While Avery’s job is to minimize drama, Jake embraces the chaos of an emergency. After enlisting in the Army National Guard, Jake became a nationally recognized leader in disaster recovery. Yet a life on the road has left him restless. So when a class-four tornado wreaks havoc on Chance, he’s eager to return home—and to the woman never far from his mind.
Now, Avery and Jake must team up to help their hometown weather a siege of violent storms. But it’s clear to them both that nature isn’t the only force they’ll have to reckon with. Will Avery and Jake’s whirlwind love affair be an all-new disaster—or can they recover from their stormy past to build a future together?
Erin Nicholas is a new author for me. And, I mostly liked this book...but at the same time, I didn't.
I guess my issue was the pacing of the book which led to me not really buying into the actions of the characters. Avery and Jake were both interesting, and you understood their attraction to one another, however their chemistry was a little off balance for me. Some of the interactions, I could feel the heat coming off of the page, and in others, I was left a little cold by their chemistry and didn't buy the attraction.
I guess for me, while the writing was strong, the lack of build and balance in the chemistry made me question why now was when they both decided to act on a second chance attraction that had been building for a while...I never really saw their tipping point, the event that left them unable to go on as they previously had been.
So, I liked this overall, but I didn't love it and didn't totally buy into it.