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Natural Disaster

(Storm Chasers #1)

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3.85  ·  Rating details ·  163 ratings  ·  83 reviews
When two tornado chasers form a reluctant team, the pressure between them builds….

Human-interest reporter—and son of a famous storm chaser—Guthrie Gale wants nothing to do with severe weather. But his station’s director insists he join the storm chasing team, or else, and worse yet, she pairs him with hotshot rookie chaser Luke Masters.

All Luke wants is to be a part of the
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Published October 11th 2019 by Erin McLellan
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Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
I don't know what is happening with me and Erin McLellan lately, but I swear I normally like her stuff! But, if I'm being brutally honest, this was hard for me to finish.

The kiss of death for me is when a book is boring, and I could barely get through it. And I thought I was getting GAY TWISTER. Expectations vs reality were waaaay off.

The story wasn't bad, but there was very little chemistry between the MCs. Maybe there wasn't enough buildup or something, but I just couldn't connect with them a
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Rach
Oct 07, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

Rating: 3. 5 stars.

Luke has recently joined the tv station and Guthrie has been with the station for a while. They are paired together to chase tornadoes and aren’t happy at all at first but their relationship starts to develop. They both have issues from their past but learn to move forward together. I didn’t love them but still enjoyed the book.

I did enjoy learning all about weather and all the equipment etc they use when doing that job. The book reminded me of watching Twister when I was you
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L.J. Hayward
Oct 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is so far up my alley it's not funny. A pair of sweet, troubled characters each seeking something different and finding it in the other one, check! 😍 A series of increasingly tense and dangerous situations for them to banter through, check!! 😍😍 Tech talk and weather science, hell yes check!!! 😍😍😍

Many thanks to the author for an ARC! 😘

ETA, check this out!! Animated cover!!
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Amanda
Oct 04, 2019 rated it liked it
This was a nice change from the usual m/m books I read. I've never read a book about storm chasers. I've always loved severe weather, especially tornadoes, so I was really excited for this book. I enjoyed the excitement and danger in this book, but I really hoped for more. I wanted more storms, more danger, and maybe more canoodling when the weather got serious.

Guthrie and Luke are both afraid to trust. Luke wants to so settle down and have family, friends, a partner. He wants stability. Guthri
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Daphne
Oct 15, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m-read, 2019-books
I liked the premise of storm chasers, but something was missing here. There was potential for amazing depth and angst but the story and resolution just seemed to scratch the surface.
Barb ~rede-2-read~
This story has so much energy! There’s a constant underlying tension in the KTTY newsroom as storm chasers tackle coverage of tornadoes across the Oklahoma countryside. The tension spreads to readers as we get to know the storm chaser characters, their hopes, dreams, and fears.

It’s the fear that grabbed me most in this story. Guthrie Gale, the well-known human interest reporter who’s the son of infamous storm chaser Slim Bridges wants no part of chasing tornadoes, but with budget cuts at the st
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Calila
*Received A Copy To Review From The Author*

This is a really sweet book. I always love reading a book set in my home state, and being able to understand the references and locations for once added to my enjoyment. Also, I love the storm chaser angle. It's an interesting profession and it's fun to read about it. Guthrie and Luke are sweet guys who each need to let go of the past and accept they're allowed to be happy, which they each help the other to do. Guthrie gets over his daddy issues and Luk
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Kelly
Oct 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lgbtqa
Arc provided courtesy of LesCourt
All reviews are voluntary and my honest opinion.

Guthrie's got a lot of issues with his father. He doesn't want to be a storm chaser, but his station is low on funding, so he agrees to come back. His rookie partner, Luke, is a California pretty boy. It takes Guthrie a little while to warm up, despite their chemistry.

A sweet little love story set in tornado season Oklahoma. I liked the banter and the interviews. I did want a little more chase action. If you're in
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Rachel Reid
Oct 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this couple. And I liked learning about storm chasing.
Didi
3+ Stars

I read the blurb and early plug about the book, and sold on the words: Think twister, but gay . I like Twister so hey, why not!

A combo of forced proximity and enemies to lovers tropes, NATURAL DISASTER had me sticked to the pages from start to finish. Guthrie Gale and Luke Masters couldn’t be more different with the way they were brought up. It’s heartbreaking and heartwarming all at the same time. Their reluctant attraction and slow-burn romance was genuine and congenial. I couldn’t
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Terri Jones
Most of this novel is freaking awesome, particularly for weather nerds like me. You'll probably enjoy it if the premise appeals to you, so don't let this review stop you! I'm glad I read it and I'd do it again knowing what I know now.

That said, the tornado representation was better than the mental health rep. Y'all who wish for more tornadoes here? No, that's not how weather works. This isn't a ridiculous Hollywood version of tornado threats. I really appreciated that in this novel. Yes, I am a
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Diane Dannenfeldt
Oct 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars. This was a sweet quick read. I really wanted more, especially more time with them after they became a couple. I liked how they got to know each other and became friends. Guthrie wants nothing to do with storm chasing or storm chasers. All Luke wants is stability, a family, friends and a partner. Luke is the new guy at the station and needs a partner chasing tornados. Guthrie’s boss teams them up and instead of him coming clean and letting her know that he is afraid of chasing tornados ...more
Kelsie ♡
Enjoyable, but ultimately forgettable. Could’ve benefited from some more fleshing out as everything seemed a bit rushed. The tornado chasing angle was cool and the MCs were sweet so I was hoping to like this one more.
Karen
Not bad. I liked the storm chaser aspect but the couple never really wowed me.

