Rainshadow Road

Rainshadow Road

by Lisa Kleypas
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Rainshadow Road 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 281 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please do not explain so much of the story when you review! Let us find out something when we read it ourselves,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book isn't your typical lusty, provocative romance novel (don't worry-those parts are still in there!) where so much of the focus is on the tension between the characters and it becomes too much. This book is SO much more, and it is truly perfect. This is the first book that I've read by this author and I'm thoroughly impressed. This book touches on every emotion, and is an inspiration to anyone who has dealt with a broken heart. What I loved most about it is even though it has a touch (very slight) of magic, the book felt so real. The emotions and characters hit home-everyone knows people from the book. Couldn't put this book down, and I can't wait to read more from her!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have to agree, don't give the story away in your review. I will say that I thought this was a fun read, all of Lisa's books take me away. I love the love story. I am fixing to start the next book, i can't wait to hear Alex's story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is no need for some posters to give away every detail in their reviews. That is rude and inconsiderate. You should be banned fromm posting.
Lula1967 More than 1 year ago
Oh, Lisa Lisa Lisa. What have you done? This book is terrible! I LOVE Lisa Kleypas and have read all of her books, both contemporary and historical romance, and have relied on her consistent good storytelling. This book just misses the mark completely. This weak attempt at adding a dash of "paranormal" only underscores her lack of comfort with that genre. Sam and Lucy are so under-developed as characters and there is a lack of chemistry between them. It was a BORING story with none of the elements one looks for in a romantic novel - no suspense, no interesting characters, and no tension between the characters. Save your money and buy Fifty Shades of Grey.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly recommends
ktfng More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this book and the expressions Kleypas uses in her writing are entertaining (ex. Friends are the support bras of life). But it was not what I expected it to be. Having read the first book in the series,which was a nice contemporary romantic comedy, I was not expecting this one to have a paranormal twist. Both of the main characters have supernatural powers, though they are subtle. Lucy turns glass into animals (which honestly seems like it would be annoying- she just finished talking about how special a glass was and then she accidently turns it into a hummingbird), while Sam can heal plants. While these play a minor role in the story, it was very unexpected and it looks like the next book will be even more paranormal given that the excerpt starts off with a ghost. Overall, it was a good read, with well developed characters and an interesting story line that was usually believable (the exception being the magic).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rainshadow Road is about Lucy Marinn, a glass artist who has a troubled relationship with her family, especially her sister. When her boyfriend dumps her for her sister, Lucy decides she can't handle relationships anymore, since they only lead to heartbreak. And enter Sam Nolan. Sam owns his own vineyard and is very passionate about his work. His family is very dysfunctional. His parents were alcoholics, who basically drank themselves to death. Sam vehemently opposes intimacy of any kind and only has shallow friends-with-benefits relationships. However, when Lucy and Sam meet, they feel more. Overall, I thought the plot was tired and boring. It was the same-old same-old neglected sister, who grew up in the shadow of her younger, more pampered sister. Said sister gets away with whatever she wants. So Lucy spends a good two thirds of the book whining. Sam is even more of a cliche with his wounded background and intimacy issues. What bothered me more than the tired plot was Lucy's personality. She came off as really unintelligent at times. Kleypas made Sam seem like this super intelligent man who had to patiently explain simple mundane things to Lucy. Also, the reason that Lucy and Sam are forced to spend more time together and thus develop their relationship felt forced and contrived. It was a very odd way to throw the pair together. Kleypas made two attempts to put them together and neither were original or coherent. The emotions in this book are great though, And I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Lucy describe her passion for her artwork. So, slightly contrived plot, cliche characters, people making things come to life by looking at them (yeah don't even get me started on that part of the book), but good emotions. Not Kleypas's best by a long-shot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story drew me right in. It reminds me a lot of Sarah Addison Allen' s books. Loved the depth of emotions and the hint of magic.
ohtokauai More than 1 year ago
Funny, sad, something for everyone in this book. I wanted more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very sweet love story! Had a little bit of everything in there with a few OMG moments! Good for a quick read.
Maggie1110 More than 1 year ago
Ehh this book was pretty boring. I was not really impressed at all. The whole time I was reading it I was just waiting for something to happen.  I would not recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written with full, rich characters. I love the references to glass art. The supporting characters are also well written, and makes one wish to get to know them too. This writer makes the bedroom scenes tastefully done with real feelings for each other. I enjoyed reading this book and will look for further offerings by her.
sdw427 More than 1 year ago
LOVED this book! I thought the main characters were believable and I loved that they had both had less than perfect childhoods. This is the 2nd in the series, but the 1st I read. I'll be reading both of the others ASAP!!
pc48 More than 1 year ago
This was a wonderful book, I have recommended it to other already who have read it and also loved it.
celestedillongordon More than 1 year ago
Lightning strikes again! Now our men in this series are needing the strength of a strong woman and what a cumbustion it makes! Waiting for number 3. I still love Texas, though! Lisa, how about Joe Travis?!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked this. A heroine I would enjoy having coffee with and the brothers are warm hearted, responsible and kind. A refreshing break from the usual formula.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is just one of the sweetest books i have ever read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. I thought it was a fantastic read from start to end. Lisa got into the character's past, present, and future and she did a great job with making their story go from friendship to love. I highly recommend this book, it's a beautiful and well written love story regardless of some of the negative comments.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not one of Lk best.. this book had a little magic thrown in, which was wonderful, but it lack the author magic touch. LK is an amazing writer, she draws you in with what she puts on paper, you literally get lost in her words, this book felt very rush. And the sexual tension was literally non existant, LK is one of my fav author, you could see her at her best in her other contempary book , as well as her historical, she is really an awesome writer and i hope the up comin book will show her own magic at work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it
annonmousCT More than 1 year ago
I loved this book, I loved the writing and the characters. My favorite part was page 144-149 with the hummingbird. I love love love it
Anonymous 3 months ago
Like this author, but seriously keep your politics out of your work.( Europeans are a lost cause, feudalism rules the day. No freedom of expression. Government regulations control them . Can't drive big cars. Elitists say so. ) They're the geniuses. Seriously, one scene in this book a large ( should be normal size in the real world ) SUV causes the heroine to hurt herself. Willing suspension of disbelief. Any car in that situation would have caused that out come? I like your books Linda Kleypas. Please try to understand a lot of your readers don't want to be subjected to your political beliefs. I' ve experienced these tendencies to express your unwanted political believes in your other books. At the end of the day I just want to escape and be entertained
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