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Storm of Desire
     

Storm of Desire

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by Cara Marsi, Laura Kelly, Kim Killion
 
Sexy. Sizzling. Scorching.

That describes Aiden Rourke, the hero of Storm of Desire.

"The storm outside is nothing compared to the storm of desire and guilt raging between former lovers trapped together."

Corporate attorney Samantha Greco needs some peace and quiet to come to a decision about her career. Instead, while an icy nor'easter

Overview

Sexy. Sizzling. Scorching.

That describes Aiden Rourke, the hero of Storm of Desire.

"The storm outside is nothing compared to the storm of desire and guilt raging between former lovers trapped together."

Corporate attorney Samantha Greco needs some peace and quiet to come to a decision about her career. Instead, while an icy nor'easter rages outside, she finds herself trapped in a cottage on Fenwick Island with Aiden Rourke, a man she used five years ago when she ran from the heartbreak of her fiancé's betrayal.

Aiden Rourke has loved Sam for years. For one glorious night she was his. But then she fled, wounding his ego and his heart. Thrown together again, they soon discover time hasn't diminished their fiery passion for each other. Only Aiden has ever been able to melt Sam with just a look or a touch. But the fear that she's like her mother, who used men mercilessly, scares Sam to death.

The storm outside is nothing compared to the storm of desire, fear, and guilt raging inside Sam. But during their wild weekend together, Sam and Aiden draw closer and realize their all-consuming passion for each other masks deeper needs and desires.

When the storm ends, will they go their separate ways? Or will they find the courage to face the future together as one?

Winner, Second Place, 2013 Gulf Coast RWA Silken Sands Star Contest
Winner, Fourth Place Short Contemporary Novel Category, 2013 Oklahoma Romance Writers International Digitial Awards

Here's what Guilty Pleasures said about "Storm of Desire:"

"....I really enjoyed reading this book. Ms. Marsi wrote a beautiful love story with some twists and turns. She had you wondering throughout the book who Sam's father was and why her mother was a promiscuous as she was. All the questions get answered and there is a wonderful HEA. .....the love scenes were very well written and watching Aiden work through his hurt and Sam through her fears was wonderful."

From The Romance Reviews:

"Sweetly erotic with a generous portion of bedroom action, Storm of Desireis a great read with a very fitting title. Nicely done."

Editorial Reviews

Guilty Pleasures - Kitty Angel
"Cara Marsi wrote a touching story about a woman and her fears and the man who makes her face them and the love that they can have together..I really enjoyed reading this book... Ms. Marsi wrote a beautiful love story with some twists and turns...All the questions get answered and there is a wonderful HEA...the love scenes were very well written and watching Aiden work through his hurt and Sam through her fears was wonderful..."
Kitty Angel
"Cara Marsi wrote a touching story about a woman and her fears and the man who makes her face them and the love that they can have together..I really enjoyed reading this book... Ms. Marsi wrote a beautiful love story with some twists and turns...All the questions get answered and there is a wonderful HEA...the love scenes were very well written and watching Aiden work through his hurt and Sam through her fears was wonderful..."
Teagan S.
Storm of Desire is a nice, entertaining story with believable characters and plenty of conflict. It is an easy read and perfect for a nice escape into the world of romance. While Sam is definitely a strong woman, we get a glimpse into her insecurities and doubts while she fights her own demons... Aiden has integrity, compassion, and a lust for life that comes across in the story...The conflict of the two characters keeps the story fast-paced..."
Bookwenches - Teagan S.
Storm of Desire is a nice, entertaining story with believable characters and plenty of conflict. It is an easy read and perfect for a nice escape into the world of romance. While Sam is definitely a strong woman, we get a glimpse into her insecurities and doubts while she fights her own demons... Aiden has integrity, compassion, and a lust for life that comes across in the story...The conflict of the two characters keeps the story fast-paced..."
Romance Reviews by Authors - Storm Savage
"The characters are very well drawn and you're not left wondering what their thinking. The author does a great job of balancing the emotions of each one. I found myself relating to Sam and her troubled past while cheering her on for all she'd overcome. Aiden is as solid as they come and if all men were as loving, tender and patient as him the world would be perfect. I loved him. He's deeply romantic and tender yet strong in all the right ways..."
Storm Savage
"The characters are very well drawn and you're not left wondering what their thinking. The author does a great job of balancing the emotions of each one. I found myself relating to Sam and her troubled past while cheering her on for all she'd overcome. Aiden is as solid as they come and if all men were as loving, tender and patient as him the world would be perfect. I loved him. He's deeply romantic and tender yet strong in all the right ways..."
Cozy Reader
"STORM OF DESIRE is my first read from Cara Marsi, and I am truly grateful that I picked up this book to review. It's a book that is romantic, has passion and yet it gets to the point. It's refreshing and enlightening and makes you wonder if many people get second chances in fixing a long lost love...The love scenes were sensual and erotic and tender all at the same time. I was truly moved with this book..Read STORM OF DESIRE and see how this icy storm melts your heart for Samantha and Aiden.
The Romance Reviews - Cozy Reader
"STORM OF DESIRE is my first read from Cara Marsi, and I am truly grateful that I picked up this book to review. It's a book that is romantic, has passion and yet it gets to the point. It's refreshing and enlightening and makes you wonder if many people get second chances in fixing a long lost love...The love scenes were sensual and erotic and tender all at the same time. I was truly moved with this book..Read STORM OF DESIRE and see how this icy storm melts your heart for Samantha and Aiden.
Storm Goddess Reviews - Buffy A
...I really appreciated the emotional investment in this story. I definitely cried at one point in particular and absolutely felt for both characters as they faced each other.
The story is heartwarming, but with some heartbreaking moments, and is absolutely worth a read to any hopeless romantic.
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Buffy A
...I really appreciated the emotional investment in this story. I definitely cried at one point in particular and absolutely felt for both characters as they faced each other.
The story is heartwarming, but with some heartbreaking moments, and is absolutely worth a read to any hopeless romantic.
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Product Details

