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The Weight of Rain

(The Weight of Rain #1)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  1,359 ratings  ·  237 reviews
One night changed my life—one that I barely remember.

When I close my eyes, my mind paints a picture of his smile and shades the contours of his hands, the deep scar around his bicep.

I'm an artist, yet my hands are unsteady. With his presence, he has unknowingly broken that something inside of me that makes me who I am.

Being around him is like standing in a rainstorm. Fi
344 pages
Published November 2015 (first published October 27th 2015)
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Sep 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
4-4.5 stars!

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This is the first book I’ve read by Mariah Dietz, but it certainly won’t be the last. The Weight of Rain is a beautifully written romance that is more than just a love story. It’s a story of self discovery, of being the best you possible. A story that will give you hope and by the end, make you a very happy reader.

When I started this book I wasn’t so sure what it was about. The blurb is fairly vague but several trusted friends recommended this author so I jumped in. I’m so happ
Nov 01, 2015 rated it really liked it

The Weight of Rain is a standalone by Mariah Dietz. It is a beautifully written story and there were so many lines worth highlighting. It is a fantastic love story, but also has a lot of heart and a lot of story surrounding the side characters.

The story is told from Lo’s point of view. She is a senior in college, majoring in art. She is crazy talented, but doesn’t really see her talents as she has been told time and time again from her family art isn't a real career. So while it is her passion
May 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 01-signed
Before I even start this review I have to say how much I love this author. The His Series is one of my favorite series and I was so excited to read this book. So on to the review...

The Weight of Rain brings us the story of Lauren and King. There are so many pieces of this story that are slowly revealed over the course of the story so I am going to leave all that up to you to discover on your own.

What I can tell you is that Mariah Dietz delivers a romance that was packed with emotion and she give
Nikki ღ Navareus
Nov 04, 2015 rated it really liked it

This wasn't too bad of a little story for it being a NA. I would have probably rated it four stars if Lo hadn't been so hot and cold, and come off so bitchy at times. I loved King though. Even when he was being an ass. He was perfection for me. This story drug on for quite a while too, and it took forever for these two to finally get together again after all their bickering through most of the book. All in all it kept me interested enough to finish, and I got my HEA.
Donna ~ The Romance Cover
Jun 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
The Weight of Rain by Mariah Dietz
4 stars!!

“You’re so afraid to be in the spotlight, you just sit in everyone else’s shadow.”

Mariah Dietz is one of those authors that I “discovered” in the very beginning and I have read and devoured her books one by one. She is one of those authors that never fails to deliver and once again she has taken me on another emotional rollercoaster. While this one is not as emotional as her previous stories what this book does have is some great dialogue, g
Jess-i-ca ~Sometimes a Gif Witch~
3.5 Lots of rain - Stars!

This was my first read by Mariah Dietz and it was a pretty decent book. I'm majorly slacking on my reviews so I'll give a quick rundown:

Things I liked:
- The supporting characters, Mercedes and Kash. Love them!
- The fact that he is a BMX rider, not many books about them.
- The overall storyline

Things I didn't like:
-Inconsistency with Lo's character
-Parent issues. Hate that in books
-Book was a little slow
-Her friendships that barely seemed like a friendship

Sep 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review

Lauren is a remarkable artist, still going to school. She focuses on her art and her only moral support are her two best friends, Charleigh and Allie.
One night she meets a man that will mark her forever. Their one night will haunt her and she is desperate to find him. He seems like he just disappeared.
Fate however, is not done with them. When Lauren will meet King again, their lives will be forever entwined.
The book was excellent. The wr
May 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! What a great book!
Lisa (Two Bookish Brits)
Wow, just wow. I’m absolutely taken back by how beautiful this book was!

