake's connection was intense. The whole relationship was intense. Eve struggles to let Jake back into her life. I couldn't help but think of the intense co-dependency of Bella & Edward from the Twilight saga.

The way Eve talks us through each chapter I was on edge the whole time, a sense of foreboding that one of their past demons would ruin e
Dec 09, 2016 rated it liked it
I wavered between two and three stars, since the story itself was good I gave it three, had eve gotten it together sooner I would have given 4. My problem was eve; I understand not being sure and because of their past she wanting to avoid heart ache. But it took her most of the book to find her spine. Jake on the other hand I liked , he is a strong presence , he admits his mistakes and owns them. The story was really good , it is fiction people , and I enjoyed the characters . Hoping in the next ...more
E.A. DeBoest
Sep 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved it!
Jake took off one night, no goodbye, no explanations, leaving Eve confused, angry and abandoned.
He returned several years later completely out of the blue, and Eve was not pleased. But their chemistry, their connection, their passion, their love are all undeniable forces that she can't fight, and really doesn't want to.
Jake and Eve's love story is hot, fierce and full of so much passion!
Must Read! Great book!
The entire series is great and this is where it begins!
Jun 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
I finally found a book that focuses on how real life occurs. Instead of having a big dramatic exit by one half of the couple this showed how couples face hard times, fight and make up. I hope to see more of Eve with her family.
Kathleen Downey
Jan 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow. This has got to be one of the best books I read this year. I read 575 books in 2016 and this was in the top ten. I cannot say enough about this book. The author really knows how to entertain her audience. Job well done.
Jamie  Leigh
Dec 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great read

This was a great read. The characters were so broken. The pain of their separation was heartbreaking. I loved the author's style of writing andI cant wait to read more!
Rose Maniscalco
Feb 12, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition long run on boring sex scene. I don't even know what the conflict was.
Dec 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read

A very good reas. It had me turning the pages even at work. Good flow of the story and well developed characters
T.E Thasia
Jul 07, 2017 rated it liked it
Nice story but it just didn't hit the spot to Wow me
Kim Whitehead
May 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
First time to read this Authors book and I loved it!!
kimberly Dawson
Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome Read

I really enjoyed reading about Jake and Eve. This read was so interesting, romantic and sexy. I could not put it down. I can't wait to read more in series.
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3 1/2

The first 3% into the book The Prologue….
I needed a very COLD shower with some ice cubes thrown in there!!!
That was HOT!!

“Because this-what we were doing now- was off the charts insane. It was brutal and animalistic in the most fantastic way.”

It was off the charts!!! & I loved it!!!
I knew I was reading something that was going to be steaming hot!!!

The chemistry between Jake & Eve is off the charts right from the start!

Jake & Eve were together
Dec 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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I was given this book as an ARC for an honest review.
I gave this book 5 stars.

This is Jake and Eve's story.

Eve has been gone from her home town and has lived in California for the last ten years. She left home to go to college, she has always wanted to be in the medical field. She comes home to attend her grandfathers funeral, and to her surprise her first love Jake is the Pastor that is handling the funeral. This is a story that shows you the past and the present, it is very well done, and I
Nov 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
The Storm Inside by Alexis Anne
4.5 Stars

Well, this book starts out with one HOT and steamy scene, that is for sure!!!! It captures your attention and after that, I couldn’t put the book down! I LOVED this book. It was one of the best love stories I have read to date. The writing at times was so descriptive you could feel the love, pain, confusion and desperation between the characters.

Where to start, where to start? Eve and Jake. They dated all through college and were the opitomy of soulmates.
Dec 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wow! The Storm Inside has it! Emotion. Sex. Passion. Best friends. A somewhat annoying Ex... Eve Daniels thought her and Jake Spencer had true love, college sweethearts .. until Jake walks away after graduation. Fast forward 10 years later and Eve finds Jake on her front lawn..."I'D BEEN HAPPILY DRIVING HOME, SINGING, THINKING ABOUT DINNER THEN, BAM! A BIG, FAT, UNEXPECTED SURPRISE JUMPED OUT OF THE SHADOWS. A MAN I NEVER EXPECTED TO SEE AGAIN WAS STANDING ON MY FRONT LAWN, WAITING FOR ME TO GET ...more
Anny hernandez
Nov 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
***** I received an ARC copy for an honest review *****

Let me just start by saying that this is the first book that I read from this author.

Holy Smoke I just finish reading this book and I love it, this book grab my attention from the very first page, the beginning of the book was Hot, once I started reading it I was like ok we are going straight to the point. I love the characters a love how this book turned out to be.

I have to say that this is the perfect name for this book.

Because let me jus
Maria Leonardis
Sep 19, 2013 rated it it was ok
I just didn't love this book and found myself skimming through most of it. It was okay. It felt like once Jake came back every other page had them having sex. I'm not against lots of sex in a book but it took up half the book and left little to the actual story. Once I skipped all the sex scenes I finished the book quickly. The story line was one that was "real" and could possibly happen to anyone. It's about Jake and Eve, who are in love, go to college together and have a very real relationship ...more
Dec 11, 2013 rated it liked it
**Review written for an originally posted on my blog, Book Bliss. I received a copy of the book in exchange for an unbiased and honest review**

Review: 3 stars

General: The book does a wonderful job of drawing you in. The beginning is so powerful and gives you an immediacy to feel for Eve, a little for Jake but more for her. As the novel goes it experiences a lot of changing back and forth in tempo and pace that made it a little harder to fully immerse into. I felt the book had a wonderful sense o
Feb 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Touching story of love. He walked out ten years ago and then pops back in can she look past the hurt or is the storm inside to great? Fabulous read
Dec 09, 2013 rated it liked it
Honestly, I expected so much more from this book. From the first moment I was presented with the opportunity to read, I knew I wanted to. That is why I signed up for the tour. Sadly, I was a bit disappointed.

The book is well written and the writing style makes it easy to read and to enjoy. I liked the main idea of the plot, but I felt like it was not truly developed. The book contains an enormous number of sex scenes. I would have preferred to see how the characters solve their problems, all the
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