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Falling for Rayne

(Love and Flowers Trilogy #1)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  345 ratings  ·  55 reviews
Garrett Murphy is used to rejection. As a child, he was rejected by his mother and as a man he was rejected by Jane Kendall. Going without love has turned Garrett into a man who doesn't trust in a woman's heart. So when he meets Rayne Nyman, she's too good to be true. She's beautiful, talented and sweet. She also happens to be a world renowned pianist. He knows there's no ...more
Kindle Edition, 239 pages
Published June 8th 2014 (first published June 1st 2014)
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Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
So I had just finished a long, very complex fantasy and I was all, "Brain candy time!!" and grabbed the nearest romance, which happened to be this Kindle freebie. And immediately, on the first page, I run into this sentence:
She ran out of her bedroom and past her sister, Ivy, who was coming out of the bathroom with a towel around her head and rushed down the stairs and out into the gentle sunlight.
And on the second page we have this:
"I'm Rayne Nyman the new owner of this home."
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Kathy * Bookworm Nation
My good friend Kathy Jo is doing a fun reading challenge over at her blog (KJ's Book Nook) where she is rereading all her old favorites. Falling for Rayne was first up on her list and seeing her review made me want to read it again as well, and I just realized I read this almost two years ago t the day! I enjoyed it just as much this time around.

We meet Garrett in the Love & Dessert and Love & Trust trilogies and I was so excited when I found out he would be getting his own book!
Kathy Jo
Jun 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
03/01/17 - It was time to pull this book out and reread it again! Believe it or not... I have honestly forgotten who the bad guy is! It's like I'm reading it for the first time! ;) Hehe.


Falling for Rayne is A-MAZ-ING!! I absolutely LOVED it!!

Garrett has been a favorite of mine since the Love and Dessert trilogy and I was absolutely THRILLED to find out that he was going to get his own series with his very own HEA!! If anyone deserves one it's definitely him!! And of course Rayne does
Katie W
Jun 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I fell in love with these characters right off the bat. We see Garrett in the Love and Dessert trilogy and he kind of seemed like a jerk then, but now? He's a big sweetheart. It just goes to show that there is someone for everyone and love can soften the toughest man.

I felt sorry for Rayne. She's rich, she's a famous concert pianist, and she's beautiful, but she's had a very sheltered and controlled life. Now that her parents are dead, she can live the life she wants to live--but she's also
Jun 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2014



Falling for Rayne is the first book in Shannon's new series but it is not the first book set in Fircrest.  This is actually book #7.  So start with book one in the Love and Dessert Trilogy:  You Belong With Me because you'll want to meet the women of Belinda's Bakery. Then work you way through that series followed by the Love and Trust series.  Then read this one.  It's just better that way.  I'd fallen in love with Garrett before even picking up this book.

Garrett was one of my favorite side
Dec 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
It's always hard for me to review these books because I'm always too anxious to start the next one...and I don't want to take the time to stop and write. :) In other words...I loved it. This is Garret's story. He is first introduced in The Love and Dessert trilogy. He is a Marine and Knight in Shining Armor...all blended into one. I love that he finally gets his happily ever least the beginning of it. :) We are also introduced to several other new fun characters...including our ...more
Jun 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
So cute! I really liked Garrett and Rayne. For some odd reason however, I felt like it was all too easy. Does that even make sense? I enjoy the ease. But I think for me to be in love with a book there has got to be some depth. Some character building moment or some tension that dispels over time. This was more of a love at first sight book and then we just watch them go to a proposal. I had to kind of laugh every time they were "having a fight".

It was a very sweet book and I truly enjoyed it. I
Valerie Waters
Jun 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was a really cute book! I did feel like it was a lot like the other books from this author but since it has been awhile since I read the other ones it didn't bug me too much. I liked Garrett!!! He is totally awesome! She kind of bugged me with her weird tantrums she threw.
Jun 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Oh Garrett, Garrett, Garrett. I am sooooo happy now that you're happy. This poor man just couldn't catch a break during the first two series.

I have to admit this story is a bit more serious than the other books I've read by Shannon. Meaning, it deals with more serious issues. I won't spoil anything for you but just be prepared that this one tugs at your emotional heart strings a little more. I feel so bad for all the characters and what they have to go through, physically, emotionally, and
Tori (Book Chick)
Mar 02, 2015 rated it liked it
This was just ok for me. 3.5 stars...
This was my first Shannon Guymon book and after reading reviews it looks like maybe I should have read some other books first in order to get to know Garrett more? I liked Garrett fine- he was sweet. I just didn't get the random fights he and Rayne had, the conversations seemed kind of corny, and really I thought if a killer (who wasn't revealed) is after you why isn't there more stress happening? I'm ok with corny- sometimes I'm totally in the mood. But
This was a fun quick read with a swoon worthy male lead and a leading lady I actually really liked. The story was cute and easy to read but the bad guy and the violence was pretty sillily done. I have a hard time with bad guys that are silly instead of bad. If someone is out to kill you it should feel like you are in danger as you read but there was none of that in this book. Everything was kept very light and fun even tho someone was trying to kill our main character thorough out the book. So ...more
Jun 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: series, clean-romance
I didn't realize this had been released already. I know what I'll be doing today!

