Reporter Julianne Wallis hasn’t stopped thinking about Kane Bannerman since she seduced him to get a story five years ago. Now she’s back for a second story, but this time she wants more than sex from Kane. She wants the secret he is hiding.
Kane is part of a group of friends financing the efforts to put a stop to The Madeline Project. The program now has a mind of its own, thanks to a virus called Tommy Twister. These men have power, resources, and money, but they’re as ruthless and possessive as the storms ravaging Earth.
They call themselves the Weathermen…
It’s 2124 and due to cataclysmic weather events most of the world lives underground. Kane is one of the Weathermen – a wealthy and powerful group trying to do research to help above-ground Earth become inhabitable again. Julianne is a reporter – one who has burned Kane years ago in the past. Even with their rocky history Kane has never forgotten Julianne, so when she turns up again he’s determined not to make the same mistakes twice.
I found this to be an interesting and complicated read. Despite the fact it’s book 4 in a series (and I haven’t read any of the previous installments) I picked up both the plot and world logistics fairly easily. I was surprised and impressed that having no prior knowledge of the Weathermen world didn’t hamper my enjoyment of this story at all. The plot is interesting and somewhat complex, I enjoyed the twists and turns and found it refreshing that a sexy book didn’t rely only on sex and a token piece of conflict. It’s clear to me that Ms. Tate has spent plenty of time and effort both on her world building and the plot.
There’s also plenty of conflict and tension between Kane and Julianne too. They have quite a history and even though they’re both still seriously attracted to each other nothing between them is easy. I loved the sex scenes, I found them smoking hot and filled with delicious chemistry. Kane and Julianne are well matched and deeply attracted to each other. I also thought there was a good balance between the sexy scenes and progress with the plot. The author did an excellent job with the pacing and at no stage did I feel like either the plot or the romance dragged.
A great read, one I thoroughly enjoyed and feel that sci-fi fans and post-apocalypse readers should really like. With plenty of romance and steamy sex thrown in this is a sure fire winner for a broad range of readers.