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Storm Damages

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Author: Magda Alexander

Published: July 9th 2013 by Magda Alexander

Format: Kindle Edition , 308 pages

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Language: English


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Alternate cover for this ASIN can be found here WARNING: This is a hot, steamy read with explicit language and sex scenes. For mature audiences. There's a fine line between love...and obsession Promising law student Elizabeth Watson struggled her entire life to claw out of her dirt-poor background. And now the thing she's dreamed of, an associate position at her law firm, Alternate cover for this ASIN can be found here WARNING: This is a hot, steamy read with explicit language and sex scenes. For mature audiences. There's a fine line between love...and obsession Promising law student Elizabeth Watson struggled her entire life to claw out of her dirt-poor background. And now the thing she's dreamed of, an associate position at her law firm, is within reach. As long as she keeps up her grades, makes law review. And stays out of trouble. But trouble is just what walks in the door one scorching hot summer day.When Gabriel Storm crashes into Elizabeth's life she wants nothing to do with him. After all, he's on the opposing side of a business deal her law firm represents. If she's seen with him, she can kiss her career goodbye. But she can't stay away from the billionaire who put the "B" in bad boy, and soon she's embroiled in an affair hot enough to make every ounce of her being burn. She should walk away, hell, she should run away, but she can't. Because all she cares about is his kiss, his touch, and the way she feels when she's in his arms. Even if to be with him means the ruin of everything else.

30 review for Storm Damages

  1. 5 out of 5

    Crazy for Books (Stephanie)

    ARC provided by the author for an honest review 4.5 BLOODY GOOD STARS!!!! Okay, let me say that I really liked this book. But I'm am so pissed I could spit venom. I had no idea this was a series and as it got to a certain point I realized that there was no way to wrap it up before it would end. I want the next book NOW! All I can say is ARRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH! Another CLIFFHANGER! Gabriel Storm, is a titled British playboy in Washington, D.C. to make deal for his family's company, for which he' ARC provided by the author for an honest review 4.5 BLOODY GOOD STARS!!!! Okay, let me say that I really liked this book. But I'm am so pissed I could spit venom. I had no idea this was a series and as it got to a certain point I realized that there was no way to wrap it up before it would end. I want the next book NOW! All I can say is ARRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH! Another CLIFFHANGER! Gabriel Storm, is a titled British playboy in Washington, D.C. to make deal for his family's company, for which he's the COO. While there he meets young struggling law student Elizabeth Watson, who works for the opposing counsel to the deal. He's immediately smitten with this woman who is very different than the women he usually dates. He's not sure why he's so attracted to her, but he must have her. As for Elizabeth, she has many demons in her past. A childhood no one should go through, Gabriel either for that matter. Maybe that's why they gravitate towards each other. But Elizabeth is determined to keep it at causal sex, though she's sworn off men for the past three years. Something is different about Gabriel and she can't deny him. But if anyone at her office finds out that she's sleeping with the opposition, her life and career would be over. Soon the law firm has to travel to England to finish the deal, but there are machinations going on behind the scenes that neither of them know about determined to keep them apart. Elizabeth has to break his heart in order to keep he and his family safe at the same time holding on to a burden she must carry on her own. The sex is HOT and they have lots of it. Gabe is dashing and driven to be with her, even when she resists at every turn. Elizabeth has so many issues, but she's strong and smart and sweet and loving. Gabe sees all that in her and I believe a chance to have real love in his life. Something he's never had. I said it in my status update, but with a mother like his, who needs enemies. I think Gabriel sees a never loved, lost, broken soul in Elizabeth like himself and that's what draws him to her. I would have liked for him to have searched a little for another culprit, but I get why he may have jumped to the conclusions he did. I think Magda Alexander did a great job of putting in twists and turns that you can believe and with so many billionaire-meets-impressionable-young-woman books out there, she did a great job of making this a little more original than copying the same pattern. You can imagine that someone working their way through law school with a tattered childhood and past, could potentially meet as slightly older wealthy man through company dealings. And although, as she says, she's twenty pounds overweight, Elizabeth's not out of the realm of normal women. I highly recommend this book if you like romance with angst, back stabbing and lots of hot sex. Ms. Alexander, please hurry with the next book. I MUST know what happens!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Lacie

    O. EM. GEE -- OH MY GAWD!! Is an ending like this even legal?! Somebody get the fucking AED machine because my ❤ just stopped. I am so pissed!! I had no idea going in that this was just the beginning of a series and now I'm enraged. Like warpath crazy - I'm thinking that I will pull myself together and up from this cliff that I'm dangling from then throw myself off completely (a bit dramatic I know but WHAT THE FUCK?!?!) UGHH!! Storm Damages 2 now, PLEASE! I want it so bad. NO, scratch that - I NE O. EM. GEE -- OH MY GAWD!! Is an ending like this even legal?! Somebody get the fucking AED machine because my ❤ just stopped. I am so pissed!! I had no idea going in that this was just the beginning of a series and now I'm enraged. Like warpath crazy - I'm thinking that I will pull myself together and up from this cliff that I'm dangling from then throw myself off completely (a bit dramatic I know but WHAT THE FUCK?!?!) UGHH!! Storm Damages 2 now, PLEASE! I want it so bad. NO, scratch that - I NEED IT!!!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Vixster

    Like some other reviewers I think this is on the lines of a couple of well known books! I have to admit though this one fooled me at every turn, it didn't play out like I expected, which for me is a mega plus and I really enjoyed it till I realised it wasn't a stand alone! A defo rec but not for those who steer clear of trilogies or on going books to a series (unless it's those with other characters ) without knowing the release date of the whole set... That's my only miff! I need the second book r Like some other reviewers I think this is on the lines of a couple of well known books! I have to admit though this one fooled me at every turn, it didn't play out like I expected, which for me is a mega plus and I really enjoyed it till I realised it wasn't a stand alone! A defo rec but not for those who steer clear of trilogies or on going books to a series (unless it's those with other characters ) without knowing the release date of the whole set... That's my only miff! I need the second book right now!!!!!

