Daily Archives: January 29, 2010

Kyra: Review of Taken By Storm

Book review for Taken By Storm
by Angela Morrison.

I found an arc of the book Taken by Storm just chillin’ at the top of my mom’s closet early ’09. I pulled it off the shelf and looked at it. I wasn’t really interested in reading a romance, so I prejudged the book. I told myself  “You won’t like this, so put it back.”
Still, I looked at the romance-y cover about three times before I actually started reading it.
So we know what happened, right? That old cliche . . .  NEVER JUDGE A BOOK BY THE COVER.

The story has a strong religious undertone that I usually avoid when reading novels. Especially Mormon novels. Why? Because 99% of the time the author just ends up sounding preachy and like he/she is trying to get me to join the LDS church (I am a member of the LDS church. But I don’t want anyone making me feel like I better be a member or else.).

This was NOT the case with Taken by Storm and that is why I enjoyed the book. The characters were believable, they felt real. Leesie and Michael were like kids I went to high school with. They weren’t perfect (something I’ve noticed in a lot of novels today–perfect characters, I mean). They had their flaws. Michael messes up a lot, and it makes the story seem that much more real. I don’t want to give much away, but the grief feels real, and the characters don’t just get over that grief.  The relationship, the sexual desire, was developed well, and didn’t go too far.

If you’re interested in reading a good book with a religious character, then Taken By Storm is for you.


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