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Thursday, August 7, 2014

❖❖ TAMING THE STORM (The Storm #3) by SAMANTHA TOWLE: A Rock Chick Fairy Book Review ❖❖


Lyla Summers hates men. Okay, maybe hate is a strong word … Lyla intensely dislikes men.

Her father has let her down her whole life. Her brother betrayed her in the worst way possible. And her past relationship experiences with men have been less than great.
Lyla is focussing all her energy into her band, Vintage, so when they receive an offer to sign with TMS Records, it seems that things are finally turning around for her. The last thing she wants is a man getting in the way.

Tom Carter loves women. Okay, love might be pushing it … Tom enjoys screwing lots of women.

When tragedy befalls his best friend, Tom finds himself making a promise to the big man upstairs – he’ll change his ways, if he saves the woman his best friend loves.
Tom’s prayer is answered. Now he has to change. Which means no sleeping around.

After Vintage’s manager breaks her leg skiing, Tom steps in as tour manager, and Lyla finds herself on tour with the man whore of rock.

Put one perpetually horny Tom and one sex resistant Lyla together, equals a recipe for disaster. Or so you’d think…

But an unexpected friendship is formed. A closeness neither of them expected. Putting one chastity belt and one lamp that is in desperate need of rubbing, to the test.

Will the sex storm that is Tom Carter, finally find himself tamed by the rock chick with a hardened heart, or will he go back to his womanizing ways…?


My first thought after reading this: "How the hell would I convey all of my thoughts and feelings for this book?"

I swear, I've felt every emotion available in this book.

Excitement? ✔

Happiness? ✔

Sadness? ✔

Longing? ✔

Confusion? ✔

Anger? ✔

Frustration? ✔✔✔

Satisfaction? ✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔

Let me try to break it down for y'all!


Lyla has had enough of men. Men in her view are meant to hurt her, unfortunately, that includes the one he valued the most. No one could break her ice. She was even considered a lesbian at one point. She's just not interested in men that way anymore... that is, until Tom came. On the other hand, my (ahem) Tom has a rule. He doesn't do feelings. He has his reasons, but it makes him a manwhore to the rest of the world.
This is the story of how they clash and burn. They fight, they flirt, the crash and they love the hell out of each other.

It's always a bad sign when the main characters agree to have a no strings attached arrangement. Someone will always be on the losing side because he/she is more likely to just fall head over heels. In Lyla and Tom's case, it was pretty predictable where it was going but the slow burn of their relationship had me squirming on my seat. I had this feeling of urgency. I wanted them to be together right away. This didn't happen though. The author wanted me to wait it out. She did well because when they finally accepted their relationship for what it was, it was so beautiful. :)


Lyla's personality will be loved by women (I think). She's the type of woman that won't back down, but also gets hurt in the process. She's that type of woman who wants more, but is willing to have what she can. I like how she reacts like a normal person. I remember one scene in particular wherein Tom and her were apart and she wants to know how Tom was doing. She was kind of wishing that Tom felt as bad (or more bad) as her. It's a classic woman knee jerk reaction when it comes to men. I like her because she stands up for what she wants and she has a colorful personality. No dull moments for her character. I love it! She also has this inert caring personality which fits her so well. She could be hard as a diamond, but she can also be such a buttercup when it comes to people that she cares about.

 Tom on the other hand, is a big contradiction. He's the bad boy manwhore of the bunch on the outside, but he's also  oh so sweet and understanding on the inside. He's also such a good person. He's so secretive because what happened a long time ago. He doesn't deserve what life handed to him in the past, so I'd like to think that he got his reward in the form of Lyla.

Lyla and Tom made an unlikely couple. They are both determined. I guess if this is a werewolf novel, they would both be alphas. When they fight, they REALLY FIGHT. It's great! haha! I like the fact that they go head to head. This story is not only explosive, it's Earth shattering.


Why did this have to be the end of this series? T___________________T

I guess everything's fine with all the characters and that's all that matters... It would've been nice though, if it had more books.

Anyhoo.. all in all.. I love the story and I love the characters. 5 fairy wings for making me feel everything!!!


New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Samantha Towle began her first novel in 2008 while on maternity leave. She completed the manuscript five months later and hasn't stopped writing since.

She has written contemporary romances, THE MIGHTY STORM, WETHERING THE STORM, TAMING THE STORM and TROUBLE.

She has also written paranormal romances, THE BRINGER and the ALEXANDRA JONES SERIES, all penned to tunes of The Killers, Kings of Leon, Adele, The Doors, Oasis, Fleetwood Mac, and more of her favourite musicians.

A native of Hull and a graduate of Salford University, she lives with her husband, Craig, in East Yorkshire with their son and daughter.

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