THE STORM WITHIN by Cerian Hebert *Review*

GENRE:   Contemporary Romance/Paranormal
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About the Book

Healed from her own loss, Juliana Hopkins wants nothing more than to mend reclusive artist Aidan Byrne’s heart, and help close a chapter in his life that has haunted him for over twenty years. Risking their newfound love, Juliana is determined to release the ghosts he can’t let go.

Aidan has been in love with Juliana since the first moment he saw her, but if she can’t leave the tragedies of his past alone, he won’t be able to make a life with her.

She offers him a love he never dared to want, but loving her could rip open all the old wounds he’d never been able to heal.

Read an Excerpt

Besides the sound of the antique pendulum wall clock, the house was silent. Aidan sat on the sofa, fully dressed right down to his boots. He avoided meeting her gaze. She could see a storm brewing, from the way he stared at the floor, and the downturn of his lips, the tightness in his jaw.

As if he held on, by only a hair, to anger.

“You okay?” She wanted to go to him, but instinct kept her glued to her spot. Whatever stewed within him, she had a feeling it involved her. Her heart thudded in her chest. Whatever they’d discovered over the last few days she had the feeling was about to end.

Finally, he glanced up.

She wished he hadn’t. His blue eyes blazed with fury.

“You want to tell me what the hell you’re doing?” he demanded, his voice harsh with restrained anger.

It only took a quick glance at her desk to know exactly what he was referring to. The notes she’d taken about Rosemont Home sat next to her keyboard, where she’d left them.

She thought about playing dumb, telling him she had no clue what he meant, but he’d see right through it, and he didn’t deserve her lying to him about it.

She lifted her chin. Her lips trembled as she studied the anger on his face. Anger, like an immense, impenetrable wall.

“Why are you looking up information on Rosemont?” he asked, his tone stony.

Juliana grasped for the words to explain. “I thought maybe I could, um, find something out about your brother and sister.” How lame.       Like he didn’t believe he knew everything there was to know.

My Review

The Storm Within is the 11th book in the Soul Mate Tree series. It is also the least paranormal of the series. Which was fine by me since the story itself was so compelling.

If you’ve ever lost someone close to you in a tragic way, you can understand the heroine’s heartbreak. A “visit” from her late husband’s ghost at the Soul Mate Tree encourages her to move on with her life.

Aiden, the hero, has a past he’d prefer to leave buried. Once Julianna and Aiden embark on a romance, he comes to believe that happiness may be within his grasp. Julianna intends to make that happen by healing his past wounds.

Their road to a happy-ever-after takes a twist when Julianna uncovers the secrets from Aiden’s past. However, through love … well, let’s not give too much away.

This heartfelt contemporary romance is sure to be a hit with any reader who believes in second chances. Highly recommended!

About the Author

Originally from Minnesota, Cerian is currently settled in southwestern New Hampshire with her husband and two of her four children plus a dog, cat and two geckos. She’s known she wanted to write since she was twelve, and between mucking stalls in New York and booking cruises in Maine, she’s been filling notebooks and flash drives with her stories in pursuit of her dreams.

Currently she has 10 published books (No Going Back, Where One Road Leads, The Staying Kind, Going Going Gone, and The Storm Within from Soul Mate Publishing, and The Better Man, Do Overs, Finally Home, Light The Way Home, and That Kind of Magic self-published at Amazon). She’s looking forward to adding to this list.

Cerian is a PAN member of RWA, Contemporary Romance Writers and New Hampshire Romance Writers of America.

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A Giveaway

Cerian Hebert will be awarding a $10 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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It has been my pleasure hosting Cerian for this final stop on her month-long tour. Please feel free to go back to the previous posts for more information about the author and the book and to see what others are saying about this great read!

You are also welcome to back-track on my site for open giveaways and review my personal holiday posts.

Notes From a Romantic’s Heart will be back in the new year with more authors, books, and giveaways. See you soon!


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9 Responses to THE STORM WITHIN by Cerian Hebert *Review*

  1. Thank you so much for hosting me!

  2. Chelsey says:

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Rita Wray says:

    Sounds like a great read.

  4. James Robert says:

    Thank you so much for taking time to bring to our attention another great read. I enjoy these tours and finding out about many terrific books.

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