Thursday, September 17, 2015

Rain by Taryn Kincaid [Review]

 Rain by Taryn Kincaid
Rain (Beyond Fairytales #27) by Taryn Kincaid
Format: ebook
Source: provided by the author for an honest review
Date read: July 6, 2015

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Synopsis (Goodreads):
Sleeping Beauty in a post-apocalyptic land…

In a world gone mad, where little remains but a vast wasteland of sand, the leader of a troop of roving warriors welcomes a brave young woman into his midst.

Much as he burns for her, Major Clay Worthington swears to keep his distance from the mysterious woman, so sensitive even the stinging rain can wound her.

Rosina Brierly is besotted with the formidable soldier and will gladly trade her life for one torrid night of blissful passion in his arms.

But when sleep overcomes them, will true love prevail?
Thoughts on Rain: I'm a big fan of gritty, post-apocalyptic worlds. There's something about them that fires my imagination right up. This world was wonderfully dark and broken and I loved the glimpses into the past that showed us how it had gotten to that point, but I do wish we'd been given a little more resolution at the end. I actually went back and reread the ending just to see if I had missed something and I still felt like it needed a little more explanation or... something to tie up the story to my satisfaction. (To be fair, that could just be me. I like things to not be easy and this ending came on fast and hard. Kinda like Clay. *snicker*)

That said, Clay's desire to do the right thing where Rosina was concerned was both awesome (yay for not forcing his attentions on her) and heartbreaking (boo for making her think he's a cold-hearted soldier who yearns for no woman). Rosina's fantasies and her inability to read him made for some sweetly awkward moments. And when they finally did toss aside their inhibitions and go for it? Sex-ay.

Enjoyable, but I personally wouldn't have minded a slightly longer story that gave us a more drawn out ending. I don't think I'm explaining that well, because the ultimate arc was tied up. I just wanted more, okay? More sexy times, more explanation as to the resolution. Just more.

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