I just Love the Allure of a Great Romance...a Pair of Rose Colored Glasses...some Fine Wine, and a Subscription to Audible...
Rainshadow Road is another hit for Lisa Kleypas and Tanya Eby! Teamed up once again, Tanya Eby performs an excellent interpretation of the characters and story. This is an endearing, fun romance, that could stand alone very easily. I would, however like to recommend that you begin with Book 1, because it is every bit as delightful an experience.
Definitely Credit Worthy!! Enjoy...
OK, after reading the synopsis about "magic," I was a little bit worried about how much I would like this book, but it turned out GREAT! I loved, loved, LOVED it. The story starts with a flashback to the childhood of glass artist Lucy Marinn and her spoiled younger sister, Alice. Once you catch up to modern day, you find Lucy's boyfriend Kevin leaving her for Alice and Lucy left with no boyfriend, no apartment, and a shattered sense of self-esteem. Her friends in Friday Harbor rally to help her and she ends up meeting Sam Nolan, another of the Nolan brothers. Neither of them is looking for a relationship -- they both have major trust issues, including how little they trust their own judgement! The "magic" element is subtle and, actually, really believable. I don't want to spoil any more of the story for you, but I do want to give it a whole hearted 5 stars! Another awesome story by Lisa Kleypas.
It was just easy to listen to. The characters were likable without being too complex.
I have listened to many Lisa Kleypas books. I find her books a to be fun and romantic, slightly predictable, but always enjoyable. I choose her books after listening to a long complicated, detail oriented, "man against the world" terrorist attacking, special ops type books. I find hers to be a soothing after such mind bending stories.
I love Lisa's books but this series does not compare to her historical series or my favorite, the Travis series. Blue Eyed Devil is one of my favorite books and this series just doesn't compare.
I always look forward to a new book by Lisa and am disappointed by Friday Harbor.
I read so I can write
This is different from other Kleypas novels, but not in a bad way. Because I enjoy her historical romances, I gave this a try. Not sorry, but doubt I will continue with the series