Welcome to my stop in the Lennon’s Rain book tour, hosted by AToMR Tours! I read and reviewed Lennon’s Jinx a few months back, and jumped at the chance to continue reading the series! Read on for my thoughts and feelings towards this second book in the series!
Lennon's Rain by Chris Myers
Lennon's Girls #2
Published by: Books on the Edge
Release Date: September 30, 2013
Format: eBook, 349 pages
Source: AToMR Tours, Book Tour
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, New Adult, Romance
***WARNING: This book is New Adult Contemporary Romance and contains sexual content.
Sometimes in love, you choose wrong…
An emotionally scarred girl,
a free-spirited girl,
a reformed bad boy,
And a second chance at true love.
Eight years ago, Lennon lost his heart to Rain, and suddenly she’s back, all grown up and sexy as hell. At a sorority party, he convinces himself that outbidding every other guy for a body shot from Rain is for charity. But he knows better. He doesn’t want any guy, except him, tarnishing the memory of the little girl he proposed to in fifth grade.
Jinx loves Lennon and is past ready for him to make his move. With his sexual prowess, she worries why he hasn’t made any advances. She fears she is losing him, and the only way to keep him is to overcome her past and give him what he desires.
Rain knows Lennon is trouble. If she couldn’t say no to the gangly boy asking her to skateboard off some roof, how will she refuse Lennon’s seductive powers now that he is a man? Rain has many reasons to resist his charm. He has a girlfriend, he’s moving to LA with her, and Rain has no intention to march in the long parade of Lennon Tyler conquests.
Now, Lennon must choose. Someone has to lose, and that person could be him.
Previously, I had enjoyed reading Lennon and Jinx’s relationship develop, and wanted to see more of it. But something in their world shifted between the end of that book and the beginning of this one, and I’m not entirely sure what it was.
The book started out on the wrong foot for me. I hate cheating. Hate. Hate. Hate. So, of course, Lennon sees Rain and gets all crazy protective and pays an insane amount of money to do a body shot off her. Wrong move, Lennon. I was immediately hoping that Jinx would find out and break up with him, as a strong woman should do.
Currie, who I adored in the last book, was immediately on my nerves – I was siding with Jinx in thinking that she was a spoiled brat. Lennon’s behavior towards her, though understandable, was not doing her any favors. She’s his sister, and he treated her like she was a princess…and the one person who *should* be treated as the princess was always put in second place.
As I got to know Rain a little bit, I did like her character. She was tough and independent, the way that I think women should be more of, but she was also soft and a little bit weak in moments. She was trying to make it in a tough industry, making the best decisions she could for herself and her band, despite the harshness of her father’s choice to kick her out of the house. I loved the dynamic between Rain and Trey – their friendship and banter never failed to bring a smile to my face.
I was a little disappointed that Jinx had such a little part in this book. She was a major character, but other than at the beginning, there was nothing from her point of view. I felt that there was no closure for me, and kept hoping that she would come back in later on in the book and make things right.
Now, let me say this. There was a lot of sex in the last half of the book. A lot. It was hot and I quite enjoyed reading those bits. The duo of Lennon and Rain was very passionate and I could really feel the chemistry between them. It was good to see this connection, along with the past and present feelings being told from each of their perspectives.
It felt like there were a lot more issues thrown into this book, some of them unnecessary for the plot to continue on. Sometimes it felt fake and other times it felt natural. The fake and forced parts could have easily been left out and the book would have flowed smoothly. Maybe there is some repercussions in the next book that I just don’t see quite yet.
I’m not exactly sure *how* I feel about this book. At times I really enjoyed reading it, and at others I wanted to throw it across the room. Mostly, it was entertaining and if you like romance with a few (or a lot) of personal issues thrown in, then this may be a book you’d enjoy. I will be watching for the final book in the trilogy to see just where this group of characters ends up!