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Suncoast Society #51

Walk Between the Raindrops

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(Suncoast Society 51, MF, BDSM)

(This is June and Scrye’s book.)

When June’s twin sister July was murdered at seventeen, only Scrye’s love and strength kept June going, even as her world fell apart around her. That very love means she can never reveal to him the dark secrets she harbors surrounding that stormy night.

Or what she did to make things right.

Years before Mark was known as Scrye the rope guy, he’d loved June completely and knew he’d marry her. July’s murder shatters June and her family, leaving Mark, only nineteen, to step forward and take charge. Over twenty years of marriage later, he loves June more than ever and knows he’ll do whatever it takes to keep protecting his wife.

Especially things she can never know about.

When her painful past is dredged from a river, June has to face demons from that horrible night that threaten to take everything from her. Can she hold the lies together without her sweet sadist ever learning the horrific truth?


First published May 26, 2017

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Tymber Dalton

230 books1,906 followers
Lesli Richardson is the writer behind the curtain of her better-known and more prolific USA Today Bestselling Author pen name, Tymber Dalton (her "wild child" side). She lives in the Tampa Bay region of Florida with her spouse and too many pets of various species. When she's not playing D&D with her friends or shooting skeet, she's a part-time Viking shield-maiden in training, among other pursuits. The two-time EPIC award winner is also the author of over two hundred and fifty books and counting.

She lives in her own little world, but it's okay, because they all know her there.

She also loves to hear from readers! Please check out her website for links, and to sign up for updates to keep abreast of the latest news, snarkage, and releases. There you'll also find reading order lists, and more information about her different series.

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Profile Image for Simply Love Book Reviews.
7,013 reviews837 followers
July 13, 2017

Those of us who follow Tymber Dalton's Suncoast Society have been demanding June and Scrye's story for a while now-with the release of Walk Between the Raindrops, we have it and what a story it is!

We have met June in earlier episodes. The tiny gymnastics teacher has been known to terrify men twice her size, but she is a loyal, supportive friend and relies on direction from her husband and Dom, Mark, also known as Skrye.

We've had indications in the past that June is hiding a secret-one the reader can guess, and in this book we find out for sure what she's faced in the past. But we find out because she has to face another moral crisis-shooting someone to protect the school children she's chaperoning. It turns out the man she shot was a video blogger who was just trying to scare the kids -and one of his followers blames June for the death, even though the authorities declare it a righteous shooting. How will she handle the death threats and harassment she faces- and can Skrye live with her choices?
This was a highly emotional story, and it touches on a number of volatile society issues, including concealed carry, unethical vloggers, and other topics. June is an incredibly strong character with some flaws and Scrye is just remarkable- gentle, strong, non-judgmental, and patient. He will do whatever it takes to protect June and make her happy.

This was an exciting book and one that was hard to put down. It had a complex, fascinating plot, great characterizations and suspense. Don't expect a lighthearted romp, although there is some humor, but a thoughtful, book that reflects some of the issues of the times.

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Profile Image for Aղցela W..
3,985 reviews270 followers
June 26, 2017
This was a really good book and very emotional. We finally get a story about June and Mark aka Scrye. They met when they were in their teens in high school they were introduced by June's twin sister July. I thought their names were funny June and July were twins and they have an older sister name May. Mark fell in love with June from the first time that they met and would do anything to protect her. When July was killed by her boyfriend Matt for breaking up with him June had her back. Both of the girls were into gymnastics and were trying to make the Olympic team when she was killed. June tricked Matt into thinking that he killed the wrong sister he couldn't tell them apart like other could. June killed him and put his body in the river. This book went back and fourth between the future and the past with June covering her tracks she left all but one detail and Mark covered that he has waited almost thirty years for her to tell him what she did and when the body finally washed ashore she has to tell him. The story was told with June talking to Sully which was also the same way Loren or Ross told there story. June was the same person that shot and killed Betsy's ex in book 25 "Vicious Carousel". I love reading this series all of the friends are close and they are there to help each other like when Leo was in the car accident or when Eva went into labor or Mal and Kel lost their baby. I have been wanting to read June and Scrye story for awhile and we also finally get to learn how he got that nickname. This book was well written with no errors in grammar or spelling I am looking forward to reading more books in this series.
Profile Image for BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme.
6,708 reviews1,308 followers
May 10, 2021
The Romance Review

