Friday, 29 November 2013

Book review: Saving Rain - Karen-Anne Stewart (The Rain Trilogy #1)

Saving Rain 

The blurb.
Raina has tried to forget her past, forget the pain, but when she finds herself staring straight into the fury blazing in her ex-boyfriend's eyes, her dark past comes rushing back. Furious with herself for actually having chosen someone like her father, she uses that anger to her advantage and fights for her life...and for her future that she prays will involve the man she can't seem to get out of her head. 

Kas is a natural leader, a fierce fighter, the type of man you send in when you need to get the job done. He is a courageous hero who is used to risking his own life to save others, but can he save the one who has captured his heart from her horrific past and the men who are hell-bent on destroying her? 

As Kas and Raina try to navigate through the twists and turns of a deviously intelligent human trafficking group, they find solace in each other's arms. Can they infiltrate the trafficker's tight ring, saving the innocent lives from imminent danger before it's too late?

***Due to sensitive issues of abuse, human trafficking, and adult scenes, The Rain Trilogy is intended for readers 18+ (adult scenes in the final two novels)

My opinion.
From the very first page you get thrown into the story and there's just no going back. It's instinct: you want to save Rain... Or at least, you're very much hoping Kas will be able to save her from her horrible past. It's incredibly moving to see how much Kas cares about Raina and how dedicated he is to making her happy and making sure she's safe.
The story contains a lot of sensitive issues but the amount of love that Karen-Anne gets across is so huge that it forms a nice balance with all the hard, ugly stuff. I don't want to give away any spoilers, but be prepared to fall in love yourself, Karen-Anne's writing is that brilliant. The story line is far from predictable and I found myself gasping out loud and just staring at the page, mouth wide open, at least a few times.

Saving Rain is the first novel in The Rain Trilogy. I cannot wait to read the rest of the series! This novel is an instant favorite and it will definitely leave you wanting more. I actually yelled "NO!" when I reached the end of the novel.

Saving Rain on Amazon and Goodreads
Karen-Anne's website, Twitter and Facebook

I was lucky to have won an E-copy thanks to a giveaway 


  1. Thank you for reading and review Saving Rain! I'm happy you enjoyed the first novel in The Rain Trilogy :)


    1. It was my pleasure, it truly is a brilliant novel! Thank you for stopping by, Karen-Anne!