I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Hurricane (Cutter Cay #5) by Cherry Adair
Series: Cutter Cay #5
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks on April 4th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romantic Suspense
FINAL DECISION: A story that perfectly balanced angst, drama, adventure and good old fashioned sexiness. Two people who haven’t recovered from the failure of their marriage discover that what they really need is one another.
THE STORY: Rydell Case’s life fell apart just over a year ago when he lost a big salvage to his business enemies the Cutters, his wife left him and things just kept falling apart as his ship was hijacked. Now, Rydell is determined to salvage silver from another wreck but he needs the boat his wife got in the divorce to do it. And he intends to get the boat no matter what he needs to do. Addison D’Marco can’t believe the nerve of Ry to come and take over her ship when he hasn’t spoken to her in over a year. She is determined to move on perhaps with the man who has asked her to marry him – but how can she do that when Ry is here and sexier than ever.
OPINION: This book was an exciting ride from the start with a great deal of heart and angst. I really loved it! Ry and Addy are so perfect for one another from the start that readers are taken on a journey to discovery what destroyed their marriage. The story is so sad and emotional that it gives this story depth and drama.
Ry is a man who has almost hit bottom. His entire world is falling apart around him and he is determined to stop the slide and recover. His taking of Addy’s ship allows him to both search for his underwater treasure and also have the possibility of confronting Addison. Ry was the villain in the prior book but this book gives his side of the story which is more sympathetic than I expected. In fact, I found his story so persuasive, that I thought that Addy had the wrong side in this one.
Addy begins the book believing that she was the injured party. My one complaint about this book is that she doesn’t really ever acknowledge her part in the disintegration of her marriage. Honestly, I thought that she was wrong at least as much as Ry was. While she is angry at him, she really needed to accept that she was the accessory to everything that happened.
At the same time, this book doesn’t wallow in its emotional drama. There is good dose of actual adventure drama to keep the story hopping. Just when it seems that the story between Ry and Addison might be resolved, the plot picks up and there is much going on. Murders, hijackings, danger, shoot outs. There is plenty here for anyone who wants either emotional drama and depth or action and adventure.
WORTH MENTIONING: Content warning SPOILER!!
This book deals with SIDS and the death of a child.
CONNECTED BOOKS: HURRICANE is the fifth book in the Cutter Cay series. While there are overlapping characters, this book can be read as a complete standalone.
STAR RATING: I give this book 4.5 stars.
NOTE: I received an ARC of this book via Netgalley in order to provide a review. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions contained herein are my own.