Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: Kisses in the Rain by Krista Lynne Jensen


Welcome to my tour stop for Kisses in the Rain by Krista Lynne Jensen! I absolutely loved this book! Definitely worth the read. Check out all the usual info, my review, and the giveaway below...

Kisses in the RainKisses in the Rain
by Krista Lynne Jensen
Adult Contemporary Romance, LDS
Paperback & ebook, 319 Pages
June 2015 by Covenant Communications, Inc.

Summary

Georgie Tate is a survivor. She's survived an abusive relationship. She's survived the car accident that took the life of her controlling fiance. Now she just needs to survive the memories that haunt her. Escaping to her aunts' cozy home on a tiny island outside of Seattle, Georgie finds just the change of pace she needs to pick up the pieces of her life. Taking a job at a local seafood restaurant is the first step in reclaiming her sense of self, but she is completely unprepared for the battle that awaits her there.

Jace Lowe has loved and lost, and he's determined that it will never happen again. Hardened by heartbreak, he stays focused on his work as sous chef at one of the island's top seafood restaurants. When beautiful Georgie takes her place on the restaurant staff, Jace is resolved to keep her at arm's length, and his downright rudeness her first week goes a long way in achieving that goal. Georgie, on the other hand, doesn't want anything to do with Jace anyway and prickles against his abrasive behavior. As the combative pair comes together on a joint project for the restaurant, they find their distaste for one another dwindling. the connection is undeniable--and it terrifies them both. Can two people jaded by the past be softened by the promise od once-in-a-lifetime love, or is this just another recipe for disaster?

  

My Review

I absolutely loved Kisses in the Rain! It literally blew me away. If I could give it more than five stars, I definitely would. It was a tough story to read in some ways as Georgie tries to work through what she's been through and heal. But at the same time, it made the things she overcame, the joy, the sweet moments, her bravery, and the moments with family so much sweeter. Jace also had his rough moments and his heroic ones. He was there, a steady rock when his family and Georgie needed him to be. Also one of my favorite endings. Ever.

I love what the author started off with right before the first chapter (so true):
     The only three things a guy should want to change about a girl: her last name, her address, and her view of men.

I really can't say enough about these characters. Georgie and Jace were both very complex, interesting, real, and relate-able. Then they're surrounded by amazing family and co-workers. None of the characters were perfect. They were flawed and unique, which of course made them perfect and relatable as a reader. Foremost, it just felt real. Like the author didn't shy away from the grittiness and the struggles, but at the same time allowed time for the reader to delve into the joy. There were a few references to religion and a few slight inspirational moments, but they were so well done and not the focal point of the story. I also loved the food references and the scenery on the island.

If you enjoy reading women's fiction or romance (new adult or adult), I'd highly recommend reading Kisses in the Rain. It grabbed my interest from beginning to end, 
pulled on my heart, and is a book I'll remember for a long time to come and plan on re-reading and sharing. It would also make an excellent book club read.

Content: Clean

Source: I would like to thank Covenant for my complimentary copy, which did not affect my review in any way.

Krista Lynne JensenAbout the Author

Nearly every one of Krista Lynne Jensen’s elementary school teachers noted on her report card that she was a “day-dreamer”. It was not a compliment. So, when Krista grew up, she put those daydreams down on paper for others to enjoy. When she’s not writing she enjoys reading, hiking, her family, and sunshine. But not laundry. She never day-dreams about laundry.

Krista writes LDS romance, and fantasy. She is the author of OF GRACE AND CHOCOLATE (2012 Whitney Award Finalist) and THE ORCHARD (2013), through Covenant Communications. She is a member of ANWA, Author’s Incognito, and LDStorymakers.


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5 comments

  1. Lisa Mandina6/15/15, 12:19 PM

    Love the cover of Kisses in the Rain. Haven't heard of most of your other books, although I may have to check out a few of them.
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  2. I appreciate your review. I never seem to find as many clean romances as I would like and this sounds tops. That opening quote is enough to make me want to read it.

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  3. Oh yeah!!!! I almost bought this one the other day....Now I am going to have to go back and get it. Great review Tressa

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  4. I also liked that it isn't all about the romance. There was a lot here that I really liked. I hope you give it a chance and end up enjoying it! :)

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  5. Lol! I hope you really like it!

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