Review: Rain Shadow (Bluewater Bay #10) by L.A. Witt

Rain ShadowOne of the things I love most about this series is the diversity of characters. This doesn’t refer to just skin color, or occupation, or whether the character is famous or “normal,” but also in terms of personal history. In this case, Scott is a guy who hasn’t had a serious relationship in decades, and Jeremy is a divorced dad who has only embraced his sexual orientation in the past few years. 

I appreciated the connection in this book to the Wolf’s Landing television show that has overwhelmed Bluewater Bay. After all, there were two relationship arcs in this book, and I found myself heartbroken over Anna’s situation even while I simultaneously cheered for Jeremy and Scott.

The author did an excellent job of crafting a deep, first-person narrative where I still felt willing to support Jeremy rather than wanting to smack him over the head over his denial about the state of his family.

Sometimes I want to see more of a couple later in the series to check in on how they’re doing, but I’m content to let Scott and Jeremy live happily every after. It’s nice to read about characters older than myself, who basically have their lives together (or will soon). I’m not worried about them crashing and burning.

I am definitely, however, looking forward to the next L.A. Witt installment of this series. It’s obvious that Bluewater Bay is close to her heart and that she has a hand in the overall series, rather than just filling in a story here and there.

Rating: 4 (out of 5) stars. Cross-posted to Amazon and Goodreads.

Published by steelvictory

By day, J. L. Gribble is a professional medical editor. By night, she does freelance fiction editing in all genres, along with reading, playing video games, and occasionally even writing. Her debut novel, STEEL VICTORY, was her thesis novel for Seton Hill University's Writing Popular Fiction graduate program in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Previously, she was one of the co-editors for FAR WORLDS, a speculative fiction anthology. She lives in Ellicott City, Maryland, with her husband and three vocal Siamese cats. Find her online (www.jlgribble.com), on Facebook (www.facebook.com/jlgribblewriter), and on Twitter and Instagram (@hannaedits). She is currently working on more tales set in the world of Limani.

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