I am very, very happy to present to you a book that has marked my soul.
SURVIVING RAINE sure is a book that nobody should miss!
Find out why!!!
~Rock Chick Fairy
As the captain of a schooner catering to the elite on the Caribbean Seas, Sebastian Stark does his best to avoid any human encounters. Interacting with people isn’t his thing, and he prefers the company of a bottle of vodka, a shot glass, and maybe a whore. There’s no doubt he’s hiding from a checkered past, but he does well keeping everything to himself…
…until the night his schooner capsizes, and he’s stuck on a life raft with one of the passengers.
Raine’s young, she’s cute, and Bastian would probably be into her if he wasn’t suffering from alcohol withdrawal. As the days pass, DTs, starvation, and dehydration become the norm. Even the most closed person starts to open up when he thinks he’s going to die, but when she realizes their traumatic pasts are connected, it’s no longer the elements that have Bastian concerned.
He has no idea how he’s going to Survive Raine.
A ROCK CHICK FAIRY BOOK REVIEW
Just how do I begin with this perfect book?
If I could give this book a million stars, I TOTALLY, WITHOUT A DOUBT WOULD!
SHAY SAVAGE is slowly BLOWING ME AWAY with mind boggling plots and amazing characters!
Surviving Raine is a book that I will never forget for as long as I live.
It's not your typical romance book wherein the meet, they get to know each other then bam! Connection! Sparks fly! Yay! LOVE!
It ain't like that at all!
It's more like..
They almost drown, they meet, they piss off one another, they tolerate each other, lust after each other they fight, they get exhausted, fight some more, learn to tolerate each other more, FISHES FLY!, Vget to know one another by talking, lust after each other more, BIRDS FLY!, get to know each other more from talking, lust some more, become a team, fight for their survival, FINALLY GIVE IN TO THE SPARK, survive and try to be stable
Yeah, that's mostly it.
Raine and Bastian meet in a dangerous scenario. They learn how to fight for their survival as they also learn about one another. However, while doing that, they also learn that something connects them. I honestly didn't see that coming and I still don't know how I feel about that even though it's been weeks since I read this. I would have to read the next book to clarify how I feel about their past.
Anyway, I'd like to focus on their present predicament.
Bastian is an alcoholic. That dangerous scenario that I was talking about earlier just got all kinds of levelled up because of that fact.
How would they survive when the survivalist is an alcoholic who needs his fix all the time?
That's what you should read about!
I don't know how to describe it for y'all without spoiling it.
Just know this..
This book is profound, filled with the nitty gritty parts of life, dramatic, hot, enticing, informative and very, very, endearing!
The way they interact with one another is just... GOLDEN! I love how Raine doesn't take Bastian's shit and the way Bastian treats Raine, like she's fragile. No matter how you look at it, there's a certain sweetness in how they talk to each other. I love it. I love how a big bad male like Bastian can be put to his knees by a small woman like Raine. :)
I love it!
I love the drama behind them,
but I mostly like... THEM! Just them! Damn! Even with all that bad stuff going on with them, I would gladly be Raine if that means I'll have Bastian!!!
AHHH!!! I guess the main point is, I love it! I totally, amazingly, endearingly love it with all my heart! ^________________^
Perfect 5 fairy wings!!!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR (as seen on Goodreads)
Shay Savage lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her family and a variety of household pets. She is an accomplished public speaker, and holds the rank of Distinguished Toastmaster from Toastmasters International. When not writing, she enjoys science fiction movies, masquerading as a zombie, is a HUGE Star Wars fan, and member of the 501st Legion of Stormtroopers. When the geek fun runs out, she also loves soccer in any and all forms - especially the Columbus Crew, Arsenal and Bayern Munich - and anxiously awaits the 2014 World Cup. Savage holds a degree in psychology, and she brings a lot of that knowledge into the characters within her stories.