Review: Rein In by Anne Jolin

January 03, 2017

Rein In by Anne Jolin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - Willow Bay Stables #3
Release: October 25, 2016
Length: 252 pages

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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My Review

Anne Jolin has created a beautiful story with equally beautiful characters. Aurora was the epitome of light and Rhys was the darkness. But they both had hearts of gold and it shone through each page of this book.

Rhys had never had it easy, which was obvious from the start. It could have negatively twisted him. He could have let it warp him, turn him further down the wrong road. But he remained true. I truly admired the way his character was infused with the traits of honor, respect, consideration and protectiveness. He was so quiet, but even silence so much is said. I may not have condoned his behaviour or actions sometimes, but I got it. His choices came from a good place. Yes, the road to hell is paved with good intentions, but he accepted the consequences and paid his debt. And for that, he's got my admiration. After all of the strife in his life, he definitely deserved to reap some rewards. The greatest reward of all was Aurora.

Honestly, this was a wonderful story and a fantastic intro, IMO, to the writing style of Anne Jolin. I've never read anything from her prior to this, but I will absolutely be reading more of her work now!

An ARC was generously provided in exchange for an honest review

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