I saw this title on Netgalley and thought it was right up my alley (get it? Tornado alley? *sigh* anyway) ... Midwest, tornadoes, second chance love, female lead an authority ... it all sounded like something I would love.
And I did really enjoy the concept. In general.
But I did not at all enjoy Avery or Jake. For being a woman of authority, Avery is jumpy and flighty. Jake walks into a 10 miles radius and she's utterly distracted. Not someone I want handling an emergency. And she has no self-respect whatsoever. She pretty much goes along doing whatever Jake wants because he's so "perfect", and she can't think when he's around.
And Jake. Jake. Well, Jake crossed the line from confident, bordering on cocky, straight into egotistical jerk and never looked back. He drags Avery around, threatens to out their fling if she doesn't act lovey-dovey to him, etc.
I really wanted to love this. I did. I live in the middle of tornado alley in a small town. I wanted to connect with the characters and just love this book. And I just absolutely did NOT.
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher/netgalley in exchange for my honest review.