STORY: For Rayne Shelby, accomplishing one career aspiration is her purpose. Her long held dream is to take over the family lodge. Her uncle keeps a tight rein on the family, but in his absence (traveling with her politician father as his campaign manager), Rayne is ready to step out of his shadow. And then she makes one mistake. A mistake that, in the eyes of her uncle, is proof positive she’s unable to “protect” the Shelby family name.
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Levi is a successful business man with a past of scars He’s also happens to have a soft spot for Rayne, and has ever since their senior year. Only trouble is, Levi is associates with the man Rayne’s family blames for derailing their heritage.
The Promise of Rayne, by Nicole Deese | Book Review
Why I let myself be surprised the sway of a good contemporary novel has, I don’t know. In my mind, I recognize how fond I am of the genre, but as I begin reading a new novel, I underestimate the depth of my respect for the genre. If that makes any sense. The Promise of Rayne is, easily one of the sweetest contemporary novels you’ll read.
Though the outside of this novel isn’t typical to the contemporary romance brand, this is a good thing. The Promise of Rayne breaks out of a box and tells its own story in its own time. The skill with which Nicole weaves this story is wonderful. I lost count of the number of times this transports me into into its world by just the words Nicole put to paper. The story isn’t just a journey, the writing that conveys it is as well. Every nuance is beautiful with purpose.
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Love isn’t measured by what we gain. It’s measured by how much we give away.” – Nicole Deese
These characters tunnel inside your heart and don’t let go. True their story is one of secrets and heartbreak, but it also finds joy in unexpected places. The story sticks with me. Rayne and Levi’s story is one of the best contemporary romances because it isn’t all about the “wait” or anticipation of them being together. There’s a surprise element to their relationship that I 110% approved of.
If you like contemporary romance, make sure to pick this up. It’s a delight from first page to final word, a final page that ends on a happy note. Fans of authors like Melissa Tagg, Becky Wade, Amy Matayo or Tammy L. Gray will relish this new novel from Deese. It’s a must read for those of us who appreciate the contemporary genre. There’s more than a love story inside these pages, and everything comes together in a promise of redemption. ❤
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Author: Nicole Deese
Publisher: Waterfall Press (Amazon Imprint)
Source: Relz Author Services
Publication Date: 2016
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Genre: Fiction; Contemporary Romance
Rating: 4.5 out of 5