Review: Downpour – Madison Daniel
Ever since he set foot in Hawaii to live with his Uncle Frank, Max Valentine’s life has never been the same. He can’t forget the events that drove him away from his beloved home. Nor can he forget the lives that were changed that fateful night. Deep inside, he knows he needs to come to terms with his past so that he can truly accept who and what he is. Unfortunately, that’s easier said than done.
Having left the island in search of his other half, Max begins to wonder if he’ll ever find her. Asia has come to mean the world to him and he’ll do everything within his power to show her just how much he loves her. Wandering for days on end, he begins to lose hope and wonders if he’ll be able to cross paths with her once again. A slight lead sends him toward what he believes may the be the place where he’ll find her, once and for all. Never once does he imagine just how much his life will change within the blink of an eye.
Cementing their love once they come in contact once more, Max soon realizes that not everything is as it seems. Asia has secrets of her own. Secrets she has no wish to divulge. Yet when an unexpected occurrence puts a kink into their plans, he knows he’ll need to make a choice that might break him in the process.
Catapulted into a life of turmoil and pain, Max returns home in hopes of making amends with those he loves. The sight of his former flame dredges up his past feelings, feelings he once thought were dead and buried. Sam is just as beautiful as she was when he disappeared so long ago. His heart yearns to make her his once more, but Asia’s presence stands in the way of their happiness.
He knows Asia will do anything to keep him by her side. Yet that’s something he can’t quite allow. When it becomes apparent, that there’s more to situation than meets eye, Max vows to make everything right somehow. He’ll do anything to protect those he loves to the best of his ability, even if it ends up killing him in the process yet again.
This was honestly a good sequel to Madison’s first book, Ember. I truly enjoyed it very much. It was delightful to see the characters get a little bit of closure, even if it wasn’t in the way I thought it would be.
Madison’s blend of intrigue and romance throughout the story truly brings out the best, and the worst, within each of the characters. Their unique stories are truly profound and intertwined in more ways than one. The one thing that bothered me, though, was the book’s punctuation. There were quite a few spots within it that had missing periods and commas, but other than that, the story really is a good read.
A little sister lost. A family tree withered. A journey to save the past.
Max Valentine is a walking supernova. On the run and searching for answers, his light darkens. Dark skies on the horizon make his next chapter ominous. His powers are fading but still he pushes toward the storm.
Embers still burn, but can he survive this one truth . . . ?
Love is eternal, but the heart is not.
About The Author:
Music is LIFE and the written word is our SOUL.
Music and writing have been my true ambition since I was a child. I have used music in every form possible; writing it, performing it, healing with it, etc. I call it my “life’s soundtrack.”
I have always written in some form, from comic books to screenplays to short stories and now the new series “Ember.” I have spent my writing life inspired by all the music of the universe, 80’s movies and eye candy.
When not writing I enjoy dreaming out loud, challenging the real world and inspiring the ones I love. I have found a true passion for my stories and characters and am eager to share them with the world.
See you on the next book tour…MD