BN ID:
2940015488173
Publisher:
The Painted Lady Press
Publication date:
10/14/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
579,595
File size:
158 KB

Meet the Author

Cara Marsi, an award-winning author and self-proclaimed TV junkie, is a former corporate drone and cubicle dweller. Freed of her fabric-covered cage, she can now indulge her love of all things romance. She craves books with happy endings and loves to write about independent heroines and the strong heroes who love them. And she loves to put her characters in dangerous situations or situations merely dangerous to their hearts and watch them fight for the happy endings they deserve.

An eclectic author, Cara is published in romantic suspense, paranormal romance, and contemporary romance. She’s also published numerous short romance stories in national women’s magazines and online. When not traveling or dreaming of traveling, Cara and her husband live on the East Coast in a house ruled by their fat black diva of a cat named Killer.

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Storm of Desire 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Mebuffy More than 1 year ago
This was a very enjoyable quick read; very well paced with good character development.  There’s some suspense at the beginning over exactly what happened between Aiden and Sam in the past and how that affects their feelings now.  The middle was incredibly compelling, and the ending was great – though I was hoping for just a little more from it. Sam and Aiden are the kind of characters you can’t help but love.  You respect their actions and intentions, but they fear and make mistakes, which makes them human and therefore relatable.  Aiden is so understanding and caring while Sam has a lot of turmoil from her past to deal with.  The chemistry between them is hot and their love scenes are too while also being very tender.  I really appreciated the emotional investment in this story.  I definitely cried at one point in particular and absolutely felt for both characters as they faced each other.   The story is heartwarming, but with some heartbreaking moments, and is absolutely worth a read to any hopeless romantic.
IproCNJ More than 1 year ago
Carsi has given us a touching story about a woman and her fears; fear of commitment and of love. Growing up the daughter of the town slut must have made for a difficult life for Sam. Escaping as soon as she could, she runs away from the only man who ever really made her truly feel special. Despite the length of the story, Carsi managed to convey the character’s anguish and confusion in a way that felt natural, not forced. With a special way with words, Carsi treats us to an amazing tale of rediscovering love on the quest for self redemption. Without the pretense of unnecessary drama, Storm of Desire is a beautifully written novella about discovering love for the second time and finding strength in oneself to overcome your fears. I was provided a copy of the book by BTS eMag for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review – all conclusions are my own responsibility.
StephPhillips More than 1 year ago
Have you ever felt there’s one person out there for you that’s completely out of your league?  In this novella the author captures the ins and outs of Aiden and Sam who see that in each other.  This book is well written and quickly gets to the heart of their relationship.  The attraction of the characters is described by their looks and the feelings expressed, their love scene is well written.  This is an enjoyable book:  it is great to see two people can overcome major differences to work toward a solid relationship.
Lynn53 More than 1 year ago
4 Flames This is a fast erotic read that you can complete in just a couple of hours. It will capture your attention from beginning to end. Cara uses the backdrop of a nor’easter to bring her characters together. It adds energy to her story and makes the story move at a fast pace. The sex scenes are done tastefully but are not raunchy. If you only have a short amount of time and want an erotic story to read, this book would be a perfect choice. This is a book I would go back and read again and there aren’t that many that I can say that about. It was the first book by Cara Marsi that I ever read, and I can’t wait to read another. I was provided a copy of Storm of Desire by BTS eMag for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review – all conclusions are my own responsibility.