  4. 5 out of 5

    *J* Too Many Books Too Little Time

    4/4.5 Stars!!! But I read this book anyways, knowing full well it would have a cliffhanger ending. The author was kind enough to provide a peek at the next book but let's face it....you thought that would help? Yeah, nope it didn't. It just made me want to know more, and want the next book sooner. So thanks...bunches! :) So...when I first started reading this book for some reason it reminded me of the Crossfire series. Don't ask me why...it just did. Because it is part of a series we don't get a lo 4/4.5 Stars!!! But I read this book anyways, knowing full well it would have a cliffhanger ending. The author was kind enough to provide a peek at the next book but let's face it....you thought that would help? Yeah, nope it didn't. It just made me want to know more, and want the next book sooner. So thanks...bunches! :) So...when I first started reading this book for some reason it reminded me of the Crossfire series. Don't ask me why...it just did. Because it is part of a series we don't get a lot in this first book....other than lots of unanswered questions. We get introduced to the two main characters, Elizabeth and Gabriel. Elizabeth is a law student and works as an AA at a law firm in town. In the elevator she meets Gabriel Storm, who just happens to be the head of the company her law firm is negotiating against. Ruh Roh! Gabriel is a persistent little thing and manages to get his claws in Elizabeth. Elizabeth tries to keep Gabriel at arms length--not just because she could lose her job, but because she has an unsavory history with men. Again, we don't get a lot of background on Gabriel or Elizabeth yet. I am assuming more will be revealed as the series progresses. Needless to say, Gabriel and Elizabeth try to keep their relationship a secret. The majority of the book was Gabriel's persuit of Elizabeth--but things really started getting interesting at the end. Problems arise, secrets are kept, drama unfolds. Unfortunatley saying too much will give the story away, so you'll just have to take my word for it. The storyline was definitely different and I am intrigued to see how everything will play out. I just hope we don't have to wait too long for the next book....or I MIGHT lose interst. Just saying....

  5. 4 out of 5

    Janey

    I'm a sucker for a rich, tortured, domineering H and yes, I will pick up most books with that same storyline. After all, we have plenty to choose from these days. Storm Damage ticked all the right boxes, and a few more too, which was a most pleasant surprise. Elizabeth Watson is in a good place..she's a well respected law student, right on track to become an associate at her law firm. She has been focused, driven and damn right determined to get that post. Gabriel Storm is the COO of Storm Industri I'm a sucker for a rich, tortured, domineering H and yes, I will pick up most books with that same storyline. After all, we have plenty to choose from these days. Storm Damage ticked all the right boxes, and a few more too, which was a most pleasant surprise. Elizabeth Watson is in a good place..she's a well respected law student, right on track to become an associate at her law firm. She has been focused, driven and damn right determined to get that post. Gabriel Storm is the COO of Storm Industries, the heir to an earldom, and a mighty fine specimen to boot! They first set eyes on each other in her firm’s elevator, where words and heated glances are exchanged. They then find themselves on opposing sides of a multi-million dollar negotiation, where there is definitely no room for personal desires. But Gabriel likes what he sees, and he is relentless in his pursuit. Elizabeth is holding her own, but his charismatic ways are slowly beating her resolve. I guess this is where the story stepped up a notch for me, because we get to see the dominating, irresistible, alluring Gabe, but he also has a sensitive, perceptive side, which develops into near perfection! I enjoyed meeting all the supporting characters too, even the vindictive ones, and savoured the family back story. My only dislike and that was a big DISLIKE was the cliffy..I know it keeps us glued, I know it keeps us wanting, but what an ending...how could you, Magda? Demanding #2 tout suite!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Jacqueline's Reads

    FREE!!!! There's a fine line between love . . . and obsession Promising law student Elizabeth Watson struggled her entire life to claw out of her dirt-poor background. And now the thing she's dreamed of, an associate position at her law firm, is within reach. As long as she keeps up her grades, makes law review. And stays out of trouble. But trouble is just what walks in the door one scorching hot summer day. When Gabriel Storm crashes into Elizabeth's life she wants nothing to do with hi FREE!!!! There's a fine line between love . . . and obsession Promising law student Elizabeth Watson struggled her entire life to claw out of her dirt-poor background. And now the thing she's dreamed of, an associate position at her law firm, is within reach. As long as she keeps up her grades, makes law review. And stays out of trouble. But trouble is just what walks in the door one scorching hot summer day. When Gabriel Storm crashes into Elizabeth's life she wants nothing to do with him. After all, he's on the opposing side of a business deal her law firm represents. If she's seen with him, she can kiss her career goodbye. But she can't stay away from the billionaire who put the "B" in bad boy, and soon she's embroiled in an affair hot enough to make every ounce of her being burn. She should walk away, hell, she should run away, but she can't. Because all she cares about is his kiss, his touch, and the way she feels when she's in his arms. Even if to be with him means the ruin of everything else.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Kara

