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Lisa Kleypas sets the scene with these opening paragraphs:. The Friday Harbor series is more lyrical with a mixture of magic and realism, and more beta heroes. While I’ve enjoyed the first two stories in this new series, it hasn’t reached the love I have for the Travis series. I do not hold the copyright to any of the images used in rainsahdow review.
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She is stunned and blindsided by the most bitter kind of betrayal: His new lover is Lucy’s own sister. Lucy’s bitterness over being dumped is multiplied by the fact that she has constantly made the wrong choices in her romantic life. Facing the severe disa Lucy Marinn is a glass artist living in mystical, beautiful, Friday Harbor, Washington. Facing the severe disapproval of Lucy’s parents, Kevin asks his friend Sam Nolan, a local vineyard owner on San Juan Island, to “romance” Lucy and hopefully loosen her up and get her over her anger.
Complications ensue when Sam and Lucy begin to fall in love, Kevin has second thoughts, and Lucy discovers that the new relationship in her life began under false pretenses.
Questions about love, loyalty, old patterns, mistakes, and new beginnings are explored as Lucy learns that some things in life—even after being broken—can be made into something new and beautiful. Paperbackpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Rainshadow Roadplease sign up.
How is this linked to the first book in the series? I know it may be better to read them as a series but if I did not have access to certain books, would the plot make sense if I just read them as stand alone books?
Ayu Ikhwani Mark in the first book is Sam’s brother. I just read one book in this series, Dream Lake the 3rd I think so Fdee don’t think it would be a problem to …more Mark in the first book is Sam’s brother. I just read one book in this series, Dream Lake the 3rd I think so I don’t think it would be a problem to consider them standalones: Dream Lake, btw, is about raijshadow youngest brother.
See 1 question about Rainshadow Road…. Lists with This Book. Edited March 4, to include my review of the audiobooknarrated by Tanya Eby. Gobbled it down in hours, to the detriment of gainshadow sleep. It has some sad doad, though. It doesn’t overwhelm rainshadkw book, but makes a few appearances at critical times.
And it all takes place in the lovely, enchanting setting of Friday Harbor, Washington. Can’t wait for the next in the series! Eby made Lucy sound lighter and brighter, especially in the second half of the book, than I felt about her my first read-through. View all 38 comments. It looks like she can write anything, including contemporary romance with a light touch a magic and fantasy for the imagination.
Rainshadow Road is a story of destined lovers, quite possibly brought together by unseen forces, to find a happiness they never dreamed possible. Set in the beautiful village town of Friday Harbor, Washington – an island community protected by the rainshadows cast from nearby mountains, giv Really good!
Set in the beautiful village town of Friday Harbor, Washington – an island community protected by the rainshadows cast from nearby mountains, giving them more sunny and dry days perfect for growing grapes. Hurt by the betrayal, she throws liza into her work and what she loves to do most — making beautiful stained glass windows and artifacts with hand blown glass.
But Lucy has a secret, she has an extraordinary gift that connects her to her art. Then she meets Sam, a local wine maker and handsome geek with piercing green-blue eyes.
Rainshadow Road (Friday Harbor #2)(4) by Lisa Kleypas
He has a pension for nerdy T-shirts and a love of all things wine, but he does not do relationships. Keeping it casual between consenting adults is his thing, so he might be the perfect rebound choice for Lucy to help mend a broken heart. Sam is deeply drawn to Lucy, and against his better judgement he offers to help her when she needs a friend to turn to. She enters his world and meets his family, and what started as a friendship turns into a passion he can’t define. Is he ready for someone like Lucy?
Will he understand just what and who she is? Sam is focused on his wine business and trying to renovate an old estate home that came with his winery. With the help of his brothers, they are slowly making progress on restoring the old home to its original glory and bringing life to the vineyard.
To say thank you, Lucy offers her talent at making a beautiful stained glass window, which might just be the touch the home needs.
Knowing from the start that their relationship will lead to nowhere, Lucy realizes it can’t last. Her feelings for Sam are growing, her family life is a mess, and opportunities to move on are presenting themselves. She has no interest in changing a man, and Sam has no interest in anything more than casual so she must think of herself.
And while Sam realizes Lucy is more than meets the eye, he’s not ready for happily-ever-after. My final thoughts This was a great read, although I was a bit confused at first as to the direction it was going.
Rainshadow Road (Friday Harbor, #2) by Lisa Kleypas
It started off a bit lighter in tone and slower paced than Kleypas’s last contemporaries. In fact, the Friday Harbor series is shaping up to be nothing like them at all. The Texas series is written in first person and is a bit grittier with mega rich alpha heroes. This series is in third person and seems more light and humorous, with heroes more beta or gamma types but still very sexy in their own ways!
By midway it picked up the pace and the story and romance took off. I felt this was more along the lines of a good Nora Roberts book, but with some magical elements added in and some hotter steamy moments.
Sam made a great beta-hero with a nerdy but sexy side. I found his geek humor hilarious!!
The dialogue between Sam and Lucy was great, and it had me smiling every time they got together. Lucy was the kind of heroine I like; smart but not full of herself, sexy in a subtle way, and secure in her own skin. The magic elements in the story threw me at first, and honestly didn’t work for me until the ending.
I didn’t understand lleypas importance, but I’m glad I stuck with it. I do wish there were more magical elements in the story for the sake of keeping a flow between reality and fantasy, as the little we get did feel out of place. The ending was pitch perfect for me. I wont spoil it but I found myself completely enthralled and sucked in to the story, and cheering for Lucy and Sam. Overall I enjoyed this one and I look forward to Alex’s story.
View all 31 comments. Lucy is a glass artist. After reading the Travis series, I had pretty high expectations in Rainshadow Road. I’m saddened to say that the book couldn’t live up to my expectations. Rainshadow Road lacked the magic that I was looking for. Sure, the story is good and the liaa protagonists are likable.
The characters couldn’t draw me in like Hardy or Jack did. Not by a long shot.
Maybe I just didn’t feel “it. But then again, it’s nothing outstanding either. Rainshadow Raod is just another nicely written contemporary romance among many others. I liked the small town feeling and the island setting though and Sam’s brother Alex seems to be very complex and interesting.
Therefore, I might give his story a try. It’s difficult to say why the book didn’t work for me the way I’d’ve wished for. It was not the magical realism element, and I didn’t mind the fact that the steam level was very low either.
I think the characters were a bit too pale, not interesting enough. Sam and his commitment phobia felt a bit overly dramatized. Lucy’s parents were annoying and her sister was a mean bitch, that’s for sure. The characterization of Lucy’s father didn’t work for me either. I felt like the author wanted him to disappear.