Never underestimate a petite woman; it could kill you. This story hurt my heart so much. I've liked Scyre and June as they seem to be the mentors in the Suncoast Society. Scrye is the ultimate rope/rigger guy and they seem to have a wonderful life. They have fabulous kinky sex and they have two lovely daughters. They have a great set of friends, what more can they ask for? When the past is revealed about June, it is heartbreaking.

I really enjoyed this book because it made me cry. I can not imagine what it would be like to lose a twin. To lose a twin the way June lost July is horrendous. This book is yet another one in the series where it is more focused on the character and not so much on the kinky relationship. It's more about June and her intensity. I like June and I'm impressed with her sense of justice and her methodical manner. What this book did do is hit home that some of us have anger issues. We function just fine and we can be loving, but boy can we go off the deep end with anger. Sometimes to a scary degree for others to witness. Yet to us, it feels completely justified.

I admire June and how smart she is. She is more than just a defender or protector. She metes out punishment as she sees fit. Is it right? Is it ethical? Is it legal? In my jaded and anger-laden years, I don't think I can answer these questions. I know that I believe June did what she had to do and if she had to do it over again, I'd wish she'd do the same. Does this make both of us bad people? Possibly. And I'm okay with it.

Whilst reading this story, I kept feeling dread in the pit of my stomach as Ms. Dalton flips back and forth between past and present. She does this in a tension-filled way where I know there is a horrific train wreck up ahead and yet I can not look away. This build up and final confession is cathartic. I loved the support Scyre gives his wife, June. And sometimes, secrets are best left unsaid. This book is highly recommended to romance readers who enjoy justice meted out with prejudice.
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406 reviews19 followers
August 8, 2020
I think the novelty of finding a series that treats bdsm as a preference and not an exotic novelty has worn off. I’m not especially kinky but I like the consent culture that’s explicit in bdsm novels compared to “vanilla” romances. My only reason for reading this series now is my compulsive need to clear my to-reads and nostalgia not allowing me to take anything off of the list.

She’s switched into writing more MM (is this a market demand?) but somewhere along the 20th book, the stories just became rehashed. This one was especially Floridaman-esque, with premeditated murder and marital secrets with a minor backdrop of bdsm. I swear I read another story in the series just like this with the genders reversed.

I truly wonder if Tymber has cards that she just shuffles like some kinky writers game of mad libs to come up with new novels.
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3,090 reviews65 followers
May 27, 2017
This couple has always intrigued me in Tymber's Suncoast Society series and I'm thrilled we now get their story and how it began for them. It was so interesting to see the story go back and forth and I never once had any problem understanding what was happening. Just shows what an excellent writer Tymber Dalton is. Without giving any spoilers to the story, there is mystery, some drama and a lot of emotion on both June and Scrye's (Mark) part. And when the past comes back to haunt them, it's a roller coaster ride for them and for their family and friends. Do yourself a favor and pick this book up and read it. This is one I will probably reread many times!!
Profile Image for Rhonda.
3,090 reviews65 followers
June 30, 2017
This couple has always intrigued me in Tymber's Suncoast Society series and I'm thrilled we now get their story and how it began for them. It was so interesting to see the story go back and forth and I never once had any problem understanding what was happening. Just shows what an excellent writer Tymber Dalton is. Without giving any spoilers to the story, there is mystery, some drama and a lot of emotion on both June and Scrye's (Mark) part. And when the past comes back to haunt them, it's a roller coaster ride for them and for their family and friends. Do yourself a favor and pick this book up and read it. This is one I will probably reread many times!!
Profile Image for Never Stop Reading or Dreaming.
897 reviews34 followers
August 30, 2017

