Title: Herc & Pyotr (Storming Love Series: Meteor Strikes Book 5)
Author: Atom Yang
Publisher: MLR Press, LLC
Release Date: March 24th 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 106 pages
Reviewed by: Lili
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.90 stars out of 5
Herc thought he had the perfect life: a great partner and a meaningful career as a psychotherapist–until his partner left him a week ago and Herc became too depressed to see his clients. When a random meteorite punched a tidy hole in his car’s engine, it seemed like the world had it in for him, but bumping into Pyotr, the handsome older man who’s moved in a couple of doors down and happens to study things like falling stars, things might be looking up for Herc–and more may be falling than the skies in this light-hearted, apocalyptic romance.
I’ll start off by saying this story didn’t turn out at all as I had expected. I went expecting a science fiction book with a dark tone but what was delivered was a contemporary romance with relatable characters. And I loved every second of it.
-GREAT set of characters- both main and supporting. They were caring, smart, and selfless. Nicely done, Mr. Yang!
-The plot. I’d still classify this under contemporary, but it’s different from anything else out there.
-Snarky humor. Humor will always earn extra points from me.
-The story had a nice flow.
-The end… well, I won’t tell you how it ends but will say this girl doesn’t read sad books. 😀
I think this book was the whole package. You want romance? You got it. Humor? Got it. A break from the same style of contemporary romance? You’ll get one here. Excellent characterisation? Got it. Want a natural disaster? It’s got that, too! Should you give this a try?