Rain Shadow by L.A. Witt was a really great book. I really enjoyed watching Jeremy and Scott fall in love. Plus, where has the Bluewater Bay series been my whole life? I need to read the rest of the books!
It’s written in first-person and Jeremy’s point-of-view so you really get to know him. There’s enough development of the characters and plot though that you fully understand Scott and his motives.
I loved how complicated Jeremy’s relationship with his kids was. That’s real life. The author didn’t create angst for the sake of it, but she still cultivated a realistic situation and the characters reacted accordingly.
Jeremy’s relationship with Anna was also awesome. It was more than employer/employee. They were each others confidantes and support.
Scott and Jeremy together was perfection. The successes and problems within their relationship were poignant. It felt raw and organic, not manufactured to provide conflict.
I can’t wait to read this entire series. I love the idea of it–one town with many stories and many authors writing those stories.
Rain Shadow was a wonderfully fulfilling story of two men battling through their own problems to find love. It was real in a way few books are.
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Jeremy Rose came to Bluewater Bay to work as Anna Maxwell’s bodyguard, not to escape his increasingly bitter relationship with his estranged kids. He just wants to focus on his job and be alone for a while. He’s done with love, especially now that three years after his long overdue divorce, he’s got a front-row seat to the rapid deterioration between Anna and her girlfriend. Cynical doesn’t even begin to describe him.
Then Anna and Leigh’s attempts to reconcile put him in the crosshairs of marriage counselor Scott Fletcher. Scott’s exactly what Jeremy needs right now: gorgeous, hot, horny, single, and 100% uninterested in a relationship. The problem is, too much no-strings-attached sex — and too much time in each other’s company — inevitably builds emotional connection.
Except Jeremy refuses to seek counseling for his broken family, and Scott refuses to get seriously involved with men who work dangerous jobs. They both need to realize they can only hide for so long from the pain they came here to escape. They must face their pasts before they lose their shot at a happy future.