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Wild Rain

(Women Who Dare #2)

4.43  ·  Rating details ·  509 ratings  ·  177 reviews
The second novel in USA Today bestselling author Beverly Jenkins’ compelling new Women Who Dare series follows a female rancher in Wyoming after the Civil War.

A reporter has come to Wyoming to do a story on doctors for his Black newspaper back east. He thinks Colton Lee will be an interesting subject…until he meets Colton’s sister, Spring. She runs her own ranch, wears den
Mass Market Paperback, 355 pages
Published February 9th 2021 by Avon
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Feb 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2021
My first instinct was to give this book 4 stars because the plot with the villain it all wrapped up so quickly at the end, but then I had this thought: Spring wasn't going to give that jackass more of her time, so why on Earth would this book give him more of her time?

One thing I'd like to say is that Ms. Bev's prose is so smooth, so utterly perfectly crafted. It's like fine wine. It's perfectly readable and it's just masterful how easily she pulls us into the story and into the world. Sitting
Feb 05, 2021 rated it it was ok
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Spring Lee was seemingly as untamed as the Wyoming mountains, and frankly, just as impressive.

Second in the Women Who Dare series, Wild Rain, returns to the town of Paradise in the Wyoming Territory. Frequent readers of Ms. Jenkins will recognize a lot of characters and relations of former stars from previous books but I would only suggest Tempest, book thre
2020 Winter Bingo (#SnowInLoveBingo❄️): Childfree HEA

Nothing makes me more emotional than a prickly, confident woman being cherished by a partner who encourages a streak of vulnerability to shine through. I really hope Ms. Bev returns to Paradise, Wyoming for another book (maybe with Garrett’s sister Melody?).

Disclaimer: I received a free e-ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Danielle Book Boss
This is Colton’s sister Spring’s book. Colton’s story is Tempest with heroine Regan who is the niece of Eddy the heroine from Forbidden. Eddy is Rhine’s wife who is the brother of Sable, the heroine of Through the Storm. We get to visit Sable and Raimond in Rebel. The first book of this current series which is Raimond’s brother, Drake’s book. We meet Raimond in Indigo. He is the hero Galen's best friend. ...more
Read In Colour
Feb 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Stories about women living in the newly settled western parts of America fascinate me. I remember reading Ann Weisgarber’s The Personal History of Rachel Dupree years ago. The story of a Black woman who left a big city to move to the Badlands of South Dakota with her new husband and homestead in the early 20th century was mind blowing. But with Wild Rain, Beverly Jenkins introduces an even bigger badass!

Spring Lee is a fierce, no nonsense, kick ass now ask questions later “lady.” And while it's
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Dec 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
This romance was superb, sweet, romantic, sexy — Ms Bev is the queen.

Spring is a horse girl, rancher, denim-wearing heroine who meets one day a cinnamon roll, bookish, newspaper hero, Garrett, in a blizzard. She saves him after falling off his horse! He says he fell in love with her since that moment on.

This was so great and ugh the feels, the feels. Their relationship happened so naturally like every Beverly Jenkins book. Spring and Garrett brought me back to Regan and Colt and that little to
He came west for a story and found a woman rancher who refused to follow the script. The old west comes alive in all it's colorful, gritty hues from the pen of a talented author and I was eager for this reading adventure to begin.

Wild Rain is the second of the Women Who Dare standalone stories, but it is fourth in the Old West series that are an inter-connected series of books about the women of Carmichael/Lee family. I had no trouble reading it without the earlier Old West stories, but I could
4.5 stars

Wild Rain was full of surprises, but then Spring Lee isn’t your typical heroine either. Spring, Dr. Colton Lee’s sister, first appeared in Tempest and I’ve been hoping some type of happy would happen to her after her difficult past. She deserved a special someone who appreciated her uniqueness and Garrett was more than up for the job! I couldn’t have asked for a better fit. He’s respectful, kind and is able to see Spring for who and what she is. He was a lovable cinnamon roll hero (I le
Robin Loves Reading
Beverly Jenkins writes another excellent book in her Women Who Dare series. The first book was Rebel. I was very excited to get Spring's story. Spring Lee is a woman rancher in the period after the Civil War. She doesn't wear gowns and gussy herself up. Instead, she wears pants, and her love and dedication to the horses on her ranch mean the world to her.

