Author: Anne Jolin
Title: "Rein in"
Book 3 in series Willow Bay stables
Main characters: Rhys White and Aurora Daniels
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?
I got my hands on the ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review and it was actually this story that grabbed my attention first, even though it's the third installment in the series :) fortunately for me when I signed up for it, I was offered the first two books as well and I was more than happy to read them :) if you are new to this series, don't worry, each of the stories can be read as a standalone, but I highly recommend you to read all of them :) mainly because they are awesome and such a fun and quick reads :) but back to this particular one :)
Aurora is the last one of the Daniels siblings to get her own story and I was very much looking forward to it :) they call her Saint, because of her good heart and the way she wants to help everyone :) I loved that about her... at one point Rhys compares her to the light in his life and I think that was spot on... not to mention just super adorable :) don't get me wrong, she is definitely not a pushover or anything like that, but I adored her softer, optimistic side that believed in goodness in people :) Rhys on the other hand... he's an ex-con, but of course there's a bigger story in it... worry not, I won't spoil you anything :) they meet at the ranch where she volounteers and he starts in a program as part of his parole... since the story is not very long, I can't tell you too much about how they got together, because that would spoil you too much, but theirs is a bit slow burn romance, unfolding over a span of quite some time... that is all I can say honestly :)
Besides our main couple, we have of course the whole Daniels family, with the spouses and everything by now :) and trust me, if you haven't read yet the previous stories, you'll definitaly want to do that after getting to know a bit more about them here :) those few scenes with them were definitely a great addition to the story :) there were also a bunch of new characters, but the one I want to mention is Grant, the owner of the place where Aurora volounteers and the person responsible for the program that Rhys is a part of :) he was definitely a lovely father figure in this story :)
All in all it was another great read for me :) a book written in 2 POVs, which means we got chapters from Aurora's point of view and then some from Rhys's as well :) and I think that is my favourite kind of writing style in books :) when I get to see inside both main characters heads :) I absolutely adored this story :) as in her previous ones in this series, it was in no way perfect, and yet I can't seem to rate it less than five stars :) so why fight it? :) all the books in this series are super quick reads, somewhere between a novella and a full lenght novel, and each of them is a great mix of hilarious interactions and sweet and emotional moments that will take you by surprise :) I can highly recommend all of them :)
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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.