RAINE by J.C. Valentine
by J.C. Valentine
Publication Date: October 7, 2014
Genres: Adult, New Adult, Contemporary Romance
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Raine Forester was an average girl leading an average life. She slipped beneath everyone’s radar, until Camron Moss, the most popular guy in school, took interest in her and changed everything.
Some acts are unforgivable.
Raine thought she’d been accepted. She thought she was one of them. She thought she was in love… until one moment made her realize she’d trusted the wrong person. Lies are told, hearts get broken, secrets are revealed, and sometimes, true love is found in the least likely places.
Warning: RAINE contains adult situations some readers may find offensive. This is a deeply emotional story that contains violence, explicit sex, strong language, and is not considered suitable for readers under 18.
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J.C. Valentine is the USA Today and International bestselling author of the Night Calls and Wayward Fighters Series and the Forbidden Series. Her vivid imagination and love of words and romance had her penning her own romance stories from an early age, which, despite being poorly edited and written longhand, she forced friends and family members to read. No, she isn’t sorry.
J.C. earned her own happily ever after when she married her high school sweetheart. Living in the Northwest, they have three amazing children and far too many pets and spend much of their free time together enjoying movies or the outdoors. Among the many hats she wears, J.C. is an entrepreneur. Having graduated with honors, she holds a Bachelor’s in English and when she isn’t writing, you can find her editing for fellow authors.
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PLAYLIST- RAINE by J.C. Valentine
Truly Madly Deeply- Savage Garden
Black Star- Queen of Hearts
Ocean Avenue- Yellowcard
In Your Eyes- Peter Gabriel
Bump N’ Grind- R. Kelly
Ohio is for Lovers- Hawthorne Heights
Thanks to the dreams dogging him every night for the past week, his mind was filled with pictures of Raine. All kinds of dirty, inappropriate thoughts, like what would she taste like if he licked her between her thighs? What would she sound like in the throes of an orgasm? The sound of his name, high a
nd keening, when he walked into the kitchen and caught her by surprise had him hard all over again.
If she knew the kind of thoughts that ran through his head every time he looked at her, no doubt it would get him slapped in the face. Or worse. He needed to come home for another Raine fix.
She was becoming an addiction. One that he needed to kick before it spun out of control, but he just couldn’t seem to help himself.
Imagine his shock when he’d walked through the door, expecting… well, he didn’t know what he was expecting exactly, but it wasn’t that.
What the hell was she doing, sitting in the middle of the kitchen with her robe gaping open? Was it on purpose? Did she hear him pull in and decide to give him an eyeful?
Camron’s warning rose up in his head, giving him pause.
Could Raine really be the kind of girl his brother claimed she was? Was she playing him?
The thought angered him. He wasn’t someone to be played, and he’d be damned if he walked blindly into a trap. If she was up to something, he planned to get to the bottom of it.
Shutting off the water, Jarret snapped the towel off the rack and wrapped it around his waist. His focus was no longer on what he couldn’t have, but what he would have. If Raine was playing, then she was about to get beat at her own game.
He found her in the kitchen in the exact spot he’d left her. She had her head bent down and her hands in her lap. Hearing him approach, she jerked her head up, her brows furrowing as he marched toward her. Her eyes skated over him, taking in the towel tied around his hips and the water still clinging to his skin.
It was a quick appraisal that filled those brown eyes of hers with heat and him with satisfaction.
She likes what she sees, does she?
“Why are you here, really?” he asked, his tone brooking no argument. He wanted answers, and he was going to get them.
“What?” Confusion laced her tone, adding to the air of innocence that clung to her, but it could just be another layer to her game. “You brought me here. You made me come.”
“Not yet I haven’t.” His eyes narrowed as he stopped in front of her, her knees pressing into the fronts of his thighs. Looking uncomfortable, she tried to scoot back, but he refused to give her an inch. Leaning over her, Jarret held her gaze captive. “You argued about living with me. An hour ago, you asked me to take you home. I’m wondering why you don’t fight harder. If you really didn’t want to be here, you wouldn’t be. So, I’ll ask you again, why are you really here?”
