Jeremy Rose came to Bluewater Bay to work as Anna Maxwell’s bodyguard, not to escape his increasingly bitter relationship with his estranged kids. He just wants to focus on his job and be alone for a while. He’s done with love, especially now that three years after his long overdue divorce, he’s got a front-row seat to the rapid deterioration between Anna and her girlfriend. Cynical doesn’t even begin to describe him.
Then Anna and Leigh’s attempts to reconcile put him in the crosshairs of marriage counselor Scott Fletcher. Scott’s exactly what Jeremy needs right now: gorgeous, hot, horny, single, and 100% uninterested in a relationship. The problem is, too much no-strings-attached sex—and too much time in each other’s company—inevitably builds emotional connection.
Except Jeremy refuses to seek counseling for his broken family, and Scott refuses to get seriously involved with men who work dangerous jobs. They both need to realize they can only hide for so long from the pain they came here to escape. They must face their pasts before they lose their shot at a happy future.
Another great addition to the Bluewater Bay series. I thought it was cute the way that Jeremy and Scott kind of fell into a relationship while denying the fact that either one of them were looking for a relationship. 😉
Scott had his reasons for not wanting to date someone in a dangerous occupation. His loss was heartbreaking. It was also kind of ironic that Jeremy would finally connect to someone in a profession he wanted to have nothing more to do with. Love really is a fickle thing, isn’t it?
The side story of Anna and her girlfriend added a lot to this story. I liked the connection between Jeremy and Anna, as well as Jeremy’s connection with the other body guards and crew on the set. He screwed up more than once, but he still had support from the people around him. Even when he wasn’t sure where he stood with Scott.
The only real complaint I had about Rain Shadow was that I felt like the ending was rushed. I really would have liked a little bit more closure. Things were on the way to being mended, but not quite there yet.