Saturday, May 4, 2019

✱✱Book Review✱✱ When It Will Rayne, It Will Pour by S.C. McCormack

When It Will Rayne, It Will Pour 
by S.C. McCormack 

This is an action-packed paranormal romance novel with a witty strong-willed heroine.

Rayne Slater, bounty hunter/private investigator for hire has had her fair share of trouble, but when three Shifters barge into her office after hours demanding her cooperation on retrieving a Lion-Shifter by the name of Reese Donovan, she is thrown back into a world she had vowed to never return to. Immediately, past ghosts awaken to plague her dreams, while a secret about herself, is in peril of being revealed. From there one event after another leaves her life spiraling out of control. With everything on the line, she knows she might not make it out alive, but she isn't going to go down without a fight.

Momma Says: 3 stars⭐⭐⭐

Packed full of action and danger, this debut novel certainly shows promise, and the author is clearly talented. I was thoroughly engaged for the first half of the book, quickly turning the pages to see what would happen. Rayne is an interesting character who is a bit too stubborn for her own good, and just can't seem to get out of her own way. Reese, on the other hand, is a little one-dimensional and could've done with some development. I did like the way the shifters were done in this one with their animal side being almost a separate entity. It was an intriguing angle that I would've liked to have seen more of in the story. I also enjoyed Rayne's flashbacks to her past. They're introduced with terrific timing throughout the book, and they add some insight into Rayne's character. The story began to flounder in the second half with so much riding on the will they or won't they in the romance. The push and pull between the characters, along with Rayne's inner turmoil wore thin, and I was tempted to skim some of those parts. We do get back to the danger, and the author does know how to get the heart pumping with some graphic scenes. The biggest downfall for me lay in that back and forth romance and its rush to tie things up conclusion. Given the length of the book, I would've liked a little less on the back and forth, and a little more on relationship development. I realize that the whole supernatural mating bond thing tends to happen quickly, but this pair needed something more. There were a few grammatical errors along the way - nothing that hindered my enjoyment of the story, but they were noticeable. In the end, the author had some brilliant ideas with this book, and with a little focus, I think it could've gone from good to something great. I'll be interested to see what she does next. 

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