on Oct. 3, 2010 :
It was an exciting, fast paced read. With tempting characters that made you want to read more! I would love to have seen more from these two characters. I wish it had been longer.
Jamie aims to please and she does.
(reviewed 44 days after purchase)
on Aug. 16, 2010 :
Sex scenes can be tricky, but I think that the author struck a good balance. The tension between Charlie and Jake is evident from the beginning of the story. Initially, I was concerned that the author might be building up to something she couldn't maintain, but each of their intimate encounters had the same intensity. The language and descriptions used were enough to get her point across, but definitely not the over-the-top cliches that are seen far too often in romance novels.
Adrienne, who appeared rather vapid and useless in the first chapter, went on to prove her worth. I appreciated the fact that she was portrayed consistently younger than the rest of the group, with her reactions more like what I would expect from a teenager, rather than an adult.
There were a few times that I had to go back and re-read a scene, particularly the ones that featured the full hiking group. However, the author managed to give every character a unique name, making it much easier to follow the large cast.
Personally, I didn't like the encounters with wild animals, but that was because they were written so well that they freaked me out a bit - I am definitely not a nature-lover. It made me cringe, but in an appreciative way!
I enjoyed reading Tempest. If you like your intrigue with a side of romance (or your romance with a side of intrigue!), this is a good choice.
(reviewed 7 days after purchase)