Friday, September 12, 2014

Book Review+Tour Goodies: The Storm by Laura Lexington

Title: The Storm

Author: Laura Lexington

Genre: Romance

Release Date: August 30, 2014


Jana Cook was not born with a silver spoon in her mouth, but her fierce determination leads to a successful career in medical device sales. Toss in five-star meals, fabulous sex with her nearly perfect husband, Andrew, and a gorgeous new house … and Jana’s life is picture perfect before she hits the big 3-0. What more can a girl want?

Overnight, her life begins to unravel. When Jana discovers she is pregnant, she dives from hero to zero in the eyes of Covington Company. Despite a resume most would kill for, Jana finds herself unemployed and devastated. Challenging her employer could change her life … if she wins. Does she have the strength to handle the gossip and face the likely reality of being blackballed from her industry?

As Jana struggles to make the right choice, her vivacious best friend, Grace, is convinced her own heartthrob husband, Gavin, is hiding something. Despite Jana’s best efforts to convince her that she is wrong, Grace’s mental illness overpowers reality. Jana was a superstar in scrubs, but navigating first time motherhood is real work … especially in the midst of secrets, lies, and unthinkable tragedy.
She makes her decision. And while Andrew promises to never let her fall, will love be enough to spark the bravery she needs to survive the storm that threatens to overcome her?

*Due to adult themes and sexual content, this novel is not recommended for those under the age of 18.


My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Find this Review at Taryn Lee's Book Blog

A gifted copy was provided by the author for an honest review.

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  "The choices we make today affect the course of our future charts for us."

I don't even know how to explain the beauty of this book. It blew my mind. Be prepared to find our main heroine hilarious, but also there are parts that really get you choked up. What I love about this book is the mix of female power and romance. The female power isn't so overwhelming that this book turns into a feminists dream, but it's prevalent and like that about it.

  "Love is not a feeling, Jana. It's a commitment. And I'm committed to loving you every ay."

This is the story of the struggles after the HEA. After all the work Jana and Andrew put into getting their happy ever after, Jana finds that motherhood and work aren't all it's cracked up to be. After a promotion transfers both her and her husband back to their childhood home, Jana thinks life is gonna breeze on by, but even she knows a storm is approaching. And everything takes a tumble for the worst when she gets fired all because her and Andrew get pregnant, her bipolar best friend thinks her husband is cheating, and her hormones take on a whole new level.

  "When you think you can't go on, I will wipe away your tears and replace them with a smile."

Overall, this book is one of my all time favorites. Go Read This!!! The writing is done so well. I loved not only the main characters, but I enjoyed our supporting cast too! Jana is brave and strong, and she just has this feminine aura that makes you wanna stay on her good side because you cross her and she's coming back for you. I'm rating this book 5 STARS out of 5 STARS... as if I was going to rate it any less!

Read by Taryn Lee on September 6, 2014
Reviewed by Taryn Lee on September 12, 2014
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Andrew laughed and shook his head. “When I met you, I never thought you would be so sexual. You seemed so ... quiet.”
“Didn’t anyone ever tell you to watch out for the quiet ones?” I raised my eyebrows and winked, grabbing him spontaneously and pulling him close. I brought my lips to his and lightly parted them, waiting for him to lead.
Now that my second trimester kicked into gear, sex regained its appeal.
Effortlessly, he kissed me, our tongues wrapping around one another’s, awakening an eagerness that zapped me of any other thoughts. “I want to be the only toy you play with tonight.”
I pulled away and gave him a glance at the fire in my eyes. “You can do whatever you want with me.”


Laura Lexington is a Contemporary Women’s Fiction and Contemporary Romance author. Her debut novel contains elements of suspense and explores elements of every part of life – love, sex, friendship, careers, faith, social issues, and family. She lives in the Southern United States with her family, where she hates the humidity but loves being close to the beach. She is the proud mother of one daughter, a rambunctious five year old who chopped her glorious hair the first week of kindergarten, and is the most awesome wife ever (or so she likes to think). When she’s not daydreaming up future stories, she’s wearing out her Kindle, thinking about shaking the dust off her treadmill, or planning her next trip to Orange Beach.

Laura works full time, and unlike the main character in her debut novel, is thankful to work for a company that recognizes employee talent regardless of age, race, or gender, and provides many opportunities for development. She firmly believes in the power of a good housekeeper, a strong cup of coffee (or two or three), and a novel that makes one’s senses spin with all the good stuff – drama, love, suspense, sex. If dancing with her rambunctious five-year-old in the kitchen counts as working out, she exercises daily, usually after several desserts she couldn’t resist.



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