Hurricane by Cherry Adair (Cutter Bay #5)
Released: April 4, 2017
Reviewed by Mandi
Favorite Quote: “She was so horny her eyeballs throbbed.”
Back in the day, I read quite a bit of Cherry Adair (remember her T-Flac series??? Those were my crack.). She writes fun, steamy romances and we get that with Hurricane. We also get an over the top suspense plot with an over the top villain, which made me roll my eyes a little. But still a fun book.
Rydell is a treasure ship, salvage hunter. It’s his passion in life and how he makes his living. Married, happy and with a new daughter, when his daughter dies suddenly, his marriage instantly falls apart. Rydell wasn’t local when this tragedy happened, and his wife, Addison, never tried to contact him (sounds cold and heartless…you need to read to find out why). Their marriage instantly dissolves, leaving both of them devastated. Addison files for divorce and turns to her former lover, Naveen for comfort.
A year later, Rydell has had his ship taken hostage and he lost his crew. He is desperate to salvage and needs a boat – and guess who has one? His ex-wife has control of the ship they jointly owned. She is getting ready to sell it, and Rydell wants it back. Instead of asking nicely, he boards the ship and takes over. Rydell is pissed that Addison is with Naveen, and pissed that he doesn’t have his own boat – basically pissed off at the entire world. He still loves Addison deeply and wants her back.
Not his wife, Ry reminded himself.
Not. His. Wife.
But first he has to take total control of the boat and be all growly. Addison, super stubborn herself, refuses to leave the boat, so off they go on their own adventure. It’s quite frosty to start – but also sexy:
Irritation spiked and spread in a heated rush as he stood there as if he owned the ship, her, and everything he surveyed.
I hate you.
Tall, he had shoulders almost as wide as the doorway, huge hands, strong muscular legs, and big…everything in between. His dark hair, always finger-combed, hung to his shoulders, and he’d needed a shave two or three days ago. Everything about Rydell Case was large and dark. Addison’s skin felt hot and too tight.
Oh Addison! You are already a goner!
I love a lovers reunited story and the pain between Rydell and Addison is pretty intense.
She might hate him in the daylight hours, but her subconscious ached for him in her dreams.
They still love each other really, but their pain from losing their daughter and the miscommunication afterwards has created a void that is so deep, they can’t find their way. But, being stuck on a boat together definitely makes them face what they couldn’t face in the past. Once they talk about their daughter’s death, they fall back in love pretty quick. I liked them together – Rydell is very alpha and stalks around with his big attitude, but Addison can give it back just as good. Addison is from much wealth and has to deal with a horribly selfish mother which weighs on her a bit. Naveen hangs around in this book – once she divorced Rydell, she went back to Naveen but nothing physical has happened between them. He is pushing for it, but Addison keeps putting him off. He plays a bigger part in this book and while I’m not a huge fan of the boyfriend hanging around as the hero and heroine rekindle their love, his story line played out okay.
There is a lot of action in this book – pirates attacking while trying to get through a canal. A man falls overboard and it’s discovered it’s murder! And then huge action scene at the end. The final action was over the top and not my favorite. But, overall I enjoyed this one.