Syleena Webster is invited home with her
best friend Courtni for the summer. When they arrive at the
airport and Syleena meets Courtniís brother Storm, she is
unable to stop the feelings he invokes in her, no matter that
he is being a bit overbearing and somewhat forceful. Hours
later, when Syleena overhears Storm tell Courtni that she
canít stay because she isnít from their same social circle,
her heart is crushed and Syleena runs. Years later, Syleena
once again has the chance to meet Storm but this time she has
a date on her arm which is something that Storm doesnít seem
to care for very much. He then goes out of his way to
convince Syleena that her place is with him.
Storm Hyde doesnít understand the
feelings that Syleena Webster invokes in him. Years ago, he
hurt her and has regretted his unfeeling and inappropriate
actions tremendously. Excited beyond words that she is once
again in his life, Storm decides then and there that she is
going to be his. No matter what she or her date has to say
about it. Things come to a head when a person intent on doing
Syleena harm, tries to sabotage their newfound relationship.
Storm loves Syleena but now it might be too late.
Taken by Storm was a hard
read for me. Fully understanding the ways of a rough and
touchy businessman, I couldnít get past Stormís meanness to
Syleena. He was not a likeable character to me at all, even
when upset over Syleenaís predicament. I found him hateful
and the fact that Syleena time and again put up with his snide
comments and displays of temper just about did me in. I liked
the plot, I like the setting. I just didnít like Storm Hyde.
If Storm could have shown tenderness prior to the bookís
climax, he might have redeemed himself in my eyes but as it
stands, he is not a character that I found likeable.
Taken by Storm is the only
book I have read authored by Marie Rochelle and while I didnít
enjoy it as much as I hoped I would, I am looking forward to
reading something else by her.