Wait for the Rain by Maria Murnane

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I received this book free in exchange for an honest review.

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I wasn’t so sure I was going to like this book at first. It started off slow to me and that usually irks me. But I pushed through the slow parts and things picked up quickly. The more I read this book, the more I liked it.

Three friends who are in their forties (well, one will turn forty while with friends) go on a vacation together. They haven’t seen each other since the reunion when they turned thirty. Daphne, our main character, tries to hide how she feels. Her teenage daughter is with her father and her father’s new fiancee. It’s been two years since they separated and the divorce is newly finished. Luckily, Brian hadn’t left Daphne for Alyssa.

Daphne, KC and Skylar meet up at the airport on the Caribbean island of St. Mirika. Skylar immediately knows that Daphne is off but doesn’t push her for any information. They make it to the house they are staying at, compliments of Skylar’s boss. Skylar ends up on a call for work, like she does everyday even though it’s supposed to be a vacation. KC being the health enthusiast/sports oriented nut she is, goes for a run on the beach. Daphne decides to go for a walk along the beach and goes the same direction that KC went. While walking, she comes across a stone and throws it into the water. What she doesn’t know, is that stone seems to turn her life around.

A man from the house behind her calls out to her. They talk for a few minutes where she learns that he isn’t even thirty yet. This off sets her and she walks away once she sees KC. KC is talking to an older couple and Daphne joins the conversation. (This old couple was a favorite in this book.) KC and Daphne instantly like them and learn that they had been married for FORTY years. Daphne regains hope that there is someone out there for her and that she can have the happy marriage like the old couple.

The next day, Daphne along with Skylar and KC end up running into Clay (the twenty-something year old) and the men he’s with for the bachelor party. They are playing a game of football. KC and Daphne end up joining the game while Skylar watches.

Their week on the island goes by quickly but not without some excitement. Daphne ends up hooking up with someone on the island as does Skylar. KC ends up stung by a jellyfish and taken to the hospital because it turned out she was allergic. A LOT more than this happens though but you’ll have to get the book and read it as I’m not telling anything else. 😀

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This book was awesome. Daphne, Skylar and KC are all characters you can stand behind and like. They are like normal everyday people and that is what I like the most about this book. (Also their antics.) Daphne finally opens up and starts becoming her old self again, even confirmed by Skylar and KC that she’s beginning to come back. I enjoyed reading this book after the first chapter being slow. Sometimes you gotta trudge through the slow to get to the good. I would HIGHLY recommend this book to fans of romance

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270 pages

Amazon Price: $1.99

Price I Paid: Gift

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