Publisher: Collins-Young Publishing LLC
Publication Date: April 18, 2016
Origins: From Author for Review
Synopsis: “Don’t judge a book by its cover model”
Forty-two and widowed, romance writer Jillian Grant believes hospitals equal death. Plagued by loss and convinced more is imminent when her aunt ends up in critical condition after heart surgery; she has come to equate the absence of pain with happiness. When she spots a hot, young landscaper working on the hospital grounds with an eerie resemblance to the male lead in her next novel, she convinces him to pose as her cover model.
Working multiple jobs to put himself through college, twenty-four-year-old Raine MacDonald is no stranger to loss. Behind his handsome face and rockin’ body lies family tragedy and agonizing secrets. When circumstances put him back in the path of his abusive father, fate delivers Jillian as his unwitting savior. Thing is, when he thinks of her, his thoughts are far from platonic.
Despite their age difference, Jillian and Raine discover they’re more alike than they could ever imagine. But torn between facing her own fears and grasping a chance at happiness, Jillian makes a soul-shattering decision that threatens to blow their world apart.
Review: CAUGHT UP IN RAINE is a well-written and emotionally raw story of two people who have been grievously hurt finding true love. Romance novelist Jillian Grant believes life is loss, having death steal her loved ones since she was young – most recently her husband. Now her aunt is critically ill and leaving the hospital one day, she spots Raine MacDonald who is the spit and image of an old flame. She asks Raine to be her cover model for her new book and he agrees – which leads them begin to a relationship neither thought they deserved. CAUGHT UP IN RAINE is a heart-melting story of loss, love, and discovering your true self. I didn’t expect to be so deeply affected by this story, but Jillian and Raine truly stole my heart.