Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 17, 2014
~Synopsis~Is the cure for a breakup a hookup?
Marissa Duplei has one mission. Pick herself up, dust the ex off, and get dirty with someone else. However, sexy, inked-up, metal-musician Jack Storm is not the average girl’s revenge fling.
A tour bus bang.
A one night stand gone awry.
A secret to keep at all costs.
Could it all lead to love?
♪♫ Marissa ♫♪
Looking back, everything about that day was a perfect storm.
My bestfriend’s score of two VIP passes the day before the Hang Fest. A giant hurricane with a generous shot of alcohol. A sexy metal musician who was opposite of my cheating fiancé in every way.
The inked up muscled arms holding a tiny puppy protectively to his bare chest told me there was more to him than met the eye.
I had to know more.
I’ve always been practical. I know I wouldn’t have seen him again if I hadn’t rolled out of bed and stepped into the shower.
♪♫ Jack ♫♪
That's true. A Perfect Storm.
There was the puppy my sister forced on me as an exercise in commitment.
And for damn sure, the cutoff shorts and tight sleeveless top she was wearing that day. The tan line well past the very short hem and way above the very low neckline of her tank top told me the packaging on this girl was deceptive.
I had to know more.
It likely would have ended like every other hookup in that tour bus—if I hadn’t followed her into the shower afterward.
That shower was the beginning of us.
The point where we became more than a chance possibility. The part never told in countless interviews.
I’m Marissa, and Jack may jump in. Here’s our story…
(Reader note: This review is not spoiler free as there’s simply no way to honestly review the title without discussing some details which may be construed as reveals.)
Eye of the Storms is the story of Marissa and Jack. Marissa is a hotel casino worker. Jack plays in a band. They have a random hook-up at a concert which leaves them with a lifelong connection.
This is an updated version (actually the original), as it was previously published in third person and with less sexy details. I have not read the third person version but I have a huge preference for first person so I’m glad the author reverted to the original narration.
The story itself is engaging and raised interesting concerns and discussions that one would have to face when placed in the positions that Marissa and Jack find themselves. My biggest drawback with the book ran more with the actions of the characters, particularly Marissa. While I sympathized with her custody concerns, I had a hard time getting past the fact that she never told Jack about Tristin until she absolutely had to. That was a huge strike one against Marissa for me. Strike two came with all the games she played with Jack after he came back into her life. If she would have been younger and a child wasn’t part of the equation, I might have felt differently but I just wasn’t endeared to her playing games to get Jack back (on top of the fact that she snubbed him from their lives in the first place) when she should have been discussing the big issues with him.
While Jack is part of a band, this isn’t really a traditional rocker story and often I forgot that Jack Stone was even a rock star as he doesn’t carry that persona about him for the most part. There’s also a lot of insta love/lust and the two jump in bed right off the bat so there’s no build-up; their actual relationship develops several years after the fact and is a work in progress as this is book #1. The first chapter of book #2 is included.
About The AuthorLisa Gillis resides in Texas, with her husband who is the inspiration to her fictional men, her son who is the light of her world, and a spoiled chocolate lab, Bailey.
Writing is a recent passion and she strives in her books to blend a perfect mixture of fantasy and reality.
Her love for music, bands, and concerts inspired her Six Silver Strings Series.
When she is not writing those little voices out of her head while listening to music, she’s making her own noise on drums or guitar.