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Ravenna Tate
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Evernight Publishing
Release Date
September 2015
Book 4 of The Weathermen
BDSM, Erotic Romance, Romantic Science Fiction/Futuristic

Reporter Julianne Wallis hasn't stopped thinking about Kane Bannerman since she seduced him to get a story five years ago. Now she's back for a second story, but this time she wants more than sex from Kane. She wants the secret he is hiding.

Kane is part of a group of friends financing the efforts to put a stop to The Madeline Project. The program now has a mind of its own, thanks to a virus called Tommy Twister. These men have power, resources, and money, but they're as ruthless and possessive as the storms ravaging Earth.

They call themselves the Weathermen…

Book Review by BookAddict (reviewer)
Nov 12, 2015   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
233 people found the following review helpful
Whiplash, anyone? In EXCLUSIVE ACCESS, Julianne Wallis is a reformed reporter who is determined to get her story from Kane Bannerman. Too bad she screwed him both literally and figuratively when she interviewed him five years ago.

This story did not work as well for me as the last three. I must have been reading too fast because the four good friends is now expanded to a group of twelve Weathermen. In addition, it seems the Weathermen may not be such a covert group. In fact, it seems as if they are an open secret. I must have not been paying close attention with the last three books because the whiplash I'm talking about isn't the light kinky sex in this book. It's because I'm trying to figure out if I missed a book between the last one I read and this one.

These disgruntlements aside, my desire to see more plot movement and more progress on dismantling the Madelaine project is completely unfulfilled. Granted, this series is more about the romance between a Weatherman and a "chosen" female. Unfortunately, my interest is in the geeky computer parts and the sleuthing. I want to take the bad guys down. This deferred gratification is not working for me.

The romance part of this story didn't work at all for me. It's not because the sex sucked or the chemistry didn't work between Kane and Julianne. It's because I didn't like Julianne. Journalism and investigative reporting used to be a respectable field. In today's world, and as it reflects in this story, reporters are biased, lazy and have a selfish agenda they try to push off as "the public's right to know". There is a certain balance which is required between "right to know" and better keep quiet. Ms. Tate does a great job in showing how Julianne violates this balance and continues to think and act like a gossip rag writer. When I have a problem liking a character, it affects how I enjoy the book. As far as I'm concerned, Julianne can be drop kicked off a cliff. For it to take her that long to figure out why keeping the Weathermen's projects quiet shows how lacking in intelligence she possesses.

To be fair, Kane doesn't demonstrate how he can run a multi-billion dollar company. Maybe the point is to show how a man who has so much control loses it all for a woman. For me, it makes Kane seem weak and led by his dick. Whilst I can't agree with how Kane's father treats him, I can understand why Kane's judgment is called in question. Not impressed with Kane.

Overall, this story fell more rushed and disjointed compared to the first three books. Either I didn't pay close enough attention to the worldbuilding in the first three books or Ms. Tate has suddenly expanded the scope of this story by three-folds. Either way, my prediction is that this will take another eight books until I get my answers.
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Book Review by Evampire (reviewer)
Dec 03, 2015   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
293 people found the following review helpful
Five years ago, reporter Julianne Wallis seduced Kane Bannerman to get a story. This time she not only wants more sex, she wants the secret he is hiding in this riveting erotic romance.

Kane is one of the Weathermen financing the efforts to put a stop to The Madeline Project. The readers can't help but get singed by the passion that sizzles with vibrant intensity between Julianne and Kane but this relationship has a past that sours the present, causing quite a bit of emotional distress. The characters are a captivating mix of spunk, vibrancy and insecurity that captures the heart as they demand attention and the fast paced, smooth flowing plot holds readers captive with suspense and passion. The well written scenes and details ensure that the readers can feel the tension building throughout the story as Kane and Julianne try to find a compromise but there are traitors in the company and family pressures adding to the turmoil.

Ravenna Tate continues to entertain with this fascinating series as she mixes things up with a celebration that includes all the Weathermen and some unexpected twists that keep everyone on their toes. I can't wait to find out comes happens next.
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