Change Rein (Willow Bay Stables #1) by Anne Jolin
February 8, 2017
Title : Change Rein
Author : Anne Jolin
Series : Willow Bay Stables #1
Release date : June 15th 2015
Rating : 3 Stars
Blurb : London Daniels is returning home to Willow Bay, Alberta, on the heels of a televised loss. She blew her shot at the Summer Olympics and cost Canada the gold medal in dressage. During her years of training abroad, her family’s stable has fallen on hard times, and thus, they’ve accepted an offer to board the racehorses of Branson Tucker, the infamous tycoon, for the winter.London lacks conviction after her ill-fated fall. And as if returning to her hometown to watch her epic failure replay on everyone’s big screen isn’t torture enough, she’s expected to cater to a man with an ego bigger than her hundred-acre farm just to earn a dime.Is London saddling up for another ride that will leave both her heart and her ass in the dirt? Or could the handsome, unwanted guest at Willow Bay Stables be her second chance to go for gold?
Review : The Blurb of Rein In (Willow Bay Stables #3) by Anne Jolin caught my eye and as it was already the third book in that series I thought (for a change) I should take the time and start a series at the beginning.
Therefore I took the time to first read Change Rein (Willow Bay Stables #1) and Eight-Second Ride (Willow Bay Stables #2)
And I think this series is a good example of an author that grew with writing…
In Change Rein I had trouble to connect to the leading characters the beginning was so sudden as was the appearance of Branson. It took me pages to get what he did and what was happening. And I have to be honest – for a very long time Branson felt more like a stalker to me than anything else and London is – I am not sure. Lets just say they were not my couple of the year.
With Eight Second Ride it was already a little different. Owen and Ray were a lot more likeable to me as a reader. I felt it was easier to connect with them. Maybe because by then I got a little used to the authors writing style ? Or because they were better developed ? not sure but for me as a “no Stetson” girl – I could work with that storyline a lot better.
Which brings me to the third book “Rein In” … it is the by far best of the three. From the first page on I was drawn into the story and connected with Rhys. He was a really great character so likeable from the start.
I can even confirm that Aurora the female lead is really like the blurb describes her – a modern day saint –The storyline is really well developed and contains a good dose suspense at the right moments.
It tugs and pulls at your heartstrings and I am pretty sure that the readers will love this book even more the previous books in that series.