    4.5 stars. Loved this one. Damn cliffhanger. Magda Alexander knows "Men are my Achilles heel, my Kryptonite.". Whew. This is one hot exciting book! I'm sure y'all know "you know what they say about good intentions, Storm. The road to hell is paved with them." And sometimes hell is a mighty great place to be! *wink* But alias I remember: "I am my own women, the captain of my soul." True story there!!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Elizabeth

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  9. 5 out of 5

    YA Reads Book Reviews

    Super underdeveloped. It's not even worth my time to write a full, detailed review. The main female lead was AWFUL. The books needs a total revamp edit job. The sex scenes were GROSS. Seriously.....stop calling body parts weird names. Your sex scenes shouldn't make me want to gag. Didn't like this one at all.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Rhian Jones

    So loved this book, Gabriel reminded me of Christian/Jesse/Gideon so what's not to love! Read it pretty much in one sitting, can't wait for book 2!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Pam Nelson

    I struggled with the sound effects in this audiobook, I am not used to hearing anything but the narrator and it can be a bit of a distraction. It didn’t really add to the story in my opinion. Elizabeth and Gabriel have an instant connection and it sweet to see this big strong man fall for her. Elizabeth never sees Gabe for anything but a man, whereas everyone else wants something from Gabe. Their story takes on ups and downs how they try and fight their attraction but it never works. Then the sn I struggled with the sound effects in this audiobook, I am not used to hearing anything but the narrator and it can be a bit of a distraction. It didn’t really add to the story in my opinion. Elizabeth and Gabriel have an instant connection and it sweet to see this big strong man fall for her. Elizabeth never sees Gabe for anything but a man, whereas everyone else wants something from Gabe. Their story takes on ups and downs how they try and fight their attraction but it never works. Then the snag happens and the blackmail. Then the CLIFFY people! Lol The narration was ok, I did find it odd that it is narrated by a man when most of the book is in female POV, can’t complain because Anthony LeRoy Lovato female voice is pleasant.

  12. 4 out of 5

    ✿kawehi.reviews

    "Coffee will be fine, Miss …" "Watson. Elizabeth Watson. Just like your queen." ... --Gabriel Storm. My brief thoughts: SO....Good girl has a weakness for bad boys...meets HER OWN bad boy...bad boy pursues her relentlessly and is mighty sexy while doing it...the two fall in love but trouble arises.... *Gah I want that!! Just not the trouble part!* ........ A VERY nice book debut from Magda Alexander!! A friend of mine had added this book to her TBR shelf on goodreads and I knew that the "Coffee will be fine, Miss …" "Watson. Elizabeth Watson. Just like your queen." ... --Gabriel Storm. My brief thoughts: SO....Good girl has a weakness for bad boys...meets HER OWN bad boy...bad boy pursues her relentlessly and is mighty sexy while doing it...the two fall in love but trouble arises.... *Gah I want that!! Just not the trouble part!* ........ A VERY nice book debut from Magda Alexander!! A friend of mine had added this book to her TBR shelf on goodreads and I knew that the moment I saw it I had to have it!! ;) Gabriel Storm definitely met my addiction for alpha possessive males. He's rich, powerful, and smart. Not to mention he's quite the charmer and is ultra dominant and a total bad a*s. Especially in the bedroom!! Hehe. Elizabeth, on the other hand is just your everyday ordinary girl trying to make something of herself. She works at a law firm in hopes of one day acquiring a more steady and higher income position and meets Gabriel there. Sparks fly between the two and they taken on a tumultuous affair. Only , when clashing between their pasts, social status', rising corporate tensions, and outside forces come into play how will it all unfold? ..... My analysis: While I will admit that the saying "opposites attract" comes into view here, I think my only complaint about the story is the ROMANCE element between Gabriel and Elizabeth. While I did find Gabriel's persistence to pursue Elizabeth swoon worthy (*since she was very hesitant and reluctant to embark into a relationship with him in the beginning), sometimes it seemed more like LUST over love. I would like to see more of an actual 'relationship' between the two in the next installment and without giving anything away it should be possible since it's basically back to square one for Gabriel and Elizabeth. With that said, over all "Storm Damages" was a great read. Quite the page turner! It kept me very engaged and enraptured for 2 hours. I'm not saying this to please or placate the author since I had actually requested a review copy for my blog but I GENUINELY liked it. The ending was a definite shocker and made me sad for Elizabeth as it is quite a cliffhanger (at least in my eyes it is). Ms. Alexander does do us readers the courtesy however of giving us a sneak peak of the next book in the series, "Storm Damages 2," and fuels my curiosity even more as to how Gabriel and Elizabeth's sizzling romance will turn out. Will the two work out or are things just not meant to be? I can't wait to find out!! Gosh, I want the next book to come out already! ..... "You taste like peaches. Wonder what the rest of you tastes like?" “Look at me.” He orders. Slowly, my gaze engages his. “I’m going to f*ck you like you’ve never been fucked before.” I don’t doubt him for a second. “I can smell how much you want me. It makes me want to rip off your clothes, f*ck you right here, right now.... “I’m going to f*ck you until you don’t know whether it’s day or night.” I received a review copy courtesy from the author in an exchange for an honest review.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Hope

