Saturday, December 28, 2013

Review: Healing Rain by Karen-Anne Stewart

*synopsis & cover from Goodreads


Shattered when Raina runs after his marriage proposal, Kas is hell-bent to find her and bring her home, where she belongs. He will bend every law necessary to do so, willing to do anything to protect Raina from her demons and the men who haunt her, going as far as placing his career and life on the line to save hers. Raina will give up everything she has worked so hard to achieve, even flee the country to keep Kas from the wrath and powerful reach of her abusive father.
In the midst of the FBI team closing in on the Ghost, another ghost from Raina's past taunts her, promising that she will be his. Meanwhile, a different trafficking ring is gaining strength in New Jersey. Michael solicits Raina's help, needing her smooth, sultry voice to win the audition for the new singer in the ring leader's swanky night club. Raina knows her life is in jeopardy with the dangers of being undercover, but she is blindsided when she discovers that it's her heart that is threatened with a mortal blow. 
Raina tries to heal from the nightmares of her dark past as the grisly bodies of innocent victims surface when the team gets closer to discovering the identity of the man responsible for the infuriatingly clever and powerful slavery ring. When Raina finally comes face to face with the Ghost, he quickly engulfs her in a twisted game of cat and mouse, delivering a veiled threat as he slips through her fingers. As the ghosts of her past and present ensnare her in their deadly web, Raina realizes the danger has just begun.

***Disclaimer: Due to sensitive issues of abuse, human trafficking, and adult scenes, The Rain Trilogy is intended for readers 18+

My 5* Review:

I’m at a complete loss as to where to start on this review.

I read the first book in this trilogy as part of a blog tour; my review can be found Here. I had never heard of the trilogy or even the author until this blog tour invite came through. That said I befriended Karen-Anne Stewart on both Twitter and Facebook. As I posted that I was thoroughly enjoying Saving Rain (Book 1), Karen-Anne Stewart offered me the chance to read books 2 and 3 too. I was soooo happy and excited; I was truly amazed at this trilogy. I digress slightly!

Karen-Anne Stewart has written another amazing book. After reading Saving Rain I knew that I HAD to read the rest of this trilogy. Even though I had other books to read for tours that I had signed up for, I knew that I couldn’t leave Kas and Raina without completing their story.

Healing Rain was just as heartbreaking and awe inspiring as Saving Rain if not more so.

Raina has been through so much already. Then she fell in love with Kas. Raina continues to help bring down trafficking groups. With Chris; the ex-boyfriend’s impending release tensions are running high for Raina and Kas. Raina has so many internal battles to face as well as figures from her past returning to haunt her future. Raina comes face to face with ‘Ghost’ and she is pulled into his sick and twisted game!

Kas is amazing; all he wants is to protect the woman he loves. I can understand his over protectiveness and his fears. Time and time again Kas does everything his power to show Raina that she deserves to be loved and safe. Kas is there for Raina each and every time she needs someone even in her darkest hour and all Kas does is try to show her how much he loves her, but still Raina runs when Kas proposes to her. Can Raina admit her feelings and let love and happiness in?

Kas and Raina have been put through so much and once again they are put through one nightmare after another.

Can Kas and Raina bring down the trafficking ring and catch the ever elusive ghost? Is there a happily ever after for the two of them?

You’ll have to read this amazing book to find out!!

This is a romantic, suspenseful, dramatic and heart wrenching book, an emotionally charged page turner. I couldn’t put this book down! I felt every emotion that Raina and Kas felt. I laughed, cried even sobbed, swooned and felt like my heart was going to stop on more than one occasion. 

About The Author:

Karen-Anne Stewart is a new author and has only recently discovered that she is now addicted to writing. Her first novel, Saving Rain, was originally going to be a single novel, but it quickly turned into a trilogy. She fell in love with the characters and had to continue the story. Saving Rain is a new adult contemporary romance meant for readers 18 and older.
She lives in the mountains with her family. She loves to read, hike, and travel when she is not writing. She is a sucker for romance, especially a book with a strong alpha male who has a sensitive side. She also enjoys a good mystery and thrillers.
Her favorite author is James Patterson; he is an amazing writer.
With being a newbie, she is just learning all the ropes, but is loving the wild ride.
She plans to write for as long as her fingers have dexterity.

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