“Storm Riders” by Karen Michelle Nutt isn’t your typical western. It is a western steampunk tale that takes the readers into a small town called Bodie, a town with a bad reputation. Ace McTavish is being accused of murdering his brother and niece. Samantha “Sammy” skelley and her Storm Rider partner Denny Randeli, are in Bodie to fix a rift in time. The rift is the path that Ace is being pushed down by an outside force. With some out right bad guys and a little romance Mrs. Nutt takes the reader down a dangerous road that we might not ever come back from!
One of the many things that I loved about this book was the mythology behind the Storm Riders. They are a special breed of humans born to ride the storms and fix any problems that cause rifts in time. Now who doesn’t think that sound Amazing?!? Another reason I enjoyed this read was because of the sense of realism and truth to the characters. Ace and Sammy are chasing bad guys, feeling lust for each other, and dealing with an overprotective partner throughout the whole story. This of course made things interesting.
Now this was the first time travel romance that I have ever read, so I may be a little biased but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Now don’t get me wrong I am NOT new to the romance genre. I have been reading romance for many years and “Storm Riders” has a talent that many of the romance novels I have read lately were lacking.
With history, and myth you can’t help but falling in love with everything about this book. It is a very creatively descriptive story with a humorous twist. Karen Michelle Nutt deserves a round of applause for her most recent Time Travel romance “Storm Riders”! This quote from the About the Author section conveys exactly what I’m trying to get across here.
“Whether your reading fancy is paranormal, historical or time travel, all her stories capture the rich array of emotions that accompany the most fabulous human phenomena—falling in love.”
I fully recommend Storm Riders to anyone who loves a cute and heated romance with a suspenseful twist, which will leave you wanting more.
The day before his scheduled hanging, Ace McTavish is visited by an unusual, captivating woman who points a knife at his throat and then kisses him breathless. With a promise of rescue before the big event, Samantha Skelley reluctantly leaves her latest assignment in his jail cell.
With her partner, Denny Randeli, she's been sent to 1879 in the boomtown of Bodie, California, not only to keep this man from hanging, but to make sure he stays alive afterward.
However, Ace has an agenda of his own, and Sammy and Denny soon learn keeping him alive might not be as easy as it sounds.