REIN IN by ANNE JOLIN
Willow Bay Stables, Book #3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Willow Bay Stables, Book #3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
— SYNOPSIS —
Aurora Daniels is the bleeding heart of her family. With a gift and a passion for helping to heal others, she has a legacy of kindness and gratitude—a modern-day saint.
Every Sunday since she turned eighteen, Aurora has driven three hours into the city of Edmonton, Alberta, where she volunteers at an equine facility that rehabilitates troubled youth by working with horses. With their increasing success rate, the facility is expanding to foster violent parolees in hopes of a more effective release into society.
Assault with a deadly weapon and attempted murder—that’s what it says under the name on his sheet. Rhys White is released on good behaviour and promises to remain under contract for community service at the Equine for Hearts facility for a court-ordered period of twelve months.
Willow Bay’s saint may have stumbled across the one sinner who can’t be saved from himself.
Will Aurora be able to rein in Rhys’s quest for revenge before it’s too late? Or will she spend the rest of her life loving a man behind bars?
— PURCHASE —
— WILLOW BAY STABLES SERIES —
Change Rein, Book 1:
Eight-Second Ride, Book 2:
— EXCERPT —“Hey.” I smiled.
He didn’t smile back, simply lifted his chin in my direction and shoved his hands in the front pockets of his ripped jeans.
I crossed my arms over my chest and made a clucking sound with my tongue. “Looks like your all mine this afternoon.”
Somehow that had sounded different in my head then it did out loud and my cheeks flushed what I imagined was a bright pink. Of course I’d tricked him into spending the day with me, but it wasn’t something I planned on outright telling him just now.
The corners of his mouth twitched, like maybe he’d considered the idea of smiling but again, he did not speak.
“Right, okay then.” I filled the silence.
Pushing off the truck with my butt, I walked in the direction of the two double doors ahead of us. Lucky for me, he seemed more focused on what I was doing then he was at reading the sign on the door we were currently passing through.
“Table for two.” I told the hostess when we stepped inside.
“Let me check if we have any booths available.” She smiled at us and left to do a walk through of the restaurant.
Rhys started to back towards the door and a hint of panic bubbled up in my throat at the thought that maybe he really would run away from me, again.
“If you leave now you’ll embarrass me.” I blurted.
It was low, almost the equivalent of threatening to cry, but it worked.
He quit retreating but his eyes fell away from me and he just stared at the floor. The black equine for hearts tee that he’d cut the sleeves off of seemed to somehow make his arms look longer inside the small entryway.
I guessed for the first time that he was probably somewhere around six foot three.
The hostess returned and grabbed two menus before promptly leading us to a booth in the back of the restaurant.
No sooner had my butt grazed the vinyl did the questions erupt from his otherwise silent demeanour.
“What is this?” His voice tumbled across the table like a freight train.
Not angry, just demanding.
“It’s a date.” I deadpanned, flipping my menu opened.
AMIE'S 4 STAR REVIEW
Willow Bay #3 , sibling #3 - this is Aurora's story and she may feel like the boring plain sibling BUT she has a heart of gold and I adore her desire to help others. The work she does with troubled kids and horses puts a very touching spin on this story , not only that but the new program her boss is starting at his farm is amazing and a very real life experience for some. This new program is how we meet the 4 guys that have just been released from jail. All for various reasons and all with different outlooks on life yet the same goal of completing this program and getting their lives back. Of course innocent Aurora would fall for the ex con !! Rhys has a story and it is heartbreaking , the way the book starts - WOW you want to know who and what and how. Of course we do not get that info until much later on but it sets the flow of the story and I couldn't put it down. I HAD TO KNOW !! The story may be short but have no fear you get the details , you feel the emotion and you are not left wondering at the end. Despite the fact Rhys may seem like a bad guy he is the complete opposite , he is a caring man and it sucks to think he lost 8 years of life for protecting a loved one the way he did. I loved Rhys and Aurora together , both so innocent with new love and both experiencing something for the first time. Rhys was a teen the last time he kissed someone or had physical contact like he does with Aurora and Aurora was treated poorly by her recent ex , these two were a perfect match !! Not to say the road is easy but a well deserved HEA for both and the right amount of striking out for the simple soul Aurora !!
OTHER BOOKS BY ANNE JOLIN:
— ROCK FALLS SERIES —
Chasing Rhodes, Book 1 >> FREE!
— HELL ON HEELS —
— ABOUT THE AUTHOR: ANNE JOLIN —
I was born and raised in Ladner, a small farm town just outside Vancouver, Canada.
I never expected to be an author. Writing was something that snuck up on me and rooted itself into my life. It was beautiful to discover that love, and I’m truly grateful to say I’ve found my passion.
If I could leave y’all with one thing, it’s that life’s far too short to not live it out loud. Drown in your passions, hold on tight to the things that inspire you, and chase your dreams relentlessly. I can promise you without a doubt that you won’t regret it. I know I don’t.
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