In an emotionally charged, wickedly hot novel of love and loss, a passionate affair gives two daring storm chasers the strength to overcome shattered dreams and the courage to build a future together.
One year after her fiancé died in a heartbreaking accident, Drew McGovern decides to honor his memory by joining his old storm-chasing buddies on their latest excursion. What she’s not so sure about, however, is whether she’s ready to move on. Drew wasn’t expecting to feel the powerful pull of desire toward Colby’s best friend. But there’s no denying the intensity of their connection . . . or the heat he inspires in the parts of her that are still very much alive.
Aiden O’Neal doesn’t trust himself around Drew. He’s wanted this girl for a long time—long enough to remember the stab of jealousy he felt the first time he saw her in Colby’s arms. Now he’s trying his best to behave himself. But when the wind starts blowing and the adrenaline starts pumping, Aiden can’t resist the urge to claim Drew as his own. Because when it comes to desire, he’s hoping to make lightning strike twice.
Praise for Blown Away
“After I devoured Blown Away in one sitting, Brenda Rothert is absolutely going on my auto-buy list. I don’t think I’ve ever read such brilliantly wound sexual tension, and there were times when I was straight-up jealous of the heroine because I wanted Aiden all to myself.”—USA Today bestselling author Lauren Layne
“Blown Away is stormy, steamy and sexy.”—Chelles Life in Books
“Four thoughtful, exciting, adventurous, and sexy stars for Brenda. I can’t wait to see what she has coming up for us next.”—Smut Book Junkie Book Reviews
“If you’re looking for a fresh twist on . . . romance with characters you’ll root for, be sure to grab Blown Away.”—Pretty Sassy Cool
“A superb read with a good blend of adventure and romance [that] will appeal to fans of well-written contemporary women’s fiction with strong emotional and plot development.”—My YA & NA Book Obsession
“Blown Away was well written and pulled me in. The more I got to know Drew, Aidan, and their fellow chasers, the more I wanted to know them and their story.”—Cocktails and Books
“This book really does live up to its name! I was blown away by Blown Away.”—Author Groupies
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
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Emotionally charged with lots of sexual tension.
This was my first book by Brenda Rothert and what a great introduction to her writing it was. The story is told in first-person with chapters alternating between Drew and Aiden. We already know from the book blurb that Drew’s fiancé, Colby, died. Chapters 1 and 2 are kind of a prologue to the main story giving us more detail about what happened to Colby. The story then picks up one year later.Aiden was Colby’s best friend. He was attracted to Drew from the first time he met her but Colby got to her first and they ended up engaged. Now that Colby is dead Aiden feels guilty about the feelings he has for Drew and he also feels like he’s not good enough for her.
After a year of grieving Drew has decided to get on with her life and impulsively joins the storm chasing team that Colby was a part of; a team that Aiden is still on. When Drew is assigned to partner with Aiden he doesn’t know how he’ll be able to handle being next to her in a car all day.
This story is filled with sexual tension between Drew and Aiden. They spend hours with each other and Aiden alternates between lusting after Drew and pushing her away. When they finally get together the sexy time is HOT! There is liberal use of strong language throughout the book. Parts of this story were very emotional and I found it hard to put down.
I love books that have an epilogue and the one for this story is fantastic! It lets us know how Drew and Aiden are doing several years after the main story concludes. This might have been my first Brenda Rothert book but it won’t be my last one.
4 Exciting and Action-Filled Stars
She'd never meet another man like him. I'd never have another friend like him. Fate had stolen something precious from both of us. And I wasn't giving fate any more cracks at me.
Drew McGovern has had to be the rock, the strong one, for her family for as long as she can remember. When Drew loses her fiancée, Colby, unexpectedly, she doesn't think that she'll ever get over it, choosing instead to bury herself in her work and in routine. When Drew has the chance to join Colby's team of storm chasers, she sees it as a chance to step outside herself, to feel a little closer to Colby by experiencing the things that he did.
"I've been thinking today about finding a new challenge, and that feels good...It's probably just a mood, I'm sure it'll pass."
"Grab hold of the mood before it passes...Life's too short not to."
What Drew doesn't expect, though, is just how important Aiden O'Neal, Colby's best friend, and also part of the team, will become to her.
Since the loss of his family to a killer tornado, Aiden has refused to open his heart, afraid to lose another person. Although he'd loved Colby like a brother, Aiden has always harbored feelings for Drew, and the close quarters and constant togetherness once Drew joins the team prove to be the ultimate temptation.
Brenda Rothert's books are always go-to reads for me, and BLOWN AWAY is one that I was really looking forward to. I very much enjoyed the whole idea of the storm chasers, and was more than happy to live vicariously through them. The attraction between Drew and Aiden creates a delicious and sexy tension, and the rest of the characters make it all the more entertaining a read. In the end, BLOWN AWAY is about trust, about love, and about stepping outside of our comfort zones, all of which help us become the best versions of ourselves. 4 thoughtful, exciting, adventurous, and sexy stars for Brenda. I can't wait to see what she has coming up for us next.
A second chance at love
This story shows that hearts have a place for more than one person. Drew is ready for marriage but fate steps in. As time passes, she grows restless and wants to figure out who she really is. Up pops an opportunity to join her late fiance's storm chasing team, and she decides to challenge herself to see why he had loved it so much. Aiden is part of that team, and they are thrown together. His past keeps him from giving himself totally to anyone in the long term. Drew pushes him to the edge until they get caught in a storm. I enjoyed the growth of their characters, allowing them to move beyond the past. I highly recommend this story.