Stormking Road

Stormking Road

by T. L. Haddix


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ISBN-13: 9781945445057
Publisher: Streetlight Graphics
Publication date: 05/31/2016
Series: Firefly Hollow Series , #6
Pages: 412
Sales rank: 591,576
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.92(d)

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Stormking Road 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So charming and heartfelt! Someone, PLEASE make this a movie!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The firefly series is really good. The family dynamic is amazing.
BananaTricky More than 1 year ago
How odd! So I was drawn in by the unusual blurb but ended up confused by what genre I was reading. On the face of it this is a straightforward small-town romance between Sydney Gibson, a 26 year old woman, and Sawyer Evans, the 46 year old man she has had a crush on since she was six years old. She comes back to the small town she grew up in after a devastating divorce. Not needing money, she does need a job to keep her busy so her father suggests she help Sawyer with his fledgling private investigations business. Sawyer used to be a policeman and has the dubious honour of having arrested Sydney as a teenager, he remembers a rebellious teenager and is shocked at the young sophisticated woman she has become. Despite their mutual attraction he tries to hold back because: a) he's her boss; b) he's 20 years older than her; c) he's friends with her father and grandfather; and d) he has some rare incurable sterility so he could never give her children. I quite liked the romance, it was a slow burn and there was some good banter, especially between Sydney and various women who drape themselves all over Sawyer. But ... Sydney and her family all have special powers. Yep, special powers. Now this is the sixth book in the series, I haven't read any of the rest so I'm not sure whether the other books are more or less woo-woo than this one, but this just seemed odd. Sydney has some odd healing power, they think she may have cured her aunt's cancer when she was younger, one of her cousins can see/ speak to the dead and other relatives are different kinds of shifters. As far as I could see this was just an excuse to abracadabra an insurmountable obstacle (can you guess what it might be?). I didn't get it. I also thought it was odd that they all had different powers - surely genetics would suggest they all had the same power or manifestations of the same power? There were also a couple of scenes which crossed a line for me. I don't mind rough sex between consenting adults but when one person uses it to express sadness by biting, pinching, hair-pulling etc and it is out of the ordinary that actually raises red flags for me. Expressing emotion through violence? Not acceptable. The other scene is where Sydney and Sawyer have sex before meeting his ex-wife - as I read that scene I thought if it were written about anyone other than the heroine it would have been seen as trashy and tacky - so why is it okay for Sydney to do/ think that? If those two scenes had been written differently and there were no special woo-woo powers I would have liked this book a lot more. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review.
DaneWeimMama More than 1 year ago
I love the Firefly Hollow series & this story was so good. Sydney & Sawyer were such a fun couple to get to know & watch fall in love. Can't wait for more in this series! I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think I enjoyed the short story at the end of this book as well as anything, as it answered a big question that hadn't yet been addressed. I did feel this one was just a little quick or heavy on the explicit, but well written, love scenes...I think I'd enjoy a little more time to anticipate, thereby making it even more special. But that's just me, and I'm quite sure others might disagree. Truthfully, I've really gotten into this whole series so much I just can't seem to resist purchasing the next one each time I finished the last. Guess I feel like I've gotten to know the families so well I can't leave without knowing what happened to everyone and be sure they're alright. Ms. Haddix never disappoints. She always 'keeps it real', though you're perfectly aware in some instances that it couldn't possibly be -- even if you actually kind of wish it could, and somewhere in the back of your mind suspect it might! She's just that kind of special writer.
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betteboop1 More than 1 year ago
A Great series. And I too would love to see a movie made from it.
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Emmytuck More than 1 year ago
I can always expect a solid, character-driven read from Ms. Haddix. I have loved the journey of this series from the start and I love the Campbell clan more and more with each book. This story picks up about 20 years after Cricket Cove and is the first to focus on one of Sarah and Owen's grandchildren - Sydney. We got to know Sydney as a precocious 5 year old in Cattail Ridge, which focused on Sydney's mother and father - Emma and Archer. I have to admit I was disappointed when I first learned this book was about Sydney rather than the last of the Campbell siblings, Rachel. But Haddix did a wonderful job with the time jump and I was pleased how things had played out. (I have a feeling Rachel's book will be coming and it will be interesting to see the focus on someone a little later in life). Anyway, back to Sydney. After going through a bit of a rebellious phase as a teenager, getting married and going through a nasty divorce, Sydney returns home to Hazard where she starts working for retired police officer and current PI, Sawyer, who happens to be good friends with the family. Now if you thought Logan was too old for Amelia, you ain't seen nothing yet. Sawyer is 46 to Sydney's 26. But interestingly, that isn't considered the biggest obstacle to their relationship, but rather Sawyer's sterility. After learning about that and Sydney's ability, it's not hard to guess where this was going to go - but it's still a fun ride regardless. The Campbell family outdoes their selves this time with their meddling/match-making for these two. And I loved every minute of it. Those moments were usually when I would find myself laughing to myself or with a smile on my face. I just love the dynamic and emotion between them all. I really liked learning about Noah in this one now that he's grown, and it feels like there was substantial set up here for a book about him, and it never felt forced. I cannot wait to read his book now! I would have liked to see some of the ending resolutions flushed out a bit more. I felt like there was all this great, sincere set-up for how Sydney would have a hard time trusting a man, but then there was nothing about that at the end. I also would have liked more from Sawyer concerning his capitulation toward relationships and marriage. All in all though a great addition to the Firefly series and, as always, I look forward to the next!