Lauren and King, what can I say? They’re absolutely unforgettable characters. They each have their own problems and flaws making them that much more amazing. They both struggle with their childhood, Lauren more so than King and doing so has caused her to doubt things and push people away and it’s so heartbreaking to read but for every heartbreaking turn there’s a hundred happy bits for them both and it just makes the experie
Oct 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I cannot understand why this isn’t rated higher. It’s a great story with characters that unlike so many crap characters written these days, had depth and complexity that doesn’t make the story exist only on om/ow drama. Really loved this. I’m not sure that I’ll read the next one because I’m not a fan of stories of best friends in love with each other for over 10 years, but still dated others but THIS story at least had none of that and was enjoyable. Even more so that neither person was interest ...more
Sophie "Beware Of The Reader"
3 to 3.5 stars.

I received this ARC and had never read anything by this author. I read the blurb and it seemed mysterious, really promising, intriguing. I had no idea what this book was about and it was thrilling but also a little bit frightening to dive into the unknown.

Honestly, there were things that worked for me and others … not so well.

My main “complaint” would be the lack of transitions in and between some scenes. We went sometimes from one scene to another without transitions or with a ch
Nov 07, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not For Me


Lauren (Lo) is an art student who comes from a broken family background. Her issues make it hard to connect but one night with a stranger makes her crave more...enough to try and find him after his number was wiped from her hand.

King is a BMX racer who lives with his widowed brother and his niece. He loves his family and can't forget the girl from that one night at a party but his phone broke and he no longer has her number.

Ok, I had many issues with this book that I feel th
Oct 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ku, oct-2015

LOVE LOVE LOVE this book!
Lo and King are fabulous, but Mercedes certainly stole my heart! I couldn't get enough of this wonderful story and didn't want it to end.....

I'm not sure why, but Jay McLean's Kick Push automatically comes to mind. So if you loved that, you really need to give The Weight of Rain a try. This is a book I wish I could read for the first time all over again.
Christina ( The MasqueReader )
Beautiful! Captivating! Inspiring!

When I say that I loved Lo & King...I mean it! I loved everything about these two! But man, Mercedes stole my heart from the first meeting! I could just look straight through every bit of her anger and see the kind of pain that is so unfair for a child that age to know that early in life. But the most magical thing was Lo with Mercedes! Who she became to her! This wasn't just a love story but a story of growth. Not just the growth of the hero and heroine, but t
Aug 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Lauren (Lo) Crosby is left haunted by a stranger’s touch and their time together. Several weeks later after she met him, she cannot get him out of her head. His presence remains with her. While she cannot remember his name or details to find him, she remembers their moment. And how she wants nothing more than to experience a moment like that all over again. It was passionate. They connected on a level she never thought possible. He saw parts of
Dec 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
*** I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ***

**4.5 stasr**

"We have to know sad in order to know happy, pain in order to feel pleasure, fear to reach safety."

I really like the cover and the title of this book; I think it was one of the reasons why I started reading The Weight of Rain by Mariah Dietz even though I hadn’t read the synopsis. Now after finishing the book I wasn’t disappointed that I went in blind.

I like the author’s writing style it was engaging and descrip
Oct 13, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs-for-review
3 Stars! A 22 year old Art student meets a 27 year old BMX competitor. Lo is a confident young artist or so she portrays. She is far from confident, living all her life on a farm with only her father and her brother. Her mother left them when she was only 2 months old. She goes against her family’s wishes and enrolls in college to become an artist. She is focused on school, work, until one night she goes to a party, gets drunk meets and hooks up with a guy she can’t seem to forget. She tries for ...more
Oct 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was my first book by Mariah Dietz, and I really liked it. I enjoyed her writing that included an interesting cast of characters.

I really loved Lo. It was so interesting to read about seeing people and experiences through an artist's eyes. She was so perceptive and picked up little nuances and details about someone's feelings and behaviors and saw things with so much color. But as much as I liked her, I didn't understand her choices sometimes, like letting her roommate walk all over her. Ba
Dec 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Arc provided by author: The Weight of Rain was the first book of Mariah Dietz I have read.
Throughout the book you get to understand Lauren or Lo as she is called. She stays to herself and watches everyone. Lauren is an excellent artist and sketches everyone she meets.
I really enjoyed the premise of the story and how much she opened up and starting loving herself. King really is always there for her but sometimes she just doesn't see it. Sometimes their fights were frustrating and too often. Sh
Analia Almonte
May 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
4.8 stars
A was grateful enough to received this book a little early, and again Mariah don’t disappoint me. This book is one full of emotions that keep you in the right corner. The author really know how to bring a good story, is well written and the characters seems developed. The book was perfectly paced and this are the books that are in your heart forever. The Weight of Rain is the perfect story for your self-healing and because teach you to worth yourself better. I recommend this book 100% b
Feb 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: faves, 2018-bnb
We have to know sad in order to know happy, pain in order to feel pleasure, fear to teach us safety.