    I received this book in exchanged for a honest review. *Clears throat* First off...WHAT?!?!?!?! WHAT?!?!?! WHY!!!!!!!! Why must it end like that?!?!?! :( :( :( Second, this was the most amazing book I have ever read. Honestly, it is. My favorite book was Beautifully Damaged, but now its Storm Damages. If you have the chance to read this book, DO IT! Don't try to talk yourself out of it, just do it. Like right now!! Go GO GO! :) Elizabeth Watson is sweet, caring, loyal, strong, and damaged. She h I received this book in exchanged for a honest review. *Clears throat* First off...WHAT?!?!?!?! WHAT?!?!?! WHY!!!!!!!! Why must it end like that?!?!?! :( :( :( Second, this was the most amazing book I have ever read. Honestly, it is. My favorite book was Beautifully Damaged, but now its Storm Damages. If you have the chance to read this book, DO IT! Don't try to talk yourself out of it, just do it. Like right now!! Go GO GO! :) Elizabeth Watson is sweet, caring, loyal, strong, and damaged. She had a unbelievably tough childhood, but she survived thanks to her roommate (or what Storm calls him flatmate), Casey. He is like her big brother, he doesn't really play a huge role in the book, but he is there. Everything she goes through, you feel it. You form this connection with Elizabeth and it just sticks through the whole book. Gabriel Storm, *swoon* talk about sexy. He is so alpha-male, but not so much where it's mean or annoying. He's so possessive it is hot! Like burning the pages hot. He is also a sweetheart who is damaged because of everything. He's a great guy and I feel bad for what happens. :( Not gonna say more. Brianna is Storm's sister and she is so funny and is always covering Gabe's and Liz's asses, even when they are in a bad position if you know what I mean? ;) His Mother is the most biggest selfish, manipulative bitch I've ever read. I just wanted to slap her with a big thick book. Ok, rant over. :) It has romance, steamy scenes, sweetness, laughter, heartache, heartbreak, damaged pasts, and betrayal. It is like Cinderella mixed with Fifty Shades of Grey (without the BDSM of course). This book is amazing, and if you are thinking of reading it, do it. Don't second guess it, just buy it! Do it! Like right now! GO GO GO! :) Thank you for letting me read it! :) Great work Magda Alexander! Please Please Please make the sequel soon!!!!!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Danielle ⚾️ (Danielle's Escape)

    Wow this book had me from the moment I started it. Mr. Storm is very swoon worthy! I could not believe the fricken cliffhanger! Really?!?! I can't wait to see how this story will continue. I can only hope the author doesn't take forever to bring us book 2.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Jazmín Marín

    1 Star This was promising and I have to admit I'm intrigued 'cause there's a cliffhanger but not enough to jump to the next book. To me, it felt too rushed to actually get and feel their chemistry and the writing didn't help much. Sorry but not a good job to me.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca

    You know when you read a greeeeeat book, and then it ends, and you're just left sitting there like... Well, that's exactly how I felt when I finished reading Storm Damages by Magda Alexander. Before I get started, I just want to mention that if you adored the Fifty Shades Trilogy or any books by the amazing Sylvia Day then you will just devour this one. Elizabeth Watson. Within her busy life as a Law student and working full time at a Law firm in Washington D.C, she has a strict "No males allo You know when you read a greeeeeat book, and then it ends, and you're just left sitting there like... Well, that's exactly how I felt when I finished reading Storm Damages by Magda Alexander. Before I get started, I just want to mention that if you adored the Fifty Shades Trilogy or any books by the amazing Sylvia Day then you will just devour this one. Elizabeth Watson. Within her busy life as a Law student and working full time at a Law firm in Washington D.C, she has a strict "No males allowed" rule. But when Gabriel Storm strides into her view, Elizabeth can't believe she is this attracted to him. With the biggest deal of her boss's life being negotiated, she knows there is no way on earth that she can play around with the main man from the other side. But something is drawing her to him, and him to her too. With sparks flying, lust and passion practically oozing between the two of them, is there any way they can stay away from each other? Well, what can I say? I am just such a sucker for a man in a suit, who is powerful, broad and in control. And I can tell you that, ladies, if you also adore this type of man, then you are in for a treat. Meet Gabriel Storm. Dayumm. There is so much intensity whenever Elizabeth and Gabriel meet, it almost sent my Kindle up in flames. Passion, lust, desire, it's all there. The perfect naughty romance that I kinda' really like. The story is told in first person, smoothly switching from Elizabeth's point of view to Gabriel's, from chapter to chapter, and picking up the story from where they left off each time. I absolutely LOVE when authors do this, it's just fantastic knowing what each character is feeling or thinking about a certain situation or event, and I think it's probably the best way to tell a story. Magda Alexander has created an easy to follow plot, something incredibly difficult to put down, which explains why I was up until the early hours of the morning devouring it! The story line really keeps you guessing, just an absolute page-turner. The majority of the book is a lusty, passionate adventure between Elizabeth and Gabriel. Wanting each other, and trying to keep away proves to be something that the author is extremely good at writing about. Every emotion is reflected straight to the reader's heart, allowing you to really feel for the characters. It was just brilliant. As I said, I'd definitely recommend this to anyone who likes a bit of naughtiness, a bit of rudeness, and a lot of teasing. I also want to mention that unlike FSOG, this book isn't too concerned with the whips and chains side of things, but there's a lot of *sexual references*, and rather strong too. I think you should allll give this one a read, you'd be silly not too! And there's also a no.2 due out, so there's even more Gabriel Storm to enjoy!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Michelle ♥ The Romance Vault ♥

