4.5 stars for Storming Love: Earthquake — Derek & Hayden by Megan Linden @MLRPress #MM #Romance


Title: Storming Love: Earthquake — Derek & Hayden
Author Name & Publisher: Megan Linden — MLR Press
Publication Date & Length: July 12, 2015 — 56 pages


Derek Warden is certain his boss sent him to cover the conference in the middle of nowhere, Alaska, to punish him for something. After an unpleasant phone call from his father who tries to stop him from going, Derek is ready for the whole thing to be over before it even begins.

Hayden Shaw has been looking forward to this conference for months. The problem of fracking is very dear to his heart and he couldn’t wait to spend the long weekend with like-minded people.

Neither of them expected the big earthquake, but most importantly – they didn’t expect each other. Meeting again after over a decade may result in something even more surprising that the ground trembling under their feet.

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I enjoyed this installment in the series. One of my favorite kinds of stories is enemies-to-lovers, and this delivered on all the high points of the plot device. Derek and Hayden have terrific chemistry, and it’s obvious that the “hate” between them is actually not dislike or meanness. They come away from their arguments sharper, and the heat between them is great.

There were a few things that felt a bit cliched at times, such as Hayden’s assistant. I really wish she hadn’t been part of the story–I’m not a big fan of women who are only in a story so they can pressure their male friends to make a move, and she was the most irritating variety of that kind of character. However, she wasn’t in it much, and she was gone by the time the men worked things through for themselves.

The flow, pacing, and heat level were just right for the setting and characters. This was a nice, steamy read.



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Megan is one of those people who dreamed of being a writer since they were a little kid and then didn’t do anything about it for years. Then as a teenager she was introduced to fandom and… well. She fell head first into it and never looked back. At some point she decided to try writing her own characters in her own stories. And that’s where she is today.

When she’s not writing, Megan works as a psychologist and continues to learn the hard way that she can’t give all her clients their happy ending (she truly believes everyone can save themselves, though). That’s why she makes sure to give it to her characters, always.

She loves tv shows, books, fanworks, and pizza (not necessarily in that order).


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