Book recommendation: Sun Storm, by Marlow Kelly


Remember back in August, when I helped reveal the cover of Sun Storm, by Marlow Kelly? At that point, I said the novel sounded like the type of book that makes you question who’s going to survive, but in the best way possible.

I’ve had the chance to read it now, and you know what? My initial impression was right. Not only is Sun Storm a wonderful romance, it’s also a great choice if you want something suspenseful.

All Marie wants to do is test her solar panel. It’s exactly that, however, that leads a group of thieves to her doorstep. They claim they’re there to recover the solar panel she stole from a local energy company, and it’s clear they’re willing to do whatever it takes to get it back.

True to its suspenseful roots, Sun Storm jumps into action from the get-go. That action continues through-out the novel, and the stakes somehow intensify from there. Which you wouldn’t think would be possible, considering how high they start out.

At the same time, that suspense is balanced out by everything you’d hope to find in a romance.  Marie meets her love interest, but they have some trouble getting together. There’s even a point when you question if they actually will get together. But the couple also has their sweet moments, and, as a reader, you just can’t help rooting for them.

Goodreads summary

Dr. Marie Wilson is a scientist on the verge of a breakthrough. She has come to Montana on the eve of a blizzard to prove her small, portable solar panel can generate electricity even in the harshest environment. But when four men invade her remote cabin with plans to kill her, she knows she’s in trouble.

Ex-Special Forces soldier, David Quinn, has had enough of danger and death. All he wants is to be left alone on his Montana acreage to pursue his dream of being a beekeeper. But when his old mentor convinces him to help retrieve a stolen solar panel, he thinks it will be a simple job. But the moment he sets eyes on Marie, he knows their assignment is all kinds of wrong.

Together, they escape. Chased by a businessman with unlimited resources, a gunman and a corrupt police force, they are thrust into the frozen Montana landscape. Can a cynical soldier and a naive scientist learn about love and trust in order to survive?

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