Overall Grade: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Tropes: MFM romance; interconnected standalone in a series; LGBTQIA; Erotic Romance; Alpha Hero; AntiHero; Bad Boy Good Girl; Band of Brothers; Billionaire; Close Proximity; Escaping a Killer; Forbidden Love; Tortured Lead; VirginHero; Road Trip; Returning to Hometown
Skye Warren and Amelia Wilde’s Tropical Storm does exactly what’s it meant to do: ends a trilogy in a spectacular fashion. Honestly, the Deserted Island trilogy could have easily been a duet, in my opinion. Carter’s realization about his family’s acceptance, Theo’s reconciliation of leaving the island to stay with June and Carter, and June’s understanding of her place with Carter and Theo (probably the most underdeveloped of these character journeys) could have been resolved in two books along with settling the plot line of the Russian double-agent. Tropical Storm places Carter with his parents and siblings, showing him that acceptance and love are possible in a family of “wolves.”
There is more spice especially with Carter and Theo consummating their portion of the relationship. In fact, this overshadowed June’s place in this throuple. Thankfully, the resolution of this story and its trilogy is sweet, and it rectifies this oversight.
Did I enjoy reading Tropical Storm? Yes. Did it feel like it was doing anything new? Not necessarily. I will always read Skye Warren; I’d simply love to read stories from her that aren’t always a trilogy.
In love and romance,