Friday, November 4, 2016

[Sisterhood Reviews] CHANGE REIN (Willow Bay Stables #1) by Anne Jolin @authorannejolin

Change Rein
by Anne Jolin


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?
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Review by Becky Grover
4 of 5 stars

I was really excited to get started in this series. As much as horses were a part of my younger years, training and showing, it was so cool to read a book that took place in that world. I had yet to read a series that involved the English discipline, Dressage in this case, and couldn't wait to dive in. While the whole book doesn't involve the riding, it was just enough to get me going! 

The book held my attention throughout and I really liked watching Brandon and London's relationship grow. This book is uplifting and with little drama, aside from an event toward the end. 

I really enjoyed this book. It is one of those romances on the easy, sweeter side, without any angst or darkness, really. For me, it was a little too easy, which brought my rating to four stars, but I truly liked the book. I would have liked to see more cat-and-mouse or flirty "earn her affections" type banter at the beginning, when Brandon first comes to London's farm. I couldn't connect to the characters they way I normally would have if there had been some hesitation, and inner narrative about this new guy. Insta-love can make it hard to connect to characters, in my opinion. 

I would recommend this book and I plan to dive into the next one, Eight Second Ride, tonight! 
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Review by AnessaRenee

This was a delightful fast read. It has the insta love/ lust that is nice to read about. It was low angst but had some parts that definitely keep you on your toes. This is definitely a nice light read when you need something to lift your spirits after a hard read. This is my first time reading this author and I found her writing was light and airy and easy to read. Can't wait to start the next book. London and Brandon definitely have some heat between them and it is exciting to watch their relationship blossom. 

*Reviewed for Sweet Spot Sisterhood*
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