Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Book Review - - Rain Shadow Book 2 (The Barringer Brothers #2) by Tess Oliver

The Synopsis...

Luke 'Reno' Barringer knows that the deeper he is sucked into Dreygon Sharpe's world and the Bedlam MC, the harder it will be to get out alive. He has to go soon, but he won't leave without Angel, the girl who has taken control of his heart. Luke unwittingly impresses Dreygon with his abilities, and he decides a feigned loyalty to the club is their best chance at freedom. But if the secret he keeps from Angel is discovered before they are free, it will bring everything to a shattering end.

Angel Sharpe knows Luke is keeping something from her, but she also knows that nothing could shake her love for him. She believes that Luke will eventually gain her grandfather's trust and that she and Luke will leave the compound together. But as the layers of mystery peel away and the truth about Luke is revealed, Angel's dream unravels and she fears she may lose him forever.

Rain Shadow Book 2 of 5

The Barringer Brothers Series

Jaymee's Review...

***ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review***

4.5 Stars

Rain Shadow Book Two is the second book in a five novel series and they must all be read to get the full story of Angel and Luke. They met under extremely unusual circumstances, Angel stumbled upon Luke in the desert and he didn't know who he was or how he got there. He was badly injured and near death when Angel rescued him, the second book continues the development of their relationship but things are becoming even more dangerous. I was on the edge of my seat for the entire novel waiting for Luke's deadly secret to come out, there were several times I thought someone had figured out what he was hiding.Tess Oliver knows how to build some serious suspense! 

I love MC books so I'm a little biased but I think this is a really amazing series! Tess created an intriguing plot line that just keeps building upon itself grabbing the reader and dragging them into the story. Her characters are well developed, believable, interesting and each one adds something important to the overall story. No character is unimportant in this series, everyone has a special role that helps to drive the plot forward. The grandfather is a psycho that seems to be losing his grip on reality as the story progresses and his volatile nature keeps the reader guessing on what might happen at any given moment. Angel is an amazing combination of strength and sweetness and Luke is good man, plain and simple. He wants to be on the side of good but will do what he has to do to survive and free the woman he loves. I loved both Angel and Luke and I especially loved them as a couple, they really had the meant to be vibe. They are the kind of couple that makes you believe everything really does happen for a reason. Angel helps to save Luke from his pain and horrible memories and Luke wants to save Angel from the life she is trapped in. They complement each other perfectly and the sex is super hot which is always an excellent bonus! Their relationship is a thing of beauty in the nightmare of life on the compound.

I think Rain Shadow is the perfect blend of romance and suspense, the main plot is about Angel and Luke but there is always an aspect of mystery and danger. Not everyone and everything is exactly as it seems at first and I loved that! There was no shortage of surprises and plot twists in this story, especially near the ending. Trust me, you won't expect the way things turn out!! The ending leaves us with one hell of a cliff hanger and no idea how things are going to turn out for the characters we are growing to love. I can't wait for the next book to come out!

Storyline: completely captivating
Female character: strong, survivor
Male character: perfect!
Author's writing style: flawless, sucks you in
Plot Twists: Full of them!
Laugh Factor: minimal
Cry Factor: its a possibility 
Steam Factor: Hot stuff!!
Violence: Medium

About Tess Oliver...

Tess Oliver is a teacher and writer who lives in California with her husband, kids, a small pack of pampered dogs, and the recent addition of three ridiculously cute pygmy goats. She loves horses, chocolate and Jane Austen books. She has a BS of Nutrition Science, and a MA in Curriculum and Instruction.

She is also an author published by Barron's Educational Publisher.

She loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at

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