“Emily McCarthy is living in fear of a dark and dangerous past. A gifted mathematician, she is little more than a hollow, broken shell, trying desperately to make ends meet long enough to finish her degree.
Through an unlikely friendship with the aging, cantankerous owner of an old boxing gym, Em is thrown into the path of the most dangerous man that she has ever met.
Cormac "the Hurricane" O'Connell is cut, tattooed and dangerous. He is a lethal weapon with no safety and everyone is waiting for the misfire. He's never been knocked out before, but when he meet Em he falls, HARD. Unlike any other girl he's ever met, she doesn't want anything from him. Just being around her makes him want to be a better person.
They are polar opposites who were never meant to find each other, but some things are just worth the fight.”
The Hurricane is by far one of the strangest books I have ever read.
We start off with O’Connell, a boxer struggling to make it day to day, starting at a waitress inside of a diner. After just one interaction with her, O’Connell knows she’s the one he wants to marry.
And then we are onto Emily’s point of view. Emily is a girl on the run from her abusive step father, who takes a job helping out at a gym moving their paper files into a computer program.
From here I’m sure you can guess what happens. BUT…everything went FAST. They met in like, early October and were married at Christmas. Now, I’m not saying that stuff can’t happen. I told my best friend I was going to marry my husband and I had only known him maybe a month. BUT we were together 2 years before getting married. I mean, I can’t actually remember them saying “I love you” to each other until the wedding. So there’s that.
So why 4 stars if I had such a big problem with it? Legit guys, I loved the writing. I don’t (and really try hard not to) critique an author’s writing style. I’m not an author, nor am I someone hoping to publish something one day. So when I say I loved her writing style I mean I loved the pace, the spacing, the detail, the character development, everything that the author put into this book.
The Hurricane sucked me in and held me captive and I’m not even mad about it. I was expecting the big event at the end to happen sooner, and to have a lot more happen, but I was content with the ending.
The ending really made me fall in love with Cormac. That man….I need an Irish boyfriend on the side. That’s what I need in my life. Nobody tell my husband!
Overall, the story line and characters make The Hurricane completely enjoyable and helped me over look the whole “yall don’t even know each other!” feelings I was having about this book.
Definitely a great debut and a wonderful edition to the New Adult Genre.