Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Rain by India R. Adams (A Stranger in the Woods, #1)

Rain
by India R. Adams

My rating: 5 stars

Series: A Stranger in the Woods - Book 1
Publisher: India's Productions; 1 edition (June 28, 2016)
Publication Date: June 28, 2016
Genre: Fantasy
Print Length: 359 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
 
What if you knew you had just met the other part of your soul—the one who could take away all the pain and loneliness—but no one believes you because the rugged stranger from the woods is nowhere to be found? Would you search for him? Would you be strong enough to believe he exist somewhere out in the darkness where you he found you? And if you were to finally find the stranger from the woods and learn he is like no other tale that has ever been told… would you still have the courage to love him?

Rose has no time for romance because her father has passed away from an illness plaguing her small town, and now her mother has also contracted the illness, leaving Rose’s two younger siblings to be her responsibility. But when her best friend forces her to be young for a night and celebrate her twentieth birthday with a bonfire and friends, Rose meets a stranger from the woods, and Rose soon learns he is no stranger at all. In fact, this magical being is trying to keep her… alive.

Two bloods of one will bring down the shadows, to cast, no more...

 
Rain by India R. Adams (A Stranger in the Woods, #1)

Rain (A Stranger in the Woods, #1)There is a plague decimating Rose’s small town, it has taken her father and is now devouring her mother, one ray of life at a time. She now carries the weight of caring for her younger siblings and if not for her best friend, Gunner, she would never make ends meet. Like a guardian angel, he is her rock, he brings groceries and keeps the wolves from the door when payments are due. Gunner asks nothing in return, he is just-Gunner. Someone else haunts Rose's heart, and she just knows he is out there, somewhere in the woods.

On her twentieth birthday, at a bonfire in the woods, she meets a stranger, a man so big and powerful, yet so kind and gentle, she is drawn to him, in a soul deep way. Ryder is more than just a man, he is her guardian, his only mission in life is to keep her alive, safe from the demons of hell and that job is about to become much more dangerous.

Rose is part of a prophecy to protect the world and this fragile human must be kept safe to fulfill her destiny, but Ryder has fallen in love and is torn between saving her for himself or for the prophecy, could it be they are the same goal in the long run? The magic of friendship, love and trust plays out like a sweet aria in the hands of India R. Adams as she presents Rain.

Truly a fantasy tale filled with elves, demons and the humans who know about them, there is magic in the woods behind Rose’s house as powerful beings share the love and compassion for others that is so often missing in the human society. Sure, there’s violence and danger, but in India R. Adams’ hands, it is the beauty of this tale that shines through as the innocence of young love, trust and true friendship are molded into a force that will protect the prophecy from evil. Definitely a refreshing change telling a fantasy tale with a gentle voice, that will capture the reader’s imagination.

I received this copy from India R. Adams in exchange for my honest review.



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