Thursday, October 27, 2011 Posted by Dina N
Since being taken in by wealthy Mrs. Jordan March and living in her exquisite home like a daughter, Sasha Porter’s traumatic past—destitute on the streets, and the shattering accident that killed her mother—seems like a fading nightmare. Beautiful and sophisticated, as bold and daring as her “sister,” Kiera March, Sasha still keeps her mother’s wise words close to her heart: never fully trust anyone. Inside her privileged new world, it’s advice that will prove more precious than gold.
Against the wishes of Jordan’s husband, Donald, Sasha attracts the attention of Ryder Garfield, a shy, handsome athlete, and maneuvers her way into his heart. But Ryder’s hidden torment soon explodes in a horrific tragedy that pulls Sasha into a flood of guilt and despair. And when someone she thought she could trust targets her vulnerability, Sasha recalls her mother’s warnings—and a violent storm of dark deceptions and shocking family secrets is unleashed. Will she sink or swim?
Cloudburst (Storms) is the second book in the Storms series, a sequel to Family Storms. The new novel includes quite a few references to the previous part of the story but can be enjoyed as a stand-alone. Cloudburst is part Cinderella story, part modern Romeo and Juliet, part YA and part soap opera. The book continues to develop the story of Sasha, a once homeless teen who, orphaned after a tragic accident, is the foster child of a wealthy family. The novel depicts well the social drama of adolescence where every word and every gesture can have dire consequences for the teen's popularity. It also portrays poor rich kids who would do anything to get the attention of their distracted parents, family drama, love and lust, and a main character who is mature beyond her years.
Cloudburst is new this week from Pocket Books, a division of Simon and Schuster.
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Disclaimer / Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy with no obligation for a positive review. No compensation was obtained for this post. Photo and book info courtesy of the publisher or PR firm.