Rainshadow Road By Lisa Kleypas

Pub date: February 28, 2012
Pages: 308

Thanks to Goodreads first Read program and Publisher/Author for giving me the opportunity to read this book!

Lucy Marinn is a glass artist living in mystical, beautiful, Friday Harbor, Washington, with a boyfriend, Kevin, who she believes is her soul mate. She has always had a magical side - a gift that finds its way into the breathtaking glasswork she creates - and she struggles to keep it contained. But when Lucy is blindsided by the most bitter kind of betrayal, she questions many of her choices. Her boyfriend leaves her and his new lover is none other than Lucy's own sister. Lucy's bitterness over this devastation is multiplied by the fact that she has constantly made the wrong choices in her romantic life.

Meanwhile, facing the severe disapproval of Lucy's family, Kevin asks his friend Sam Nolan, a local vineyard owner on the San Juan Island, to "romance" Lucy so that she can more easily move on. But when Sam and Lucy begin to feel real sparks between them, Lucy must ask herself if she can easily risk her heart again.

As Lucy questions her beliefs about love, loyalty, and old patterns, mistakes, and new beginnings, she explores the possibility that some things in life - even after are being broken - can be re-made into something beautiful. And that is the only by discovering who you really are that you can find the one who truly deserves you

My thoughts
“Rainshadow road” is a contemporary romance with a touch of magic. This was my first novel by Lisa kleypas and I enjoyed, but I also think it could have been better. Even though I like this book, I didn’t love it, nothing pulled me in. For me was just an OK story. Even though the main characters were fairly likable, the steam wasn’t there, they had no real SPARK. Sam is a good guy that had a rough pass so he doesn’t do relationships. Lucy is the nice girl that constantly gets screwed in life. Also to me the magical element was missing, it was a nice added touch that I could have done without. I felt that I was looking for a little more magic that I just didn’t get.

What I did enjoy was Mark and Maggie’s characters and their interactions with little Holly. Also I’m really looking forward to Zoe and Alex’s story, they had spark. I can’t wait to see Alex try to overcome his past and conquer his demons (I love a troubled heroine).

Overall, this was a good book, just not one of my favorites.

I give it 3.5 stars!
Characters: 3/5
Writing/error: 5/5
Plot: 4/5
Ending: 5/5
Would I recommend it: Yes! Even though I thought it was just ok, someone else might actually love it.


  1. This sounds like a cute story, to bad it didn't have that spark for you. Great review!


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