Storm (The Elemental Series) by Brigid Kemmerer

Storm (Elemental, #1)

Ever since her ex-boyfriend spread lies about her, Becca Chandler is suddenly getting all the guys – the ones she doesn’t want. Then she saves Chris Merrick from a beating in the school parking lot. Chris is different. Way different: he can control water – just like his brothers can control fire, wind, and earth. They’re powerful. Dangerous. Marked for death.
And now that she knows the truth, so is Becca. When Hunter, the mysterious new kid in town, turns up with a talent for being in the wrong place at the right time, Becca thinks she can trust him. But then Hunter goes head-to-head with Chris, and Becca wonders who’s hiding the most dangerous truth of all…
When I read Storm, I was taking a long bus ride down to Key West and I had the pleasure of sitting next to a stripper by the name of Diamond.  True story, I swear it!  Anyway, I’m not writing to talk about Diamond but the story! Ha!  I know, I got way off topic.

Don’t let the cover of this book fool you, I know it seems like the Backstreet Boys are making a come-back but I almost passed this book up because of that reason.  What attracted me to the book was the story about the Merrick brothers, Hunter and of course, Becca.

I’ve read stories about aliens, angels, vampires, etc. and I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about this particular book.  This book is about a group of brothers that control the elements.  Chris Merrick can control water!!  He feeds off of it and can call a storm like no one can.  There are some really funny references in the book about being an X-Men character and I thought that was hilarious!!  Chris isn’t indestructible and he’s very human who can physically hurt like the average person.

When the book begins, Chris gets his ass handed to him by some questionable guys from the area and who comes to his rescue??  That’s right, it’s the fabulous and fearless heroine, Becca and she won’t put up with nonsense!  I love when that happens.  Because he can control water, this makes him a wanted man.  And by wanted, I mean dead.  So she happens to be in the general area of the uneven fight taking place and this is how it begins to unfold.

Our fabulous Becca has dealt with enough without having to worry about why Chris and her brothers aren’t more thankful of her “rescue” mission.  After all, she’s still dealing with the slanderous rumors that have been spread throughout the school by her ex-boyfriend.  I know, total douche!  Just wait until you find out what those rumors are!

Enter Hunter.  New student.  New cutie.  New focus for Becca.  He too is quite mysterious but yet kind to Becca .  He definitely shakes things up and there’s nothing like a some competition to make Chris realize how much he does care for Becca.

My final two cents: there were moments throughout the story that seemed a bit choppy and moments where it dragged but the good nail-biting moments and tender moments out-weigh the not so great. ;)

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