Afternoon Delight Review: Loving Storm by Carian Cole

Posted October 20, 2020 by Shari in Afternoon Delight, Reviews / 4 Comments

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Afternoon Delight Review: Loving Storm by Carian Cole
Loving Storm

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Series: Ashes & Embers #5
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Rock Band Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on November 4, 2018
Pages: 120
Format: eBook
Source: Kindle Unlimited
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The Delight

A sweet visit back with Storm and Evie that spans the time before their marriage to when they have a 17-year-old. It’s a sweet look back at a couple that stole my heart and the trials they go through starting a life together.


Storm and Evie had a stormy beginning. No pun…well yes, pun intended. Really there isn’t much drama to this story for the most part, but it does chronicle their love story from marriage to first childbirth to the first date for their oldest child. First Storm needs to convince Evie to set a date. With her anxiety, he knows he has to show her comfort while pushing her out of that comfort zone. A visit with Storm’s grandmother gives a look into the future that they both think is just wishful thinking…then it comes true.

Evie didn’t fill a void. She made a place in my life that would never have existed without her.

Evie gets the wedding of her dreams with snow and icicles to commemorate their meeting in a snow storm. A fairytale wedding that made my heart weep. She loves Storm more than she can find words to express. Now that she could stand on her own to feet, she lets Storm push her into holding onto each other as they face the world.

A pregnancy, Storm picking the most awesome name, ex’s being evil, and a look 17 years later. It all wrapped up a nicely stormy package with love, hope and eternity.

Challenges Met

Reading Challenge #174
Review Writing Challenge #66
Bad Boys of Romance #32

Series That Never Ends #5 – Ashes and Embers
Books ‘N’ Tunes #34 – Open Arms by Journey


About the book
Loving Storm by Carian ColeLOVING STORM BY CARIAN COLE

I met him in a snowstorm…
We spent forty-eight hours trapped in the back of his pickup truck.
We fought.
We touched.
We fell.

She literally crashed into my life…
The last thing I wanted was a relationship. Especially with a quirky chick who drove me insane. But something about her got under my skin, and into my heart.
And I had to have her.
All of her.

Falling in love in the back of a truck, just the two of us, was easy.
Dealing with psycho fans, jealous exes, and demons from the past….not so easy.

Loving Storm is a fast-paced SWEET (not erotica, not a lot of drama) novella that gives an extended look into Storm and Evie’s future. It is best read after reading Storm (and also Vandal, Lukas, and Talon, as those characters will have short cameos in this book).


About Carian Cole

I have a passion for the bad boys, those covered in tattoos, sexy smirks, ripped jeans, fast cars, motorcycles and of course, the sweet girls that try to tame them and win their hearts. My debut series, Ashes & Embers, follows the lives of rock band members as they find, and sometimes lose, the loves of their lives.

My first novel in the Ashes & Embers series, Storm, was published in September of 2014, and I have lots of books planned for this series. The All Torn Up series is a spin off series, but all can be read standalone, and out of order.

Born and raised a Jersey girl, I now reside in beautiful New Hampshire with my husband and our multitude of furry pets and spend most of my time writing, reading, and vacuuming.

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Sophia Rose
1 year ago

Ah, love this follow-up and I didn’t even read the original. 🙂 Neat that it shows what came after.

1 year ago
Reply to  Sophia Rose

It was nice getting to see them after their romance story and through years together. It made some of the irritating things I found with their book go to the back of my thoughts as they were made for each other.

Carole Rae
1 year ago

Grrr darn evil exes

1 year ago
Reply to  Carole Rae

Exes tend to tick me off!