Wednesday, 10 July 2019

#Review: Hurricane Crimes (Disaster Crimes #1) by Chrys Fey

I received a free audiobook of Hurricane Crimes, making it my first ever audiobook download! (I know, I know). Listening to the book instead of reading it was interesting, and I'll be sharing my thoughts in a future post. 
After her car breaks down, Beth Kennedy is forced to stay in Florida, the target of Hurricane Sabrina. She stocks up supplies, boards up windows, and hunkers down to wait out the storm, but her plan unravels when she witnesses a car accident. Risking her life, she braves the winds to save the driver. Just when she believes they are safe, she finds out the man she saved could possibly be more dangerous than the severe weather.

Donovan Goldwyn only wanted to hide from the police, but the hurricane shoved his car into a tree. Now he's trapped with a beautiful woman while the evidence that can prove his innocence to a brutal crime is out there for anyone to find.

As Hurricane Sabrina wreaks havoc, Beth has no other choice but to trust Donovan to stay alive. But will she survive, or will she become another hurricane crime?


This is a novella that introduces us to Beth Kennedy and Donovan Goldwyn who meet during a Hurricaine. She's stuck in her home because her car broke down and he wraps his car around a tree in front of her house.

This is a very short story that spans a period of twenty-four to forty-eight hours. A lot is packed into that time as Beth and Donovan try to weather the storm as well as the tension when Beth finds out Donovan is a murder suspect. There were a few places that made me laugh, especially when Beth asks Donovan how many fingers she's holding up.
I'm not a big fan of instalove stories. Although surviving a storm together might bring out strong emotions and strip away the pretenses people tend to put up for first impressions, 24 to 48 hours is simply not enough time for me to believe two people know each other enough to be in love. It wasn't enough for me to really connect with the characters. This was a sweet story, no doubt, and I found Beth and Donovan to be suited for each other; the sex scene was hot, but the ending had me raising my brows.

On the plus side, I discovered the entire Disaster Crimes series is about Beth and Donovan, so I guess that's the author's way to showing us that they are truly meant to be. This is the second book by Chrys Fey that I've read. Although the first was not fiction, both books showcase her writing skill. I'll definitely check out book 2 of this series, which is a full length.

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