I had been waiting for this book since book 25. And although I loved the back story there were just some things I couldn't get into here. First the whole "daddy" and "slut" thing are not for me. I hate reading books like that. But, even though I loved that we did get the story here I was not a fan of the constant "then" and " now" chapters. I would have been fine if I was just " then" and "now" but we also go "then but not too far back" "then but recent" "then after...". This was too jarring for me to keep track of. I do love these books this one just didn't suit me as much as the others.
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418 reviews
May 28, 2017
Fans of this awesome series will love this book which finally tells the love story of June and Scrye! This couple has been a part of the Suncoast Society from the beginning and have shown up in several books. This book goes back and forth from the past to the present but is easy to follow. It shares the couple's beginning, from their meeting in high school to the current day, when June's past comes back to haunt them. Various members of the Suncoast Society appear in this book and though it can be read as a stand alone, it is more enjoyable if the reader has read the previous books in the series.
Profile Image for Pam.
401 reviews2 followers
June 1, 2017
As you all undoubtedly know by now, Tymber Dalton is my favorite author, an automatic buy with each new book. Walk Between the Raindrops is the 51st book in the Suncoast Society BDSM series. While every Suncoast Society book is a standalone, you'll understand the characters' backstories much better if you read them in order. That's particularly true with this specific book. There's a listing of the entire series at the beginning of each book.

This is the story of June Jarette (née Corden) and her husband, Mark. We've met both June and Mark (a/k/a Scrye the Guy) in several previous Suncoast Society books but this is the first time we've been told their entire story. June has always been a very in-control, driven person, even though she's Mark's submissive, and more than just in the bedroom. And, despite the fact that Mark is June's Dom, in his everyday life he's calm, laid back and unassuming. He's a CPA for Pete's sake (although he certainly doesn't look like the stereotypical CPA)! Based on the couple's appearances in previous books, we've always gotten just a hint that there's something mysterious in their past that's remained hidden. But, until now, that's all we've gotten, vague impressions, brief, nonspecific glimpses. But things weren't always as they are now. Now, we get the entire story, and it's a story well worth reading!

June and Mark meet while in high school, thanks to June's twin sister, July. Both June and July are top students with 4.0 GPAs. But the truly remarkable thing about both sisters is their incomparable skill in gymnastics. They've been in competition for years. They wanted to try for Nationals, then the Olympics, when they were 13, but their parents said they were too young. Now, four years later, they're on track to actually make that dream come true. But, as with all dreams, there are complications, obstacles in the way. Mark's extremely supportive of both June and July. As an only child, he's basically been adopted by the Corden family. But July's boyfriend, Matt Gorsky, isn't at all happy at July's deep commitment to and involvement in gymnastics. He's just as angry that Mark's so involved in both girls' lives. Mark picks the girls up every day so they can practice at 4:30 a.m. He's always there to support them in their choices. He even starts working at the training facility to learn more about their passion, as well as make a little extra money. Matt certainly isn't willing to be involved in their gymnastics at all, and he's not about to interrupt his life to make sacrifices like Mark does. But that doesn't stop Matt from resenting and hating Mark for being a part of his girlfriend's life.

As the girls proceed through the next year, they nail it at the Nationals. Now they truly have a shot at the Olympics. But finances are extremely tight for their parents. Both work. Neither has the time to take off to accompany two underage teens to the camp required for them to even be considered for the Olympics, nor do the girls' parents have the money for the expenses involved. The twins certainly have the talent, but what are they going to do without a chaperone and the money for the camp? Mark's attending college now, working several jobs, and still taking care of the twins' gymnastic dreams. Mark's and the twins' parents have become fast friends. June and July are just a couple of months into their freshman year at college, and are living in their own duplex not far from school. Paul and Susan Corden trust Mark as if he was their own son. So when Mark volunteers to give the girls the money he's been saving for a new car and even to take a loan from his father against his salary at his part-time job, as well as to chaperone them, both sets of parents agree. It's the girls' dream come true. If they can catch the attention of the coaches at the camp, they're a sure bet to make it to the Olympics. It seems their dreams finally have a very real chance coming true!

