BETTING THE RAINBOW by Jodi Thomas

BETTING THE RAINBOW

KIRKUS REVIEW

When widow Ronny Logan comes back to Rainbow Road, the once-shy loner will be wrapped into the lives of her neighbors, including an injured serviceman and two sisters who are hoping to finally change their lives.

After her husband died, Ronny traveled the world to get over him; then, unsure of what to do next, she came home to Harmony, Texas, and settled in an isolated cabin. She likes the fact that she has only three neighbors—the Delaney sisters across the lake and Austin Hawk, who's healing from a tragic accident suffered during his Army service. Like Ronny, Austin is a loner, and the two share an immediate, powerful attraction which neither can explain; it grows when Ronny and the Delaneys, along with Austin’s childhood friend Kieran, help Austin after he’s injured again in a freak accident. Kieran is in town for a poker tournament, and Dusti Delaney asks him to help her enter, seeing it as an opportunity to win enough money to get her and her sister out of the financial hardship they fell into when their parents died. Kieran, secretly nursing a long-standing crush on Dusti, agrees to help, though the possibility of competing against each other causes some tension. Meanwhile, in the midst of hosting the tournament, Reagan Truman realizes that her lifelong love, rodeo star Noah McAllen, has begun to take her for granted, and a surprise on her doorstep makes her question whether their rock-solid relationship isn’t built on sand. Popular romance author Thomas returns to Harmony with another book that moves forward apace, visiting with favorite characters and introducing new ones fans will appreciate. Readers will root for their happily-ever-after and will be satisfied in the end, but getting there involves a lot of telling rather than showing and some character and relationship jumps that involve broad strokes rather than detail work.

Gratifying emotional moments and resolutions mostly overcome some flawed storytelling.

Pub Date: April 1st, 2014
ISBN: 978-0-425-26840-7
Page count: 304pp
Publisher: Berkley
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1st, 2014




MORE BY JODI THOMAS

FictionCHANCE OF A LIFETIME by Jodi Thomas
by Jodi Thomas

SIMILAR BOOKS SUGGESTED BY OUR CRITICS:

FictionBLOSSOM STREET BRIDES by Debbie Macomber
by Debbie Macomber