Rain Shadow (Bluewater Bay #10) by L.A. Witt ~ Book Review by PizzyGirl

RainShadow_600x900Title: Rain Shadow (Bluewater Bay #10)

Author: L.A. Witt

Publisher: Riptide

Cover Artist: L.C. Chase

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 10/19/2015

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: Contemporary, Fiction, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance

Blurb:

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.

My View:

This is the way you make me understand a love match. This story was all the goodness in relationship development that I have been missing lately.

Scott and Jeremy had the most loving relationshipy non-relationship ever.Their dynamic was great, an alpha dominant battle of snark and wit. From the very beginning they did more talking and getting to know one another than many books even hint at. While in denial and insisting they were just having sex, these men made the most meaningful connection I have encountered in a long time. Their relationship turned to love in only a matter of months, but I never once questioned it happening. I never once had that feeling of missing something vitally important. This was a relationship I could happily say I connected with and fully understood! I have been waiting so long to be able to say this again!

Scott and Jeremy were such rich characters with histories and flaws that got in the way of everything. I loved their personalities even though Jeremy did start to get on my nerves at the end when his pigheadedness became more important than anything else. When Scott introduced the relationship angst, it almost broke my heart because I wanted to slap them both! Scott for not being completely honest, but mostly Jeremy for being so blind and so stubborn and so blind!! Yes, I know I said blind twice.

This book was fantastic in the way it also set up Anna’s story. I feel her pain and need to see her happy. I am so eager for her story to be released soon. This story was a great way to balance the on page romance, and entice a reader to want more. There was just enough of Anna to set up the next book, but not so much as to overshadow Jeremy and Scott.

I am slowly but surely becoming a big fan of L.A. Witt. Her writing is well done and cohesive. Her tone is fast paced without being rushed. This story was well developed, well executed, and well received. I am thinking it is time to explore her backlist.

Links

Rain Shadow (Bluewater Bay #10) on Goodreads
Riptide
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
All Romance eBooks

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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