Conflicted. Controlled. Carnal.
In the safety of her little town, Gabi's used to practicing control.
But silencing nightmares has come at a lonely cost.
In her world, practice hasn't made perfect--It's made
Then fate sends an irresistible stranger to her rescue.
Edgy. Commanding. Intimidating. And surely able to see into her very soul.
He's everything she dreams about...and everything she fears.
After surviving a shattering loss, Jake is finished with grief and guilt.
Determined to live again, he moves forward--vowing to keep one thing sacred.
Unapologetically dominant, his intentions for a woman are clear.
And don't expect what he can never offer.
He knows what he wants and how he wants it.
And now...he wants her.
AUTHORS ADVISORY: While this romance is sweet, it's on the spicy side. If you like your romance STEAMY, your men HOT, and your sex DIRTY... this is for you.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is the first book in the Perfect Storm duet. Introducing us to our main characters Gabrielle (Gabi) Adams and Jake Thornton. Gabi is a sweet girl, with a dark past she keeps buried. She enjoys her life in her little town and her secluded home. Her life is what she wants it to be. When a night out with friends and a blind date goes wrong, she ends up in an accident, only to be saved by a tall dark and handsome stranger. Jake an ex-navy seal, has suffered a great loss. His wife passed away a year ago and he needs to unwind at his cabin and finally say goodbye. Let go and move on. When a flat tire brings him upon a stranded beauty, he is hit with a fierce need. A need he has not felt since his wife Lisa died. Gabi and Jake's journey is long, dark and extremely sensual. Jake's sexual lifestyle is nothing that Gabi has ever experienced before. Normal sexual relationships don't come easy to Gabi due to the trauma she has endured in her past. During this first book we only get bits and pieces of her past, which really show a darkness within her that runs deep. But one thing she knows is that Jake makes her feel safe. But is that enough for her to submit her self completely to him? Jake has a dark side his self. He is Dominant in every aspect that counts, especially in the bedroom. He wants Gabi, needs Gabi. But he will never love her. He wants to protect her and get her to face her fears and submit to him 100% completely. But she still holds back that darkness that is threatening the relationship he is trying to develop with her. He needs more. She is His, in every way and she will be His completely whether she wants it or not. This the first book by Annalise Delaney that I have read. I am thoroughly impressed with her writing. You can tell that she did a great deal of research for this book. This story felt so real. You are able to feel what the characters feel, almost as if you are experiencing it with them. It felt as if it reached into my soul and grabbed hold tight. A dark emotional roller coaster read that will bring you to your knees. Overall this book is freaking amazing story. This is not your typical romance. It is a dark and twisty tale. Filled with lust, darkness, sensuality, and romance. Once started, this book is not one to be put down. I was hooked from the very beginning. If you do not like erotic dark rough sex, beatings or bondage this book is not for you. This book contains BDSM aspects and situations. If I could I would give this book 10 stars or more. It truly was a great book with a great story line, intriguing and excitingly dark characters. Be warned this book will end in a cliff hanger. I cannot wait till book 2 Taken By Storm to come out.
I love Jake and Gabi. I love the dynamic and the chemistry. I liked how Annalise Explained what the terminology and explanations of certain scenes are. I would definitely recommend this book. Can't wait for the follow up.
Insanely hot with a captivating storyline! Safe In His Storm brought me back to when I first fell in love with romance that has that extra heavy dose of steam. Standing out above many, this book doesn’t just hit you with delicious heat it packs a full emotionally loaded story with characters who steal your heart. Beautifully written, it’s abundantly clear Annalise Delaney fully researched the lifestyle delivering a true to life story in every aspect and showing she truly cares about her characters and their story. Young with a traumatic past, but still innocent in so many ways, Gabi keeps most people at a distance with the exception of a few close friends who are more family than friend. Never having made it far in a relationship because of her history, she’s surprised by the immediate and deep attraction she has to Jake when he comes to her rescue during a storm. Jake is equally thrown by the immense attraction he has to her. A man with a heartbreaking past of his own and a lifestyle he knows she’s not made for, he’s not looking to ever give his heart away again when he finds her stranded in a storm. With neither of them expecting the intense chemistry between them there’s a lot of push and pull as those sparks continue to fly. As secrets are revealed and the incredible heat between them grows into deeper feelings you can feel the explosion building and when it does you’ll be screaming for more! I’m on the edge of my seat dying for the next book!