☆★ MY REVIEW ☆★ UNDER A STORM SWEPT SKY BY BETH ANNE MILLER

TITLE: Under A Storm Swept Sky
AUTHOR: Beth Anne Miller
GENRE: Romance
PUBLICATION: April 16th, 2018

UNDER A STORM SWEPT SKY: 
Is a full length romance novel by NEW TO ME AUTHOR ‘Beth Anne Miller’ Spoken in ‘Dual Perspectives’ In this we meet tour guide 'Rory' & novice hiker 'Amelia'

For one whole week Amelia will be taking on the Isle of Skye, a novice hiker with practically zilch hiking experience, doing this hike wasn't even on her radar, she hated hiking, it was never really planned that she would do it, but things changed dramatically in the blink of an eye and she ended up doing this walk for her best friend Carrie who was the one that really wanted to partake in this hike. 

Carrie's my best friend, the sister I never had. She's the hiker, I'm the beach girl. This was supposed to be her dream trip-her college graduation gift from her parents, and I as supposed to meet her after for a week of sightseeing in Scotland. 

Straight away Rory and Amelia rubbed each other up the wrong way, being honest Rory was kind of a twat, not knowing Amelia's back story he just assumed with the amount of pictures she was taking was a popularity quest on her social media accounts. 

She's been taking the damn pictures for her friend, while all this time I thought she was just another social media addict obsessed with how many likes she got on Instagram 

Rory was a seasoned guide, he had plenty of treks under his belt, but there were other reasons why he was doing it. He felt it was his penance. 

Amelia couldn't help but notice how gorgeous he was even though he was the bane of her existence since the very beginning. But when she twists her knee and it looks like she may have to stop half way, Rory promises her that he'll get her to the finish line. 

What occurs when it's just the two of them left alone on the trail is where all those feels came at me, you get a deeper understanding of Rory, you see at what point in his life changed him irrevocably, you end up rooting for them, wishing for a HEA, their connection was beautiful, their chemistry was undeniable. 

I'd come off such a book funk from a previous book that nothing was holding, or keeping my attention until I was tagged in a post recommending this book to me. So with a leap of faith I dived in and from that very very first page I was hooked, I can't even pin point what I loved the most about this, I guess the simplicity would be the main thing, nothing was over empathised, the storyline flowed effortlessly, I connected with the characters, the scenery described came alive, the hike itself took my breath away, and not being a hiker myself I wanted to get out there and go on a hike. I truly loved this. Highly recommend. Such a unique, outdoorsy kind of book.

An eighty-mile trek across the rugged, stunning beauty of Scotland’s Isle of Skye isn't something I imagined myself doing. Ever. This isn't a trail for beginners. And I'm not a hiker. 

But I have to finish it, even if it kills me. I have no choice.

With the ever-changing weather and relentless terrain, I’m in over my head.

Rory Sutherland, my guide on this adventure, is not happy. We clash with every mile, but we recognize a shared pain. Not only is the journey a struggle, but the tension between us is taut with unsaid words. And hope.

He’s broken. I’m damaged. Together, we’re about to make the perfect storm.

I have a fascination for all things Scottish (including, but not limited to, men in kilts), as well as a love of travel, both of which have influenced all my writing to date. My first novel is a time travel called INTO THE SCOTTISH MIST, the earliest drafts of which were inspired by a road trip in Scotland; my second, A STAR TO STEER HER BY, which has a Scottish hero, is loosely based on my college semester at sea aboard a schooner; and my newest book, UNDER A STORM-SWEPT SKY, is set on the Isle of Skye, and was inspired by my own long-distance hikes in Scotland. I’m a native New Yorker, living on Long Island and working in the publishing industry, and I’m always looking ahead to my next trip. 

You can find me online at https://www.bethannemiller.com