Sunday, July 6, 2014

Taming the Storm BLOG TOUR!!!

Welcome to Taming the Storm! #TomisHere

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TamingTheStormeBookAmLyla 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…?



It's been such a long time since I read The Mighty Storm so I was a little fuzzy on everything about Tom. But that kind of worked in my favor because I didn't have any expectations for how he should act. One of my biggest pet peeves is when a character has an established personality in early books and then changes in their own. So without having read TMS recently, I didn't have those expectations. 

I loved this book so much that I just devoured it. I had forgotten how much I loved Samantha Towle's writing. The connection the characters have to music is by far one of my favorite aspects. It's almost like a living and breathing character itself. One thing I regret is not making a list of the songs talked about in the book. I did that with TMS and wish I'd done that this time. 

Tom was a surprise alpha hero to me. I totally wasn't expecting it from him but it worked. I loved the banter between Lyla and Tom. The name calling (Firecracker for him, Mut for her)...when they weren't steaming up the screen of my kindle, they were making me laugh. And don't even get me started on the chemistry between them, it was off the charts. 

There were a few times that I wanted to smack Tom. He had a mouth on him and he knew how to use it (get your mind out of the gutter! I mean he could cut you to the quick with his words!). Tom was running scared and fighting his feelings at every turn. My one wish with this was seeing more of him coming to terms with his feelings. We saw the turning point but not how he goes about making changes. The next time we see him it's in Lyla's POV and we just get told what happened. 

One other issue I had was how quickly Lyla forgave Dex. I mean, I get it. The situation was dire and he needed some hope. But I guess I wish there had been more info to show how bad off he was before that happened. But, I also hold grudges and seeing as how you get the betrayal scene as the first scene in the book...I wasn't about to forgive him. 

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It's definitely a must read for all Samantha Towle fans and anyone that loves rock star romances. :)

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“But you said…” I frown. 
 He gives a slow shrug of his shoulders. “Never intended to sleep with her. I was just”—Tom rubs his head thoughtfully and then smirks—“putting on a show.”   Mother. Effer  He played me.   All that in there—he was just doing it to drive my jealousy to the front.   “You-you’re a…mother-effing mut!” I hiss. “Yeah, and you’re the sexiest fucking thing I’ve ever seen in my life. Sleep well, Firecracker.” 


towleSamantha Towle is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. She began her first novel in 2008 while on maternity leave. She completed the manuscript five months later and hasn't stopped writing since.
She is the author of contemporary romances, The Mighty Storm, Wethering 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, Lana Del Rey, and more of her favorite 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.



Book 1 - The Mighty Storm

the mighty
stormIt's been twelve years since Tru Bennett last saw Jake Wethers, her former best friend and boy she once loved.
Jake Wethers, sexy, tattooed and deliciously bad lead singer, and brains behind The Mighty Storm, one of the biggest bands in the world, left Tru with a broken heart when he moved from England to America with his family when they were both fourteen.

Sent to interview Jake for her music column by the magazine she works for, they are both unprepared for the sparks that fly the instant they reconnect. Only, there’s a complication to their instant feelings for one another—Will, Tru’s boyfriend of two years.

Then Jake makes Tru a job offer she can't refuse—travelling the world with him and his band. But taking the job means leaving Will behind, and being on the road with the band means spending an inordinate amount of time with Jake.

Is Tru strong enough to resist the delectable bad boy who once held her heart so completely, or will she willingly risk it all for one night with the world's most notorious womanizer?

Book 2 - Wethering the Storm

wethering the
stormMusic journalist Tru Bennett has done the impossible: capture the heart of rock-star bad boy Jake Wethers. Now they’re busy planning a wedding and navigating their new life together in the US. Of course Tru misses London and her best friend, Simone, but living happily ever after with Jake in LA is going to be great…right?

Wrong. Even the bright California sun can’t whitewash the dark side of celebrity coupledom. Greedy music execs, merciless paparazzi, and Jake’s wild past are lurking around every corner. Making matters worse, Jake announces he doesn’t want kids, which just may be a deal breaker.

Tru loves Jake more than anything. But when a devastating crisis threatens to destroy everything they’they've fought for, the couple must face the hard truth: What if, this time, love is not enough?

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