Beautiful Storm by Barbara Freethy

Beautiful Storm by Barbara FreethyBeautiful Storm by Barbara Freethy
Series: Lightning Strikes, #1
Published by Hyde Street Press on October 1st 2015
Pages: 321
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When her father's plane mysteriously disappeared in the middle of an electrical storm, Alicia Monroe became obsessed with lightning. Now a news photographer in Miami, Alicia covers local stories by day and chases storms at night. In a flash of lightning, she sees what appears to be a murder, but when she gets to the scene, there is no body, only a military tag belonging to Liliana Valdez, a woman who has been missing for two months.

While the police use the tag to jump-start their stalled investigation, Alicia sets off on her own to find the missing woman. Her search takes her into the heart of Miami's Cuban-American community, where she meets the attractive but brooding Michael Cordero, who has his own demons to vanquish.

Soon Alicia and Michael are not just trying to save Liliana's life but also their own, as someone will do anything to protect a dark secret…

Storm Chaser Alicia Monroe’s latest lightning photoshoot leads her to a pair of military dog tags and sucks her into a cold case of a missing JAG attorney – Liliana Valdez. Going on her own investigative trail leads her to Valdez’s childhood friend, Michael Cordero, who is determined to find justice for Liliana.

‘Beautiful Storm’ was a mediocre read for me personally. There wasn’t anything wrong with both the H/hr whose chemistry seemed a little lukewarm at best (barring the cheesy ending of declarations), but the case felt far too removed from Alicia and Michael and bored me boneless the moment the details of the case started emerging.