This week's review is Hurricane Crimes by Chrys Fey.
Donovan Goldwyn only wanted to hide from the police, but the
hurricane shoved his car into a tree. Now he's trapped with a beautiful
woman while the evidence that can prove his innocence to a brutal crime
is out there for anyone to find.
As Hurricane Sabrina wreaks havoc, Beth has no other choice but to
trust Donovan to stay alive. But will she survive, or will she become
another hurricane crime?
Review: Before I
start the review, I want to point out this is a novella, approximately
50 pages long. I point this out because some readers buy a work and don't
realize that it's of short length and then give a terrible review
because they didn't realize it was not a full-length novel.
author did an amazing job of depicting a hurricane. Having never lived
through one (thankfully), I would have had no real reference to draw
from if the author had glossed over the fury and strength of a
hurricane. That wasn't necessary, because the scenes were written so
well, I felt the power of the wind, heard it battering the house, saw
the aftermath as though I was there.
liked Beth Kennedy immensely. She was strong and feisty and did what
needed to be done, no matter how scared she was. I admired her most for
her bravery. I don't know if I would
have gone out during a raging hurricane to help an accident victim. I
hope I would but until one is in the situation, it's hard to say how
I liked Donovan Goldwyn as
well. He's a little harder to get a feel for as the story is
predominately written in Beth's point of view. This isn't a negative,
just that we didn't get to know his thoughts and feelings like we did
The author does a wonderful job
handling who and what Donovan might be as well as making the
explanation believable. Sorry if this seems convoluted, but I don't want
to give away any spoilers. She handles the chemistry between Beth and
Donovan with a deft hand within the length of the story.
were a couple of things that kept me from giving this 5 stars. There
were a couple of occasions of strange phrasing such as referring to
tears as salt drops. Also, I'm a stickler
for point of view and there were a few places where there were issues
with it. Most non-writers probably wouldn't notice these, but they stuck
out for me.
That being said, I wish
Hurricane Crimes was longer because I enjoyed Beth and Donovan's story
and wanted to spend a bit more time with them.
Rating: 4 Stars