Saturday, October 15, 2016

Review: Sebastian & Owen ~ Storming Love: Tsunami (Book #3) by Nic Starr (Review + Giveaway)

Sebastian & Owen
Storming Love: Tsunami (Book #3)
by Nic Starr

Sebastian & Owen is book #3 in the Storming Love: Tsunami series from MLR Press. Three authors each contributed a story about a couple facing the same tsunami event.
This book can be read standalone.


Owen’s eagerness to win Sebastian back turns to desperation as a tsunami threatens to tear them apart.

The last twelve months have been hard on Owen Hewitt and even tougher on his relationship. For six years, Sebastian Carmichael has been the love of his life, but that love is put to the test as Owen sinks into injury-induced depression.

Living with chronic pain and unable to do the things he used to do makes him feel like a failure, and causes him to believe he’s holding the younger Sebastian back.

When Sebastian takes some time out and leaves to stay at their holiday house, it could spell the end of the relationship. But as a tsunami bears down on the Tasmanian coast, it could spell the end of everything.

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Cover Artist: Kris Jacen
Release Date: 7th October 2016

*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie in exchange for a fair and honest review. ***

While this is book 3 in the Storming Love series, Sebastian & Owen can be read as a standalone. 

Owen suffered an accident a year ago that left him with chronic pain on his shoulder, bouts of insomnia, depression and feeling that Sebastian, his lover of six years, deserves so much better than himself. Sebastian doesn't agree, but there's little he can do but argue with Owen and the other man doesn't want to listen to reason until Sebastian decides to put some space between them in the hopes that will be the wake-up call Owen needs. 

But will Owen actually wise up before losing Sebastian for good?

I loved both Owen and Sebastian and came to care for them. Owen's depression, Sebastian's eagerness to make it all better only to be unable to go through Owen's walls and the tsunami's aftermath were heart-breaking. And yet, through it all, it was obvious that these two men loved each other and had great chemistry. 

This was a short novella, fast-paced and engaging and really well-written. Despite its length, Nic Starr did a fantastic job with characterization and build-up. 

Very recommendable!

Rating: 4.5 Stars!!!


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About Nic Starr
Nic Starr lives in Australia where she tries to squeeze as much into her busy life as possible. Balancing the demands of a corporate career with raising a family and writing can be challenging but she wouldn't give it up for the world.
Always a reader, the lure of m/m romance was strong and she devoured hundreds of wonderful m/m romance books before eventually realising she had some stories of her own that needed to be told!
When not writing or reading, she loves to spend time with her family-an understanding husband and two beautiful daughters-and is often found indulging in her love of cooking and planning her dream home in the country.
You can find Nic on Facebook, Twitter and her blog. She'd love it if you stopped by to say hi.
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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the wonderful review. I'm so glad you enjoyed the story :)