Raine’s Haven is LIVE
I felt like I was living in a prison while watching Raine Carson from my window, studying his sexy, tanned, and muscular physique for six long months. From inside of my house, he was perfect.
Then I found out everything looked different from afar. Raine, a blunt and hot tempered man was living a life he wasn’t proud of, and I found myself oddly attracted to the sickening reality he opened my eyes to.
She thought I’d fall for her seductive ploy and scarlet-glossed lips. She was right. Every person in this small town had something negative to say about Haven Leigh’s life—the girl who had been handed everything on a silver platter. I ignored the rumors, and instead, searched for her truths.
While struggling with disabling side-effects left behind by my coke-addict mother, Haven became the hope I needed. She was the good I wanted to be.
But, as it turns out, she was the trouble I should have stayed away from.
My Review – 3.75 Stars
I’m a bit on the fence about my feelings regarding this book. Overall, I liked it. It was a little slow moving in the beginning. But the author needed us to see how Raine and Haven’s relationship started and how it fell apart. I thought the story line was well thought out and realistic. I liked how the author wove pieces of the past throughout the book to allow a glimpse into conversations rather than internal monologues. I also enjoyed the criminal element and subterfuge. However, unlike some other reviewers, I saw the twist coming a mile away. But I have an eye for these things; it’s why my hubby doesn’t care to watch crime shows with me.
In terms of the characters, I thought Raine had depth. He was strong, level-headed, and caring. However, I struggled with Haven’s character. Yes, she was young, but I felt like she gave in too easily to the pressures from her family until Raine came back into her life in the second half. I understand her capitulation to some extent, but I think she took too long trying to right the wrongs of her family’s past. In general, I just didn’t warm up to her.
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About the Author
International Bestselling Author, Shari J. Ryan, hails from Central Massachusetts where she lives with her husband and two lively little boys. Shari has always had an active imagination and enjoys losing herself in the fictional worlds she creates.
When Shari isn’t writing or designing book covers, she can usually be found cleaning toys up off the floor.
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