Sunday, August 12, 2012
Loving the Rain by Jeff LaFerney Book 1
Mind powers are to be kept unused and secret. At least that's what Clay Thomas believes until a determined rival from his past enters his life, seeking revenge. When Clay discovers that his athletic son has his own mind powers, they set out together to undo consequences from Clay's past and to put an end to Jack Harding's plans. As his enemy closes in and Clay and Tanner's powers grow, Clay is forced to choose between protecting his secrets and protecting those he loves most. Loving the Rain is a suspenseful story about an exceptional man forced to face the choices of his past and the extraordinary love and forgiveness that finally offer him peace from a lifetime of secrecy
I received this book from the author to give an honest review.
Loving the Rain is the first book in Clay and Tanner series. Filled with sports, mind bending powers, mystery and a father/son relationship this is a great book to get into. There is no graphic parts no explicit language, just a good ol' book.
What would you do if you had the power to read people's minds or get people to do what you wanted them to do? What would happen if you were married and you didn't want that person to feel guilt. Would you be able to tell the person you love of the power you had for over 20 years?
All these questions are answered in this book. Clay has been living with his secret for years and has never had anyone to talk to about it. That is until he starts noticing certain things going on with his son, who by the way is an amazing sports player.
Now while Clay has been keeping this secret, from everyone he soon learns the consequence of keeping this secret from his love one. His wife knows Clay is hiding something but what she doesn't know and it ends up pushing her into the arms of someone else.
Clay of course can tell something is bothering his wife, but while dealing with what is going on with him he has a tendency to ignore all what is going on around him, which really started to bother me. I wanted to shake Clay and say HEY WAKE UP!
Tanner his son is starting point in basketball and of course this makes a parent so upset because it brings up memories of what happened to him when he was in school playing sports. He has a grudge against Clay, and he will stop at nothing to humiliate Clay in any way possible.
Janie Clay's wife finds herself feeling as though she is losing her husband and her marriage and goes into the arms of a man name John. Now mind you there is a whole twist with this guy because I so did not see this part coming in the book. I was going oh wow no way!
The title of this book is great for it. Because Janie loves the rain always has and for some reason Clay and Tanner do not. Towards the end which was a surprising twist it all makes sense.
My rating: 5 books