Rein In (Willow Bay Stables, #3)

Rein In (Willow Bay Stables, #3)

by Anne Jolin

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Aurora Daniels is the bleeding heart of her family. With a gift and a passion for helping to heal others, she has a legacy of kindness and gratitude—a modern-day saint.

Every Sunday since she turned eighteen, Aurora has driven three hours into the city of Edmonton, Alberta, where she volunteers at an equine facility that rehabilitates troubled youth by working with horses. With their increasing success rate, the facility is expanding to foster violent parolees in hopes of a more effective release into society.

Assault with a deadly weapon and attempted murder—that’s what it says under the name on his sheet. Rhys White is released on good behaviour and promises to remain under contract for community service at the Equine for Hearts facility for a court-ordered period of twelve months.

Willow Bay’s saint may have stumbled across the one sinner who can’t be saved from himself.

Will Aurora be able to rein in Rhys’s quest for revenge before it’s too late? Or will she spend the rest of her life loving a man behind bars?

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BN ID: 2940153507569
Publisher: Anne Jolin
Publication date: 10/25/2016
Series: Willow Bay Stables , #3
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 516 KB

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Rein In (Willow Bay Stables, #3) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
LightningCityBookReview More than 1 year ago
Love at First Sight and Romance are the stars of "Rein In" and they sparkle brilliantly. The third book in Anne Jolin's Willow Bay Stables series focuses on Aurora Daniels the kind and tender-hearted one in the family. She is constantly told she has a "Big Heart" which she interprets as a criticism, that those saying it really mean that she's weak. Aurora is an sunny skies optimist and believes that deep down people are basically good. She has been volunteering at "Equine For Hearts" since she turned 18, a charity that works to rehabilitate troubled youths by working with horses. Now the charity is starting a new program, fostering violent parolees with hopes for an effective release into society. Aurora was offered a part-time position by founder of the charity, Grant Chancey, for the Summer. Even though some members of her family believe that she shouldn't accept the position, because she is too naïve and innocent, Aurora believes that everyone deserves a second chance and she accepts the job. Rhys White was convicted, as an adult, of two counts of attempted murder when he was 17 years old. He's been in prison for 8 years and now he's serving his parole by working at Grant Chancey's farm. It was Rhys' choice to be tried as an adult even though his attorney made the motion for him to be tried as a minor. The prolog of the book details Rhys' crime. Rhys' nickname is Crow because he seldom speaks and prefers to remain in the shadows. The minute Aurora and Rhys see one another they are drawn to each other - without reason. Aurora sees the good in Rhys while he only sees his utter darkness and views Aurora as pure light - an angel. For Rhys, colors, "scare" him and being close to Aurora terrifies him since he thinks that his darkness will dim her brightness. He thinks she should be afraid to be alone with someone as dangerous as him, however Aurora finds Rhys one night, reading to the horses in the stables. Rhys also comes to Aurora's aid when he chastises her assigned belligerent troubled youth when the kid calls her a rude name and refuses to do what she tells him. One word from Rhys and his ex-con looks are enough to get the kid to shut up and saddle up. The more time Rhys allows himself to spend with Aurora the more Hope he feels and the more he loosens up in his skin. Rhys is an interesting hero in that he is Alpha but because of his situation he doesn't have the luxury of losing his temper at jerks who paw at or make rude comments to Aurora. Also the fact that he was only 17 years old when he went to prison means that his confidence with interacting with females is problematic especially when combined with the fact that he's a violent felon. The Daniels family are all in attendance in this novel and we round out the cast of characters with Grant, and 4 parolees loaded with personality. The parolees have a great comic relief scene acting as the "peanut gallery" for an altercation between Aurora and her ex-boyfriend. The sex in "Rein In" is merely alluded to so the Romance is the main event. It's a slow burn - a tentative and fragile build up for Rhys and Aurora's relationship. The book's climax is an unexpected nail-biting thrill leading into a very satisfying Happily Ever After. To read the entire review please visit: This novel was provided in exchange for an unbiased review
Mgrabeel More than 1 year ago