    Firstly I want to get this off my chest, some reviewers have likened this book to This Man and I have got to say it absolutely is not anything like This Man, it doesn't have the heart pounding moments, it doesn't have the unequivocal, dominant strutting English apha extraordinaire it also doesn't have the powerful deliverance that This Man has either. That said this book is good IN IT'S OWN RIGHT. It really isn't up there with the big guns out there though, it just isn't in their league but it de Firstly I want to get this off my chest, some reviewers have likened this book to This Man and I have got to say it absolutely is not anything like This Man, it doesn't have the heart pounding moments, it doesn't have the unequivocal, dominant strutting English apha extraordinaire it also doesn't have the powerful deliverance that This Man has either. That said this book is good IN IT'S OWN RIGHT. It really isn't up there with the big guns out there though, it just isn't in their league but it definitely has potential. It's very, very predictable, it also annoys me to no end when someone trys to take on a British character and then falls short. So many things just didn't sit right with Gabriel's English, his mannerisms and his vernacular, some bits were spot on and then poof a poorly produced piece of text and the demon is nipping at the heels again reminding you that this has been written by someone whose not British. Like using the terms of endearment 'love' all the time and 'duck', heck Magda even got a cheerio in! Gabriel's character is a roller coaster, he has a dominant edge but then speaks quite flowery and endearing which threw me a few times; up and down all the time. That said though he has the potential to be uber hot and domineering, just wish Magda had a British person helping her with British idioms and characteristics, he'd be spot on then. Having said all the above this book is a rather good read though, yes I harped it isn't up there with the greats but it is extremely close and with a few things ironed out it would be. Yes it's predictable but it's very readable, it does have a good storyline the chemistry is great between them, the sex is hot albeit sometimes delivered a tad dirty-rag magazine-ish. It has everything you wish in a good book, good characters, lifestyle, chemistry, nasty folk, I can't argue with any of that, they do bring this little world of Gabriel and Elizabeth's to life. The last thing that has really irked me though is THIS IS NOT A STANDALONE and freakin hell I was miffed when I got to the end and read the minor cliffhanger (sorry didn't feel it was a major cliffhanger it was predictable that was going to happen right back at the first episode of his I saw what was coming) WHY THE HELL CAN'T AUTHORS SAY THIS IS BOOK 1, the next book is not out until DECEMBER!! Not happy about that, I usually wait when I am warned but jeez they was no warning in the blurb. Here's another one though I hope to heaven this finalises in book 2, a six month wait already is enough please don't subject us to this story taking a year to fulfill by string it out to a trilogy, that would be too much! So this would have been a four star read but I'm knocking another star off for not knowing it wasn't going to start and finish and now have to wait six months.

  18. 5 out of 5

    V

    NO. FREAKING. WAY! Ok, I knew there was a huge cliffhanger to this book just from reading a few reviews, not to mentioned by 70% you know it could be a combination of/all of several 'somethings' but I never would have guessed the last few paragraphs! CRUEL!!!!! You know the ending to 'Collide'.....well this one blows that cliffhanger out of the water completely! I must admit though, I wasnt too sure I would like this book....being likened to similar books (which I also enjoyed) but I thought it wo NO. FREAKING. WAY! Ok, I knew there was a huge cliffhanger to this book just from reading a few reviews, not to mentioned by 70% you know it could be a combination of/all of several 'somethings' but I never would have guessed the last few paragraphs! CRUEL!!!!! You know the ending to 'Collide'.....well this one blows that cliffhanger out of the water completely! I must admit though, I wasnt too sure I would like this book....being likened to similar books (which I also enjoyed) but I thought it would just be a carbon-copy. Although initially, as you are introduced to the characters, you see there are similarities. Liz is a law student working as a paralegal/assistant for a law firm, who are negotiating a huge deal between their client and Storm Industries. Gabriel is the multi-billionaire owner of said company and the two meet in an elevator whilst on their way to a meeting (hhmm sound familiar?) The chemistry is off the charts and they soon end up in a limo......yep i know. So begins a covert affair for a few days, during which you learn more about Liz's childhood as a foster child, her friendship with Casey (her flatmate) and Gabriel's upbringing as a Lord/Duke or whatever.....basically his family is as close to royalty as you can get outside of Buckingham Palace. He of course has not had an easy life (outside of the massive wealth, castles, hotels etc etc).....enter his BITCH of a mother. Grrrggghh I HATE her! She is simply a snobby cow that belongs back in the 18th century with all the arrange-marriages/marrying according to class bullshit! Anyway.....so the affair brings them over to London to complete the negotiations, during which they try to hide their encounters for Liz fears she will lose her job as she is technically cavorting with the 'enemy'. The last 20% of the book builds up to cliffhanger (cruel i say, cruel!) which involves a serious misunderstanding between the two (no doubt involving the mother and others too),also something to do with Gabriel which, if it is what I fear it is, will cause even more heartbreak and then Liz's predicament......well I wont way anymore. So it isnt just one element that makes up the ending, but rather several convoluted aspects that make my mind reel with how (IF) they are going to be resolved. Did I like it.....bloody hell yes! Gabriel is a classic aplha-hot-slightly possessive book boyfriend with the right amount of arrogance/cheekiness. Liz is a likeable heroine, who works hard to get what she wants. Though for me she did wonder far too many times why she was so attracted to Gabriel and why her body responded to him...... errrrr....thats simple.....because he's freakin' hot that's why! 4.5 stars, but im going to round up because, yes, the ending was awesome!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Gloria Antypowich

