Author: Brigid Kemmerer
Genre/s: Young Adult, Novella, Fantasy, Romance
Synopsis:Earth, Fire, Air, Water – they are more than you dream.As an air Elemental, 17-year-old Emily Morgan doesn’t have much power. That’s okay—she knows what happens to kids who do.Like Michael Merrick. He’s an earth Elemental, one with enough power to level cities. Which makes him sexy. Dangerous. And completely off limits. At least according to Emily’s family.But her summer job puts her in close contact with Michael, and neither of them can help the attraction they feel. When forces of nature like theirs collide, one misstep could get someone killed. Because Emily’s family doesn’t just want her to stay away from him.They want him dead.
This is the prequel to the first book in the Elemental Series, Storm. This story revolves around Michael, the oldest of the Merrick brothers and is a pure Earth Elemental. It started when Michael entered his usual hangout place, the sports complex and found Emily Morgan doing her summer job there.
Emily is a wind Elemental and the older sister of Tyler, who is the arch nemesis of the Merrick brothers. And after the incident that led Tyler home with a black eye, Emily thought that Michael is there to kill her. So when Michael walked towards her, she swung a golf club and almost hit his head but luckily, Michael deflected it.
I mean, how's that for the first meeting. I really liked this novella. It lets me peek inside Michael's head and understand his indifferent and harsh behavior in Storm. It also explained a bit about the reason why Tyler hated them so much. But my favorite of all is that, it showed the softer side of Michael and his short-lived love story.
I wish I could read more about Michael, because he really intrigues me. And even if this book is short, it was definitely a nice-read.