I read this over the summer and instantly adored the series. It's a modern-day romance spiced with the perfect amount of family drama and to my surprise, elemental magic. The book opened up to Luci getting crushed by her ex-boyfriend and sister. Wow, Kleypas cut straight to the heart with that one. What I loved best about Luci was her resilience. Yes, her life sucked, but that didn't stop her from moving on. I loved the way Luci stood up for herself, despite be railroaded by her conniving sister, her worthless ex and her annoying parents. Thankfully, she met Sam, the unlikely love interest, Sam. Their relationship began slowly at first which I thought made it more believable. Sam owned a vineyard and struggled over the years to cultivate it into his life-long dream. He obviously couldn't predict the whimsical touch that local glass artist like Luci would wield. Rainshadow Road is more of a contemporary romance than paranormal, so if you're in the mood to little your paranormal reading, give this one a try.
Have you read Lisa Kleypas’ steamy historical romance novels? Suddenly You is one of my all-time favorites. What about the Friday Harbor series?