by Jami Brumfield
Dating a werewolf can get a little hairy, literally and metaphorically. Rayne Manchester's suitors learn this pretty quickly. Rayne and her siblings, Rhyme and River, have been through a lot lately, and the loss of their father was only more fuel for the firestorm that is their lives.
Grief offers a subtle salve to the drama that eats up their existence and leaves them spinning like a tornado, but when their uncle reads their father's last will and testament they discover things are only going to get worse. The will divides the massive estate equally, but there is one catch; all three must be mated and married one year from their father's death. If even one of them fails in this mandate, none of them will inherit! Estranged, the siblings will now be forced to help each other.
Rayne's Thunder is Rayne Manchester's journey toward finding a mate and walking down the aisle. Upcoming, Rhyme's Reason and River's Fire are River and Rhyme's stories to happily ever after.
In Rayne's Thunder, Part One: Master Chef of the Dating a Werewolf Series, Rayne meets her first suitor, Brick. Their date goes well until payback is delivered for the disrespect the two made to the new alpha. Immerse yourself in this series, the characters, and their world. They're waiting for you to join them on their adventure.
Each installment will serve up romance, suspense, intrigue, and action.
Message from Rayne:
My father's death rattled me to the core. A part of me died with him and left my world spinning out of control. I needed the sanity, the comfort home and my pack offered. Returning home was the only option. Father was always overbearing, determined, protective. He felt he knew what was best for all of us, even if it wasn't.
But this time he really overstepped, I mean to tell me who and when I need to marry and mate from beyond the grave is just inexcusable and to make it worse, he wasn't here for me to tell him how furious I was with him.
There's only one saving grace... at least he left me with a decent list. I'm looking forward to my first date with Brick Mason. I hear he's a mater chef and comes from a respectable alpha family in Wyoming. I suppose we'll see. Whatever happens finding true love is going to be an adventure. I hope you'll join me on my journey to my happily ever after.
This was a good read giving you a little action with a few very controlling men one who just wants the best for his sister the other said he wants what is best for the pack. I am not sure I am buying that but we will see as the story continues. It is hard enough when you are on the outs with your family but what do you do when the father you love who you haven’t seen in years dies leaving a will that said you must marry within a year or you lose everything. He gives you a list of those to choose from some you have never met and others you do not care for. For Rayne she thinks her father has lost it with Storm’s name being added to the list she is sure of it. She doesn’t need the money but the wise father throws in a twist if one does not comply with the rules they all are cut out of the will. The others need the money this first installment in this series is about the fathers will, the trying times for the pack, and Rayne’s first date.
The author gives you lovely characters and tells a little about each in this first installment. Rayne is a strong willed lady who knows her mind not letting herself be pushed around. This does get her into a lot of trouble as you will find as you read this delightful read. This is a very short read which gives you most of the information you will need. I found very little was left out and the author never leaves you hanging. As with most short reads a reviewer cannot give out to much information or there would be no reason for you to read the book.
River her brother is now the alpha and leader of their pack. He isn’t finding that easy with other packs wanting to take it over. He is strong and a loving man who will have some tough decisions to make some will be about Rayne but he must do what is best for the pack. I really liked him he is an upfront person who cares so much and will make a great leader I am sure if he can just find the right mate.
Rhyme is a lovely lady with a few issues she is working through. She and Rayne had a major falling out which tore the family apart. With their fathers dead they have come together and straightened out past mistakes. There isn’t a lot about her in this book but more will come as the series takes off.
The first date for Rayne was interesting as she works her way through the list of men her father gave her. I am not sure what the date thought he was doing which got him and Rayne in a mess of trouble. With Storm to the rescue things heat up. I will be very surprised when this series is over and these two do not end up together. They have wonderful chemistry as the passion heats up but neither seems to be interested in taking it farther. They do not even seem to like each other but we will see…
I thought this was well written with little left out. I understood why the sisters stopped speaking to each other. I could not understand why Rayne did not go home for years why she was away at school. She adores her father I just do not feel the drift between the two sisters would have kept her away from her father. Maybe I missed something but for me this was not explained. That is the only issues I had with this read. I thought the author did an outstanding job of writing a short story and of course this is a cliffhanger but I knew that going in. For a short story that is very interesting the author does hold your attention and gives a well put together story for a reasonable price. She gives you and exciting plot with action and a few thrills that makes this a page turner. If you are into Paranormals and Werewolves I am sure you will enjoy this read as much as I did. I am looking forward to reading the rest of this series as well as more from this author. I have found this author does have a reading group if you liked the story you might want to join her FB group.
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About the Author
Jami M Brumfield has a passion for the paranormal, supernatural, and mythological worlds for most of her life. She believes there is a kernel of truth in every story and loves playing detective to discover what that hidden truth is. She has written most of her life. She started with poems and short stories, then graduated to journalism working for online websites. It was only a natural progression that her love of writing and her passion for the unknown would combine. Her books are a product of that union.
Jami is a multi-genre author in the paranormal arena. She currently has eight series out and two more in the writing process. The Winters Saga series is a Young Adult Paranormal Fantasy Adventure with a touch of romance, Mystery Springs Series is an Adult Paranormal Romance with awesome Action and a Mythological twist, PBI (Paranormal Bureau of Investigation) Case Files series is a Paranormal Mystery series with Romantic Suspense, Ghost Connection series is a New Adult Paranormal Mystery series centered around a reluctant medium and her ghostly companions, Shifter Love Tales series is an adult paranormal romance with mythological twist, Paranormal Hypnotherapy Files series is an adult paranormal romance with a metaphysical twist, Vanished is a paranormal dystopian romance series, Magical Secrets Series centers around antique hunters Josie and Joshua Parker and the mysteries they solve from magical antiques they find, and Demon Love Tales an adult paranormal romance series.