In Sebastian & Owen (Storming Love Tsunami Book 3) by author Nic Starr, Owen’s eagerness to win Sebastian back turns to desperation as a tsunami threatens to tear them apart. I received one copy of this book at no charge in exchange for my honest reviews but all opinions expressed here are my own. This post contains affiliate links.
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Sebastian & Owen (Storming Love Tsunami Book 3)
by author Nic Starr
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Title: Sebastian & Owen
Series: Storming Love Tsunami Book 3
Author: Nic Starr
Publisher: MLR Press, LLC (October 6, 2016)
Genre: M/M, Contemporary
Length/Format: 285 KB/79 pages
Heat Rating: 1
Star Rating: 3 1/3
Sebastian & Owen Book Blurb:
Owen’s eagerness to win Sebastian back turns to desperation as a tsunami threatens to tear them apart.
The last twelve months have been hard on Owen Hewitt and even tougher on his relationship. For six years, Sebastian Carmichael has been the love of his life, but that love is put to the test as Owen sinks into injury-induced depression.
Living with chronic pain and unable to do the things he used to do makes him feel like a failure, and causes him to believe he’s holding the younger Sebastian back.
When Sebastian takes some time out and leaves to stay at their holiday house, it could spell the end of the relationship. But as a tsunami bears down on the Tasmanian coast, it could spell the end of everything.
Sebastian & Owen Review:
Sebastian & Owen (Storming Love Tsunami Book 3) by author Nic Starr is a short and sweet romance that is a bit of a change in style from most of her other books I have read. There is a loving relationship that is struggling to survive, a bit of drama, and a lovely reconciliation. It’s only 79 pages so you don’t get a ton of story to read and while the couple is obviously in love, there is zero heat. The focus is mainly on the relationship itself and the stress it is under as well as the fact that when a life is in danger, the little problems cease to be an issue at all.
Sebastian & Owen is book three of the series so you should probably read the others first, although I jumped right in with this volume and had no problems following the story line.
Basically, Sebastian & Owen are in a relatively solid relationship and have been for 6 years. However, Owen has some chronic pain issues that are preventing him from doing the things that he and Sebastian used to love doing together. Pain, lack of sleep and frustration combine to make him cranky, which in turn stresses the relationship and pushes Sebastian away. Sebastian decides he needs a breather and takes a short vacation to their holiday home off the coast.
An impending tsunami makes Owen realize that his behavior has pushed away the most important person in the world to him. He heads to the island to bring Sebastian back but making your way to an area about to be hit by a tsunami is no simple task and there will be drama and action before you get to your happily ever after.
Both characters are well written, realistic and slightly flawed. The author does a good job showing us how strong their relationship is and the frustration that Own is feeling as a result of his pain. However, I felt like I really needed more out of this story. Short stories are tough because there is a limited time to develop character, plot, setting, etc. You only get Owen’s point of view in this book and I found myself really wanting to get inside Simon’s head as well.
I thought the tsunami part itself should have been drawn out a bit more. I thought the ending could have been more developed, although the focus was really on the struggles of the relationship and realizing what is truly important rather than the action and drama itself.
Overall, Sebastian & Owen (Storming Love Tsunami Book 3) by author Nic Starr was an enjoyable romance that shows us what is truly important in a loving relationship. I think it would have benefited from being longer to fill in a few gaps but still a good read.