Review: Healing Rain – Karen-Anne Stewart
For a moment there, Raina felt as if her life was going just the way she wanted it to. Kas has been her saving grace, giving her the needed space to let go of her pain and suffering. He’s done everything to accommodate her, to make her feel as if she’s truly loved. Yet everything changes when he asks of her the one thing she can’t quite give him. Deep inside, Raina knows she can’t commit to what he wants. She’s broken. How could he love her when she feels she’s not worthy of his love?
Unable to face the feelings he evokes in her, Raina does the only thing she can do. She runs. In her mind, the farther she’s away from Kas, the better off he’ll be. He deserves someone better. Someone who can give him the things she can’t. She has way too much baggage following her around. The least she can do is set him free.
Her life takes a different turn when she agrees to go undercover in order to bring a trafficking ring to a stop, once for all. The thought of doing what she has to do is daunting, but Raina is willing to give all she’s got in order to put a stop to the Ghost’s slavery ring. She’s knows she’s risking a lot by putting herself in the thick of things, but if she can save at least one life, her efforts will be worth it.
As the ghosts of her own past start to catch up with her, Raina soon realizes she can never outrun it. There are things she’ll have to deal with eventually. Doing so will be difficult, but it’ll allow her to let things go in the long run. Determined to see things through, she dives head-first in the chaos that now surrounds her. Though she’s not sure if she’ll come out on top, she’ll do her best to survive the nightmare she now calls life.
Another great addition to the Rain Trilogy, I’ve enjoyed Healing Rain immensely. Karen-Anne has delivered another heart-wrenching story that gives the reader a more in-depth look at Raina’s chaotic life. She’s been through so much, and is doing her best to survive. There’s only so much a person can take, however, and she’s certainly had her fill of pain and suffering. Will Raina finally get to live her life in peace? Time, and book three, will tell.
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Shattered when Raina runs after his marriage proposal, Kas is hell-bent to find her and bring her home, where she belongs. He will bend every law necessary to do so, willing to do anything to protect Raina from her demons and the men who haunt her, going as far as placing his career and life on the line to save hers. Raina will give up everything she has worked so hard to achieve, even flee the country to keep Kas from the wrath and powerful reach of her abusive father.
In the midst of the FBI team closing in on the Ghost, another ghost from Raina’s past taunts her, promising that she will be his. Meanwhile, a different trafficking ring is gaining strength in New Jersey. Michael solicits Raina’s help, needing her smooth, sultry voice to win the audition for the new singer in the ring leader’s swanky night club. Raina knows her life is in jeopardy with the dangers of being undercover, but she is blindsided when she discovers that it’s her heart that is threatened with a mortal blow.
Raina tries to heal from the nightmares of her dark past as the grisly bodies of innocent victims surface when the team gets closer to discovering the identity of the man responsible for the infuriatingly clever and powerful slavery ring. When Raina finally comes face to face with the Ghost, he quickly engulfs her in a twisted game of cat and mouse, delivering a veiled threat as he slips through her fingers. As the ghosts of her past and present ensnare her in their deadly web, Raina realizes the danger has just begun.
About The Author:
Karen-Anne Stewart has always adored reading and has now fallen in love with writing. Her written works are The Rain Trilogy: Saving Rain, Healing Rain, and After the Rain. Her debut novel, Saving Rain: The First Novel in The Rain Trilogy, was a nominee for the Book Junkie’s Choice Awards and is a nominee for the 2013 RONE Awards.
When Karen-Anne isn’t writing, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking, and visiting new places. She fuels her addiction of creating new stories by her only other addiction, caffeine, and listening to a myriad of musical genres. Tucked away near the Blue Ridge Mountains, Karen-Anne lives with her husband, daughter, two dogs, and their cat. She plans on writing new adult romance as long as her fingers maintain dexterity.
The Rain Trilogy is a powerful story of abuse, human trafficking, and beautiful, redeeming love (intended for readers 18+).
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