April 10, 2014

Betting the Rainbow Jodi Thomas

Book cover of Betting the Rainbow
Betting the Rainbow
Jodi Thomas
Published: Berkley
Date: April 2014
Format: Paperback
Pages: 278
Genre: Contemporary
Source: Own book
Sisters Abby and Dusti Delaney have spent their entire lives on Rainbow Lane, but they dream of something bigger. So when a poker tournament comes to town, Dusti is determined to win enough money to leave. Enlisting expert Kieron O’Brian to teach her the game, sparks begin to fly as they play their hands. But Kieron refuses to stand in the way of her dream, even if it means losing her forever...

After a year of traveling, Ronny Logan is settling into a home on Rainbow Lane, but that’s all the settling she’ll be doing. Ronny refuses to fall for anyone, regardless of the chemistry she has with her neighbor Austin Hawk. Yet something undeniable begins to grow between the two loners—if only they can let their barriers fall and open their hearts...

My thoughts banner
Betting the Rainbow is #7 in the Harmony series and was every bit as satisfying as the previous six in this series.  This particular book has at its heart a set of characters - some new and some we have met before along the way.  This is definitely a series that needs to be read in order.  This could be read as a stand alone, but then you would miss out on following Ronny and Reagan right from the beginning of the series.  Abby and Dusti, the two sisters are new characters, and make a great addition to the Harmony community.

The main interest for me was Reagan, I have always loved her, and followed her relationship with Noah.  She has finally had enough of Noah, and along with a surprise addition, Reagan has made up her mind about Noah.  I was totally in agreement with her!  

Ronny is another character who has had a long line story, another one that I have always been interested in.  She finally has her time where the future looks great and I am hoping that the road ahead is all she well deserves.

While this book has at its heart relationships and romance, its not one that is 'hot'. Rather it has the intricacies of good relationships and neighbors who are their for each other.  Jodi Thomas adds enough details to make Harmony a place that brings warmth to a reader's heart.
4 stars
Harmony series
Welcome to Harmony
Somewhere Along the Way
The Comforts of Home
Just Down the Road
Betting the Rainbow

1 comment:

  1. Nice that you are enjoying this series. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.


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