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Title: Rain
Author: C.E. Johnson
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense
Standalone Novel
Release Date: April 17, 2018 
 
 
 
 

 

Charlie had it all.
Beauty. Brains. And the guy.
Until the perfect boyfriend went from heaven to hell.
Fearful for her life, and the sting of his hand still lingering on her cheek, she runs.
But she knows he won’t let her go so easily.

Determined to leave his crime-ridden life behind, Rain retreated deep into the Oregon woods. 
He has everything he needs. 
A beautiful home and a life of solitude.
But when an injured woman staggers onto his property, he can’t help but think she’s part of an elaborate setup.
His gut says believe her.
His paranoia says trust no one.
His heart, however, is completely screwed. 

Will enemies from both of their pasts ruin their chance at a future, or will love find a way?

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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C.E. Johnson is an author of contemporary and suspense romance novels. Her first novel Done (In the Dark Series, #1), released in May 2017.

When not writing until all hours of the night (with lots of late night coffee runs), she loves to read books that feature a strong male with a soft spot for his feisty heroine. She prefers stories that rip your heart out completely, then kindly place it back into your chest with a HEA.

She lives in a suburb of Chicago with her husband, two kids, and some spoiled rotten animals.

 
 
 
 
 
 


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“Rain” is my first book by C.E. Johnson and I certainly like her way of serving a story.  Her author profile promises the reader that she “She prefers stories that rip your heart out completely, then kindly place it back into your chest with a HEA” but will she be able to serve that with this novel ?

 

While the beginning of the story felt a little bumpy to me as I had the feeling of being thrown into the plot – the story flow after the first chapter was smooth and at just the right pace.

The characters were well developed and even the secondary characters were well likeable (as far as they were supposed to – well and the others were also just what they were supposed to)

 

The plot is a good mix of suspense and romance – spiced with a good portion of tortured hero and a tiny portion of mystery. So just the way I like it.

The characters are broken and/or at least bend, either by their own decisions or at the hand of others. Their dialogues as they get to know each other and their banter are off the charts.  

Still a guy that comes the deepest darkest parts of the crime world and the girl that is reduced to a shell of her former self – covering in the shadows … what common ground could they ever find. ?

 

He would not even trust his family and she flinches with every loud noise – Is she the setup he always feared? Will he hurt her like he thinks he will?

Some things are better left in the shadows

Some words are better left unspoken

But I will leave you to wonder if this unlikely pair even has a chance at all or if it is either their past that will catch them or their own issues

Will this new to me author deliver the HEA she promises?

Read and find out

 

 

 

 

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