Saturday, October 29, 2016

Review: Sunshine and Rain by M Mabie

Welcome to Wynne, population 3402.

No rockstars. No major politicians. No media moguls.

Things don’t change quickly in a small town, except when they do. It’s been pouring rain all summer long, and the disc jockey and local farmer are all of the sudden attached at the hip. It’s not only the rising river getting deeper and deeper.
This is your basic water tower painting, tractor driving, tailgate cooler packing kind a guy chases the single, blonde, radio vixen with mosquito bite rage from his youth type of romance. Or is it the other way around?
Low on drama. High on Love.
Grab an umbrella because it’s a long wet summer.

Review by Lisa Kane

4 Stars!

Sunny Wilbanks is 28, works at her family's radio station and is restless. She's had her share of dating most of the eligible guys in Wynn, the small town she lives in, but she just hasn't found that "connection". According to her mom, she is knocking the hell out of a thirty-year-old door. She just might be feeling a wee bit of pressure herself. Is she too picky like her mom says? 

By chance while she's picking up a case of beer a hot assed guy catches her attention. But when he turns around, Sunny is just about knocked over to see said ass belongs to Rhett Caraway. The last time she saw him, he was in the seventh grade and she was a senior in high school. He had the biggest crush on her. After he was caught painting his love for her on Wynn's water tower, she was forced to let him down softly. 

"Rhett Caraway, you have to stop this. I'm about to go off to college, and you're not even in high school yet. I think you're sweet-I really do-but you need to get over this crush."

Well obviously Rhett has grown up! He's hot, 23 and back taking care of his family's 6000-acre farm. Always a lover of running, it helped by earning him a scholarship through college. 

Years of conditioning and strength training had transformed me. Yeah, I'd been a farm kid, so I'd always been strong, but I was in the best shape of my life and I knew I'd changed a lot since the last time she saw me. 

That same running turned me into a high school champion runner, then a collegiate track career that paid for damn near all of my education. 

He's no longer that gawky kid chasing after a girl. These days they do the chasing. He's more than aware that the whole town knew of his embarrassing crush on Sunny. He's not going there. Been there. Done that. But he is definitely feeling the lack of female companionship being back in Wynn. 

The only thing not getting wet in Wynne was my dick. 

But this time around it's Sunny who is trying to get Rhett's attention. Even though part of her still thinks of Rhett as a seventh grader. But then she takes one look at his biceps and that thought gets chased out of her head. Is the five-year difference too much-does this make Sunny a wannabe cougar? 

An image of him shirtless, mowing my yard, came to mind. I chalked it up to early onset panther syndrome and bent over at the hip to catch a breath that rushed through me, the image of him having left me winded. 

Sunshine or Rain is a sweet, small town romance. It's funny and warm and perfect reading for a cold, Fall night. So grab a cup of tea, put on those fuzzy socks, get comfy and enjoy! 

Sunny loves Rhett.

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