But there's one person who's not happy at these developments. Yes, you guessed it. July's boyfriend, Matt. By now, July has had just about enough of Matt's demanding, overbearing nature. Her parents, June, Mark, nearly everyone in July's life have disliked Matt since they started dating back in high school. July has finally started seeing Matt's true, controlling nature, and she's had enough. Shortly before the camp is set to begin, July makes up her mind to break it off with Matt. June's worried about July's plans. Both girls have classes that Friday but July will finish and return home first. She begs June to let her handle the breakup with Matt her way...and alone. June's not just apprehensive. Matt's shown his controlling, demanding nature before, and she's afraid July will once again allow Matt to sweet talk his way back into her good graces. This isn't the first time July's talked about breaking up with Matt. With their parents out of town, the twins and their older sister, May, are watching their parents' home and cat. Reluctantly, June agrees to gather their laundry and go to their parents' home that night after her classes. July even tells June she would prefer June spend the night at their parents' house, since she'll probably want alone time after the breakup. June leaves home that morning with a sick feeling in the pit of her stomach. It's just not right for July to be alone with Matt, especially when he's so volatile. No, Matt's never physically hurt July in any way but that doesn't make her mind any easier.

From here, Ms. Dalton takes us on yet another amazing, thoroughly engaging story full of mystery, thrills, chills, romance, close calls, every sort of emotion possible. Events throughout the book zigzag from the twins' life before and during the camp prior to the Olympic tryouts, to the present, and various points in between. It's a dizzying ride, filled with totally unexpected revelations. There's joy, pain, love, fear, grief, compassion, uncontrollable rage, forgiveness, but there's also so much more. June's and Mark's lives change in so many ways and go in directions they could never have foreseen. There are deep and hidden secrets that could potentially destroy and change multiple persons' lives forever. This isn't your ordinary, simple BDSM romance story (not that any of Ms. Dalton's novels are ordinary in any way). This is a combination mystery/thriller/BDSM romance that will not just hold your attention but will have you completely riveted to the story from beginning to end!

In my opinion, Walk Between the Raindrops is the second best of Tymber Dalton's Suncoast Society books. (For me, The Reluctant Dom, book 4 in the series, will always be the ultimate story in this series.) But the story of how June and Mark initially meet, become a couple, deal with incredible challenges, and build their lives together, despite obstacles that few could overcome, is a poignant, emotionally-driven story filled with love, desolation, joy, life-altering despair, and so much more. As previously noted, there are mystery, thriller, BDSM, and romance elements included throughout the book. All of Ms. Dalton's long-time readers have been waiting for June's and Scrye's story and now that we have it, it's nothing short of a masterpiece! Thank you, Tymber Dalton, for yet another amazing book in this series!

One final note. This is an ADULT book. It contains adult BDSM themes, explicit language, and sexual scenes. If you don't enjoy erotic romance with explicit sexual BDSM scenes then PLEASE carefully think before buying a book you know you won't enjoy. There are always book synopses and reviews available on Goodreads, several Facebook review pages, and every booksellers' website. PLEASE use these resources so you're certain the book you're buying is one you want to read. PLEASE DON'T LEAVE A NEGATIVE REVIEW WHEN YOU KNOW YOU WON'T ENJOY THE BOOK. IT'S NOT FAIR TO THE AUTHOR! She works extremely hard to provide a quality work product. If you know you'll object to the subject matter before you buy a book, you're doing both yourself and the author an extreme disservice. But if you do enjoy hot, erotic BDSM romances with thrills and chills throughout, I give my highest approval rating to Walk Between the Raindrops. It's one of Tymber Dalton's very best novels, and I give it my highest recommendation without reservation.

Thanks for reading my review and happy reading!
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853 reviews35 followers
May 31, 2017
Here we are, at Suncoast Society number 51 and still going strong. Walk Between The Raindrops is the long awaited story about two of the series most beloved characters, Mark aka Scrye, and June. I’ve always loved these two, and we usually see them when Scrye is rigging someone at Venture, rigging June at Venture or a play party, or June being the groups secondary mama bear next to Tilly.

