Twisters and Textbooks

Sunset Plains, Book #2

By Lindzee Armstrong

ISBN: 9780986363283

Author’s Website: www(.)lindzeearmstrong(.)com


Brought to you by OBS reviewer Andra                   


After the death of her parents, chasing tornadoes is the only thing that makes Lauren feel alive. Each storm gives her the adrenaline rush she craves, but it can’t make her forget Tanner, the country boy she left behind in Oklahoma.

When a funeral brings Lauren back to Sunset Plains, she decides to face Tanner in a desperate attempt to finally let go of her past. He’s still angry by her abrupt departure from his life, and she begins to question whether she ever should’ve returned.

Just as Lauren’s about to run—again—a tornado hits near town, and Lauren and Tanner are caught up in a cyclone of emotions neither is sure they want to escape. Can they weather the storm of their past, or will they let it consume them?



Twisters and Textbooks was a delightful novella. It was a great introduction to this author.  A quick read to showcase Lindzee Armstrong’s writing style. I found the pace spot on and the story grabbed me enough that I could barely put it down to go to sleep.  Upon waking, I finished the book over my morning coffee. A great way to start the day.

Lauren is a storm chaser. She has been for the past four years, ever since her parents died as a result of a tornado. Classic tale…run away rather than confront your feelings head on.  Problem is, when Lauren ran away, she left behind her boyfriend Tanner with only a brief note saying goodbye. Turn of events lead Lauren back to Sunset Plains to attend the funeral of a family friend.  

I quite enjoyed (well…not really enjoyed…but appreciated) the angst and how it was portrayed while both Lauren and Tanner finally had to deal with the fall out from the death of Lauren’s parents. Working through the stages of grief varies with each individual and I felt that Ms. Armstrong did a good job of portraying the intricacies of this process.

There was suspense, that is for sure.  With a title like Twisters and Textbooks…well I do not really need to say more.  I was on the edge of my seat reading a couple Tornado scenes let me tell you. The imagery was so vivid that all I can say is “whew”.

Lest we forget, the heat between Lauren and Tanner was palpable and one could certainly see that they truly did love each other.  It is what made me hope that they could work through the issues that were keeping them apart.

Frequently, when I read a novella I am left wanting…the story is not complete.  I can say unequivocally that Twisters and Textbooks was a complete story, one which I could not put down.  I enjoyed the journey and was left satisfied. And as such, I will be on the lookout for more titles by Lindzee Armstrong.

*OBS would like to thank the publisher for supplying a free copy of this title in exchange for an honest review*