Hurricane Reese by R.L. Merrill – (Review by Stephenee – #NerdGirlSteph)

Title: Hurricane Reese

Author: R.L. Merrill

Published Date: January 30th 2018

Genre: Gay Fiction


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The life of Tony-winning musician Reese Matheson resembles a natural disaster, and caregiver Jude De La Torre is caught in the eye of the storm. But can the love of two opposites survive caring for an ornery octogenarian with wayward balls and a meddling family insistent upon tradition?

Fresh off the successful London run of his musical, the last thing Reese expects when he comes home is a house surrounded by paparazzi and his girlfriend throwing his stuff into the pool. All he wants to do is spend time with his beloved grandfather and musical mentor who suffers from Alzheimer’s. Reese knows he doesn’t have much time left before the elder Matheson forgets who he is. In classic “Hurricane Reese” form, he moves into the cottage by the sea and displaces Jude, the intriguing caregiver he hired two years before. When Grandpa proves too much for Reese to handle on his own, Jude comes to his rescue, taming Grandpa… and the Hurricane as well. Soon all Reese can think about is how to get Jude out of his scrubs and into his bed—permanently. Will Hurricane Reese destroy everything in his path, or will this odd couple learn to harmonize together?

***Adult Warning – May Contain Graphic Sex, Strong Language, Or Adult Situations. Caution Advised***
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***Stephenee – #NerdGirlSteph’s Review***
I have read ALL of author R.L. Merrill’s books and each book that she writes gets better and better!! I love her writing style, her ability to switch genre’s with little problem and her “real” characters! She is an amazing author that I can see on the NY Times Bestseller list any day now!!

This book is a total 360 from her normal style – she has written romance, she has written about music, she has written about love…but never m/m love while including the music, drama and in all of her epic glory some of her past characters (enter Jesse). I loved this book from the very first page and didn’t want to put it down! The characters seem real, the situation is possible from every aspect and the banter, writing, and conversations between the characters is unique and genuine. I wanted to move into the beach cottage with Reese and Jude and Grandpa.

I am not always a fan of same sex romance stories, as some are too unrealistic or too graphic, but author R.L. Merrill writes this one in a respectful way that makes the reader fall in love with the characters and the author….although there was a bit of drama that made the reader want to curse at her…she quickly redeemed herself!

Don’t hesitate to grab this book today! It is a short, sweet, fun read that will leave you wanting more! Another home run by this author, I can’t wait to see what she writes next!!

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