REVIEW – DANE’S STORM by Mia Sheridan

 

SYNOPSIS

Listening Length: 8 hours and 58 minutes

A gripping, exquisitely romantic new standalone by New York Times bestselling author Mia Sheridan.

Dane was her first kiss and the only man she ever loved . . . until their marriage crashed and burned. Now Audra has built a quiet life for herself running a flower shop she’s put her whole heart into. But Audra is left reeling when an unexpected circumstance brings Dane back into her world. He’s still as breathtaking as he ever was, and he still affects her more than any man she’s ever known. Yet learning to trust him again could be a matter of life and death . . .

When Dane offers to fly his ex-wife from California to Colorado to help correct a wrong, he never imagined the harrowing twist of fate awaiting them. When their plane goes down in the snowy mountain wilderness, Dane and Audra are stranded with no one to turn to but each other. Will their second crash end their lives—or save their souls?

THIS IS A STAND-ALONE SIGN OF LOVE NOVEL, INSPIRED BY CANCER. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

 

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****4.5 STARS*****
{Audiobook Generously Provided by Publisher}

 

 

I was lucky enough to be offered an arc of this audiobook. I’ve been a HUGE fan of Mia Sheridan’s and her Sign Of Loveseries since I started reading them back in 2013. Most of these stories have been second chance romances and almost always the couple has had to face almost insurmountable odds and that was very much the case for Dane and Audra in ”DANE’S STORM”. I’m not really big on audiobooks but I had a long road trip last weekend and this book did end up making my drive enjoyable. The story is told in alternating POVs that transition from past to present seamlessly. I thought both narrators, Erin Mallon and Lance Greenfield did a terrific job. I’m a very picky reader and the reason I normally don’t like audiobooks is that I am always afraid the voices will irritate me and ruin my reading experience, but these two narrators were perfect!

Dane and Audra met and fell in love right before they were about to start college. Dane comes from a very well known and wealthy family while Audra’s family is nearly impoverished. From the moment Audra saw Dane sitting on a bench outside the window of her art class, she was mesmerized and never thought for one second that someone like Dane could ever spare her a passing glance, but they end up falling fast and hard. They feel a strong pull towards one another and soon enough an incredible passion ignites and Audra winds up pregnant. Their first year together is stressful and tumultuous having to deal with an unexpected pregnancy, lifelong dreams that have to be put aside and Dane’s evil grandmother who disapproves of Audra and makes her feelings known whenever she can. When tragedy strikes the young couple, they’re both overwhelmed with grief and instead of leaning on each other for support, they try to deal with it in their own way and the lines of communication are completely shut down between them. Their marriage ends in divorce.

Now we are thrust into the present, which is almost ten years later and Audra is trying to launch her business which she has been saving every penny she has to make it a success. She owns a building that Dane gifted to her while they were married and she plans to run her floral shop while renting out the other spaces in the building to wedding-themed businesses. She’s so close to launching when she gets a notice from Dane’s grandmother’s attorney that she has 30 days to vacate the premises. Apparently, she signed a prenuptial agreement and has no legal claim to the building.

Audra has no choice but to seek Dane out. She hasn’t seen him in nearly ten years and it’s the last thing she wants because the pain from their past still haunts her to this day. All those years ago Audra thought she was doing Dane a favor by letting him go. She believed that she was holding him back from a life that he desired but that was so far from the truth. When she flies out to San Francisco to meet with Dane, it’s evident almost instantly that the connection between them is still very strong. He promises to help sort everything out with his grandmother.

They head back to Colorado on his private plane and soon the couple is facing the most precarious situation of their lives that force them to rely on each other for survival. Once their defenses are forced to the wayside in order to survive, will they be able to let go of the past and fight for the future they were always destined to have together?

Here are my overall ratings:

Heroes: 5
Heroine: 4
Plot: 5
Angst: 4.5
Steam: 5
Chemistry Between Heros & Heroine: 5

DANE’S STORM is currently available! It’s a definite must-read for Mia Sheridan fans and even for those of you who have never read any of her works. 😊

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2oLfmM1

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