Release date: May 28, 2019
Tessa was prepared for the hurricane. Lindsey was the storm she didn’t see coming.
When Tessa Taylor unlocked her husband Ethan’s iPad to discover nude photos from a twenty-six-year-old bombshell named Lindsey, her seemingly perfect life came to a screeching halt.
With a hurricane barreling toward Florida and Ethan stuck on a business trip, Tessa finds herself imprisoned in her own home with a choice to make: Does she ride out the storm until she can confront Ethan in person, or does she take matters into her own hands?
Increasingly restless and desperate for revenge, Tessa resolves to act. And when she lures Lindsey over a few hours later, there’s no turning back.
What ensues is a battle of wills between two well-matched opponents, blinded by love for the same man but driven by demons of their own. Like storm-ravaged Florida, neither woman will be the same when the skies clear.
I love a good revenge story and while the basic premise of this is nothing new, I liked the idea of a wife and the mistress being stuck together during a hurricane, I mean what could possibly go wrong?! While this wasn’t a bad read by any means it was over the top, melodramatic and utterly implausible, so if you have a difficult time suspending disbelief, this isn’t for you. However, if you like Lifetime movies, train wrecks, and soap operas, you may like this one.
There was a lot to like about this one, it was incredibly fast paced and gripping right away to start, I found myself sucked into the lives of Tessa and Lindsey immediately. I was captivated in the same way as when I’m watching a cat fight during an episode of the Real Housewives so make of that what you will. The writing was also solid, no doubt that the author is talented and I also liked the whole locked room vibe of both women being trapped together. Beyond that though I did struggle, it was just so far fetched and unbelievable, I was especially not impressed by the ending and found it to be both unrealistic and unsatisfying. As you can see, I’m torn here, I can’t say I actively liked or disliked this one. Super helpful I know, but if you truly like books that read like a made for TV movie then this will probably be fine.
Overall rating: 3/5 (I really should just split the difference and go with a 2.5 but I round up anyway so 🤷♀️)
Thanks to the publisher for my review copy.