Taken by Storm
When Michael Walden?a deep-sea diver who lost his parents in a violent hurricane?arrives in town, Leesie sees someone who needs her. They fall for one another, even though his dreams are tied to the depths of the ocean and hers to salvation above.
Will their intense chemistry be too strong
Michael is a surfer dude. He’s been raised on the ocean, in touch with nature, and has learned to express his deep emotions by having sex.
When Michael’s parents are killed in a freak storm, he comes to live with his grandmother in Washington. He is filled with grief over his parents’ death and hates being uprooted from the only life he’s known. When ...more
This book is proof that you can write a steamy novel full of romantic tension without having your characters ever actually have sex. In fact, the forbidden love aspect notched the romantic tension way up.
The main premise is this: Michael is a wounded hot guy. He was out with his parents and other members of his diving club when a hurricane hit their boat. He is pretty much the sole survivor. He needs somebody to help him through his nightmares and give him a reason to live again. He needs ...more
This book had me addicted..but i really didn't like it.
The writing style was cool. I liked how in the beginning Michael thoughts all had a lowercase 'i' instead of an uppercase 'I' like was used in the end. To me the lowercase signaled vulnerability and the uppercase gave me a sense of new found strength. I loved how for Leesie's thoughts all of it was in chat or poems.How you were never told what was happening to her outright, how it was always told in poetry really spoke to me.
I get ...more
I recently plunged into a beautiful series by Angela Morrison, having already enjoyed her book, SING ME TO SLEEP.
TAKEN BY STORM starts off the trilogy. It's about a yo ...more
My Thoughts: I was hesitate to read this one at first, I am not Mormon and than from the bad reviews I've read, I didn't know if I should. I also had seen it a few times on amazon while browsing and told myself I would eventually read it. A couple of buddies told me not to waste my time. But I'm glad I did. We meet Leesie who is Mormon. She has all these rules she has to follow so when she meets Michael, she wants to start breaking them, even though she know ...more
First off, the characters “fall in lov ...more
Leesie totally came across as a mind controlled Mormon girl with no idea what she really believes. She seems to go through the motions of her faith that made me (as a Mormon girl myself) want to cringe. She is so caught up with Michael she is willing ...more
The Taken by Storm trilogy has the potential to be quite a controversial series. This series approaches the subject of inter-faith dating and the "gray" lines that sometimes arise from dating a person not of your faith. This book is written in a very unique way, alternating chapters between Leesie's poem book and Michael's Dive log. It took me a few chapters to get used to it, but it didn't take away from the story line at all. I thi ...more
Leesie Hunt's Unbreakable Rules: No Kissing (at least not of the French variety)...No Sex (hah! Not even close to happening anyway)...No Dating Outside the Mormon Faith (what would be the point?)...ABSOLUTELY No Falling in Love with the Wrong Boy (would ruin everything).
Leesie thinks she has her whole life planned out: get into the school of her dreams, write her poems, meet the perfect guy, and settle down. Then she meets Michael--a boy whose parents were killed ...more
Author: Angela Morrison
Publisher: Razorbill (Penguin)
This book defied all of my expectations. After hearing Angela on blog after blog promoting her new book, Sing Me to Sleep, this one began to creep into the edges of my TBR pile. I love romance novels, so the idea of pure teen romance always gets me giddy. I may never have gotten around to actually buying it if the hardcover hadn't found its way into an Ollie's Bargain Outlet shelf for four dollars. Then, I simply had to pi ...more
My review for the entire Taken by Storm trilogy: (Don't worry this review doesn't contain spoilers!)
My parents raised me to avoid public conversations, especially with strangers, on two main topics: politics and religion. (Therefore, I am assuming that blogging about one of them probably wasn’t what they had in mind.) However, I am about to go against their advice because today I am going to blog about RELIGION ( ...more
As I was looking for my twelve-year-old at the library, I walked by the teen section. There, sitting on top of one of the selves was a book that captured my eye, "Taken By Storm". I admit it, I'm a romance fanatic. Love to read a good romance, and not necessarily the mushy kind. Actually that's not really my preference in reading or writing.
I took the book from the metal cradle holding it and flipped it over. Not much there to give me any real hint of what it was ...more
I have to say that I really enjoyed this book a lot. It was nice to have a story of loss and grief told through a male perspective. I liked Michael very much. I felt ...more
Taken by Storm is good in the same way that it is bad. It depends how you look at it. It features Leesie, whose voice we hear through her poems and Michael whose voice we hear through his diving logs.
Leesie is the Mormon ice queen, no-one touches her and no-one wants to go near her, although it is a game for the guys to see who can pinch her the most.
Michael is the troubled orphan, who recently lost his parents and ...more
It was told from two perspectives but no ...more
- Thou shalt not be alone with a boy who is not your brother or your father.
- No parking
- No necking
- No tongue kissing
- No groping
- And obviously, no sex unless you’re married.
And these are just some of the acts that are off limits. But Leesie doesn’t mind, not really, beca ...more
It kept me wondering the wh ...more
Angela Morrison's TAKEN BY STORM is a romance with heart - a tale of love, not lust.
Leesie is a good Mormon girl, living by her faith and following the rules of her church in all realms of her life. Even though kids at school think of her as a prude and call her the "Ice Queen," Leesie is proud to be Mormon. From the official bathroom graffiti tally, Leesie is deemed by her male classmates to have the best behind in school. However, even the most per ...more
If we gather poetry’s elegance, spirituality VS emotions where love and redemption fight for healing wounds left by tragedy we get: Leesie and Michael in Taken By Storm. Written on different POVs and three different narrative styles, the story’s narrated by Leesie from her poems and online chats, and Michael from his dive log journal. The story starts giving the reader an idea on how’s life for both main characters previous to their encounter; Leesie lives on faith w ...more
No matter how hard I tried, I could not like Taken By Storm. Maybe it was the overly restricted Mormon faith Leesie had. I was flabbergasted when Leesie started talking about the differen ...more
In Kindergarten I wanted to become a veterinarian, have ten kids, and a hundred cats. Then I went to first grade and learned how to write. It took a few decades, but I'm living my dream and loving it. I did end up with a wonderful husband, four amazing kids, and a you'd-squish-hi ...more