Title: Gabriel & Avery (Storming Love Earthquake Book 1)
Author: Ann Anderson
Publisher: MLR Press
Release Date: July 6th 2015
Genre(s): MM Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 56 pages
Reviewed by: Rissa (an MM kinda girl)
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 3 stars out of 5
Loneliness has been Gabriel’s companion since his parents’ passing, growing with each sibling that leaves home to start their own life. When a big earthquake hits Alaska, Gabriel finds himself taking in Avery, his two daughters, and their grandmother and relishes not being so alone. Yet, Gabriel feels a spark of recognition he can’t explain about Avery, but more than that, he likes the company and wishes he could have a deeper relationship with the man. But when the small family has their new home, what could make Avery want to stay?
When I hear ‘earthquake’ I think unexpected & unplanned but also quick & fast moving. That’s not really the case here. Sure the earthquake itself was all of those things but it didn’t carry over into the story and characters.
Even though the fact is that Gabriel & Avery are the couple in this story, they don’t spend a whole lot together. The couple being together and interacting is the whole reason I like to read. So, because of this i felt disappointed in the story.
Even with that disappointment there were still some pluses mixed in. Gabriel is a kind hearted guy who has some empty -nest syndrome. He enjoys helping and taking care of others…he likes to feel needed. I was so routing for him to get the guy!
The Shelly situation I found plain ole weird. Just a way to add some unnecessary issue in an otherwise straightforward story. Not my cuppa but maybe I missed the bigger picture there.
Avery I felt like I really didn’t get to know like I did Gabriel. I can tell he is great at what he does and he’s an awesome father but other than that, we don’t see him a whole lot.
The story was left open ended and I know there’s a book two. I will probably continue on with this series because I want to see it all wrapped up in a nice bow. However, I will wait until the rest of the books are out so I can read them all at once.