Review: Taming the Storm by Samantha Towle

Taming the Storm (The Storm, #3)

Taming the Storm
(The Mighty Storm #3)
Author: Samantha Towle
Publisher: Samantha Towle Writes Ltd
Published: July 1, 2014
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary


Lyla Summers hates men. Okay, maybe hate is a strong word … Lyla intensely dislikes men.

Her father has let her down her whole life. Her brother betrayed her in the worst way possible. And her past relationship experiences with men have been less than great.
Lyla is focussing all her energy into her band, Vintage, so when they receive an offer to sign with TMS Records, it seems that things are finally turning around for her. The last thing she wants is a man getting in the way.

Tom Carter loves women. Okay, love might be pushing it … Tom enjoys screwing lots of women.

When tragedy befalls his best friend, Tom finds himself making a promise to the big man upstairs – he’ll change his ways, if he saves the woman his best friend loves.
Tom’s prayer is answered. Now he has to change. Which means no sleeping around.

After Vintage’s manager breaks her leg skiing, Tom steps in as tour manager, and Lyla finds herself on tour with the man whore of rock.

Put one perpetually horny Tom and one sex resistant Lyla together, equals a recipe for disaster. Or so you’d think…

But an unexpected friendship is formed. A closeness neither of them expected. Putting one chastity belt and one lamp that is in desperate need of rubbing, to the test.

Will the sex storm that is Tom Carter, finally find himself tamed by the rock chick with a hardened heart, or will he go back to his womanizing ways…?

Taming the Storm was such a sexy, smokin’ hot, mischievous friends with benefits book. I enjoyed the delicious banters and the light angst and drama that accompanied this story.

We’ve met the panty-dropping, sexy as sin Tom Carter in the previous books of this series. The bassist of the famous rock band The Mighty Storm, he is definitely trouble. He’s a manwhore at its finest and he doesn’t believe in relationships. Then there’s this lovely and talented vocalist Lyla Summers of the Vintage band who has been on numerous heartbreaks which led her to become a man-hater. Little does she know that she’s about to break her rules when Tom becomes her band’s tour manager. Since the sexual tension is palpable between them, their hook-up turned into sex. Lots and lots of pure, unadulterated lusty raw sex everywhere. Lol.


Now how can she continue to play her never-trust-a-man card when Tom is so irresistible and their connection is just too strong?

I can say that this book is lighter compared to The Mighty Storm and Wethering the Storm. The characters were fun and there was a rich cast of secondary characters. Despite Tom and Lyla’s family dramas, the story didn’t surprisingly go all that deep in terms of angst, and I loved it. What I just didn’t quite like was Lyla’s inconsistent attitude and decisions. She reminds me of Tru in so many ways. However, I loved Tom’s character and how he developed all throughout the book. He’s one of those characters that really make me swoon from cover to cover! Although this book can be read as standalone, I suggest you read the previous books of the series first. That is if you do not want to be spoiled with Jake and Tru’s story of The Mighty Storm.


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