Ravens in the Rain Can Stay Dry
- Title: Ravens in the Rain: A Noir Love Story
- Authors: Christie Santo & Jeff Santo
- Format: e-book (ARC)
- Publisher: BookBaby
- Genre(s): suspence, romance
- Page #: 248
- Release date: September 22, 2021
- My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
*** This post may contain spoilers. ***
Ravens In The Rain centers around Pru and Carney, she’s a woman with a past, and he’s a man with no future. Down on luck and down on love, they meet over a game of chance at an off-strip Vegas casino, and Carney wonders if Pru’s sparkle is what he needs to lift him from his darkness. He doesn’t even mind that she swiped a hundred-dollar bill from an old cowboy. It excites him.
While Pru, disillusioned by her sparkle, is now accustomed to the cynical disposition of vagabond life. She’s not looking for a one-night stand; she’s looking for survival and sizing Carney up as a comfortable solution, for the moment. When she finds out who he really is, she’ll ante up for the game of her life.
This romantic noir is a turbulent flight; like dating in the 21st century, it’s dangerous and daring.
**** I was given an ARC of this book by the authors’ but all opinions are my own. ****
I finished reading this book a few days ago but I can’t manage to write the actual review. I’ve repeatedly found myself sitting here with the page open and curser blinking and dumbfounded until I become so frustrated that I am forced to get up and walk away without typing a single word.
As you can see from my rating I enjoyed reading the novel, yet I can’t seem to offer any insight into why I enjoyed the book. I often find this to be an issue when discussing movies I’ve watched. This particular novel is a debut novel written by two people who have been working with screenplays and this was their attempt at a transition from the big screen to paper. Perhaps my issue with communicating my views is connected to this transition. They definately managed to write something I found enjoyable and easy to read yet I feel I’m left wanting.
So, I’ve come to the conclusion that Mrs. & Mr. Santos have successfully navigated most of the way through the transition from movie writer to author, they just need a little more time and practice to complete the move to accomplished author. This first attempt demenstrates they have a talent for writing, now they need time to develop that natural skill into the abilities of a seasoned author.
I want to say again that I enjoyed reading this book. I would encourage others to read it as well, just remember that it is their debut novel. They started with something good and I believe that if they continue to write their books will continue to improve until they have a book that is great. So, Mrs. & Mr. Santos I hope to see more books by you and I will certainly consider reading more of your work because you have talent and the rest comes with practice.