Aurora Daniels is too good to be true. She is sweet and pure. She lends a hand where it's needed and is quick to offer help. And all of this is what landed her at Equines with Hearts. She loves to help and can't imagine doing anything else. Rhys White has had a run of bad luck but for all of the right reasons. He found himself on the wrong side of the law and now he's finding himself mesmerized by a beautiful woman and freedom is within his reach. This is the third book in the series and I have loved every one of them for very different reasons. I was very excited for Aurora to get her own story as she was a minor character in the other two. Each book can be read as a standalone but there are a few things you'll miss if you don't read the others. I loved Aurora's spirit. Everything about her is happy and light. I loved the evolution Rhys undergoes throughout the story. He has a good heart but is shrouded by his history. I have read many other books by this author and loved them all. I am looking forward to her next production and will definitely recommend her books to my friends.
Laura_F More than 1 year ago
I have been waiting for Aurora's story since we met her in Change Rein and she was definitely worth the wait! Aurora Daniels is the big heart in her family but she feels like when people tell her that it's the equivalent of weakness. She is definitely anything but that. Aurora has accepted a job working with parolees to give them a second chance at rehabilitation. It's here that she meets Rhys White. Rhys has been in prison for the past eight years on attempted murder charges. This should make him the scariest guy at Equine for Hearts but his quiet demeanor and protectiveness draw Aurora in. Their chemistry is off the charts and there is no avoiding the magic between them. I LOVED these two together!! They were perfect complements. I also loved how even though the Daniels' family wasn't completely on board with Aurora's choices, both with the job and with Rhys, they expressed their concern but stayed supportive. It showed where Aurora's depth of character comes from. I will definitely miss this series but this story was a perfect end!! *This is a voluntary review of an Advanced Reader Copy*
AmyBosica More than 1 year ago
“There are moments with some people that turn the world, as you once knew it, on its axis.” “BLISS. I had never known it. Not until now. It’s a brilliant emotion, wild with desire and steady like the hand of a painter. That is what loving Aurora was like, utterly blissful.” Rein In is the third book in the Willow Bay Series, but can definitely be read as a stand alone. This story is told from dual points of view and follows the story of Rhys and Aurora. There’s more to Rhys than meets the eyes. He may have spent some time behind bars for a crime that he committed, but he never regrets what he did. To protect someone he cares about, there is nothing he wouldn’t do. When a second chance and early parole presents itself, Rhys can’t help but jump at the chance. The only catch, he must work community service at the Equine for Hearts facility. Still, that doesn’t deter Rhys. He’s ready for a change of pace and for his second chance…..Everyone is always telling Aurora that she’s got a big heart. She’s known for her passion and kindness. So, it’s no surprise that she finds herself working the summer at the Equine for Hearts facility. What she never planned on was meeting Rhys. While everyone else seems to fear him, she doesn’t. He calls to her and she can’t help, but want to bring some much needed life into his life. Rein In is a great read from beginning to end. This story might be a quick one, but I promise you, it more than delivers. Rhys and Aurora’s story will pull you in from page one and captivate your heart. It will have you wanting to know more about Rhys and the decisions that he’s made. This story will have you believing in hope and second chances. It will remind you to not judge a book by its cover and it will show you the healing power of love and kindness. Rein In gave me everything I was looking for in this read and is a wonderful addition to this series.
LoraJ More than 1 year ago
5 out of 5 stars This just might be Ms Jolin’s best work yet!! I loved rhys from the very first page. His protective alpha nature and just general likability - though he tried to stay off the grid - were wonderful qualities I couldn't get enough of. I also definitely felt a connection with Aurora. We are both the bleeding hearts in our families and see the best in people others may not take notice of. The relationship in this story is not at all normal, but it is so perfect for them. I loved the way Aurora wasn’t afraid to show Rhys his value and didn’t let him get away from her. I loved the way Rhys was careful with her and the way they just naturally fell together. And there were some great conversations in the book, but my favorite was probably this one: “I’m sorry that I’m a man with blood on his hands,” he whispered. “Someone with a light as bright as yours shouldn’t spend her days in the dark.” “Then let me show you the sun.” I loved this book from the very beginning and I can’t wait for more to read it. Such a wonderful story of love!! *** I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book ***