Bastian and Raine are now living off in a condo in Miami near the beach. It was a truce they both agreed since Raine didn’t want to be reminded her life in their own little island. For Raine it was hell, to him it was his heaven. The island is his own salvation; his paradise.
Everything she loved, I hated. Everything that frightened her, I loved.
After being rescued, Bastian has been struggling to control his anger and kept it securely locked somewhere in his control system so that he wouldn’t get into trouble with Raine. At the same time, he’s been fighting to keep himself sober since they were rescued but the call of the alcohol in his body was always there inviting him; teasing him to get at least a sip. He knew he could control the urge but the talk he just had with Landon was weakening his resolve to stay sober. He needed the drink but he knew his relationship with Raine would end the minute he took that drink. He needed it but he couldn’t live without his Raine.
But then being out of the mob doesn’t mean you’re really out. Leaving is not an option once you are part of it. He knew that at the back of his mind but still believe he could get out of their control. Bastian has no choice but to go and fight again this time for Raine and his son, Alex. After learning from Landon that he has a son and the boy’s under Franks custody tightened his resolved to accept the fight leaving him no option. This is the fight he wanted most to win. He knew the cycle would never end. Landon would always ask for a favor and would always assure him that he will be released after he won the tournament but not really. He knew that his family – the family that he never had – will always be used as pawn against him and to push him to do their bidding. He knew he must kill Franks including Landon, his father figure.
My curiosity was pricked by Evan Arden, the guy representing Moretti in the tournament. He is an ex-Marine sniper and Bastian’s best contender in the tournament. Bastian knows little about him; and the more he needed to be cautious.
The twist was a surprise for me. Although I am tempted to give out some spoilers, this time I wouldn’t give in.
I’ve been putting this off for a while not because I don’t like it. I’m a bit afraid that this book may not outdo its first installment. Surviving Raine is my all time favorite and being disappointed in book two is like a disaster I would like to avoid as much as possible.
What I love most other than Bastian is his son, Alex. Physically, Alex was a copy cat of Bastian. He’s cute and adorable. Seeing the boy is like watching himself in that same age he was. Seeing his mannerisms from the boy melts his warrior heart.
Always the sex scenes are smoking hot. it always makes me wish to be in Raine’s place for once. That It was me humping Bastian. Lol. Nothing has changed. Their love for each other was stronger than before. Raine is always there for him even if he’s grumpy all the time.
I like how Bastian love Raine. His love for Raine is a woman’s dream to have that kind of man beside her. RAINE HERE is extraordinary. How she put up with Bastian’s behavior whenever he is being overly grumpy around her friends has shown her maturity to understand him and keep their relationship strong and intact.
The action scenes are bloody but on a tolerable level.
There are two things that annoyed me. One Lindsay; two, the book cover.
Lindsay is insensitive and childish for bringing in and drinking wine while Sebastian had been struggling for a while to keep himself sober. It’s rude to bring in wine when it’s not even her house; much more inviting someone to ask a toss and drink iced tea instead. If I would be in his shoes, I would be insulted.
Two, I agree with some reviewers. The book cover needs revision. Really. There’s no way I pictured Bastian would look that way.
Other than these two I find the book worth reading. If like me you’re really into Bastian there’s no way that you shouldn’t pass on this. It’s a must read. Though I love more Surviving Raine, Bastian’s Storm will be always be special to me. Seeing him have his own happy ending this time is a bliss for me.