A newspaper reporter, Garrett McCray heads to Wyoming to interview Spring's brother Colton, who is a doctor. That is something quite newswo
Katie McC
Feb 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, arc
Full Review below:

The latest from the infamous Beverly Jenkins 100% did NOT disappoint!
'Wild Rain' is the newest installment of her Women Who Dare series, book #2, and also, book #4 of her Old West series (our heroine, Spring Lee is the sister of the infamous Colton Lee, whose story with his lady, Regan, of Tempest!)
This story was, sweet, it was sexy, and as I've learned to expect from Ms. Bev, full of history lessons. I have admittedly not read her entire backlist yet, but that is one of my goa
Mar 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: release-2021
Wild Rain has a fantastic heroine, Spring, who’s intelligent, tough as nails, and fiercely independent. Spring is a gun toting, lone rancher residing near Paradise, Wyoming who’s the kind of woman that never wants to marry or have any children (and is totally fine with that.) She meets our hero, Garrett, in a snowstorm, saves his life, brings him into her home and takes care of him. Garrett’s a sweetheart of a hero who’s in awe of Spring. He’s a carpenter and reporter, practiced law, who’s trave ...more
Feb 22, 2021 rated it really liked it
We loooooooove a sweet, low angst romance in this house. I even teared up towards the end! Spring is such a badass heroine, and Garrett is a wonderful man who admires and loves Spring for everything she is. Another great romance by Beverly Jenkins!

I also love that Spring didn’t want to have kids and Garrett was completely fine with that by the end. Not every HEA needs to include kids!
Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read**

***ARC courtesy of publisher, via Netgalley, in exchange for a review***
I totally finished this book and loved it.
I mean truly loved this.
I liked the delicacy that went into crafting this style romance in that time period.
Well done Ms Jenkins.
Kristina Birch
Feb 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Western Romance Perfection!

✔️Capable heroine who doesn’t need a man to run her ranch
✔️ Bookish hero saved by the heroine and isn’t afraid to admit he likes it and her
✔️ Beautiful landscape and horses

I absolutely loved Spring and Garrett, in fact I think he’s my favorite Beverly Jenkins hero ever!

In addition to the majesty of a capable heroine who is unconditionally loved by the hero and the very sexy “substantial” consent that was present, I loved the inclusion of the history of the Black pr
Feb 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
When I read Tempest I was (a) annoyed with Colt literally the entire time and (b) obsessed with Spring. So I've been anxiously awaiting Wild Rain for quite some time and I'm delighted to inform you that Spring remains absolutely fantastic. And Garrett is probably my favorite hero of Ms. Bev's I've read. He's her first cinnamon roll and he was... delightful. Spring mentions that it's nice waking up to someone cooking her breakfast and, like, yes, could I have that please?

Spring comes across Garr
Elley Murray
This book drew me in from page one, when Spring Lee finds Garret McCray struggling through a blizzard and rescues him. I don't typically read American-set historical novels, but I'm discovering a love for these ones set in the western frontier. Wild Rain takes place in the years following the Civil War and is set in Wyoming territory.

Spring is a bad-ass horse rancher who's a loner and a bit of a grump. I laughed every single time she threatened to feed Garrett to a bear if he pissed her off!

Addie Yoder
Aug 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have only recently fallen in love with Beverly Jenkins and I am officially all in. I had not read the previous books in the series when I started Wild Rain, but you better believe that I am going to now! Wild Rain is the story of Spring, a rancher in Wyoming, and Garrett, a reporter and carpenter from the east coast. She is fiercely independent in a time when she shouldn't be and after some adjusting to his environment and her capabilities, Garrett loves it and her. This is a true wild west st ...more
Feb 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I have not read a lot of the Beverly Jenkins catalog, but I have adored what I have read.

