Title: The Tempest
Author: Brit Constantine
Date Publish: May 26th 2017
Genre: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Goodreads Rating: 4.45
They call him “The Tempest.”
England’s most feared heavyweight-boxing champion.
He despises the fame and glory, but it’s nothing compared to the hate he inflicts on himself. All he wants is to be left alone to live on his boat in misery.
When I line up for his autograph, it’s instant fireworks. But not the beautiful stars-shine-bright kind. He’s rude. Heartless. A ticking time bomb of rage.
Luckily, I’m not afraid to put a lit match to his fuse.
I upload a private video of him to my one-million-subscribers channel. The video goes viral.
The ex-Royal Marine nearly breaks down my studio door to flag me inappropriate…
…while I’m in the middle of a live streaming event.
I don’t tell him. I don’t switch off the camera. I keep recording, secretly playing to my audience. He should have checked if the camera was rolling, right?
It should be a shipwreck from the moment the storm hits.
And then … it isn’t.
Our attraction is painful, undeniable, and it’s like I am Eve and his lips are the apple, and damn if his tongue isn’t the snake.
I am the only girl who can put this broken man back together again.
But he knows the secret he is keeping will tear us apart. He knows it’ll force my hand to break ties with the only family I have left in the world.
But once The Tempest, the man with the iron heart, falls in love … he’ll crush anyone who dares to take me away from him.
I have no choice but to go down with his ship.
Hook, line, and goddamned sinker.
The Tempest is a contemporary romance story of love, comedy and treachery.
No cheating. No OW/OM. Standalone. HEA. 18+
How are you all??
Welcome to my stop of The Tempest Tour!
Let’s get started!
When I read the blurb of this book, I immediately thought that it was interesting. Then I read the genre of the book, it says Comedy. I’ve never read any new adult/romance/comedy book before. And I think this is my first. Sure I read new adult books with humor but not comedy. And I could say that this book didn’t disappoint.
The book is about Felicity and Lenic. Felicity is a lifestyle YouCuber, I think that’s equivalent to the real life’s YouTuber. She uploads vids about makeup and fashion and sometimes she also gives advices. Until one day she got a chance to film Lenic in a bathroom while taking a shower and then dropping a soap and bending down to pick the soap. The video she uploaded went viral so Lenic barged in her room and showed her who the boss is.
I really love the story of this book. Both characters have somewhat dark pasts and both could relate to each other because of it. Though I kind of knew already the twist of the plot. I somehow guessed right about Lenic’s past and so I wasn’t surprised when they finally revealed it because I was expecting it.
I love the comedy parts of the book. It really made me laugh so much. I would literally stop reading and just grin or smile or chuckle or even laugh out loud my friends were confused as to what’s happening to me. It also has a very nice build on the romance. It wasn’t as fast paced as it described. I mean sure I would still consider it fast paced romance because they just met a couple months before they fell in love with each other and though Felicity already knew who Lenic is, because Lenic is kind of a celebrity in bare knuckle boxing, they don’t know each other personally, but it didn’t felt like it was fast paced at all.
I also love the characters. I love both Lenic and Felicity and also their best friends Cross and Delphine respectively. They are all fun characters and easy to love.
Felicity is the type of girl who laughs a lot. She sometimes evades serious situations by throwing hilarious jokes and she’s good at it. She’s got dark pasts too but not as dark as Lenic’s. And because of that, she helped Lenic get out of the hole he dug himself in.
Lenic is the type of guy who burry his emotions and is always serious. He’s got a past that is sure not an easy thing to forget. He is really lucky to have Felicity in his side. And he keeps repeating how Felicity made him happy. Funny that Felicity’s name means ‘happy’ or ‘happiness’. And I like how possessive he is of Felicity but he never control her. He doesn’t tell her to stay away from certain people. He protects her without making her feel choked or constrained. Which is a very big plus to me on the swoon department.
They are a perfect couple. They are each other’s yin and yang. And I wish I can have my own Lenic Reevus. He’s dreamy and really dreamy. Yeah. He’s that dreamy. And, boy, he’s hot. Hot in all aspects. *wink wink*
The book is in first person point of view and it was on Felicity’s point of view. Though there were outtakes and 4 epilogues. Yes, 4. So many I know. One of those epilogue was narrated by Lenic and one of the outtakes were his point of view too. The narration was good and easy to understand. And I kind of had adjusted on the British terms because of the Lord and Master Trilogy that I didn’t had a hard time knowing the meaning of most of them.
To wrap this up, this book is really good. It both have a touch of dark and lightness in it. The characters have both dark pasts but the book isn’t dark so it was great. If you bessies are a fun of rom-com, new adult book, then this one is perfectly made for you.
That’s it for my tour stop bessies! So what do you think about the book? Would you read it? Let’s talk in the comments!
Thanks for reading up to here bessies! Love you all!