Archive | October 20, 2015

Rain Shadow, A Bluewater Bay Novel, LA Witt

 

Rain Shadow, A Bluewater Bay Novel, LA Witt

Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews

Genre:  Romance, LGBTQIA

I love the Bluewater series, love LA Witt’s writing and yet with this book I never really connected. It was a good story, very real characters with problems any one of us could have regardless of sexuality – and I love that feeling of realism so I really don’t know why I didn’t feel more for this story? Its a puzzle, its got all the elements I love but I felt a bit detached somehow. I did like seeing other characters from the series and earlier books, even if it was only a reference to them – it reminded me of them and their stories.

I did feel for Jeremy over his kids reactions, and yet knowing teens ( been one, had them!) its hard not to feel for them too. They’re all about themselves, how everything affects them, its a sort of Rite of teen years. Of course whatever Jeremy and his wife tried to do would have been wrong. They tried their best and that’s all you can do. Sometimes there are no right answers, Life if messy like that. I felt for Scott too with his past, and his inability to let go of it…I could see why Jeremy presented a problem for him. I laughed at the time they got caught making out in the car ( To my kids: Look away from the page now!) Been there, done that…

It rounds off neatly and I enjoyed the way it finished but somehow I just felt that though it was a good read, it wasn’t one I’d reread and that’s unusual in an L.A.Witt story for me.

Stars: Three, a good read, enjoyed the Bluewater connection but lacked something to make it a great read for me.

ARC supplied by Netgalley and publishers

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