    I offered to read this book for a fair review and I have to say it was more than I’d bargained for! It kept me hooked from the first page to the last….but I must admit I was so shocked by the ending, I wanted to scramble to buy book 2 and find out what comes next. But it isn’t available yet and that is just down right mean! I loved the fact that Elizabeth is an ordinary hard working girl who is committed to doing her best to advance in her job, as well as hitting the books to finish getting her l I offered to read this book for a fair review and I have to say it was more than I’d bargained for! It kept me hooked from the first page to the last….but I must admit I was so shocked by the ending, I wanted to scramble to buy book 2 and find out what comes next. But it isn’t available yet and that is just down right mean! I loved the fact that Elizabeth is an ordinary hard working girl who is committed to doing her best to advance in her job, as well as hitting the books to finish getting her law degree. She’s not impossibly beautiful and she’s got curves…maybe even a few extra pounds. She admits that she loves men and she loves having sex, but she can’t afford any distractions so she’s sworn off them. Gabriel Storm is definitely an attractive distraction and he has set his focus on Elizabeth. He oozes sex and Elizabeth has been celibate for three years. Against her better judgment, she lets him persuade her, determined it will be a one night stand. A night of hot, passionate sex is like a drop of water to a parched man; not nearly enough. Being with him could cost her job…everything she has worked so hard for; but he is insistent and passionate and she is hungry for what he offers. Alexander writes hot sex scenes, but this book is more than that. It has a plot that weaves around dysfunctional childhoods, personal conflict, betrayal, loss, black mail, differences in social standings, coercion; there are so many twists and turns, it keeps you hanging on, breathlessly wondering what will come next. Don’t miss a great read…be prepared to want the next one NOW!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Brandi

    Warning: THIS IS NOT A STAND-ALONE BOOK! See how easy that was? Authors, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE hear me when I say YOUR READERS GROW TIRED OF UNEXPECTED CLIFFHANGERS! I do not mind a cliffhanger. It's become expected. However, we, your loyal readers, deserve to be warned. I like this book. I like the H and the h and the secondary characters. I like the setting and the storyline. I would have liked it more had I known I was not reading a completed story. I will read the next book (and hope beyond Warning: THIS IS NOT A STAND-ALONE BOOK! See how easy that was? Authors, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE hear me when I say YOUR READERS GROW TIRED OF UNEXPECTED CLIFFHANGERS! I do not mind a cliffhanger. It's become expected. However, we, your loyal readers, deserve to be warned. I like this book. I like the H and the h and the secondary characters. I like the setting and the storyline. I would have liked it more had I known I was not reading a completed story. I will read the next book (and hope beyond hope the story will be completed in the next book). What difference does it make, you ask? It simply boils down to time management. I am a full time wife, mother, and employee. I have very limited time to read. Now, six months from now, when the rest of the story is released, I will have to spend time that I DO NOT HAVE to re-read this book so I can follow along with book 2. The warning would have allowed me to spend my time now reading a book that has been completed, and six months from now, I could have spent my time reading both books back-to-back. You would still get your money. I would still have to buy two separate books to get one completed story, but I would not have felt like my time was wasted. I reiterate that I enjoyed this book. I will read the next one, no doubt. But I can not WAIT until enough readers take a stand to put a stop to this ridiculous trend of "half of the story now, the rest of the story next year".

  21. 5 out of 5

    Selenia

    Absolutely A-MAZING!!!!! From the beginning I swear I felt like 3 of my favorite characters rolled into one......Christian Grey, Gideon Cross and Jesse Ward.......equals out to Gabriel Storm. Lordy this book was freakin hot and I have to say that it left me dying for more, to see what happens next. Not to give to much away if you haven't read it but, I love how Elizabeth is quiet keeps to herself but can definitely hold her own as well. Thank you for the 1st few pages for book 2 however I am now Absolutely A-MAZING!!!!! From the beginning I swear I felt like 3 of my favorite characters rolled into one......Christian Grey, Gideon Cross and Jesse Ward.......equals out to Gabriel Storm. Lordy this book was freakin hot and I have to say that it left me dying for more, to see what happens next. Not to give to much away if you haven't read it but, I love how Elizabeth is quiet keeps to herself but can definitely hold her own as well. Thank you for the 1st few pages for book 2 however I am now dying for it to come out like............TOMORROW!!! LOL Great job looking forward to book 2

  22. 4 out of 5

    Kim

    OMG!... wait... let me breath first... OMGG! WHAT THE HELL!! OMG!!! WHAT THE FUCK!!! OMGGG!! I NEED THE SECOND BOOOK!!! HOLY SHIT! I NEEED IT I DUNNO HOW TO CONTINUE MY LIFE WITHOUT IIITT!! ;A; GIVE IT TO MEEEEE! #HATINGCLIFFHNGERS

  23. 4 out of 5

    Valentina "TinchyB"

    This kind of ending must be illegal!!!! Major cliffhanger!!!!!!!Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!! And a second book isn't near release date yet!!!

