Title: Rain Shadow (Bluewater Bay #10)
Author Name & Publisher: L.A. Witt (Riptide Publishing)
Publication Date & Length: October 19, 2015 – 192 pgs
Jeremy Rose came to Bluewater Bay to work as Anna Maxwell’s bodyguard, not to escape his increasingly bitter relationship with his estranged kids. He just wants to focus on his job and be alone for a while. He’s done with love, especially now that three years after his long overdue divorce, he’s got a front-row seat to the rapid deterioration between Anna and her girlfriend. Cynical doesn’t even begin to describe him.
Then Anna and Leigh’s attempts to reconcile put him in the crosshairs of marriage counselor Scott Fletcher. Scott’s exactly what Jeremy needs right now: gorgeous, hot, horny, single, and 100% uninterested in a relationship. The problem is, too much no-strings-attached sex—and too much time in each other’s company—inevitably builds emotional connection.
Except Jeremy refuses to seek counseling for his broken family, and Scott refuses to get seriously involved with men who work dangerous jobs. They both need to realize they can only hide for so long from the pain they came here to escape. They must face their pasts before they lose their shot at a happy future.
Let me start this by saying that I have not read any previous stories in this series. That being said, it might have been helpful if the previous books discussed Anna and Leigh’s relationship more, as I felt kind of lost in their storyline.
But, Jeremy is the main character in this book and I really enjoyed him. He was honest, without the frou – frou sparkles that you sometimes get with older characters. And, he is not only hot himself, but he meets an intelligent, silver fox, Scott!
These two characters have amazing physical chemistry, but are both emotionally stunted. Both have suffered a loss, but in very different ways.
I think that I could have really enjoyed this story, but for the fact that I HATED Jeremy’s family. His ex-wife, she seems spineless and unable to handle any of the responsibility that comes with having teenagers and a divorce. She is perfectly happy to pile that “mistake” on Jeremy. Then you have his kids and while I can understand how upsetting a divorce could be, they were just whiny and unlikable. Not only was Jeremy trying everything he knew how to do, he was willing to make all the sacrifice to do so. It just made this story completely unlikable for me.
So, while I loved the parts between Jeremy and Scott, Jeremy’s family was not a good fit for the story at all.
While I did like parts of this book I have to say when the two MC’s will not commit to any kind of relationship other then meeting up for sex for most of the book that through me off a little bit.
You get Jeremy who is a bodyguard for Anna who works for a show called Wolf’s Creek. Well he is a older man who has divorced from his wife and moved away from his kids to try and give them space due to the kids being mad at him and blaming him for the divorce.
He meets Scott on a bus to see eagles with the woman Jeremy is protecting and her partner. Well one thing leads to another and they start sleeping together but with no strings attached which honestly almost the whole book of that was a little too much for me. They are both older men which I loved and I did like parts of this story but for some reason this one just did not grab me.
So I am sad to say this one was just not for me…
Jeremy learns late in life that he is gay, he tries to work things out with his wife for the kids but that just made things worse. Moving to a new town for a job seems to be the answer for Jeremy. Not into relationships Jeremy meets Scott on an eagle watching tour, Scott looks familiar but he isn’t sure why. Scott is a counselor and doesn’t date but he is attracted to Jeremy. They decide to have a no strings attached relationship that of course ends up as more. At times I was bored with this book, even though they had sex a lot and it was hot. I will say that the last part of the book my heart was breaking and I was teary eyed. Overall it was a good book with a lot of chemistry between the characters. I just wish there was an epilogue so we could have seen how things turned out down the road with Jeremy and his kids.
This was another hit for me but then I love L.A. Witt’s books so that is no surprise. I loved Jeremy and Scott and loved the premise of them not really dating. The sex was just HOT and love the over 40 types of stories. I really love when men finally admit that men just do it for them. I know that Jeremy was having problems with his children but I did feel that a little too much time was spent on that instead of building his new relationship with Scott. This was another winner from L.A. Witt and for the Bluewater Bay series.
L.A. Witt is an abnormal M/M romance writer who has finally been released from the purgatorial corn maze of Omaha, Nebraska, and now spends her time on the southwestern coast of Spain. In between wondering how she didn’t lose her mind in Omaha, she explores the country with her husband, several clairvoyant hamsters, and an ever-growing herd of rabid plot bunnies.
She also has substantially more time on her hands these days, as she has recruited a small army of mercenaries to search South America for her nemesis, romance author Lauren Gallagher, but don’t tell Lauren. And definitely don’t tell Lori A. Witt or Ann Gallagher. Neither of those twits can keep their mouths shut…