We find out a lot about June, why she’s so filled with anger, and why she is so very protective. (Remember Betsy’s story in Vicious Carousel?) June and Mark’s story is told through a series of flashbacks from the time June was about 16 and beyond. We find out she had a twin sister named July, who was murdered when she was 17 and what June’s reaction was. We learn about her other sister May, the death’s of her parents, and how and why Mark became Scrye and June’s Daddy.

While there are a few other Suncoast characters here, this book mostly focuses on June and Mark, and goodness Tymber, you had me crying. I’ve always loved June and Scrye, but this? You made me love them a whole lot more, especially our rope rigging accountant Scrye. Who knew there were other uses for macrame?
17 reviews
June 2, 2017
I love the story, though switching from the past to present then back to the past lost me for a bit until I kept looking for what timeframe they were in. The story of Mark (Scrye) and June is awesome! June hasn't really healed from her sister's murder but with Scrye’s help, she's learning to cope, even if he has to hold her back from doing something that might put her in jeopardy. A must read for anyone who loves Suncoast Society.
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4,043 reviews44 followers
June 10, 2017
Wow this story grips you from the beginning. This story travels through the past, present, and recent past; then back again as we learn the back story of some of the original members of the Suncoast Society. This book is more about the hard parts of their story than their kinky side. It's also a reminder that sometimes there are still things we need to deal with even inside ourselves not matter how long ago things have happened.
116 reviews
May 26, 2017
What a great read by Tymber Dalton. I loved finally getting more of Scrye and June's story. I have wanted more information on their relationship from when they first got together. I will say it was an emotional story, and we got to see some aspects of events that happened to their friends from their perspective. All in all it is a great read, which I will be rereading again soon.
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776 reviews96 followers
June 3, 2018
I've loved June and Scrye in the other Suncoast Society books and to finally get their story is amazing. Tymber has done a beautiful job of telling their story and bringing it to life. They're story is sad and beautiful and sweet and wonderful. We should all have someone love us like Scrye loves June!
951 reviews
November 7, 2021
Mama-Bear June, so badass. Love the way that everyone underestimates her due to her size, again so badass. Was a little strange for me to read about other incidents from a different angle than the one you had during the books prior. Crazy that they found the body after that much time, glad they basically just closed the file. Keep going with your lighthouse to show you the way June.
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77 reviews3 followers
June 2, 2017
Can't I please put 10 stars on this. I have to say it's one of her best
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61 reviews
July 27, 2017
This is a GREAT series. I love how the characters wander through the books so we get a update on them. June and Scrye are great characters. Loved their story.
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3,646 reviews
August 9, 2017
Just WOW

Have your tissues ready - here is the number one reason to love Mark, he's known June's secret for years but he loved her with all his heart anyway.
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260 reviews30 followers
May 31, 2017
I've been waiting and wanting more on June and Scrye for a long time. This is a very powerful, emotional read. Finally, all the glimpses are tied together and details filled in and it's more than worth the wait for their story. I cried and raged and was so overcome throughout this book. I thought I loved them through the glimpses in other books in the series. I totally adore them both after this. I am emotionally wrung out after this.
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506 reviews9 followers
September 14, 2020
This couple can sure keep a secret

This is June's story told through flashbacks. They can sometimes be jarring but Tymber is an expert at weaving now and then together. It was great to read about such an enduring relationship and know just wbat these two were willing to do and sacrifice for family. I did not see that last revelation coming. It's always fun when I can't guess the end .
June 13, 2017
Finally we get June & Marks (Scrye) story. We look into the past to when they were teenagers and how they met. The tragedy they lived through, the secret June hides from Mark all these years. The secret Mark thinks he's knows and has one of his own. We share their love and sorrow and pain as they grow up and become the couple we know and love today.
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58 reviews8 followers
June 9, 2020
I love June and Scrye. It is wonderful to see things from their perspective.
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