Sponsored post: I was able to view a digital galley of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Blue Ashcroft and Netgalley.Blurb (from Goodreads):
Rain Wilson isn’t ever going to love again.
It’s a promise she made the day her boyfriend died in a water park accident, one she still blames herself for. Now she’s a senior lifeguard in a new town with a new pool and she’s just going to keep her head down and everyone safe.
Until a mysterious guy follows her into the waves at the pre-season bonfire and kisses her senseless. It’s just one mistake, and Rain is determined to put it behind her, until the dark haired, blue eyed hottie turns out to be her new co-supervisor Knight Mcallister.
Knight is hot, tatted, and carrying baggage of his own. He’s not happy about having Rain for a co-supervisor, and he’s even less happy about his attraction to her.
But between lifeguard drama, hot underwater kisses, and a growing attraction between them that can’t be stopped, Knight and Rain are being pulled deeper into their pasts, and realizing that sometimes too much broken can make a relationship impossible.
Then again sometimes it’s the broken parts of us that fit together best.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
(Source: I was able to view a digital galley of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Blue Ashcroft and Netgalley.)
19-year-old Rain is just starting a new job as a lifeguard at a waterpark. She’s worked at a waterpark before, but this is her first time as a superior, and it seems like her age is going to be an issue with her partner lifeguard Knight.
Knight is wary of Rain because she’s so young, but somehow she worms her way into his heart and becomes the princess he wants to rescue.
Rain and Knight are both damaged though. Rain swore never to fall in love after her almost-boyfriend died at the last waterpark she worked at, whilst Knight is still trying to get over Camille, his girlfriend who was raped and then killed herself.
Can Knight and Rain look past their losses? Can they learn to love each other? And can Knight live with the constant danger that Rain seems to find herself in?
This was a really good YA contemporary romance, that really got my heart racing!
Rain and Knight were both quite complex characters, and both were sticklers for the rules. I thought that Rain was being a bit hard on herself over what happened with her almost-boyfriend William, whilst I understood what Knight was going through, and why he was so protective of Rain. Both were quite emotional over what had happened to them, and both had trouble talking about what had happened.
I liked the storyline in this book, and felt like it was a bit different with the lifeguard storyline. I did think that Rain was a bit hard on herself, but the storyline really worked.
I loved the romance in this one, I loved how Rain and Knight were attracted to each other, but didn’t really act on it, and I liked how much they came to care for each other. When they did get together it was really steamy though, and the romance between the two was just lovely. They really had my heart racing with their encounters, even though they didn’t actually have sex, and I loved how right they were together.
The ending of this one was pretty good too, and I liked how both Rain and Knight managed to work through some of their problems.
Overall; a good NA contemporary romance.
7.5 out of 10.