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Release Day Blitz with Review: Rein In (Willow Bay Stables #3) by Anne Jolin

Title: Rein In
Series: Willow Bay Stables #3
Author: Anne Jolin
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Release Date: October 25, 2016

Aurora Daniels is the bleeding heart of her family. With a gift and a passion for helping to heal others, she has a legacy of kindness and gratitude—a modern-day saint.

Every Sunday since she turned eighteen, Aurora has driven three hours into the city of Edmonton, Alberta, where she volunteers at an equine facility that rehabilitates troubled youth by working with horses. With their increasing success rate, the facility is expanding to foster violent parolees in hopes of a more effective release into society.

Assault with a deadly weapon and attempted murder—that’s what it says under the name on his sheet. Rhys White is released on good behaviour and promises to remain under contract for community service at the Equine for Hearts facility for a court-ordered period of twelve months.

Willow Bay’s saint may have stumbled across the one sinner who can’t be saved from himself.

Will Aurora be able to rein in Rhys’s quest for revenge before it’s too late? Or will she spend the rest of her life loving a man behind bars?

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 My Review

“There are moments with some people that turn the world, as you once knew it, on its axis.”

“BLISS. I had never known it. Not until now. It’s a brilliant emotion, wild with desire and steady like the hand of a painter. That is what loving Aurora was like, utterly blissful.”

Rein In is the third book in the Willow Bay Series, but can definitely be read as a stand alone. This story is told from dual points of view and follows the story of Rhys and Aurora. There’s more to Rhys than meets the eyes. He may have spent some time behind bars for a crime that he committed, but he never regrets what he did. To protect someone he cares about, there is nothing he wouldn’t do. When a second chance and early parole presents itself, Rhys can’t help but jump at the chance. The only catch, he must work community service at the Equine for Hearts facility. Still, that doesn’t deter Rhys. He’s ready for a change of pace and for his second chance…..Everyone is always telling Aurora that she’s got a big heart. She’s known for her passion and kindness. So, it’s no surprise that she finds herself working the summer at the Equine for Hearts facility. What she never planned on was meeting Rhys. While everyone else seems to fear him, she doesn’t. He calls to her and she can’t help, but want to bring some much needed life into his life.

Rein In is a great read from beginning to end. This story might be a quick one, but I promise you, it more than delivers. Rhys and Aurora’s story will pull you in from page one and captivate your heart. It will have you wanting to know more about Rhys and the decisions that he’s made. This story will have you believing in hope and second chances. It will remind you to not judge a book by its cover and it will show you the healing power of love and kindness. Rein In gave me everything I was looking for in this read and is a wonderful addition to this series.

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


He was interrupted by the sound of a convertible pulling into the space next to us. The speakers were blaring some kind of racket that made my brain feel like I was going to have a seizure.

Some guy folded out from behind the wheel and Dirt nearly choked on his chew at the sight of him.

He looked like an asshole with his pink sweater folded over his shoulders and one of those polo shirts that looked like it belonged to a rowing club. When he rounded the hood of the car, Fun Bobby’s upper lip curled in disgust. I fought back a grin. This ass hat was wearing loafers.

“Morning, baby girl.” Glitch hollered over the sound of the car stereo.

I let my eyes follow his and land on her blonde hair in the passenger seat. It was light, almost white in the sun and so long it fell well past her shoulders.

The loafer guy held open her door and long legs stretched into my line of vision. She wore those cut of jean shorts, the kind a girl in a country song would wear, but hers were more tasteful, covering the round curves of her ass completely but not hiding them either.

Stretched over her chest was the token white volunteer shirt, she was here to work.

When she stood in front of him, she slung a backpack over her shoulder and waved in our direction.

If you’d ever seen an angel after a bad dream, it felt like that in the air when she smiled.

He pulled her into his chest by her upper arm and dove into her mouth.

My chest rumbled and Glitch widened his eyes in my direction.

I hadn’t seen or felt a woman since I was a teenager and it almost hurt my heart to look at her. She was the picture of all the years that I gave away. She was a breathing memory of everything I missed out on.

Stuffing my hands in my pockets, I let loafers live his dream against her lips.

What did I have against the puke anyway? Let him be happy.

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Author Bio

I was born and raised in Ladner, a small farm town just outside Vancouver, Canada.

I never expected to be an author. 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.

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

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