Thursday, 15 December 2016

When It Rains (Rains #1) by Lisa De Jong

When It Rains (Rains, #1)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
One night changed my life forever.

Beau Bennett has been my best friend since I can remember. He was my first crush before everything came crashing down, and now he wants more, but it's more than I can give him. Things are different now. I wish I could tell him why, but I can't.

I haven’t told anyone.

I never knew how much I really needed him until the day he left for college, and I was completely alone.

Then one day, Asher Hunt rides into town with his dark, captivating eyes and cocky grin. He doesn't care who I used to be, he's simply breathing life into what’s left. People warn me to stay away from him, but he helps me forget the pain that has held me hostage for so long; something I thought was impossible before he walked into my life.

I’ve been hurt.

I’ve been saved.

And I’ve found hope.

I thought my story was written that night, but now I know it was only a new beginning. Until one secret turns my world upside down…


When It Rains by Lisa De Jong

My rating: 3.25 of 5 stars

When It Rains (Rains, #1)This was a NA contemporary story about a girl who had been raped.

I felt quite sorry for Kate in this, having to deal with being raped and feeling like you can’t tell anyone can’t be easy, and it was clear how much it had affected her.

The storyline in this was about Kate’s best friend Beau (who wanted to be more than her friend) leaving for college, and Kate falling in love with a new guy in town called Asher. I did find this a little strange at first though as Kate seemed to almost forget Beau, when previously he’d been all she’d thought about, and when Beau found out about Asher I felt really sorry for him.
We did then get another quite sad storyline that changed things completely though, and it seemed unfair that Kate had to deal with so much at such a young age.

The ending to this was okay, but I did have some reservations (highlight to view spoiler - as it seemed like Kate ended up with Beau out of convenience or by default, because Asher was dead, when she’d said previously that she didn’t love Beau that way.)

6.5 out of 10

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