Monday, April 18, 2016

Rainbows and Raindrops by Lynn and Morris Release Day Blitz #5star #Review




Rainbows and Raindrops by Lynn and Morris
RELEASE DAY BLITZ
4/18/16

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Before… They are the Musketeers–one for all and all for Rain, or however that saying goes.   

Now that Rain's sixteen, freedom is at her fingertips. Cliff jumping at the lake. Rain’s first tattoo. Spence finally asking her out. With her friends by her side, there’s no reason Rain can’t be happy in a world that constantly tries to extinguish her addictive, carefree spirit.

  
After… It’s just Rain. No misfits and no Musketeers.


Until Rain pulls up to her new summer job and discovers the two people she’s been hiding from–Spence and Landon– are her new cabin mates. Landon’s determined to help Rain overcome her guilt and remember what once was.

As they become closer, he awakens a part of her soul she never thought she’d feel again.


Making Rain wonder if, despite all the mistakes she’s made, it’s worth trying to get back to the girl she used to be.




There have been very few books that I just couldn't finish, maybe 2-3 over the last 3 years. This book was close to becoming one of those. By the 10th chapter, I was wondering what the point of the story was going to be. It just seemed to be Rain, TJ, Spence, and Landon enjoying the summer before their junior year of high school.  The purpose became apparent in chapter 13. That's when all my thoughts of this book changed. In the end, I realized that I needed the first 12 chapters to really understand and feel the connection these four friends had.  It really helped me understand just how devastated they were on that day that changed everything. 

Then there was the fact that the author was going between alternating between past and present when the chapters change. Usually, that's another thing that I'm not a fan of and can keep me from really enjoying the story. By the end, I was really appreciating that. I needed the break from the emotional scenes of the past.  This book contained so much emotion that I didn't just have tears running down my face, I found myself sobbing (which gave hubby a great laugh) while reading.  This book had me experiencing the emotions right there with the characters. It was so intense that I just couldn't put it down. 

Even Rain's "colorful" personality irritated me in the beginning. She was just so over the top that I wanted her to calm down. Then, near the end, I figured out the symbolism of her color. How she had to fight to get the color back into her life. This story is an amazing story about a group of friends healing and being there for each other after a tragic event. 

I can't tell you how wonderful this story became for me. I was such an emotional mess after reading it that I couldn't start this review right away. I needed to wait until the next day to even know what thoughts to put on paper. This is one book I am so glad I didn't give up on. I can't tell you enough how wonderful a story it was. Even after the rough start for me, it's still more than a 5 star read for me. Trust me, you will LOVE this book.



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Kelley Lynn

YA author with genre commitment issues.

Eventually the day came when the voices in Kelley Lynn's head were more insistent then her engineering professor's. So instead of turning to her Thermodynamics book, Kelley brought up a blank page on her computer and wrote. Somewhere along the way she became a Young Adult author.

Kelley's enjoyed working with traditional publishers as well as publishing work on her own.

Feel free to hang out with Kelley at her Facebook Page or see what she's tweeting about. (@KelleyLynn1) She loves to get feedback on her work through authorkelleylynn@gmail.com.

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JENNY MORRIS

I'm a working wife and mother. Lover of music, avid reader by day and writer/ninja by night. I love almost anything geek related, and I may have a Kdrama addiction.

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