Sunday, January 3

Taken By Storm by Angela Morrison

Summary: Leesie Hunt has many rules: No kissing. No sex. No dating outside the Mormon faith.

When Michael Walden—a deep-sea diver who lost his parents in a violent hurricane—arrives in town, Leesie sees someone who needs her. They fall for one another, even though his dreams are tied to the depths of the ocean and hers to salvation above.

Will their intense chemistry be too strong to resist?

Leesie and Michael must make the hardest choice of their lives: whether to follow their beliefs or their hearts.

Readers will be swept away by this tale of forbidden romance told in online chats, Leesie’s chapbook poems, and Michael’s dive log. It’s as steamy as Twilight and just as clean.

My Thoughts: I was hesitate to read this one at first, I am not Mormon and than from the bad reviews I've read, I didn't know if I should. I also had seen it a few times on amazon while browsing and told myself I would eventually read it. A couple of buddies told me not to waste my time. But I'm glad I did. We meet Leesie who is Mormon. She has all these rules she has to follow so when she meets Michael, she wants to start breaking them, even though she knows she can't. We meet Michael who has just suffered a tragedy and has to come to live in Leesie's town. The town isn't very big, the school doesn't have that many kids so sure enough Michael comes and he's gossip central, everyone wants to know him, the girls want him, etc. Leesie and Michael start to form a bond and start to get closer. I actually liked this book and enjoyed reading it. I didn't know much about the Mormon faith and it was nice to see Michael growing a little bit. I especially liked the chat conversations and Michael's dive logs. Honestly, I think this book is worth a read. The only bad thing I can really say about it is, the word babe was mentioned a lot, and I know it bugged others also but I just started skipping right over the word. Its easy to get past that word and if you want to know what happens to Michael and Leesie read the book. Do they survive their dilemma's and end up together? Does Michael overcome his tragedy and learn from it? Read the book to find out.

Overall: I liked it. I didn't love it, but I did enjoy reading it.

Cover: I think the cover is perfect for this book. And its really pretty.

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Kari Olson said...

Thanks for the honest review! =)

Anonymous said...

I kind of overlooked this one in the past although I don't know why. I think it sounds really good. Thanks for your thoughts. :)

Mariana S said...

I really want to try reading this one. Great Review ;)

Liz @ Cleverly Inked said...

I think I would enjoy this one

Milka said...

This one sounds really good. Thank you for writing this honest review. I will totally buy this one if I see it somewhere. :)


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