Friday, May 29, 2015

Review: Falling for Rayne (Love and Flowers Trilogy Book 1) by Shannon Guymon

Falling for Rayne: Book 1 in the Love and Flowers Trilogy by Shannon Guymon
2014, 253 pages, Clean Contemporary Adult Romance
My Rating: 5 Stars

Description: Garrett Murphy is used to rejection. As a child, he was rejected by his mother and as a man he was rejected by Jane Kendall. Going without love has turned Garrett into a man who doesn't trust in a woman's heart. So when he meets Rayne Nyman, she's too good to be true. She's beautiful, talented and sweet. She also happens to be a world renowned pianist. He knows there's no way she'd ever want to stay in Fircest with him when she could be living the life she was born to. Rayne is determined to prove him wrong and show him that love can be forever but when she comes under fire and her life is put in danger,she might not have the chance. 

My Review: I fell in love with these characters right off the bat. We see Garrett in the Love and Dessert trilogy and he kind of seemed like a jerk then, but now? He's a big sweetheart. It just goes to show that there is someone for everyone and love can soften the toughest man.

I felt sorry for Rayne. She's rich, she's a famous concert pianist, and she's beautiful, but she's had a very sheltered and controlled life. Now that her parents are dead, she can live the life she wants to live--but she's also living a life in danger. She believes that her parents were murdered and someone seems to be after her.

Rayne is a likable character--one who finds joy in the journey and in the little things. I love how she's learning to be spontaneous and really comes into her true self. I also enjoyed getting to know her younger sister and their body guard. I can tell this is going to be a great trilogy! Garrett is a war vet and is fiercely protective of those he cares about. I love how he's very traditional, yet he's also in tune with his gut and what he needs to do. He's a funny guy and a manly man--just completely adorable. 

This is a sweet, darling romance with some action and mystery included and I'm looking forward to the next book!

Content: mild romance (kissing); no language; mild religious elements; mild-moderate violence (beatings, attempted murder, shooting--no graphic details). Clean!

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About the Author:
Shannon Guymon 
In the fourth grade, Shannon Guymon wandered into the school library and figuratively never came out again. She decided one day to take her love affair with the written word once step further and wrote her first novel, Never Letting Go of Hope.
Shannon grew up all across the United States but has finally found her home in Utah, where she lives with her six children. She enjoys the mountains, gardening, being with her family, and, of course, writing.

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