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Besieged by Rain (Son of Rain Book 1) by [Irwin, Michelle]
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Clay Jacobs harbors a dangerous secret. Evie, the object of his teenage obsession, isn’t human. But instead of destroying the supernatural threat, as he’s been instructed by the Rain—the organization he belongs to—he let her escape.

The memory of the one who got away not only haunts him but holds him captive and assaults him nightly. Unable to escape the visions, and the guilt, he races across the country to locate her and correct his mistake. Instead of the monster he expects, he finds a woman who ensnares him with her charms. In her embrace, Clay dares to imagine a different life. One free of the constant need to kill.

His family—and the oaths he made to them—is not so easy to escape though. When the past catches up to him, it won’t only be his happiness but also the life of his lover at risk. What will it take to free himself from the grip of the Rain?

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  • Publisher: Bottom Drawer Publications (26 February 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00U2HCG08
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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By Kristy Heinicke TOP 50 REVIEWER on 2 March 2015
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WOW, just finished reading 'Besieged by Rain' & what can I say... other than I need more Clay & Evie NOW! 'Besieged by Rain' is book 1 in the "Son of Rain" (SoR) series, which in itself is sort of a companion series for Michelle's "Daughter of Fire" (DoF) series which features Evie's story. I would advise you to read both Evie & Clay's stories, as instead of writing both POV's in 1 book/series like many other authors do, Michelle has written two series that intertwine in each others timelines & story plots. I love the idea as it saves alot of jumping around & confusion when reading.

In this book we follow Clay's journey of discovery, pain, action, denial, secrets & intense love.... Clay has been searching for Evie since the day she ran from him back in high school, secretly searching, using all of the Rain's resources, until finially he finds her. He leaves the Rain, his father & siblings to quench is NEED for Evie, finding & convincing her that he isn't a threat. I'm not going to ruin this intense book, no spoilers from me.... you have to read it for yourself.

I LOVED Evie's side of the story in 'Through the Fire' but it left so many questions, thank goodness Michelle had Clay's story all set out & had planned it this way. I found it answered so many questions that I had throughout Evie's book, as Clay is a bit evasive in 'TtF' when discussing things to Evie. Having now read both Evie & Clay's first books I understand both sides so much better than I did when I'd just finished Evie's POV. Michelle's ability to take her reader out of their mundane life & transport them into the lives of her characters is amazing... I felt everything I read, the pain, denial & everything that Clay was put through was enhanced in my mind... it was almost like watching a movie.

I CAN NOT WAIT till book 2 has been released for BOTH DoF & SoR series, I await them both with baited breathe.
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Let me start by saying that I love Michelle's books, she's one of those wonderfully talented authors that writes in a way that pulls you in to the story and makes you feel like you are right there experiencing everything alongside the characters... I could picture every 'creature' described so vividly.

Besieged by Rain is the first book in the Son of Rain series. The Rain are a secret organisation tasked with ridding the world of monsters, creatures and 'others'. The Rain believe that everything not 100% human is dangerous and should die.

Clay has been brought up inside 'The Rain' in one of the organisations elite families. His family has ingrained it into him that all 'others' are evil and cannot be allowed to live. Fighting alongside his family Clay has no problem dispatching 'others' without a second thought... Until he meets Evie

From the moment he first sees her, Clay feels a strong attraction to Evie, but Evie has a secret, a secret so big that even she doesn't know it until one kiss with Clay unveils it and sets off a chain of life threatening events.

What do you do when your heart tells you one thing and your head tells you another? When you fall in love with the enemy? Would you go against your family and all of the teachings that you have grown up believing? And most importantly, what do you do when loving the person you do puts you both in grave danger... do you fight or let them go? These are the decisions Clay must make.

This is a brilliantly written book and will have you hanging on to see what happens next. The characters are perfectly imperfect and very relatable. Being inside Clays head was at times heart breaking but at others really funny... Clay is one of those people that likes to criticise himself and he does so in some hilarious internal monologues.

I really enjoyed this book and cant wait for the next in the series.
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“Three hand-picked magnolias rested against Evie’s front door. I’d taken time to carefully examine each flower and had selected those particular three for their perfect white petals, symmetry and scent”.

Another well written story by a new and exciting author Michelle Irwin, I must confess that Michelle writes in a genre that I haven’t been reading lately (for me it’s normally mystery murders and who done it’s). However when asked to read as an ARC for her books I thought why not I am open to all genres so long as they are well written and her books are.

Michelle takes you to a world that is not only believable, but one that captures your imagination with all things supernatural whilst remaining true to this world and our natural surroundings abet American where both her series are set. From the first page I was captivated and didn’t want to put it down until I finished.

These two series can be read as stand-alone i.e. Read only Daughter of Fire or read only Son of Rain; however in my opinion read both, you won’t be disappointed.

Through the Fire is written through the eyes of a young woman Evie and her love for a young man Clay whose lives unfortunately clash. If you have read the her story you will understand or when you read Clay’s book you will understand.

