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Raining in My Heart (The McKays #1)

3.75  ·  Rating Details ·  283 Ratings  ·  22 Reviews
Julie's father died and she must go home. Going home isn't easy for Julie McKay since she hadn't seen her father in a long time and she's had a daughter he never got to see. But in her father's will she is shocked to find out that the father that adopted her, is her real father, and that if she agrees to stay on the ranch for a year she'll be a very rich woman. Can she up ...more
Paperback, 152 pages
Published January 13th 2013 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (first published January 10th 2013)
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Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
2.5 Raining in My Heart Stars

I don't usually read contemporary romance, but I got this free on Amazon. The cover is HOT and well who can turn down a Cowboy, so I figured I'd try something new.

I liked parts of the store and other parts I just could not stand. It had a little to much drama and long winded conversations that repeated themselves. To much sexual tension between the main characters and not enough release. Julie just made me frustrated with her feelings running all over the place and h
Donna Porter
Aug 22, 2013 Donna Porter rated it it was amazing
This is a wonderful shorter story. It centers on Cade and Wade who are twins and Julie. As a teenager Julie had a crush on Wade. She decided to do something about it only she went to Cade instead, they are identical twins. After they started making love Julie realized it was Wade's brother but she was so absorbed in Cade she continued. She became pregnant and moved away. 10 years later when her father died she returned home with her daughter. Cade realizes after a time that Kellie is his ...more
Jul 26, 2013 Tia rated it it was ok
Kind of a train wreck but I read it none the less. It unfortunately was only okay. I couldn't get into the fact it was the child leading the three ring circus which I call bullshit. Parent fail.
Nov 17, 2013 Bennita rated it it was ok
Shelves: family-drama, cowboys
2 1/2 stars. I wanted to rate this book higher because the plot was interesting, but too many things drove me nuts about it. Julie and Cade grew up on the same ranch as kids and Julie had a crush on Cade's twin brother Wade. Julie decides to seduce Wade, but gets the wrong brother. Although she soon realizes it's the wrong brother, she still sleeps with him. Huh? She runs off and never returns. Nine years later, she's called back to the ranch after her father dies. She's reunited with her ...more
Feb 21, 2014 Caro rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary, own
This was an ok freebie. I'm not thinking I'll read this again though. From the beginning I was already thinking the story line was like Montana Sky. The characters were ok, and I liked the sisters, but most of this book was confusing at times, like things weren't worded right or some of the sequences in the scenes didn't make sense. There were quite a few typos, which weren't really a problem but kinda got annoying about halfway thru. Overall, this book didn't really pull me in and I almost had ...more
Melissa Marlow
Oct 24, 2013 Melissa Marlow rated it it was amazing
Julie McKay is heading home after being gone for Ten years, but only because her father had passed away.

But the voice on the phone, Cade Weston, still did unthinkable things to her. He was the only man who ever made love to her, yes the only one. So its pretty obvious to those who knew that her daughter Julie belonged to him.

She ran from home because of her pregnancy never telling her father, and never telling Cade. She had been in love with his brother Wade, and the one night Cade pretended bei
Nov 11, 2013 Deborah rated it did not like it
This book started just like Nora Roberts Montana Sky, sisters all by different mothers called back to their fathers ranch after his death and like Nora's book they have to live on the ranch for a year to claim their inheritance.
I found Julie completely unconvincing as a person, I didn't buy her reason for leaving or staying away and at times I found her stupid beyond belief.
The book just ended, did the author run out of time, what happened when the year was up and surely Caleb is George or is th
Nov 09, 2013 Crazycowgirl rated it it was ok
I almost gave up on this book - it had potential as a story but failed to deliver with any conviction. I didn't care for the protagonists and how repetitive every conversation was. And I don't care how messed up you are, but how was it even possible to think that Jim was a goer??? Every romance of this type has to have the proverbial wrong choice man, but he has to have something redeeming about him so that we can at least see why the woman fell for him initially! The ending was on the ...more
Booksmacked Chom
Oct 17, 2013 Booksmacked Chom rated it it was ok
This book is..... Well it seems to me that the authors forgot what they wrote and added similar things to the story again.

Cade told Julie that he loved her, several pages later he tells her again. But according to the book it's the first time he said it... Again
They talk about Wendy and her being in love with wade. But they do that several times and every time it's the first time they talk about Wendy's feelings for wade.

A lot of confusion
Sep 17, 2013 TJ rated it liked it
This book wasn't bad but there were inconsisties in the story line as well as a lot of repetitiveness. Julie and Cade never truly worked out their differences they just succumbed to their desires. There were also questions that were never answered the book just ended abruptly. The title did state this was book one in the series perphaps the answers lay in the other series.
Sian Apperley
Sep 06, 2013 Sian Apperley rated it really liked it
Started off really well. Julie had a crush on wade but ended up sleeping with his twin brother Cade. A child is,born and 9 years later when Julie's father dies she goes home to face the music. She ends up falling in love all over again with Cade. It was a nice love story, could have made more of the character caleb, to sure who he's or how he fits in. Ok for a free book.
OK for a book that was free.

Endig was somewhat abrupt. Conversations were awkward. Contractions were not used and would have made it flow better. Characters, at times, seemed all over the place in their feelings and workds.
Stephanie Hurt
Aug 02, 2013 Stephanie Hurt rated it it was amazing
This is a powerfully beautiful romance. The characters were well written and you felt like you knew them. I never lost interest in the story as it kept you involved all the way to "THE END". I look forward to the next installment. Thanks again Mrs. Hestand for yet another wonderful romance.
Aug 19, 2013 Debbie rated it liked it
I found this a little hard going. there are pages and pages of great long conversations and I found it off putting.
it was ok for a freebie but I'll not rush to get the next.
Oh, and it's fairly obvious who this Caleb guy is!
Reading this was an exercise in aggravation. I don't even want to waste my time explaining why. See the updates for the gist of my gripes.
Lora Jordan
Dec 04, 2013 Lora Jordan rated it it was amazing
Good read for me the only thing I didn't like was how they repeated some lines of the story but still good tho thx
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By now most of you know that Rita Hestand is from Texas, that she's a widow, a mother, and a grandmother. You know that she was an only child, and that she traveled the US as a child extensively. What made her a writer was the fact that she was an only child growing up in an age when a kid had to use their imagination to entertain themselves. You probably know that she acted out her first books in ...more
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