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Riding the Storm by Joanne Rock

Interior designer Josie Passano is married to her work. But when she dozes off on a prospective client’s boat (thank you, motion sickness pills), she’s startled to be awoken by a seriously hot guy…and sailing away on the ocean!

Businessman Keith Murphy (of the Cape Cod Murphys) is blown away by the sexy stranger on his brother’s boat. It’s like Goldilocks–only it’s more fantasy than fairy tale. But their sexual chemistry is lightning-hot, and Keith will do anything to keep Josie onboard…and in bed.

Title:Riding the Storm
Author:Joanne Rock
Series:The Wrong Bed: Again and Again (Book 8)
The Murphy Brothers (Book 2)
Pages:154
Category / Genre(s):Harlequin / Mills & Boon (Blaze)
Trope(s):Close / Forced Proximity
Point of View:
Location:US
HEA:✔️
Release Date:20th September, 2011
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Likeable but fairly sedate romance

This is the second of a series of books about the Murphy Men of Cape Cod after Making a Splash. Despite it being part of a set, this book stands completely alone and the books will make sense even if not read in order.

All in all this was a likeable book with characters I enjoyed even if I didn’t overly identify with them. Josie and Keith had chemistry and their scenes together were nicely sexy.

“Josie and Keith had chemistry and their scenes together were nicely sexy.”

My main problem was that for the majority of the story nothing really seemed to happen other than Josie and Keith being together on the boat and that made me a little less than enthusiastic in returning to the book when I put it down. It wasn’t terrible and the writing is good but it just didn’t capture or hold my attention to any degree. I liked the ending but even then, it was cut off without an epilogue which always annoys me.

If you’re reading the series then it’s not one you should necessarily skip but it’s not a book I would go out of my way to recommend.

USA Today bestselling author Joanne Rock writes romance novels in a variety of sub-genres, from family sagas to sexy contemporaries. A popular workshop speaker, Joanne parlays her experience in the college classroom to substantive seminars that motivate, educate and inspire. Her book Self Promotion: Your Guide to Launching a Book is the culmination of requests for her notes on this topic. She has a Master’s degree in English from the University of Louisville and is the winner of Romantic Times’ WISH Award, the 2015 Snow Globe, multiple Cataromance Reviewers’ Choice Awards and the Golden Heart. Joanne is committed to finding the happily-ever-after joys of the writing life.

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The Murphy Brothers Series:

Book 0.5
Free online read
Book 1
Book 2
Book 3
Book 4
Book 5

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