Now on to the book in hand, Besieged by Rain (Son of Rain 1) is the companion series to tell Clay’s side of the story. This is his time to explain himself and his family, it fills the “What happened to Clay when” questions if you have read Through the Fire. However if you haven’t and you are just reading Besieged by Rain then the author will take you to a world of supernatural beings and how his family view the world and their mission in life.

“Clay Jacobs is a soldier.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I’d taken time to carefully examine each flower and had selected those particular three for their perfect white petals 28 June 2015
By Jacky Davies - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
“Three hand-picked magnolias rested against Evie’s front door. I’d taken time to carefully examine each flower and had selected those particular three for their perfect white petals, symmetry and scent”.

Another well written story by a new and exciting author Michelle Irwin, I must confess that Michelle writes in a genre that I haven’t been reading lately (for me it’s normally mystery murders and who done it’s). However when asked to read as an ARC for her books I thought why not I am open to all genres so long as they are well written and her books are.

Michelle takes you to a world that is not only believable, but one that captures your imagination with all things supernatural whilst remaining true to this world and our natural surroundings abet American where both her series are set. From the first page I was captivated and didn’t want to put it down until I finished.

These two series can be read as stand-alone i.e. Read only Daughter of Fire or read only Son of Rain; however in my opinion read both, you won’t be disappointed.

Through the Fire is written through the eyes of a young woman Evie and her love for a young man Clay whose lives unfortunately clash. If you have read the her story you will understand or when you read Clay’s book you will understand.

Now on to the book in hand, Besieged by Rain (Son of Rain 1) is the companion series to tell Clay’s side of the story. This is his time to explain himself and his family, it fills the “What happened to Clay when” questions if you have read Through the Fire. However if you haven’t and you are just reading Besieged by Rain then the author will take you to a world of supernatural beings and how his family view the world and their mission in life.

“Clay Jacobs is a soldier. His family—elite members of a secret organization—are tasked with washing the world clean of all supernatural threats. Each new day brings the opportunity to fight at their side for a cause that he’s never doubted is just.‏

But Clay harbors a dangerous secret. The object of his teenage obsession was not human, and he failed to detect the truth until it was too late to destroy her. Even after she fled, he couldn't bring himself to report her. Now, the memory of the one who got away not only haunts him, it holds him captive and assaults him nightly. Unable to escape her hold on his mind, he races across the country to locate her and restore his sanity. Only instead of the monster he expects, he finds a woman who ensnares him with her charms. In her embrace, Clay dares to imagine a different life.”
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another gem from Michelle Irwin. I think this series is going to slay me. 12 April 2015
By Romance Between The Sheets - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Please note this review may contain spoilers.

Clay is filled with a desperation to find Evie, the high school crush that got away and has haunted his dreams ever since. Actually, she's the one he stupidly pushed away in a moment of rage and disbelief after discovering she wasn't human. Even knowing what she is, he does everything he can to find her, unsure of what he'll do if he ever does: Should he turn her in or keep her secret safe? His search pays off and when he sees her for the first time in two years, his feelings for her get stronger and more confusing. When he sees her, talks to her and spends time with her, he's ready to give up his family, his beliefs, all he knows, just to be with her. She might not be human, but he knows she's not a monster he's been led to believe she is. But his family has other ideas and to protect Evie, Clay leaves her when she needs him most, returning to his family thinking it's for the best. If you've read Through The Fire, you know it wasn't the best for Evie. Nor was it the best for Clay. As punishment for protecting a supernatural, he is forced to endure retraining and has lost his rank and respect within the Rain organisation and his family. Despite the retraining, he still questions the actions and beliefs of the Rain. He understands that some of the creatures they hunt are evil and must be destroyed on site. But because of Evie, he starts thinking that not all supernatural beings are evil, and if they haven't harmed anyone, why should they be killed?

Clay went through an awful lot in this book and spent a lot of time questioning everything, from his beliefs, to his actions, to the actions of his family, to his loyalty to his family and to his family's loyalty to him. He has regrets and begins to hate what he does. I think he even hates his family a little bit, becoming bitter about how they treat him despite being family and constantly saying that family is everything.

I loved Besieged By Rain because we got to see Clay's POV, and we also found out what he got up to while he and Evie were separated. However, the book doesn't end at the same place in time that Through The Fire did, so we don't know what was going through his head after he and Evie escaped Salem or when they were found again. Clay and Evie are a modern day, paranormal Romeo and Juliet, but I hope their ending isn't as tragic.

I had this book for over a month before I read it. I really wanted to read it because I knew that if it was as good as Through The Fire, I'd love it and wouldn't be able to put it down. At the same time, I didn't want to read it because currently no other books have been released yet and I'd be stuck playing a waiting game to find out what happens next.

Through The Fire (Daughter Of Fire # 1) - Evie's POV
Besieged By Rain (Son Of Rain # 1) - Clay's POV

Besieged By Rain is a companion novel to Through The Fire, and I recommend reading Through The Fire before reading Besieged By Rain.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 20 March 2015
By Sib - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Let me start by saying that I love Michelle's books, she's one of those wonderfully talented authors that writes in a way that pulls you in to the story and makes you feel like you are right there experiencing everything alongside the characters... I could picture every 'creature' described so vividly.