With that said, I truly adored this post civil war story about an unconventional woman working her own ranch like a queen. She wears pants, and doesn't fuss over her appearance. Spring truly is the kind of heroine I love to see in historicals.

When Garret comes to town to interview her brother, (who is a doctor! Let's get his book please!) he can't help but be swept away by her. She rescues him, and calls t
Feb 26, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: book-club-books
I loved this couple so much!! They had so many cute moments and I'm a sucker for the snowed in together trope which is how they essentially meet.

The story slowed for me a bit in the middle, but then something happened and I got sucked right back in.

TW: physical & sexual abuse, racist comments
Feb 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is probably my favorite Beverly Jenkins book. And that is a major thing to say given her backlist. But I read for heroines. And the heroine in this book rocks my world. The hero was no slouch either, awesome guy. But she was next level. Great book.
Morelia (Strandedinbooks)
I am always so in love with Beverly Jenkins’ heroines and Spring sure didn’t disappoint!

Also, I seriously love reading women in romance who don’t want children and don’t have their love interest try and change that.


*T/CW: physical and sexual abuse, gun violence
Diane Peterson
Wild Rain was a good book. It is a solid example of Beverly Jenkins' writing style - straightforward storytelling with a lot of historical detail. She always tell us something about the history of Black Americans. This time the story is set in the West after the Civil War. We encounter the impact of the war on those not directly involved. We also have a Native American perspective.

The heroine, Spring Lee, is independent and tough as nails. She is perfectly happy to live on her own until she enco
The CurvyJones
I rarely pick up a Beverly Jenkins historical romance and don't enjoy it. I CAPITAL L-O-V-E this series of bold, independent women and the men who are destined to fall for them. We met and fell for Spring in Tempest (another novel I enjoyed) and begged for her story. When I say I was not disappointed? I mean every syllable.
I have some *nits* with the ending (let's be honest, endings are hard and I have nits with every ending!) but it didn't take away from the overall warmth and joy I got from t
The legendary Ms. Bev proved once again why she's the Slayer of Words. Her latest novel is rich in Black history, balanced with action and humor, and shining with compelling characters. I admire how Ms. Bev made Spring an Alpha heroine yet still sympathetic. I could totally hear the author's voice from the snappy dialogue. She also made Garrett a cinnamon roll hero but not soft. Definitely already one of my Top 21 reads of 2021. ...more
Carole Bell
This is an exciting one. I had the extreme pleasure of writing about WILD RAIN for The New York Times. You can read my review online:
In Beverly Jenkins’s Romance Novels, Black History Is Front and Center
Jacqueline Francis
Feb 07, 2021 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this story! The heroine is amazing and it was fun to read Beverly’s first “cinnamon roll” hero. He was sooo sweet and loving. It’s part of a series but you can easily read it alone.

I received an advanced copy through a Goodreads giveaway.
Jamie (TheRebelliousReader)
5 stars. I loved this even more than book one. The heroine, Spring, is one tough lady and she has quite the reputation attached to her and she doesn’t care at all what people think of her. She’s stuck in her ways and I love and appreciate that Jenkins didn’t make her compromise herself for Garrett, especially on the topic of children. Spring makes it known that she absolutely does not want children ever and Garrett accepts it and loves her regardless of that fact. That was everything to me becau ...more
Dec 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I could not put this book down and easily could have read it in a single sitting but made myself slow down and savor it. This felt like Ms. Bev sitting next to me telling me a story.

Wild Rain is the second in the Women Who Dare collection, but does not follow Rebel, the first in the collection. Wild Rain follows the story told in Tempest, the third in Beverly Jenkins' Old West series. Spring Lee is the sister of Dr. Lee from Tempest. She's a strong, independent, kick ass woman. She has her own l
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Beverly Jenkins is the recipient of the 2018 Michigan Author Award by the Michigan Library Association, the 2017 Romance Writers of America Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as the 2016 Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award for historical romance. She has been nominated for the NAACP Image Award in Literature, was featured in both the documentary Love Between the Covers and on CBS ...more

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