Author: Shana Abe
Genre: Historical Romance, Enemy-to-Lover, Medieval Romance, Adult (sort of)
Happy Weekend, dearies! I hope you’re enjoying a great one.
Today I finished The Promise of Rain, and said, wow, the difference between reading an enjoyable book and when I don’t. Why? Because I read this one so fast, I couldn’t get enough of it, I had to finish it and know all their secrets. Unlike when I read The King’s Obsession, which I started last year and finished not long ago.
Moving into The Promise of Rain by Shana Abe, one of my all-time favourite authors, I would get any book by her and not even read the description of it because I know I would like it, that’s how biased I am. Is the same for the shadowhunters books by Cassandra Clare, and the books by Jennifer Armentrout. I just know I will enjoy them all.
This is not a thoughtless claim, I have read most of the books by Shana Abe and so far I have ended up liking them in the end, I might have a slow start but by the end of the book I am eagerly taking in all the words and imaging all those wonderful places.
That’s one of the great things about reading a book by Shana, you can easily imagine all the scenes, the smells, the colours, all of it is there. I normally want to skip over so many descriptions because they’re too much, but at the same time I enjoyed it here because it gives character to the story. Is was the same now with The Promise of Rain, I started reading quickly over the first five per cent of it and then started to slow down and take in the scene, where the story was leading, and even though one of the genres is not defined as Enemies to Lovers, the concept is there, all the same, so for me, it is.
It has been a while since I finished a book so quickly, a week or so, but it would have been less if I hadn’t been derailed by Netflix. In any case, Roland Strathmore and Kyla of Rosemead make quite a pair, and I loved every bit of this story.
The book is set in 1117 and you might think that’s too medieval, but with Shana you don’t have to worry about those things because she usually keeps her writing as light as possible so that anyone can understand what their saying even if they didn’t talk like us back in the early 1100s.
Of course, not everything is perfect and there were some parts that I just wanted to shake Kyla because if you know you’re being hunted while would you trust anyone’s word without a little hesitation? As for the whole of the story, it was a good read, I enjoyed it enough to be here rambling about it. The fairytale undertone of it all, gave it that extra touch and for a moment I thought there would be an element of fantasy to it but that’s okay too, it’s nice to read and feel enchanted even if there is no fantasy, which is my favourite genre.
I gave 5 ⭐ to The Promise of Rain because I really think it deserves it even though it has a low rating on Goodreads, but if I based my reading by those ratings I would never get to read and fall for new characters. So, this is why I am always saying that everyone has their own tastes and perhaps something that I love might not be for others, and what others read and love perhaps is not for me, which has happened before and there were some books that I didn’t even plan on reading.
That’s it for now, dear readers, I trust you will check out this one and if you ever read The Promise of Rain let me know or even if you add it to your TBR. 🌹
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