  24. 5 out of 5

    Rachel

    Law student Elizabeth meets Gabriel while working on a project. While Gabriel is on the opposing side of the corporate deal that she is helping on, that doesn't seem to deter Gabriel from getting want he wants...and that's Elizabeth. Elizabeth is instantly attracted to Gabriel and there are several things wrong with that situation. Not only has she sworn off guys after almost dumping her collegiate career in the crapper, he's the sexy Brit mogul working to purchase her clients company!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Tammy Bland

    Received this book for an honest review. **WARNING: CLIFFHANGER** AMAZING !!! What can you say about a first time author that keeps you up all hours of the night because you don't want to put a book down ? Elizabeth Watson works at her dream job in her dream law firm attending law school at night. She wants to be in Corporate Law and that is exactly the track she is on as long as she stays out of trouble and keeps her grades up. She has sworn off men for the last three years. Men are her weakness Received this book for an honest review. **WARNING: CLIFFHANGER** AMAZING !!! What can you say about a first time author that keeps you up all hours of the night because you don't want to put a book down ? Elizabeth Watson works at her dream job in her dream law firm attending law school at night. She wants to be in Corporate Law and that is exactly the track she is on as long as she stays out of trouble and keeps her grades up. She has sworn off men for the last three years. Men are her weakness and she has too much riding on her staying focused to let a man in her heart and mind. Enter Gabriel Storm, the COO of Storm Industries. Gabe is tall, handsome, wealthy, powerful, domineering, and just happens to be the heir of the Earldom. Everything Elizabeth NEEDS to stay away from. Gabe doesn't take "no" for an answer. What was suppose to be one night of unbridled passion turns into much more for both of them. But, at what cost ? Gabe is on the opposite side of the negotiations than Elizabeth. Their romance has to be kept secret. Family tragedy strikes when Gabe learns his father has had a stroke. He must leave Washington D.C. and return to London immediately. He must stop his evil manipulative BITCH of a mother from destroying the company out of spite. The negotiations move to London with Gabe and Elizabeth picking up their romance where they had left off. Mommy dearest will not be out maneuvered. Her claws are out and will attempt anything to get what she wants. Stooping as low as to black mail her own son and bribe Elizabeth. Will Gabe and Elizabeth allow the Countess to ruin their love or will they fight to hold onto the one thing they both desperately need.....each other ? Absolutely well written. I was entangled in the story from the very beginning and did not want to put the book down. I look forward to the conclusion of this story. Please don't make us wait too long !!! PLEASE !!!!

  26. 4 out of 5

    Mira

    Received a copy in exchange for an honest review WHAT.THE.HECK. ALL I WANT TO SAY IS...GIVE ME THE NEXT BOOK! On my way to school today, I just finished reading it and while was on the train I just wanted to shout! I was left hanging on the last page! I would say that from the very first page I was already hooked with the story. It was very straightforward and fun. I was smiling and laughing all the time. I didn't even notice the time when I was reading it. My thoughts of Gabriel at first was on the Received a copy in exchange for an honest review WHAT.THE.HECK. ALL I WANT TO SAY IS...GIVE ME THE NEXT BOOK! On my way to school today, I just finished reading it and while was on the train I just wanted to shout! I was left hanging on the last page! I would say that from the very first page I was already hooked with the story. It was very straightforward and fun. I was smiling and laughing all the time. I didn't even notice the time when I was reading it. My thoughts of Gabriel at first was on the zigzag line. Because from the very started showing possessiveness with Liz and I was like---ughhh. But then when I read his POV I was already liking him! Though there were times I hated him because he was a bastard but then it was still good. Elizabeth, she never doubted her needs. Yes she was hesitant because her job was at stake and yet she still goes to Gabe's arms. When I read her revelation (view spoiler)[about being pregnant (hide spoiler)] I was like--uh oh, no no! Thought she's never going to have it and yet there it goes. I like her. Her character is so strong. CeCe! Oh yeah rock on! Elizabeth's lifesaver! Ok so let's go to the evil side--Gabe's mom. This is the first time I've read something about the mother opposing her son's love though it's not the first time I've encountered it. I hate her so much! She was so rude to Gabe, She abused her own child. Ughhh. So ok. Now I'm dying to know what's going to happen next! I can't wait! I really can't...but I have to...sadly. I really loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this book!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Danielle

    *This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review* Can I start off by saying just how pissed off I am that the sequel isn't out yet... I am not even joking I am so pissed off and annoyed. I really would not have read the book if I knew there would have been a sequel. I HATE books like this unless ALL the books have been published by the time I start. And a sequel was so unexpected. Alexander kept hinting about a romance between two of the supporting characters, which by the way I was re *This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review* Can I start off by saying just how pissed off I am that the sequel isn't out yet... I am not even joking I am so pissed off and annoyed. I really would not have read the book if I knew there would have been a sequel. I HATE books like this unless ALL the books have been published by the time I start. And a sequel was so unexpected. Alexander kept hinting about a romance between two of the supporting characters, which by the way I was really excited about, so I thought that it was going to be a stand alone book and a start to the series. BUT no. IT HAS A FREAKING SEQUEL. AND IT'S NOT OUT YET. I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! Both characters had great chemistry and I want to continue reading! The plot wasn't predictable, which was great cause authors tend to either hint too much and becomes boring OR just randomly throw in a plot twist. I kept trying to guess what the clues she was giving out was going to be and she kept me on my toes. Let me tell you, I am great with tropes but this story really threw me. She added so many complementary elements that it was a thrill to read. I also really enjoyed the aristocracy part of the book. I am a huge fan of historical romances and it was great seeing that in a modern setting. I feel like I should write a better review than this but my mind is still on the sequel right now to think straight. I completely recommend reading this! And I don't usually give out 5 star ratings, I save those for fantastic heart sinking romances that I can't stop talking about afterwards!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Annie

