This review is based on a complimentary book I received from Author, Lily Black. It is an honest and voluntary review. The complimentary receipt of it in no way affected my review or rating.Storm of Attraction by Lily Black
Series: Willowdale #1
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Romantic Suspense
Release Date: February 13, 2017
Publisher: Red Adept Publishing, LLC
Source: Author, Lily Black
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Love is worth fighting for.
Alexa Wolving has just one rule: never give a guy a second chance. That works just fine in the safe life she’s built. In the charming town of Willowdale, her day job as a librarian balances perfectly with her evening job as a black belt instructor. But when she attracts the attention of a stalker, Alexa’s carefully built world begins to crumble.
Drew Cosimo knows he broke Alexa’s heart five years ago when he took his first Ranger assignment and disappeared from her life. Now that he’s out of the army, he’s moving back home to Willowdale. He’s not looking for a fight, but making peace would be easier if Alexa hadn’t told the entire town he was a money-grubbing jerk. Despite the tension between them, Drew is quick to offer his protection when a stalker forces Alexa from her home.
As the stalker’s attacks escalate, Alexa and Drew are forced to face their painful past and the simmering attraction between them. They must fight to save each other before everything they care about goes up in flames.
Storm of Attraction is an action-packed second chance romance. Alexa is a black belt instructor at Crouching Tiger, a studio that has been teaching the local community the art and mantra’s behind the martial arts. When her old flame comes back to Willowdale, Alexa is not thrilled. Especially once she learns that Drew is interested in opening up a mixed martial arts studio that will be in direct competition with the Crouching Tiger studio.
On top of everything already going on in Alexa’s world it seems that that small gifts she has been receiving are not from clients as she originally thought. After finding her car tire slashed it becomes clear to Alexa that she might have a stalker. To make matters worse the good citizen who came to her rescue was none other than Drew. After smearing his name all over town, he is the last person Alexa wants to accept help from but there’s nothing she can do about it.
Drew does not know why he is going out of his way to help Alexa, she hates him. It has been five years since they last saw each other but he still has this desire to help her. The studio she works for is his competition but he really wants to work together so that both the studios can co-exist peacefully. He figured that fixing her tire might help show her goodwill.
What Drew never expected was that when the stalker started escalating that it would be him offering her protection. After all no one would ever suspect that Drew and Alexa would be able to be in the same room without the verbal barbs flying. As the danger increases Alexa and Drew will also be forced to examine their own feelings, choose to follow their hearts or to let their own self-interests prevent them from something greater.
Storm of Attraction is definitely more than just a romance. There is a great mystery element in this story as to who the stalker was. I thought I knew but I was not sure and when the reveal happened it was not the end and I really liked that. What makes me excited as well is that this is a series, heck yeah! I am looking forward to the sequel of this book and I am absolutely looking forward to reading more from Author Lily Black. This was a good read!
*Thank you to Author Lily Black for this complimentary copy of Storm of Attraction*