Lips parting, Raine choked on her words. “I…don’t know what to say,” she said finally.
“How about the truth.”
She studied him for one long, silent moment. “No one’s ever helped me before. I don’t know how to take it, but I…” She looked away briefly, and when her eyes came back to his, they were wide and pleading. “I need it. And I like being with you.” Those last words were spoken in a whisper, almost as if she didn’t want him to hear them.
But he did.
And they gave him so much pleasure, he couldn’t help himself. Despite their connection to each other, he’d made up his mind. Not allowing himself time to think, Jarret grabbed ahold of her face and kissed her.
This is the 3rd time I’ve read this story! It never fails to pull me in each time I read it. Although it deals with some tough & touchy subject matter, J.C. VALENTINE still makes me laugh while reading how she weaves her characters together, a perfect blend of hard and soft. I cannot get enough of her work, she’s AWESOME!! RAINE contains adult situations some readers may fine offensive. This is a deeply emotional story that contains violence, rape, explicit sex, and strong language. It is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
Jarret Moss opened his house for his little brother to throw a small party after the prom. Raine wandered upstairs after a confrontation with the head cheerleader to get away and take a break. Not knowing the upper level was off limits during the party. Most girls cowered and ran away when Jarret glowered at them, but not Raine, she squared her shoulders and stood up to him. He was shocked at not only her, but himself for liking it, liking her!
Raine Forrester was a good girl who followed the rules and always did as she was told. Cameron Moss had never even looked at her in all the years they’d gone to school together, so she was completely shocked when the most popular jock in school stopped to talk to her outside of her house. Never having a boyfriend before, she was waiting for the prank, but it never happened. That is until the night of their prom when her world came crashing down on her. Cameron forced her into sex she wasn’t ready for after the party at his brothers house. Because she was not prepared or ready for sex, a virgin, and not on birth control she ended up pregnant. Since he refused to return her calls and ignored her like she didn’t exist, she confronted him after graduation when he was with his family. They called her names and not only said she was only after their money, but then tried to pay her off to have an abortion or give the child up for adoption. She refused it all, saying she only wanted Cameron to be a part of their child’s life. His parents and him refused, saying it would ruin his life, so she walked away. Not knowing where to go or what to do, as soon as she told her parents she was pregnant they kicked her out a week before graduation. Jarret is the only one to come after her to make sure she was ok, but still tried to hand her some money for a motel, she still refused, not wanting to be his charity case.
After running into Raine again at the grocery store, things start to change between them. How do things work out between not only Raine and Jarret, but between their respective families? There are many ups and downs within this story, as in life. But at the end of the day, it’s a romantic HEA! I thoroughly enjoyed reading this one again, and will continue to read it over and over; luckily I own it as an ebook otherwise the pages would be worn due to as many times as I’ve read it already! 😊 Please be ADVISED before reading this book, I feel that I need to advise you and all future readers that in all likelihood this book may have some valid triggers that you as a reader may find objectionable. So PLEASE if you have a prejudice viewpoint regarding sexual abuse that you cannot set aside while reading a fictional story, then please STOP reading and find another book. It would be unreasonable & unfair to the author if you read and then rated their work poorly based on personal feelings instead of the fictional work the produced. If you do decide to continue reading, HAPPY READING! Remember there IS a story to be told between Raine and Jarret! Due to explicit sexual content and adult language this novel is recommended for readers 18 and older.
-She got the feeling that he was the kind of guy who stuck up for those who couldn’t stand up for themselves. He had heart—and it was beautiful.
-Raine was too damn hot for her own good in her little dress, her hair tied back in a sloppy bun,
-the past may be set in stone, but the future was whatever she made it.
-Sunshine always follows the rain, so rain is an indication of good things to come.”
-“Peach, the only thing I plan to hold against you is my naked body.”