I love that Garrett gets his own story. I loved when Shannon Guymon did that for Rob too. Just because the relationship didn't work out for them in one book, I'm glad they weren't doomed to fictional loneliness and unhappiness!
Amie Aycock
Jun 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I love this author and her books so much! As soon as one of her books comes out, I clear my schedule and plan a reading day!! This book was well worth the wait! I stayed up late to finish this book, and carried my kindle all over just to finish this story! It is an absolute must read! Just by the first book, I know it's a must have series!
The story is fun, and full of romance!!
I love the dynamic of the Garrett and Rayne! Their chemistry is on point! It's always great to see a character finally
Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
Jun 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebook-i-own
I love Shannon Guymon and her books. This is the beginning of a whole new series and I'm so excited. I love the romance her books create without ever stepping over the line for me. There is depth to the characters and I love how characters from the previous books make an appearance so I never really feel like I've left them all behind.

This book has a splash of danger thrown in that was a bit of a change of pace. This book leaves things hanging as far as that goes so I will be anxiously awaiting
Jul 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I found this book so cute, likable and it made me smile. I enjoyed the little mystery. To me I have my obvious guess of who did it but I will wait and see. So cute! Loved the story and loved the characters.
Aug 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-books, read-in-2014
While this is the first book in a series, it continues with the town and characters that have been in previous books. It was great for Garrett to finally have his own story and happy ending! Looking forward to the next ones!
Author Teya
Dec 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A great book! Sexy love and an unsolved mystery that keeps me wanting more! Clean and yummy!
Dec 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! My favorite of the three series so far. Totally enjoyable books.
Apr 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sigh, this was really good. Kept me up way too late into the night reading it. Shannon Guymon can always suck me into her books...I think it's because the characters seem real and they blurt out things, and they aren't perfect. Great characters, fun story. Loved it.

Moral Note: Talk of murder and attempted murder, shooting, beatings...nothing too graphic.
Mar 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Aug 24, 2017 rated it liked it
Rayne was a little too perfect. Other than that it was really cute story
Jun 04, 2015 rated it did not like it
I've been waiting to read this book for a long time. I was so looking forward to it. And now, I really wish I hadn't read it.

-Rayne throws as many tantrums as my four year old.
-I died 17 times from second-hand embarrassment while reading this book.
-Do people frequently talk about how good looking the other is on a first date?
-Rayne went from "he's such a jerk" to "I love him" so often it was silly. Especially when he really wasn't ever a jerk. (view spoiler)
Jun 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I read this series out of order... I read Dreaming of Ivy first and then really wanted to know the back story for the characters and came back and read Falling for Rayne. So I knew how things were going to end up, but it did not spoil the story for me at all! I loved getting to know Garrett, Becket, Asher, Rayne, Ivy & Cloe.

Rayne has spent most of her 26 years living the life her parents have chosen for her. She drew the line at marrying Liam - the son of her best friend who she had been
Nov 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars. This was a cute book. I've heard such great things about Shannon Guymon, so I'd been really excited to read one of her books. I really loved it a first, but it just fell a little short for me as a whole. I wanted to like Rayne, but she had some weird mood swings that were really annoying. Her tantrums just came out of no where, and I didn't really like reading through those. I know that couples have spats like that in real life, so it was just wasn't what I wanted to ...more
Rating: 3 stars.

This was my first Shannon Guymon book. I had high expectations from this author considering the great reviews for so many of her books. I had a couple of minor issues with this book:

1/ Although I did enjoy the story, I was not as taken with Garrett and Rayne's romance as I would have liked. For a modern couple, they and their friends were all so moral and respectful, that I did not find it very believable. Garret and Rayne were both in their mid-late 20s yet their attraction to
Jun 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is part of a series, but each book is a stand-alone because it deals with a separate part of a trio of 2 sisters and their bodyguard friend. In this one, Rayne, a concert pianist has moved to Fircrest with her younger sister, Ivy, and their bodyguard-friend, Cleo, after their parents suspicious death. When Rayne meets her new landscaper, Garrett, she is smitten and cant put two words together whenever shes around him. This romance is about two amazing people who havent learned to trust. ...more
Davidandkelley Crandall
Jul 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Gripping and vibrant from sentence one!! Readers come across books that are riveting from the start and others that take awhile to get intoGuymon immediately captures hearts with this full of life, clean romance about hope, trust and renewed faith in happy endings!! I especially enjoyed the uniqueness of how Garrett is the one who finally discovers what hes looking for in Rayne vs. the customary story where the female has to unearth her dream guy.

Characters are easy to support and connect with,
Mar 26, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
A fun introduction to a new family in Fircrest. I haven't finished the other trilogies, but now I know how they will end up because we see those characters in this story. Ugh. I wish I had known, but oh well. My bad for not catching that in the blurb.
This series focuses on two sisters and their friends. They move into their grandmother's home to find peace and quiet. They are hiding from those who have hurt them in the past. Of course there are a group of hot guys--one for each of them, if it
Christina Tarbet
Jun 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Another fabulous story from Shannon Guymon! After reading this I am so excited to see what will happen in the rest of the trilogy. This book has it all! It is engaging and fun to read. It is clean but still has good characters, conflicts, and is romantic. As in other books and series by Shannon you get appearances from other characters in her earlier series. You get to see a Kendall sister and see Rob, Wren, and Taryn! This book has great characters. It is good to read about Garrett and see him ...more
Feb 07, 2015 rated it it was ok
1 star because it has to have a star and a second star for the idea. It was a cute idea. Everything was SOO obvious. Everything is too blatantly set up. NO ONE is as dumb as Rayne. There were moments where you just want her to get a clue and it's SO annoying! Her personality contradicts itself on a regular basis. She is pretty helpless. Character development is poor. There aren't very many details about things, and it jumps around and there isn't build up. UGH. Frustrating because it has ...more
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