CHANGE REIN

Author: Anne Jolin

Series: Willow Bay Stables #1

Genre: Contemporary Romance & Sports Equestrian Romance

~ SYNOPSIS ~

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?

 

 

~ PURCHASE ~

 

Review

I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review and as part of the book’s blog tour promotions.

I like Anne Jolin’s stories because they are good examples of new adult stories where the characters have all gone through a difficult time but are currently working through coming out on top. Mind you, these issues aren’t really that dark or hopeless. They are only your typical bumps in the road.

With Change Rein, though, the story is a bit more intense. We have a heroine whose young dreams are cut short after her injury. We also have a hero who is driven and never wavers on a certain path until he achieves his goal. Together, the hero and the heroine make for some undeniable chemistry that is enjoyable to read.

Story-wise, I liked that the book is a breakaway from rockstars, bikers, and billionaires. It is refreshing to read about a not-so-common world, and getting to know that future players in the Willow Bay Stables series wure looks very promising. This is a fast read, so I think a lot of readers will appreciate that. Change Rein is a good book, and as always, this author once again offers her fans and readers another solid love story with a beautiful ending.

 

~ BOOK TRAILER ~

 

~ EXCERPT ~

After helping her up onto the tailgate, I

grab the wine and two glasses. When I join her in the bed of the truck, I pour

us each a cup and then lift my glass up to hers for a toast.

 

“Here’s to first dates.”

 

After clinking her cup with mine, she

takes a delicate sip, and the rumble in my chest comes unexpectedly as she

swallows the wine.

 

As if on cue, the radio changes, and the

first twangs of Jackson Young’s “If It Ain’t Too Much To Ask” drift out across

the lake.

 

After we set our cups down on the edge of

the truck bed, her arms wrap around my neck. My palm splays over her lower back

as I tuck the sweetness of her body against mine.

 

“You makin’ it a habit of wooing me with

your dancin’ skills, cowboy?” She laughs, and the way it mixes with the song

has to be the most heavenly thing I’ve ever heard.

 

My cheek brushes hers as we dance closer.

“That depends.”

 

“On?” Her breath whispers against my ear.

 

“If it’s working or not.”

 

She laughs again, and with God as my

witness, I’m a lucky bastard to be holding her right now. “It might be,” she

teases.

 

Her body was made for mine. Pressed

together, we’re even more perfect. Strawberry wine dousing our inhibitions in

wild desire.

 

The chorus to the song is coming up, and

knowing I don’t suck at least half as much as she does, I sing softly into her

ear, albeit still out of tune. She joins me, singing adorably off tune into my

ear. “I know it ain’t an easy life,

people can tell you that”—She hums along, folding her body closer around

mine—“but to ask for a little bit, just a

little bit back, If it ain’t too much to ask..”

 

“If

it ain’t too much to ask,” her voice sings adorably

off tune into my ear.

 

I chuckle, and she reaches down to elbow

me in the side before her eyes find mine once again.

 

“If

it ain’t too much to ask, cowboy…I could really go for that kiss right about

now.” She tries to sing along with the song,

but by adding her own words, she fails miserably.

 

But it’s the thought that counts.

 

Do I hate that she felt she had to ask for

it? Bet your ass I do. Will it stop

me from giving her what she wants? Not a

chance in hell.

 

Tipping my invisible cowboy hat towards

her with one hand, I put the other in the hair at the base of her neck.

“Nothing you ask will ever be too much, London.” With that, I give in to the

greatest temptation I’ve ever had and every desire I’ve ever dreamed of.

 

It’s only with unique restraint that I’m

able to keep my lips from fully crashing down onto hers. Instead, I take her

softly, certain I’ve died and gone to heaven at the first taste of her. When

she whimpers, the greed in me takes the opportunity to slip my tongue into her

mouth, claiming all she’ll give me. Her hands pull at the base of my neck,

desperate to have me closer as the heat in our kiss grows deeper as the song

comes to a close.

 

After breaking apart, I rest my forehead

on hers, running my thumb across her bottom lip. Then I sing the very last

line, holding her close.

 

I kissed the prettiest girl I’ve every

laid eyes on while dancing on the tailgate of my truck in the middle of

nowhere, and it was the best thing that’s ever happened to me.

 

Guaranteed.

 

~ PLAYLIST ~

If It Ain’t Too Much To Ask – Jackson Young

Tennessee Whiskey – Chris Stapleton

My Heart Skips a Beat – Dwight Yoakam

Angels Fall Sometimes – Josh Turner

Love on Me – Brent Cobb

Ride (feat. Macy Maloy) – Chase Rice

Cowboys and Angels – Dustin Lynch

A Soft Place to Fall – Allison Moorer

Sober Me Up – Frankie Ballard

How ‘Bout Them Cowgirls – George Straight

Real Good Man – Tim McGraw

Why God Made Love Songs – Joel Crouse

On to Something Good – Ashley Monroe

Kiss by Kiss – Brett Young

Smoke – A Thousand Horses

Georgia Rain – Trisha Yearwood

Cowgirl – Tyler Farr

Shut Me Up – Old Dominion

Little Bitty Dreams – Will Hoge

She’s Got This Thing About Her – Chris Young

Forever and Ever, Amen – Randy Travis

 

~ TEASERS ~

 

 

 

 

 

 

~ Other books by Anne Jolin ~

Rock Falls Series

Chasing Rhodes, Book 1: http://bit.ly/ChasingRhodes

Choosing Henley, Book 2: http://bit.ly/ChoosingHenley

Breaking Bennett, Book 3: http://bit.ly/BreakingBennett

Keeping King, Book 4: http://bit.ly/KeepingKing

 

 

~ ABOUT THE AUTHOR ~

ANNE JOLIN

Hey y’all,

I was born and raised in Ladner, a small farm town just outside Vancouver, Canada. I grew up riding horses, shooting guns, and driving in trucks.

I never expected to be an author. A massage therapist? Yes. Take over the family construction company? Yes. But an author? No. Writing was something that snuck up on me and rooted itself into my life. It was beautiful to discover that love, and I’m truly grateful to say I’ve found my passion.

Since I’ve always been a creative person, it feels amazing to harness all of that energy and use it to tell a story I love. I enjoy incorporating bits of my real life into the stories I write. What parts are true? Hah. I’ll never tell—what would be the fun in that?

If I could leave y’all with one thing, it’s that life’s far too short to not live it out loud. Drown in your passions, hold on tight to the things that inspire you, and chase your dreams relentlessly. I can promise you without a doubt that you won’t regret it. I know I don’t.

Mad love,

Anne Jolin

xx

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