London Daniels is returning home to Willow Bay, Alberta, on the heels of a televised loss. She blew her shot at the Summer Olympics and cost Canada the gold medal in dressage.
During her years of training abroad, her family's stable has fallen on hard times, and thus, they’ve accepted an offer to board the racehorses of Branson Tucker, the infamous tycoon, for the winter.
London lacks conviction after her ill-fated fall. And as if returning to her hometown to watch her epic failure replay on everyone's big screen isn't torture enough, she’s expected to cater to a man with an ego bigger than her hundred-acre farm just to earn a dime.
Is London saddling up for another ride that will leave both her heart and her ass in the dirt? Or could the handsome, unwanted guest at Willow Bay Stables be her second chance to go for gold?
Review by Ashley
Anne Jolin's body of work only continues to get better with every title she puts out. This is by far my favorite of her books so far. There was just something about it that struck a chord deep within and resonated. Maybe it was because I forced out of something I loved once upon a time due to circumstances beyond anyone's control. Maybe it was the way I was transported into a world that is so completely different from the one I'm in. Whatever the case I was glued to this book.
Change Rein follows the story of London and Branson. It is told in dual POV which is one of my favorites because I feel like I connect so much better with the main characters. I admired London so much. I connected to and related to her plight right off the bat.While her life was in disarray, London didn't let it deter her. She still got up and did what she had to do to try and put her life back together. It led her back to her family farm, which was in need of some major help. Enter Branson Tucker. They mysterious and sexy cowboy who needs a new home for his horses. I loved his relentless pursuit of London. He was both charming and sweet. I enjoyed seeing him be patient and helping tend to London's injuries (butt pillow and all). There were some really sweet and touching moments that melted my heart. The scene with Branson's mom brought tears to my eyes.
Of course, in true Anne Jolin fashion, there was a great cast of supporting characters. Branson had his assistant Charlotte, that woman was a piece of work and then some. London had her brother, Owen, the protector and her sister, Aurora. The things that came out of Aurora's mouth had me laugh snorting more than once. The relationship between London and her siblings was true to real life and brought lightness and humor to the story. That is up until the heart stopping climax. I was reading furiously with baited breath to see what would happen next. That shocking turn of events came out of nowhere!
Overall Change Rein was a quick and easy read. While it centers around a farm, it was about so much more than the horses. It is about finding yourself when life and the world around you tries to knock you down. This book enchanted me and captured my heart and I can not wait for more of the Willow Bay crew
Anne was born and raised in Ladner, a small farm town just outside Vancouver, Canada. She grew up riding horses, shooting guns, and driving in trucks.
Anne never expected to be an author. A massage therapist? Yes. Take over the family construction company? Yes. But an author? No. Writing was something that snuck up on her and rooted itself into her life. It was beautiful to discover that love, and she is truly grateful to say she has found her passion.
Since Anne has always been a creative person, it feels amazing to harness all of that energy and use it to tell a story she loves. Anne enjoys incorporating bits of her real life into the stories she writes.
If Anne could leave you with one thing, it’s that life’s far too short to not live it out loud. Drown in your passions, hold on tight to the things that inspire you, and chase your dreams relentlessly. She can promise you without a doubt that you won’t regret it, she doesn't.
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