“Storm fits her. The cascading mane of jet-black hair, the cloud of darkness in her blue eyes peering out from behind the silver mask, the swirling uncertainty surrounding her, it all reminds me of a massive hurricane threatening on the horizon. And I am more than willing to let that storm crash down around me.”
“Sometimes a spark just needs a little fuel to ignite.”
Building Storm is the highly anticipated fourth book in the Hawke Family series by author extraordinaire, Gwyn McNamee. As with every book I have read of Ms. McNamee’s, I really am at a loss for words to do this story the justice it deserves and relay just how incredible this story is. I devoured this book as soon as it hit my kindle, and got so completely engrossed in it that the real world faded away, as I lost all sense of time and place. I laughed, I cried, I cursed, I swooned, and sizzled in my seat- as the story unfolded.
This book had quite a lot of stiff competition to face in the form of the other exceptional instalments in the series, and it would have been easy for this one to have been overshadowed by all the previous plots. But of course, Ms. McNamee held an ace up her sleeve with this story, and delivered a book that not only holds its own amongst greatness, but has its own stellar identity and edge. Having said that, though, this book could be read as a standalone, but as it is an important part of a series, I suggest reading all the books in their correct order to get all the backstories, character information and other relevant details- which will enhance your reading pleasure.
I won’t even touch on the storyline, as it would be too easy to give something away. But, I highly recommend this book, the entire series, and any of Ms. McNamee’s work- as you are sure to become as addicted to her stories and this series, as I am. She definitely should be on everyone’s ‘must read’ list!
Even though this is the final full-length novel in this series, I am looking forward to the short stories and spin-off that are yet to come!!
Thank you, Ms. McNamee!
Reviewed by @angelahayes