Thursday, June 25, 2015

Blog Tour + Giveaway + Review: Change Rein (Willow Bay Stables #1) by Anne Jolin

Title: Change Rein
Series: Willow Bay Stables
Author: Anne Jolin
Genre: Romance. New Adult.
Publish Date: June 15, 2015
Review Source: eARC
 
London Daniels is returning home to Willow Bay, Alberta, on the heels of a televised loss. She blew her shot at the Summer Olympics and cost Canada the gold medal in dressage.

During her years of training abroad, her family's stable has fallen on hard times, and thus, they’ve accepted an offer to board the racehorses of Branson Tucker, the infamous tycoon, for the winter.

London lacks conviction after her ill-fated fall. And as if returning to her hometown to watch her epic failure replay on everyone's big screen isn't torture enough, she’s expected to cater to a man with an ego bigger than her hundred-acre farm just to earn a dime.

Is London saddling up for another ride that will leave both her heart and her ass in the dirt? Or could the handsome, unwanted guest at Willow Bay Stables be her second chance to go for gold?

Change Rein by Anne Jolin focuses on healing the parts of us that have been hurt, bent, broke, and even burned. London Daniels has jut returned from Greece with her horse, Achilles (aka Chil) after a horrid riding accident has left her with a trust worthy “butt pillow” that has to accompany her everywhere she goes. It is no shock that when London returns home – for the first in what seems like several years – that things are going to change; for everyone. London has come back to Alberta, Canada where he family is more than ready to have her presence back at Willow Bay Stables. 

However, nothing is as it seems. With loosing the farm on the horizon, The Daniel's have to make a decision that will forever change their lives. Multimillionaire, Branson Tucker has come forward forward after a disastrous barn fire leveled his racing Thoroughbreds barn. Luckily, there were no casualties – equine, or human – but the loss of the barn still took a toll on Branson. When he comes to The Daniel's and offers to pay a large sum of money to board his racehorses at Willow Bay Stables. There is much more to his plan than simply boarding his horses at the illustrious farm, and it all becomes evident as the storyline goes on. 

The plot twist that happens towards the end of the book, WOW. Just, WOW. I certainly was not expecting it, and Anne did a wonderful job keeping it under wraps until the end of the book. It made for an interesting plot twist, and only added to the insta-love feel for this book. I was not disappointed in the way she twisted the storyline, and was just shocked to have learned the real reason behind everything. I hope that you will be just as shocked as I am when you rad this book. 

Having rode Dressage myself several years ago, it was interesting to see the take that Anne spun on it, and included into this insta-love story. While It was a slightly refreshing read, I was slightly disappointed with a few things just from being in the equine world myself for many, many years. Overlooking that aspect of the storyline was easy as there were very few grammar, or spelling mistakes, making it an easy read to breeze right through. The characters all had a wonderful, wonderful storyline, and I did enjoy the rest of the Daniel's family. Branson Tucker was definitely multimillionaire cowboy status, and he was a fun guy to keep up with throughout Change Rein.

It is a strong 4 Star read in my mind, and I would definitely recommend it to fellow readers. I am looking forward to the next two books in the Willow Bay Series which focus on Owen Daniels, and Aurora Daniels. Change Rein was an insta-love,





Hey y’all,

I was born and raised in Ladner, a small farm town just outside Vancouver, Canada. I grew up riding horses, shooting guns, and driving in trucks.

I never expected to be an author. A massage therapist? Yes. Take over the family construction company? Yes. But an author? No. Writing was something that snuck up on me and rooted itself into my life. It was beautiful to discover that love, and I’m truly grateful to say I’ve found my passion.

Since I’ve always been a creative person, it feels amazing to harness all of that energy and use it to tell a story I love. I enjoy incorporating bits of my real life into the stories I write. What parts are true? Hah. I’ll never tell—what would be the fun in that?

If I could leave y’all with one thing, it’s that life’s far too short to not live it out loud. Drown in your passions, hold on tight to the things that inspire you, and chase your dreams relentlessly. I can promise you without a doubt that you won’t regret it. I know I don’t.

Mad love,
Anne Jolin

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