Storm of Passion

Rated 4.55/5 based on 11 reviews
Best friends reunite after a decade apart, but has something changed in their friendship?
Jaime is gay and knows he can never confess his true feelings for his best bud.
Parker is as straight as they come, but happy Jaime is back in town. He has missed all the fun times they shared growing up. But why is Parker suddenly having erotic dreams about a guy? More

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About Dustin Adrian Rhodes

Vicariously living life through writing Fiction including short stories to full length novels. My style is to capture the potholes and puddles we encounter while making our way through life's journey.

Single and hangs his Stetson & Tony Lama's in Austin, Texas, USA.


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Review by: Erica Pike on June 12, 2012 :
Loved this sweet story. The writing is wonderful and the town felt alive.
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)

Review by: Erica Pike on June 12, 2012 : (no rating)
I loved this sweet story.
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)

Review by: Kimberly Workman on Jan. 12, 2012 :
I really loved this book. I'm always drawn to "friends become lovers" stories and this one hit just the right note. Definitely one I'll be re-reading again.
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)

Review by: Euce Bo on Dec. 06, 2011 : (no rating)
Aaawww!! I loved it!!
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)

Review by: steven taylor on Oct. 31, 2011 :
One of the most beautiful and tender stories I have read in a long time. The author has a snsitive and caring attitude towards his subject and is to be commended. We need more from him please.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)

Review by: Daniel Lees on Oct. 12, 2011 : (no rating)
a very enjoyabel read with good characters and a good plot really found the whole read quiet believable and the ending could be the start of the next story !
Daniel Lees Adelaide Suth Australia
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)

Review by: racrtom on Sep. 09, 2011 : (no rating)
Great story. Lured you in from the very beginning. Very emotional. I want more.
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)

Review by: Ben Haven on Sep. 05, 2011 :
Despite the soap opera title, Storm of Passion is a simple, sweet love story. Two childhood friends, one openly gay and the other ostensibly straight, rekindle a friendship and attempt to move beyond that into love. Each is afraid of losing the recovered friendship to take the next step. External conflict, beyond each of the lover's internal issues, is minimal. The story moved quickly and effortlessly pulls you into the character' lives and makes it easy for us to care about the characters, one, Jaime, a former soldier and Parker, his childhood friend, now the police chief in a small Georgia town. After some emotional and a bit religious confusion the story arrives at a happy ending. Happy endings don't always make great literature, but in an all too frequently hateful world, we should give ourselves as many happy endings as possible.
(reviewed 42 days after purchase)

Review by: Marissa Culp on Sep. 05, 2011 :
This was a good short read. You really feel for the main characters - Jaime in love with Parker all those years, and now Parker having feelings for Jaime that no straight man should have. And, being men, they can't talk about their feelings. The ending was sweet (as all good romances are).
(reviewed 34 days after purchase)

Review by: Byron Croft on Aug. 24, 2011 :
I found this to be a an emotionally fulfilling tale. Written in a very poetical way with no description given, to long and/or verbose. The characters are fully developed with both a history and a present. I didn't find the love scene to be to over done or even overly descriptive it was the culmination of desire known/unknown that I can easily perceive happening - (god but don't I wish!!!) I think Dustin has proved beyond a doubt that he is an accomplished story teller, although I think I shudder at just how many rewrites and editing were done to get such a well rounded story.

Thanks for a beautiful read!
(reviewed 32 days after purchase)

Review by: Gabriella West on Aug. 17, 2011 :
What makes this story special is that it's a love story between two young men, lifelong friends, set in the South. It's a love story, but Dustin Rhodes sometimes veers into erotic territory--there's an explicit sex scene in the middle of the story. I loved the buildup of sexual tension between the two men, especially as Parker realizes he's falling for Jaime.

STORM OF PASSION veered between romance and erotica and then at the end, almost into soap opera territory. I actually would have liked a love scene that included full-on anal sex between them, just because I would have liked to experience that from Parker's viewpoint (!), but what I kept thinking as I read the book was how much a gay adolescent would LOVE this. (And maybe that's why the author kept it a little less explicit.) The two men are believably horny and lusty, though. I read through this piece at great speed, and hope to see more from Mr. Rhodes.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: leelee33 on Aug. 13, 2011 :
I started reading this and had it confused with another book. But I was pleasantly surprised. I am so glad I found it! This is a nice romantic story and I highly recommend it. I love the characters and the setting. It's a very enjoyable book.
(reviewed 19 days after purchase)

Review by: jro on Aug. 08, 2011 :
It always amazes me how an author can breathe life into the romantic ghosts who reside in the figments of our imaginations. And DAR has done just that in creating this romantic tale of 2 best friends destined to be soul mates. Their journey is angsty, sweet and romantic. I cant wait to read more of them. Thank you Dustin.
(reviewed 13 days after purchase)

Review by: Melanie Tushmore on July 29, 2011 :
read the shorter version of this story on our Goodreads group, so glad it was 'extended' ;p i was bowled over by the sweet love story, and the fabulous descriptive prose of the american south. the main characters and even its supporting cast are just bursting with life, its too cute even with a REAL kick to it. fab!
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)

Review by: Sim on July 27, 2011 :
Storm of Passion, set in deep in the heart of the American south, is a heartwarming story of two men, best friends  since childhood, who after 10 years apart,  finally reunite. One is gay (Jaime), one is straight (Parker) but that had never interfered with their friendship in the past. The reunion brings fond memories of their shared past, but it also sparks something new...

The author's own southern roots are clearly heard in this story - the narrative and dialogue are filled with the charm, wisdom and humor characteristic of the south.  Rhodes manages to fit a lifetime of emotion into the few days over which this story (mostly) takes place. His characters are clear individuals, defined by some interesting quirks, while humor and compassion underly the story with a dose of sexual tension on the side.This was a fun read that also made me warm inside.
(reviewed 7 days after purchase)

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