Review: The Hurricane by R.J. Prescott (Blog Tour & Giveaway)

Posted March 11th, 2015 in Blog Tour, book review / 24 comments

Review: The Hurricane by R.J. Prescott (Blog Tour & Giveaway)

Review: The Hurricane by R.J. Prescott (Blog Tour & Giveaway)The Hurricane by R.J. Prescott
Publisher: Self-Published on February 16, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Pages: 300
Format: eBook
Source: Blog Tour
Purchase: Amazon
Add to: Goodreads
Rating: four-stars

Emily McCarthy is living in fear of a dark and dangerous past. A gifted mathematician, she is little more than a hollow, broken shell, trying desperately to make ends meet long enough to finish her degree.

Through an unlikely friendship with the aging, cantankerous owner of an old boxing gym, Em is thrown into the path of the most dangerous man that she has ever met.

Cormac “the Hurricane” O’Connell is cut, tattooed and dangerous. He is a lethal weapon with no safety and everyone is waiting for the mis-fire. He’s never been knocked out before, but when he meet Em he falls, HARD. Unlike any other girl he’s ever met, she doesn’t want anything from him. Just being around her makes him want to be a better person.

They are polar opposites who were never meant to find each other, but some things are just worth the fight.

At A Glance

I love the story but let’s tone down the sap.

The Good

This story hit close to that little, black thing the doctor keeps calling my heart. Emily has gone through some crap, really bad crap. She’s hiding from her past. She keeps to herself most of the time, but once Cormac, a beefed up fighter, sets his sights on the quite, meek waitress, all bets are off. Emily likes her anonymity, but Cormac pushes her to come out of her shell. And boy does Emily blossom beautifully.

Emily firmly kept Cormac in the friend-zone as long as she could, be she eventually caved. Who wouldn’t? Cormac is hot, sweet, and charmingly cocky. Plus, he’s totally whipped at first sight. His whole world becomes about Emily and becoming a professionally boxer so he could make a better life for her. I love how these two contrasted perfectly together. They both know about poverty and about heartache caused by their parents. But it’s their intense connection that keeps them together. Each one wants to heal the other, mostly with kisses…and penis/vagina dancing.

I loved the side characters a lot. They made the book for me. The friendships between the boxing buddies and then Emily was so endearing. There were also a lot of dramatic and intense moments that made my heart race. Especially near the end. The writing was good and the pacing kept my interest.

The Bad

There was too much sappiness in certain scenes. It took me away from the story.

Emily becomes comfortable with Cormac way too fast. With her past, I would think a big, muscled fighter would scare her. But no, she just “knows” he’s good. Yeah, okay, whatever your say.

The Snuggly

I liked the sex. It was sometimes a little, *clears throat,* quick, but it was sexy and passionate. And there was a good amount of it, but not too much.

Final Thoughts

A very enjoyable read. I loved the characters. I just wish the sappiness was pulled back on. Very recommended.


“Kier, do friends kiss each other good luck?” “Hell, yes,” he replied in mock seriousness. “I gave Con a good bit of lip loving this afternoon to cheer him on.”  


“A champion is someone who gets up when they can’t.- Jack Dempsey.”  


“Right now, I’m dirt poor, but one day, I’m not gonna be. I will fight to make something better of myself, to be someone better. Someone you can be proud of. If you need time, then I’ll give you time. If you need friendship, then I’ll give you friendship. But you’re mine, and when the time is right, when you’re ready, I’m coming for you.”  

About R.J. Prescott

I was born in Cardiff, South Wales although I left to study law at the University of Bristol, England. Four weeks before graduation I fell in love, and stayed. Ten years later I convinced my crazy, wonderful fire fighter husband to move back to Cardiff with me where we live with our two equally crazy sons. Juggling work, writing and family doesn’t leave a lot of time, but curling up on the sofa with a cup of tea and a bar of chocolate for family movie night is definitely the best part of my week. “The Hurricane” is my debut New Adult Novel.


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24 Responses to “Review: The Hurricane by R.J. Prescott (Blog Tour & Giveaway)”

  1. Alreem

    wow this book sound so interesting, I never read a book where the main character actually boxing, and the friendship, I love books where is male friendship not only female one 🙂 I will add this book to my TBR, Lovely Review 🙂

    • Jennifer Bielman

      I know, it didn’t bother me at first, but it got annoying in the end. I thought these characters were harder, you know?

  2. Red Iza

    It may be crazy, but I love a tough guy who’s completely whipped, lol ! It makes a good contrast 😉 Great review, I want to read it !

  3. kindlemom1

    Sometimes that insta connection and knowing just works and sometimes it is just irritating. Glad overall this whole thing worked though. I do like the premises and sometimes sappy works for me. 😉
    Great review!

  4. Giselle

    Despite the sap it sounds like a pretty good read and I love it when the side characters are given personality and substance! It can make all the difference imo! Great review!

    • Jennifer Bielman

      LOL, well, not that bad. More like it was over rather quickly, but she got hers, so it’s cool in the end.

  5. Melliane

    I don’t read a lot of NA so I didn’t know about this one but it sounds good! I should try! LOL quick… as soon as it’s passionate.

    • Jennifer Bielman

      LOL, I love NA, you just have to find the right ones and you will be hooked.

  6. Jaclyn Canada

    I know some real life girls with pretty bad pasts that fall so quickly I have to question the realness. I guess it all comes down to personality. You know I’m not a big fan of the sap though. So glad the characters were great and you enjoyed it. Excellent review!

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