Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Review: Kisses in the Rain by Krista Lynne Jensen + Giveaway

Kisses in the Rain by Krista Lynne Jensen
319 pages, June 2015 by Covenant Communications, Inc.
My Rating: 5 Stars
Source: I received a copy in exchange for an honest review

Description: Georgie Tate is a survivor. She's survived an abusive relationship. She's survived the car accident that took the life of her controlling fiance. Now she just needs to survive the memories that haunt her. Escaping to her aunts' cozy home on a tiny island outside of Seattle, Georgie finds just the change of pace she needs to pick up the pieces of her life. Taking a job at a local seafood restaurant is the first step in reclaiming her sense of self, but she is completely unprepared for the battle that awaits her there.

Jace Lowe has loved and lost, and he's determined that it will never happen again. Hardened by heartbreak, he stays focused on his work as sous chef at one of the island's top seafood restaurants. When beautiful Georgie takes her place on the restaurant staff, Jace is resolved to keep her at arm's length, and his downright rudeness her first week goes a long way in achieving that goal. Georgie, on the other hand, doesn't want anything to do with Jace anyway and prickles against his abrasive behavior. As the combative pair comes together on a joint project for the restaurant, they find their distaste for one another dwindling. the connection is undeniable--and it terrifies them both. Can two people jaded by the past be softened by the promise od once-in-a-lifetime love, or is this just another recipe for disaster?

My Review: I love a good book that really plays on my emotions. It's sometimes a fine line though. Sometimes bad things happen to good people and the results are either depressing or sad, yet hopeful. This story was definitely in the latter category. Georgie has gone through some really tough things and the hardest thing is, she doesn't remember everything that resulted in a horrible accident. She has a few flashbacks throughout the book and really struggles with trusting and loving again. I never felt like it was a downer; instead, I was inspired by her journey. 

Jace has had a rough time lately and doesn't want to let anyone get too close again. I was amazed at how patient and real he is, even when he has every reason not to be. I couldn't help but like him and his matter-of-fact ways.

I love food and a good chunk of this story revolved around food, since the main characters both work at a restaurant. They're on a quest to come up with new items for the menu and I devoured the sections talking about their ideas and their tests. Okay, so I didn't really eat the pages of my book, but I found myself very engrossed in those sections. I wish recipes were included because my mouth watered more than once.

The bottom line is, the recipes were twofold: two great people, a fantastic setting, journeys and trials to overcome, and great romantic moments made this one a winner for me. Add to that the descriptions of literal food and recipes and I fell in love with this one! 

Content: no language; mild violence (emotional, accidents, a moment of peril); mild religious elements (the characters are LDS, but nothing is preachy); mild romance (kissing). Clean!

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About the Author:
Krista Lynne Jensen 
Nearly every one of Krista Lynne Jensen’s elementary school teachers noted on her report card that she was a “day-dreamer”. It was not a compliment. So, when Krista grew up, she put those daydreams down on paper for others to enjoy. When she’s not writing she enjoys reading, hiking, her family, and sunshine. But not laundry. She never day-dreams about laundry.
Krista writes LDS romance, and fantasy. She is the author of OF GRACE AND CHOCOLATE (2012 Whitney Award Finalist) and THE ORCHARD (2013), through Covenant Communications. She is a member of ANWA, Author’s Incognito, and LDStorymakers. Visit her blog at

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