This book was so incredibly amazing! The characters were so real to me. Mariah did an amazing job describing the scenes. I felt like I could actually see the artwork.

I felt every emotion with this story. From happiness, to anger, to such sadness. It’s a testament to Mariah’s sheer talent.

I can’t wait to read The Effects of Falling. I need Kash and Summer’s story!

All the stars to Mariah on anoth
Lianne Anta
Oct 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC in exchange of an honest review,

This book is my first read by Mariah Dietz and I thoroughly enjoyed it, I will most definitely be purchasing her other titles.

The weight of rain drew me in from the second I saw the cover.

It's a coming of age love story but it's so much more than that, The weight of rain has lots of complex relationships and emotions.

The book is about Lauren Crosby (Lo).
Lo is an art student from a small farm town in Montana, where everyone knows everything abou
Stephanie Phillips (Stephanie's Book Reports)
I was given a copy of this book by the author for an honest review.

I can honestly tell you this is one of my favorite books I've read this year. I'm sure some people will find issue with the story as someone always does. But for me, I really loved these characters. The two main characters the book focuses on are Lauren (Lo) and King. They meet by chance and instant magnetism. She's drawn by him but isn't over the top like most people are which intrigues him.

Lauren has no idea who King or his fam
Aug 21, 2017 rated it did not like it
In The Weight of Rain, Mariah addressed topics of acceptance, confidence, bravery, and approval. The story focused mostly on Lauren's character while addressing these issues. However, King and the minor characters played an intricate part in her journey to succeed in life. I wasn't excited about the execution of this book due to the wordiness and slow delivery. So I can't offer my recommendations. I will leave that up to others to decide. I myself prefer less words and more emotions from my char ...more
Jodi Nichols
Sep 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review before release... I know, I know.. I'm a little late :) Even though I am late, I will say that I really liked this book!

When I first started the story, it went a little slow for me but picked up within a couple of chapters in. Lauren (Lo)comes off as such a closed off person that it surprised me about why she is looking for the mystery guy that's talked about in the beginning of the story. (Sorry I don't want to spoil anything :)) Once she t
Oct 21, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-s
This was my first read by the author Mariah Dietz. From reading the synopsis this sounded like the kind of book I would enjoy.

The story is about Lo and King. They first meet at a party and they sleep together however the next day Lo can't really remember much including the guy she slept with. Lo is an art student and in her pictures she draws hands of King (unconsciously). However when Lo and King finally meet again he is Stand offish and tries to push Lo away. The story really explores the gro
DNF @ 66%. I tried, I really did. I just couldn't keep going. They were just about to go on their first date, and I was just so bored. At this point I just really didn't care how things worked out for them. We had the h who I thought was just a boring girl that tried to please everyone but struggled with her choice to be an artist, the H was moody jerk a lot of the time but otherwise boring, the side characters seemed ok...but again just meh, and the "relationship" between our h and H of having ...more
Oct 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
**4.7 stars**
Oh wow. This was such a beautiful story! I loved every single character aside from Lo's mom and brother. I coulda punched them both. Although I loved the romantic aspect between King and Lo, it wasn't even my favorite part. I loved watching her finally become herself. I loved that she found happiness. I loved her with Mercedes. The last few chapters were amazing and the epilogue, finally hearing King talk about her. It was beautiful to read how he felt about her and the things he sa
Samantha Lloyd
Oct 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wow. I was lucky enough to read an ARC of this book and wow I'm so glad I did. I love the characters.... I think I may love this more than the His series by the same author. Mariah Dietz really has a gift and I can't wait to read more. ...more
Sep 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I'm so in love with this book!! Soooo in love!

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