Thursday, December 29, 2016

The Promise of Rayne

GIVEAWAY

DEESE, NICOLE
THE PROMISE OF RAYNE

One forbidden spark will burn loyalties to the ground and ignite a love that won't be contained

Rayne Shelby has spent her entire life trying to earn the approval of her high-powered family, with the hope of one day managing her late grandfather's prestigious Idaho lodge. But when she makes a mistake that puts her future in jeopardy, she faces an impossible choice: defy her family or deny her dream. The only way to fix the mess she's created is to enlist the help of her neighbor, Levi, the apprentice of her family's greatest enemy. And if Rayne gets caught crossing the divided property lines, the consequences will be irreparable.

Levi Harding has never forgotten the August night he shared with Rayne when they were teens -- or the way she later rejected him. Despite his warring instincts, he can't ignore her plea for help or the spark that's ignited between them. But now, as wildfires bear down on their town and family secrets are revealed, their newfound alliance might just go up in smoke.

My Review:

Mercy -- I was so engrossed in this novel that I barely took time to breathe. Toe-curling romance, tummy-tied-in-knots angst, soul-stirring inspiration. The best way to enjoy this story is to totally immerse yourself in it...and don't come up for air until you reach the end!

Rayne captured my heart from the get go even though I wanted to shake some sense into her more than once. But she's a product of her upbringing and, like all of us, her views and opinions have been formed by her family, skewed though they may be. And if that isn't enough, her sense of self-worth relies heavily on what certain family members think about her. And it just seems like she can't do anything right.

Then there's Levi. Free-spirited, hard working and dashingly attractive. He's full of life and laughter and determination. And while he nurses some resentment towards Rayne for rejecting him in the past, there's no denying that she intrigues him in the present. And, oh goodness, does it get complicated! The romantic tension between these two is exquisite. A five fan alert to cope with all that delicious emotional overload.

Deese expertly does a slow-reveal of a past shrouded in mystery. I couldn't read fast enough to get all the facts! Family legacy is at the heart of this story -- how our actions shape the next generation's future. Whether that legacy is formed out of bitterness or forgiveness makes all the difference to the future. Sobering and inspiring.

A deeply satisfying  novel that digs deep. Simply stunning.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

 If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  The Promise of Rayne please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the  subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday January 1 2017. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

44 comments:

  1. Oh my! With a review like this one, this is a must read for sure, Kav! Thank you so much for sharing!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. Well, I think it's a must read. I loved it! Good luck, Melanie.

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  2. Another one I've heard high praise on! I feel like I'm woefully behind on some of these :-(

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. She's awesome, Trixi. And you're not too far behind. She only has three books out. I'm caught up now and anxious for more. Good luck!

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  3. This is a new to me Author but the book sounds great thanks for sharing it and thank you for the chance to win. iamabho (@) gmail (.) com

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    1. You're welcome, Linda. Hope you get to read her soon. Good luck.

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  4. Ooh! Exciting review. I really enjoy Nicole Reese and purchased this book earlier this month. Due to the business of the season, I haven't read it, but it will be one of my first reads in the new year.

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    1. Oh yes -- read it soon and tell me what you think!

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  5. Stunning review, KAV! I've been wanting to read this one for a while. Thank you for the chance.
    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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    1. You'll love it, Caryl. Good luck.

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  6. I'm ready to dive in between the pages and devour this story!

    And a new to me author, too :)

    dandtdearing {at} earthlink {dot} net

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    1. Squealll...you'll be carried away, guarantee it. Good luck, Tammi.

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  7. I just started reading this one last night and am already engrossed! Wish I had more time to just sit & read!

    (Don't enter me - just wanted to share my opinion. :) )

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    1. Glad you are enjoying it, Brenda...even if you have to read it in snippets. :-)

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  8. Wow! I'm adding this one to my must-read list! Thanks so much, Kav, for sharing the glowing recommendation and giveaway opportunity.

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Britney. It's an awesome book. Good luck!

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  9. Haven't read any of her books yet. cheetahthecat1986(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. Oh my goodness! What an extraordinary review! Thank you, Kav! <3

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    1. Thanks for the extraordinary novel, Nicole! :-)

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  11. This sounds fabulous. Thank you for the chance.
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot) com

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  12. I haven't read this yet, but now I feel as though it must be, and soon!
    ervro 2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. Yes!!!! The sooner the better! Good luck, Roz.

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  13. I've read several reviews of The Promise of Rayne. All agree that this is a must read. Thanks for your review and the chance to win the book.

    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. It's awesomesauce with a cherry on top. :-) Good luck, Pam.

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  14. Thanks for the chance to win! Can't wait to win!

    Candicervaldez at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Candice. Good luck.

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  15. Your review really makes me anxious to look for this book - maybe even win it!!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. It really is a 2016 must read. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  16. A new author and another addition to my never ending TBR list. Great review, Kav!

    Dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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    1. Where would we be without all the delicious anticipation from our wish lists? LOL Good luck, Diane.

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  17. This book is going to be added to my must read list! After reading your review, I know this book would be one I would definitely enjoy reading. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  18. You have me convinced, I pinned the cover. It sounds like there's a good story beyond the romance, which is what I enjoy.
    Dianna G. (dedezoomsalot at yahoo dot com)

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    1. There definitely is! Good luck, Dianna.

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  19. Exactly what I need in 2017!

    Count me in, please.

    janka(dot)halcinova(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hmmm...that makes me realize that this is both the last giveaways for 2016 but also the first giveaways of 2017. LOL Good luck, Janka.

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  20. Would LOVE to read this! This was also on the top 10 of 2016 list of another reviewer, so with both of your endorsements I'm sold! Thank you for the opportunity! Happy and blessed New Year, Kav! This is going to be our year of supernatural healing and blessings, in the name of Jesus!

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    1. oops-dianalflowers(at)aol(dot)com

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    2. It belongs on every top ten list, I think. Good luck, Diana.

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  21. Sounds like the kind of book I need to read!
    jparkerwood (at) gmail (dot) com
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  22. maaaaaaaaan! Your amazing review is making me want to go back and read it ALL OVER AGAIN because it's just THAT GOOD!!

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