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Silkeeeeeereads
Oct 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hmm

This author did a bang up job on Oklahoma doing the storm season and the storm chasers. The connection between the two MCs could have used a little more work.
Viki /LostForReal/
Contemporary can get repetitive. And I don't like contemporary that much in the first place.

Adding some storm chasing and weather focus was a good move and helped to keep my attention.

Low on angst, with stable and nice characters.

Recommend.
gimmethosebooks
Feb 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
storm chasing. scary. af tornadoes. good chemistry.
Mhairi
Mar 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020-reads
Well this was adorable.
Carol (bookish_notes)
This was sweet, but felt maybe a little shorter than the author's previous works? Or maybe that's because I wanted to read more about Guthrie and Luke.

Guthrie Gale is a a reporter for a local news station, KTTY, and mainly does fluff pieces, which he enjoys. When a storm chaser is out on maternity leave, he gets directed to work with the new, and attractive, storm chaser - Luke Masters. Luke has come from California and has been looking for a workplace that's inviting and diverse, and a place w
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Faye K
4.5 Stars 💖 A new author for me with this book.
A great fast paced book, this got me glued in straight away. The chemistry between them is great with the little banter especially with their bets game. Things are going along okay, until Guthrie's nightmare crashes back into his life or tries to.. Both are a missed matched pair trust issues vs needing to feel connected.  I enjoyed the story which was a unique storyline I reminded me of the movie Twister which I loved.
Includes dislike to lovers, ten
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Candice
Oct 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

I really liked this, but I wanted more. I felt like Luke and Guthrie were too quick. I didn't believe in their relationship like I wanted to. Towards the end though, I was totally shipping them ;) I loved the videos. I loved Brad. I loved their banter. I didn't want this to end when it did. I wanted more.
Joscelyn Smith
Oct 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was my first weather related book and I really enjoyed it. I thought that Luke and Guthrie were great characters, although I feel things would have been better if Guthrie had spoken up sooner about his fears. All in all an entertaining read.

*I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book*
Erika
Nov 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mine-nook, 2019, ebook
The storm chasing aspect was well researched and super interesting. 🌪
Lee Taylor
May 10, 2020 rated it liked it
Having just finished the two books from this author in the Farm College series, I came into this book with such high hopes. That's not to say that it was terrible - because it wasn't. I enjoyed the book, and both Guthrie and Luke.

But... this author has shown us how well she can write in the Farm College series. How she can accuratley portrayal OCD, anxiety and more. Yet in this book, whilst dealing with Guthries anxieties etc. - it almost felt like it was being skipped over? The same with Lukes
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Cassandra
3 stars
I wished I could have loved this more but in the end it was just okay. I have always loved the movie "Twister", so the blurb grabbed my interest right away. Storm chasers and an enemies to lovers angle - I was hoping for lots of adrenaline, sparking chemistry between the MCs and hopefully some good banter.

The book had action, nice dialogue and an interesting storyline, but the way it was written, it just didn't click with me. Everything in the story felt mellowed down and prevented me fr
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Derreck
Jul 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
4 stars!

The only reason I can't give it a full 5 star is because I wished there was more character development. That's the only downside I can point out.

Now that the negative point it out of the ways. Let's move on to the better.

Both Guthrie and Luke had excellent backstories if you ask me. The conversation flowed very easily and banter was something that made me laugh out loud. You could say, there forced together. To go chase tornadoes and whatnot. Speaking of which, tornadoes are a force of n
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Mer
Aug 17, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5/5

This was a nice, quick read but definitely could've used some more chapters. Also I felt it tried a tad too hard to be PC at times.

The relationship felt a bit rushed and sometimes the way Guthrie acted felt off. (Like flirting in interviews when they hardly knew each other. Other times that might've been fine, but here it just didn't work for me.) I liked both MCs, but they could've used some more nuance. I did enjoy their chemistry in the 2nd half of the book. H/C is always a plus for me a
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K.
Trigger warnings: shitty parenting, death of a parent (in the past), car accident, tornadoes.

This is essentially Twister But Make It Gay. Except there's less cows than in Twister. I read this cover to cover in under 90 minutes and I thoroughly enjoyed every second of it. The relationship was super cute, the tornado chasing was fascinating, and the action side of things was as well handled as the romance side of things. And it definitely helped that Melbourne had high winds and threatening skies
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Laks
Oct 20, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m

I had loved the Hollywood movie "Twister" and was looking forward to this book. Erin Mclellan's stories were a hit for me before but this story wasnt upto that level. Also it wasn't as action packed as I expected. The attraction between MCs was sort of an instalove, which didnt do much for me
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Erin McLellan is the author of the Farm College, So Over the Holidays, and Storm Chasers series. She enjoys writing happily ever afters that are earthy, emotional, quirky, humorous, and very sexy. Originally from Oklahoma, she currently lives in Alaska and spends her time dreaming up queer contemporary romances. She is a lover of chocolate, college sports, antiquing, Dr Pepper, and binge-worthy TV ...more

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