Author: LoRee Peery
Publisher: White Rose Publishing
Purchase Link: http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-rainnonmyparade-520412-149.html
Release Date: April 1, 2011
This sweet romance story begins with Geneva Carson getting rescued from being stuck in a tree. Handsome firefighter Rainn Harris rescues her. She is grateful for his assistance and wants to help him, but caring for his autistic niece, Mia was not what she bargained for. Geneva’s daughter, Moselle (from the first book, Moselle’s Insurance—Book One in the Frivolities Series) is planning her wedding, while Geneva is trying to run her business, Frivolities. Falling in love was not something on her agenda.
Rainn is the custodial parent to his niece and he never expected to fall in love and gain a daughter all at the same time. There is one problem—Rainn is twelve years younger than Geneva and she is not excited about starting a relationship with a younger man. Will love win out as they rely on the Lord for guidance?
I did not read the first book in this series but that did not detract from fully enjoying Rainn on my Parade. Now that I read Rainn and Geneva’s story, I am looking forward to reading about Moselle and Eric and LoRee’s third book in this Frivolities Series, Sage and Sweetgrass.
From the moment I first met Geneva and Rainn; their romantic tension sizzled across the pages in a way that showed their intense attraction, but also their desire to remain pure. I can’t remember the last time I read a Christian romance novel where the love between the two main characters sizzled so much. It was refreshing to read about such real and down to earth characters, yet be so captivated by their love story.
The secondary characters in this book were well crafted and I enjoyed reading about them, but every time Geneva and Rainn came back into the picture, they commanded my attention. Ms. Peery’s ability to create such a romantic storyline in the midst of a real life, engaging setting, has truly set the bar for future books that I read. I will definitely be reading more of her books!
Get a grip, woman, and act your age.
The sirens drew close. She soon heard activity below, but she kept her eyes clamped shut.
“Hold on, Ms. Carson. Don’t be scared,” a disembodied voice that didn’t belong to her future son-in-law spoke from below. “Just hold on.”
“I assure you, I’m too scared to let go.” Geneva ’s voice quivered. But she couldn’t help smiling at her predicament.
The extension ladder whirred softly and creaked as it reached for the top branches of the tree.
She squeezed her eyes tighter.
“I’m right behind you now.”
“Thank you, Lord.”
“Not God, just me.”
The firefighter chuckled.
Her eyes popped open when she felt him close behind. Thankful for the cropped-pajama bottoms she wore instead of a nightgown, Geneva frowned at the unexpected shiver as she attempted to place the voice.
“Whenever you’re ready, just let go.”
“Thought you told me to hold on.”
“Well, I’m here to catch you now.”
She caught the humor in his voice. And hated it.
“Oh, good grief. I’m too heavy for anybody to catch me.” She lowered her eyes to half mast.
“Spunky, most likely,” came from under his breath.
She doubted he meant for her to hear.
Is that professional behavior? Well, that’s pretty nervy of the guy. But then again, I am caught in a tree. She snickered, wondering if she was hysterical. She tried for a deep breath but it turned into a gulp around her sternum. “Are you sure I can let go?”
“Geneva , trust me.” That popped her eyes wide open.
The confident urging voice and the use of her first name drew enough courage to peer downward.
And he was way too close for comfort.
Eric would never live this down at the firehouse. His future mother-in-law rescued from a tree, by his buddy.
She remembered her first look at him. Rainn was a few years older than Eric, but they became fast friends when they met at University. Geneva may have heard Rainn’s name a time or two before Eric started working on Moselle ’s loft, but she hadn’t any reason to pay attention. Since then, she’d seen him with Eric many times.
Rainn probably knew more about her than she did him.
Before she could fathom any further thought, Geneva let go and found herself wrapped in the strongest arms and pressed against the strongest chest imaginable.
I’d climb the tree again if this firefighter would come for me.