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CHANGE REIN
Author: Anne Jolin
Series: Willow Bay Stables #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance & Sports Equestrian Romance
~ SYNOPSIS ~
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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My Review

You don’t know when the love you’ve been waiting for will come your way, but when it does, it’s wise to remember that you aren’t perfect, and neither are they. Forgive, do your best, and when things need a little more fixin’ than that, you’d best change rein.”

Change Rein folllows the story of London and Branson. London loves her horses. In fact, it’s that love of horses that takes her to the Summer Olympics. However, an unexpected accident will cost her, her dreams of a gold medal. She’s hurt and embarrassed by her loss. And when she returns home, she can’t escape the her failures. She just wants to hide from everyone and everything. However, fate has other plans and those plans won’t allow her to wallow any longer. See, while she’s been away, her family’s stable has fallen on hard times and there’s a chance they’ll loose everything. That is unless, they take the offer from Branson to board his horses for the winter….Branson has never met London, but has been obsessed with her since he first laid eyes on her. There’s just something about her that calls out to him. He wants her. He needs her. He has to protect her. Will London be able to get past Branson’s ego and give the handsome stranger a chance? Will London be given the second chance that she never expected?

Change Rein was a quick and easy read for me. I liked the idea of the story and was pulled in instantly. I was intrigued by the instant connection that Branson had to London. Branson is a complete over the top alpha male. When he set his sights on London, she didn’t even stand a chance. It was really entertaining watching the two of them interact with one another. With Branson around, he was able to bring London back to life and give her back her confidence. Their relationship was definitely an insta-love type, but it worked really well with this book.

Not only was this book cute and steamy, but it also had a mystery factor to it. I loved the suspense and if you know me, you know I love trying to figure things out. And there was a really interesting twist, that really took me by surprise.

Overall, I found Change Rein to be a really enjoyable read. I really enjoy Anne Jolin’s writing style and her ability to make me fall in love with her characters. Change Rein is a quick read, but hits all the points that I was looking for. Anne Jolin’s alpha males never disappoint and Branson was no exception. If you’re looking for a quick, steamy, cute read with a little suspense thrown in, then look no further.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*


~ BOOK TRAILER ~

After helping her up onto the tailgate, I grab the wine and two glasses. When I join her in the bed of the truck, I pour
us each a cup and then lift my glass up to hers for a toast.
 
“Here’s to first dates.”
 
After clinking her cup with mine, she takes a delicate sip, and the rumble in my chest comes unexpectedly as she
swallows the wine.
 
As if on cue, the radio changes, and the first twangs of Jackson Young’s “If It Ain’t Too Much To Ask” drift out across
the lake.
 
After we set our cups down on the edge of the truck bed, her arms wrap around my neck. My palm splays over her lower back
as I tuck the sweetness of her body against mine.
 
“You makin’ it a habit of wooing me with your dancin’ skills, cowboy?” She laughs, and the way it mixes with the song
has to be the most heavenly thing I’ve ever heard.
 
My cheek brushes hers as we dance closer.
“That depends.”
 
“On?” Her breath whispers against my ear.
 
“If it’s working or not.”
 
She laughs again, and with God as my witness, I’m a lucky bastard to be holding her right now. “It might be,” she
teases.
 
Her body was made for mine. Pressed together, we’re even more perfect. Strawberry wine dousing our inhibitions in
wild desire.
 
The chorus to the song is coming up, and knowing I don’t suck at least half as much as she does, I sing softly into her
ear, albeit still out of tune. She joins me, singing adorably off tune into my ear. “I know it ain’t an easy life, people can tell you that”—She hums along, folding her body closer around mine—“but to ask for a little bit, just a little bit back, If it ain’t too much to ask..”
 
“If it ain’t too much to ask,” her voice sings adorably off tune into my ear.
 
I chuckle, and she reaches down to elbow me in the side before her eyes find mine once again.
 
“If it ain’t too much to ask, cowboy…I could really go for that kiss right about now.” She tries to sing along with the song, but by adding her own words, she fails miserably.
 
But it’s the thought that counts.
 
Do I hate that she felt she had to ask for it? Bet your ass I do. Will it stop
me from giving her what she wants? Not a chance in hell.
 
Tipping my invisible cowboy hat towards her with one hand, I put the other in the hair at the base of her neck.
“Nothing you ask will ever be too much, London.” With that, I give in to the greatest temptation I’ve ever had and every desire I’ve ever dreamed of.
 
It’s only with unique restraint that I’m able to keep my lips from fully crashing down onto hers. Instead, I take her
softly, certain I’ve died and gone to heaven at the first taste of her. When she whimpers, the greed in me takes the opportunity to slip my tongue into her mouth, claiming all she’ll give me. Her hands pull at the base of my neck, desperate to have me closer as the heat in our kiss grows deeper as the song comes to a close.
 
After breaking apart, I rest my forehead on hers, running my thumb across her bottom lip. Then I sing the very last line, holding her close.
 
I kissed the prettiest girl I’ve every laid eyes on while dancing on the tailgate of my truck in the middle ofnowhere, and it was the best thing that’s ever happened to me.
 
Guaranteed.
 
~ PLAYLIST ~
If It Ain’t Too Much To Ask – Jackson Young
Tennessee Whiskey – Chris Stapleton
My Heart Skips a Beat – Dwight Yoakam
Angels Fall Sometimes – Josh Turner
Love on Me – Brent Cobb
Ride (feat. Macy Maloy) – Chase Rice
Cowboys and Angels – Dustin Lynch
A Soft Place to Fall – Allison Moorer
Sober Me Up – Frankie Ballard
How ‘Bout Them Cowgirls – George Straight
Real Good Man – Tim McGraw
Why God Made Love Songs – Joel Crouse
On to Something Good – Ashley Monroe
Kiss by Kiss – Brett Young
Smoke – A Thousand Horses
Georgia Rain – Trisha Yearwood
Cowgirl – Tyler Farr
Shut Me Up – Old Dominion
Little Bitty Dreams – Will Hoge
She’s Got This Thing About Her – Chris Young
Forever and Ever, Amen – Randy Travis

~ TEASERS ~

 

 

 

 

 

 

~ Other books by Anne Jolin ~
Rock Falls Series
Chasing Rhodes, Book 1: http://bit.ly/ChasingRhodes
Choosing Henley, Book 2: http://bit.ly/ChoosingHenley
Breaking Bennett, Book 3: http://bit.ly/BreakingBennett

Keeping King, Book 4: http://bit.ly/KeepingKing

 
 
~ ABOUT THE AUTHOR ~
ANNE JOLIN

Hey y’all,

I was born and raised in Ladner, a small farm town just outside Vancouver, Canada. I grew up riding horses, shooting guns, and driving in trucks.
I never expected to be an author. A massage therapist? Yes. Take over the family construction company? Yes. But an author? No. Writing was something that snuck up on me and rooted itself into my life. It was beautiful to discover that love, and I’m truly grateful to say I’ve found my passion.
Since I’ve always been a creative person, it feels amazing to harness all of that energy and use it to tell a story I love. I enjoy incorporating bits of my real life into the stories I write. What parts are true? Hah. I’ll never tell—what would be the fun in that?
If I could leave y’all with one thing, it’s that life’s far too short to not live it out loud. Drown in your passions, hold on tight to the things that inspire you, and chase your dreams relentlessly. I can promise you without a doubt that you won’t regret it. I know I don’t.
Mad love,
Anne Jolin
xx
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