Abi has also returned home for the first time in years to bury the mother from whom she has been estranged and assist her father in cleaning out the house. Neither Abi nor Gideon knows the path the other’s life has taken to this point, but Gideon’s determination to confront Abi about their past opens up questions they both have had about the demise of their relationship. With paparazzi chasing them around Wales, Gideon and Abi are on a quest to discover what actually kept them apart and if they can get past the misunderstandings and hurt they have each endured.
I really enjoyed Storm Rising, much more than I expected. I love the cover art, but it implied to me that it was about rock stars, which it really isn’t. It is what I describe as a mystery of family secrets, what kept Abi and Gideon apart as well as what horrors she endured at the hands of her mother. As these secrets are slowly revealed to Abi and Gid, the reader learns them also. Although some were easy enough to guess the uncertainty keeps the reader going. If one knew the secrets from the beginning it would have just been a couple reunited romance.
I don’t read a lot of straight-on romance novels, and I wouldn’t consider Storm Rising as part of that genre, although it is being classified that way in many places. It has just enough mystery and teasers to keep me interested and plenty of romance for those who want those elements. For those who want something clean it is not too sexy either, so I would recommend it to anyone. Storm Rising is the first book in Rachael Richey’s NightHawk series and I will be looking for Rhythm of Deceit which is set to come out soon. There was an introduction at the end of my ARC and I was intrigued reading just that little bit about what happens to Gid and Abi in the next stage of their relationship.
I received Storm Rising from The Wild Rose Press for free in exchange for my honest review.