Just Released and Official Review: Storm by Jo Raven


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STORM (Sex and Bullets 1)

by Jo Raven

Raylin is on the run. Her father’s associates will stop at nothing to claim the money he owes them—including killing her. A last ditch ticket to Florida, a temporary house to hide in and no future to look forward to. That is, until she meets Storm, a tattooed bad boy who is housesitting down the beach and doing repairs for the summer. A perfect place, a perfect pair of strong arms, a spot of calm in which to hide for a while—or is it? Drop-dead gorgeous, kind, and hot in bed, Storm may not be what he seems. Who is the real Storm, and what is he hiding? Raylin had better find out before the bullets begin to fly. Standalone novel. No cliffhanger. *Warning: this book contains graphic language, sex, and violence. Mature readers only. Not intended for young readers

.* This is Book 1 of the Sex and Bullets series – a spin-off of the Inked Brotherhood series.


“Who the hell are you?” he whispers, his voice deep and hoarse, resonating inside my bones. “What are you doing here?”

“I’m just… housesitting,” I whisper back, scared and excited, and how can you be so stupid, Ray? “Let go of me.”

I shove at him and climb further up, to the top step. The sensor above us activates and light floods my face.

“You’re the one who caught me,” he says evenly, a splinter of something darker in his voice, and instead of running into the house and slamming the door shut, I turn around.

My lips part, my tongue curls against the roof of my mouth, and I stare. All the words be like, gone. Nothing to work with here. My throat dries up.

Good God, if he looked good from afar, he’s like a punch to the gut from up close. Gorgeous, with water drops gleaming on his lashes like diamonds, his dark hair plastered to his head and a light scruff darkening his jaw. His eyes are some shade of blue, washed out in the harsh light. With a thin scar running down one side of that ripped chest, black and red tattoos curling over his ribs, and his shorts clinging to his narrow hips, he’s…

Yeah, no words. My heart is hammering like I’ve run a hundred miles. Heat rises in my cheeks. My insides tighten and throb.

I think I’ve just fallen in instant and complete lust.

TRAILER 1 directed by and starring STORM cover model CRAIG GIERISH


TRAILER 2 starring STORM cover model CRAIG GIERISH



*I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review*
Whew! I have to say that Storm is unlike any others books that I have read by Jo Raven. This is what I would refer to as sexy suspense and she kept me enthralled and tantalized till the very last word. She has proven that no matter how the stories differ that she is still a phenomenal writer. I have been a fan girl of Jo Raven for quite some time and I noticed that her writing style still shines through even when taking risks with new stories. Her characters were still troubled and oh so sexy, just with a heavier dose of angst and danger. Boy, does she make danger look good! This story of Raylin and Storm is actually a spin off of her much loved Inked Brotherhood series. It is a stand alone so therefore no prior knowledge is required but once you get a taste of Jo Raven’s writing, you will want to devour all of her steamy books and delectable characters. Storm and Raylin’s love story is turbulent, all consuming, and a whirlwind that sweeps you away into their mysterious world. Secrets, sex, and bullets surround this couple and keep the reader intrigued.

“First rule of hiding: don’t sprout roots. Don’t get too comfy. Don’t talk to people.”

Storm is a sexy, tattooed, conflicted individual who spends his time running from his problems both literally and figuratively. He is hiding from his life and friends, who think that he is just delusional and paranoid. When he happens to run into the beautiful, frightened, and independent Raylin, he is enchanted and blown away by her body and soul. He is dark, mysterious, and broody gorgeousness with a heart of gold that wants to remain unattached, since everyone he has ever loved was put in danger for being connected to him. He tries to steer clear of Raylin to keep her safe, but safety is not the only thing that she is looking for.

“Fantasies of her taking over my thoughts- of me touching her, pleasuring her, of her riding me, bending over for me.”

All Raylin has ever wanted was a normal life. She has been running from danger brought down on her head because of her family. Boca Raton seems to be the perfect place for her to hide out for awhile and stop running, until she sees this giant, handsome man with lickable abs, rippling muscles. All sense of self preservation goes right out the window in the presence of this hunk. He leaves her yearning for a relationship that her nomad lifestyle will not permit. Can she resist him or should she hope for more and confide in this sexy beast?

“Do you want me inside you? Say it.”

“Oh God. My breasts ache, my sex clenches. “Yes”

“Yes what?”

“I want you.” I swallow. “Inside me.”

All I can say is that Storm gives James Bond a run for his money, both in suspense and sexiness. It is time to fire up that imagination and let it take you on a mysterious, sensual carpet ride with two strong willed, sexually intense individuals. They are sure to leave you out of breath, just beware of heart palpitations and bring along your inhaler for a story full of heat and heart. This story will make you fall in love with the beginning of the Sex and Bullets series as well as Raylin and Storm. I cannot wait to see what Hawk and Rook have in store for us in the following books in the series. Jo Raven does troubled bad boys and sassy heroines in an addicting style all her own. I recommend for a provocative, action packed, romance that will entertain and entice.

“Bottom-line is…Be careful. Death comes for everyone, sooner or later–sooner for who don’t believe in his scythe.”

Jo Raven is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, best known for her series Inked Brotherhood and Damage Control. She writes edgy, contemporary New Adult romance with sexy bad boys and strong-willed heroines. She writes about MME fighters and tattoo artists, dark pasts that bleed

into the present, loyalty and raw emotion. Add to that breathtaking suspense, super-hot sex scenes and a happy ending, and you have a Jo Raven® story.

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