    Oooh where to begin... I would definitely recommend this book to any who have enjoyed the 'Bared to you' or 'This Man' series. We meet Elizabeth Watson a strong, intelligent female (thank god we finally have one) and Gabriel Storm (likeable and lickable). Elizabeth is a trainee lawyer assisting in a negotiation with Storm's company. Attraction is immediate but Elizabeth would lose her job if she acts on her feelings. As we follow their story there are of course other hurdles in their path. One of Oooh where to begin... I would definitely recommend this book to any who have enjoyed the 'Bared to you' or 'This Man' series. We meet Elizabeth Watson a strong, intelligent female (thank god we finally have one) and Gabriel Storm (likeable and lickable). Elizabeth is a trainee lawyer assisting in a negotiation with Storm's company. Attraction is immediate but Elizabeth would lose her job if she acts on her feelings. As we follow their story there are of course other hurdles in their path. One of the factors which I really enjoyed about this novel is that it is clear that Magda Alexander is articulate. She has created great characters and draws you quickly into the story. Her novel is very well written. Yes, it is another novel where the CEO (or COO) chases the girl but she brings elements of originality to the story where some other authors have failed. In this case, Alexander created Gabriel Storm, a CEO who I quickly fell for. He is dominating but sweet too and very very hot. Elizabeth Watson is a female character with a story but she shows her intelligence throughout, which is a relief. A female character who you can relate to. Overall, I really enjoyed this book and read it in a day as I didn't want to put it down. I will definitely be downloading Alexander's next novel. :)

  29. 5 out of 5

    Kristine Arnold

    Elizabeth is a hard working up and coming lawyer. Gabriel is the British (love me some Brits!!) billionaire COO of Storm Industries. Put the two together and you get one hot and steamy love affair. If you loved the feel of FSOG then this is the book for you (minus the bdsm). It has all the excitement of a romantic secret relationship as Elizabeth is working as an assistant on a case that involves Storm Industries. It has all the steaminess of the unbridled passion these two find in each other. It Elizabeth is a hard working up and coming lawyer. Gabriel is the British (love me some Brits!!) billionaire COO of Storm Industries. Put the two together and you get one hot and steamy love affair. If you loved the feel of FSOG then this is the book for you (minus the bdsm). It has all the excitement of a romantic secret relationship as Elizabeth is working as an assistant on a case that involves Storm Industries. It has all the steaminess of the unbridled passion these two find in each other. It has the angtsy feel of a major misunderstanding that leads to the demise of a relationship. The supporting characters play as important a role as the main characters. Casey (Elizabeth's best friend) knows so much of her life that without his support she would be a wreck. Brianna (Gabriel's sister) is a blast and ends up befriending Elizabeth, Jake (part of Gabriel's security team) who is desperately and (not so)secretly in love with Bri, Royce (Gabriel's brother) who is a randy fellow and let us not forget the Countess (Gabriel's mother) who fills the role of the villainess and boy does she fill that roll well. This book just has it all and I am grateful to have received a copy from the author. I am on pins and needles waiting for the next book because yup....you guessed it, this ends on a cliffhanger!

  30. 5 out of 5

    Dina

    I received this book thru the group "Some Like It Hot" on Goodreads, in exchange for an honest review. Well, to say I LOVED it is an understatement! It's not only the BEST I've read of it's kind, it's one of the best I've EVER read and Experienced! And it Was an experience. It wasn't the usual plot of successful businessman falling for the poor younger girl. Both Gabriel AND Elizabeth are strong, dynamic, believable and enjoyable characters. I ESPECIALLY enjoyed Gabriel. What an AMAZING man in al I received this book thru the group "Some Like It Hot" on Goodreads, in exchange for an honest review. Well, to say I LOVED it is an understatement! It's not only the BEST I've read of it's kind, it's one of the best I've EVER read and Experienced! And it Was an experience. It wasn't the usual plot of successful businessman falling for the poor younger girl. Both Gabriel AND Elizabeth are strong, dynamic, believable and enjoyable characters. I ESPECIALLY enjoyed Gabriel. What an AMAZING man in all the ways that count! He didn't deny that he wanted Elizabeth right from the start and would do Anything to keep her. Their Love Story was not just about the exceptionally enjoyable sex. The plot was complicated from the start and because more so as they got to know each other. Especially when his family got involved. Then it was like a runaway train, with more and more surprises popping up, until I was completely overwhelmed! It sure ended in a VERY surprising way and I can't wait to see how things get sorted out. I sure hope they do! Well, Bravo to the writer! You wrote an incredible book that Definitely stands out above the others in this genre! I VERY HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK! DO NOT PASS IT BY! 5+ STARS! GREAT START OF A SERIES! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO ALL WHO LOVE THIS GENRE DON'T MISS IT!

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