Friday 14 July 2023

πŸ’§πŸŒ§ SAVING RAIN πŸ’œ Kelsey Kingsley πŸ–€

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Kelsey Kingsley

• 14 July 2023
• standalone
(...but Rain's sister will get her own story!)

4.9 Stars

From the author of Warrior Blue comes an emotional, gritty story about redemption, love, and an antihero with a desperation to achieve his lifelong dream - to be a good man.

Are you ready for redemption?

My name is Soldier, but I was never meant to be a hero.

From the moment I was born, I was looked at as a beacon of hope, a guiding light—a savior. But that type of pressure can drive a man to desperation, to do things he shouldn’t, and in my case, that’s exactly what happened.

All I ever wanted to be was a good person, someone my grandparents could be proud of, but for a long time, I couldn’t find the strength to be proud of myself.

I paid the price.
I did my time.
Yet ... somehow, I got lucky.

I was given a second chance to do better, to be the man I always believed I could be. And after finding the love I never knew I deserved, I’m starting to wonder if there’s still room for me to be a hero after all ...

Rain + Soldier 

The book starts the day Soldier was born.
His mom was only 18 years old with a lot of addiction problems. But his grandparents were the best and he had a pretty great childhood. But when he was only 13 they were both dead and he had to move into a tiny crap place with his mom.
He wanted to be the good man his grandpa raised him to be, but life wasn't easy.

Ugh. I ugly cried so bad through the first few chapters!
That poor adorable little boy!
And then once his grandparents are gone life just sucks.
He has to do illegal stuff because his mom is just not able to pay the rent or do anything really.
And then really bad things happen and ten years later Soldier just tries to be the man his grandpa wanted him to be. 
And it's looking good. He finds his place and his people.
But is this his final happy end or is the bad stuff still not done with him?

I loved this book.
It was so sweet and sad and heartbreaking and you just want to jump into the pages and save that poor boy. Ugh. He just wants to be a good man and life constantly throws the worst things in his way. 

This was a beautiful life and love story.
Soldier is the most perfect anti hero book boyfriend!
Noah and Rain and Harry are the perfect co-stars!
I so need to see this as a movie one day!

Also, idiot me didn't even know who the heroine was going to be - but to be fair, we don't meet her until 12% of the book and then just for a second! LOL!
And also for those of you worried that this is a military/war kind of book. Nope. Soldier is just his name!

I would've wanted a tiny little bit more at the end. Before the epilogue. No idea what - but just a little more.
But I still loved reading this!

SAVING RAIN was such a great book.
Sweet + heartbreaking + dangerous + adorable + beautiful and all the things!




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Kelsey Kingsley is the author of fifteen novels. She lives in New York with her family and a cat named Ethel. She loves tattoos, music, makeup, and Frasier reruns. Kelsey is a Slytherin. She curses a lot, and she fucking hates cheese.