Besieged by Rain is the first book in the Son of Rain series. The Rain are a secret organisation tasked with ridding the world of monsters, creatures and 'others'. The Rain believe that everything not 100% human is dangerous and should die.

Clay has been brought up inside 'The Rain' in one of the organisations elite families. His family has ingrained it into him that all 'others' are evil and cannot be allowed to live. Fighting alongside his family Clay has no problem dispatching 'others' without a second thought... Until he meets Evie

From the moment he first sees her, Clay feels a strong attraction to Evie, but Evie has a secret, a secret so big that even she doesn't know it until one kiss with Clay unveils it and sets off a chain of life threatening events.

What do you do when your heart tells you one thing and your head tells you another? When you fall in love with the enemy? Would you go against your family and all of the teachings that you have grown up believing? And most importantly, what do you do when loving the person you do puts you both in grave danger... do you fight or let them go? These are the decisions Clay must make.

This is a brilliantly written book and will have you hanging on to see what happens next. The characters are perfectly imperfect and very relatable. Being inside Clays head was at times heart breaking but at others really funny... Clay is one of those people that likes to criticise himself and he does so in some hilarious internal monologues.

I really enjoyed this book and cant wait for the next in the series.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A definite MUST read!!! 28 February 2015
By Monsterella Reviews - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Clay and his family are Rain elite, people who scour the Earth in search of monsters (anything not completely human/ supernatural) in order to save innocent lives. But are things actually as black and white as humans are good and everything else is bad? They will hunt down and kill anything that isn't human or bring it to the Assessors for studying and testing where fate will ultimately bring death. The training typically begins at very young ages and the elite are the families who have been involved for many generations; their infiltration runs deep from high ranking government officials to cabbies and everywhere in between. Members who decide not to follow the rules to the letter face the retraining from Hell.

Clay faces a harsh reality when he leaves his family in pursuit of the girl who disappeared from his life as quickly as she entered. When he receives confirmation of her location after not being able to get her out of his head for nearly two years he makes a life altering decision to chase her down and find out what it is about her that keeps her in his thoughts. After finding her and realizing she's not the monster he and his family thought she was he struggles with what to do next. Clay's time with Evie has proven to him that there is plenty of gray in the world and that the Rain may need to rethink their concepts, but getting them to see things that way is like finding a Griffin still living. When Clay's family tracks him down things take a devastating twist for everyone involved.

After Clay's family finds him fraternizing with the "monster" they immediately send him to endure the harsh retraining regime to ensure nothing like that would ever happen again. The sights and smells and sounds he witnessed would break nearly anyone but he must not let himself be broken in order to protect the secrets he's harboring. Just when he's about to break he realizes what needs to be done and finds the strength inside himself to do exactly that.

When Clay is finally released and is able to return to his life as a Rain operative he struggles daily with what his training has taught him and what his heart and mind know since he spent the amazing week with Evie. He knows he has to walk the tight rope but when his visions and memories are filled with the fire Evie invokes inside him it makes it hard to find a balance. Clay finally is able to even the scale between his heart and mind but then out of nowhere fate intervenes and his desires become reality. Can it be real, is he able to have what he truly wants, will his life finally become what he wishes for it to be?

(I got an ARC for this review.)
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Discover the man that is Clay Jacob... 7 October 2015
By Alison S. Parkins Book Reviews - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
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5 Stars!!!

I was given this book in turn for an honest review.

Clay Jacob and his family are part of the Rain; an elite team whose mission is to rid earth of any creatures they deem supernatural and dangerous. Clay cannot forget the beauty of Evie and is determined to find her; it goes against everything he has been taught and will be the ultimate betray to his family. Do Clay and Evie stand a chance?

Michelle Irwin has given us a very well written and intriguing prospective from Clay; I really enjoyed getting to know the man I had fallen for in Evie’s story. At first I found the book a little slow going because we were encountering the events that we had previously read in Evie’s story; however Michelle wrote in a way that had you captivated and intrigued by Clay; it opened up your mind to exactly how he felt and how dangerous the Rain were. This book for me became enthralling when Clay and Evie parted; it was great to fill in the missing gaps of what happened to Clay in the time he and Evie were apart; we also got a much better insight into Clay’s family, their past and what makes them tick. Clay’s time with Evie truly changed him and his beliefs; you can feel the emotions he was fighting as he tried to please his family, the Rain and tried not to disappoint Evie. As Clay’s story progressed I was glued to the pages and completely captivated by his story; my heart truly hurt for him. Michelle Irwin did an amazing job with her deliverance of Clay’s story; I can’t wait to read Among the Debris and find out more about Clay and the Rain.

If you enjoy paranormal romances with action and suspense you will absolutely love Evie and Clay’s stories. I recommend reading Evie’s first book Through the Fire before reading Besieged by Rain.

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