I had the pleasure of reading "Secret Storm" by Amelia James. The book was re-released on October 2, 2012.
“I want to let you in, Jack, but I…. Oh hell, I just want you. I know you’re not what I need, but I don’t care. Take me to bed now and we’ll sort the rest out later.”
The last thing Sara Jensen needs is another risky relationship. She wants Jack, but she’s been hurt too many times to trust him even though he’s more than a friend. Jack won’t trust her, and that hurts more than her ex’s betrayal.
Jack Wheeler wants Sara. His long denied lust burns barely contained. But a dangerous secret comes back to haunt him, a secret so horrible he can’t trust anyone with it, not even the woman he desires more than anything.
For the first time since they met, they’re both available, but the timing couldn’t be worse. Sara’s not too eager to trust a man again, and Jack refuses to reveal his secret. Getting involved now is complicated, but Sara and Jack have waited long enough. Neither one of them can control their desires. But there’s a storm approaching, and as hard as she tries, Sara can’t run away from Jack’s past. Jack won’t accept her help, and Sara doesn’t know how long she can wait for him to realize he needs her.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Ms. James did a wonderful job bringing the characters to life. I was completely engrossed in the story and once I picked it up, I couldn't put it back down! The chemistry between Jack and Sara starts out as friendly, then changes to turbulent, and then ends up being passionate. It was a huge roller coaster ride! The story was a complete erotic novel with an alpha male, a tempting heroine, and hot, hot sex scenes. Speaking of sex scenes, even though it was not an actual BDSM theme, there were some serious dominant tendencies. Loved it - it was a great read!