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The Storm Within by Christa Ann #Review #PTSD #Romance

Title: The Storm Within

Author: Christa Ann

Publisher: After Glows Publishing

Published: October 20th, 2017

File Size: 397Kb

Rating: 4/5

Looking for an engaging, quick romance novella – look no further! This the story of two people, both suffering from PTSD, who are on holiday with friends and definitely not looking for love. He is Trevor Evans, and he has horrendous nightmares after his last mission resulted in him being seriously injured and suspecting someone on his team is a traitor. He’s also trying to decide whether to reenlist again, or to leave the armed forces. This holiday with his old military friends is just what he thinks he needs . . . .

She is Skye McKenzie, a therapist who usually enjoys working with her patients – until she is seriously injured when one of her military patients suffering from PTSD attacks her in her office. She’s not sure if she can face going back to work there again and hopes the holiday with her old college sorority sisters will help her heal and to make up her mind about her future . . . .

No, they don’t see each other across a crowded room, instead they meet on the resort pier. The attraction is mutual, as is the reticence. With so much going on in their lives, trust issues and decisions to be made will they choose a life together or go their separate ways? The characters are all well developed and emotively portrayed. This is a lovely, enthralling and very quick read, a delight to escape into and one I thoroughly enjoyed reading and so have no hesitation in recommending.

I chose and was gifted a copy of this novella. This is my honest opinion after reading it.


Sergeant First Class Trevor Evans is up for re-enlistment. His last mission went downhill, leaving him wounded and hanging on for dear life. Finding out there is a possible leak within his team, his current mission is canceled. Now suffering from extreme nightmares because of the missions, Trevor heads out on his annual trip to see his old military buddies and to make a final decision regarding his re-enlistment.

Therapist Skye McKenzie enjoys helping her patients. But, when one of her patients, who suffers from PTSD, loses control and attacks her in her office, she’s injured. Reliving the attack each night has prevented her from returning to work, and now she doesn’t know if she can go back. Skye leaves for her vacation to see her old college sorority sisters needing the change of scenery to help her heal. 

Trevor sees Skye and everything in him tells him she’s the one. Skye can’t get past the dog tags and doesn’t want to get involved with anyone in the military. Her heart overrides her brain and demands her to trust. Can they both overcome their issues to give this relationship a try? Will Trevor re-enlist or stay in? Can Skye return to work and trust Trevor?

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