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Surviving Raine: Surviving Raine Book 1 Kindle Edition
About the Author
Sean Crisden is an actor and Earphones Award-winning narrator. He has also voiced characters in numerous video games, such as the award-winning ShadowGun, and has appeared in many commercials and films, including The Last Airbender.--This text refers to the audioCD edition.
- ASIN : B00CWG930S
- Publisher : Shay Savage; 1st edition (19 May 2013)
- Language : English
- File size : 3352 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 351 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1490401822
- Best Sellers Rank: 51,351 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Bastian really brought out my protective side, and even though this man can obviously take care of himself physically - he really makes you want to protect him from the hurt he has been subjected to in his life - and even though we don't see Raine's POV in this story, I am pretty sure that is exactly how she sees it too.
Surviving Raine is a wonderful story that will keep you reading and reading. Its an Adventure not to miss!
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It is told entirely from the heroes POV. I did find at times, I was itching to read the heroines POV but I will say this, the author writes very well from the male perspective.
Sebastian Stark is 29 and an alcoholic. He likes the company of whores and he doesn't like to interact much with people. He has seen and done things in his short life that will leave the reader feeling at times that he's a cruel person but for the majority of the time the author makes you feel nothing but sympathy for Bastian and how his early life led him to the things he later did. Deep down, Bastian wants to be loved but he has never known love. That is until his boat capsizes and he sees a passenger in trouble. The passenger is 20 year old Raine. Bastian gets them aboard the life raft which is equipped with enough food and water and resources to last them long enough to hopefully be rescued.
Straightaway Bastian is cruel to Raine but he is an alcoholic so when he starts going through the DT's, Raine gets the full force of his anger and his pain. When he is over the worst, they form a truce and then slowly Bastian starts to open up to Raine and tells her of his life. But he is shocked when he discovers Raine's full name and realises that he watched her father die. We then learn more of Bastian's dark past.
Bastian seems to know everything about survival (which is why I deducted a star as at times I felt some of it was a bit far fetched!). He becomes Raine's hero, saving her life initially and then saving her two more times. Raine asks Bastian to 'let her in' and slowly but surely he does. The story covers just over two months when they are stranded. First on the boat and later on an Island.
Bastian is not a perfect hero but I still thought he was lovely! He loves Raine and becomes very alpha male about her. She is his and he wants to protect her. Raine loves Bastian and feels loved and protected by him but Bastian can't help his insecurities and his fear of her leaving him.
The book doesn't exactly end on a cliffhanger, but from the epilogue we know the story is not complete and there is more to come for Bastian and more danger. I can't wait to read it but can't see a release date for it as yet, but it is this year sometime.
If you like a flawed hero then this book is for you.
Bastian, what a tortured soul. I adored him. He had survived the most horrific childhood & believed he wasn't worthy of being loved. He was a foul-mouthed, chain smoking, alcoholic who had fought & killed people for a living. He avoided people and built walls around himself to avoid being hurt. He saves Raine's life when his ship sinks and bares his soul to her when they're adrift on the life raft. I love how protective he was of her.
Raine was amazing. She had coped with her father being murdered. She saw right through Bastian's act & knew just how to deal with him. She broke through his walls with her love & understanding.
I loved the dialogue in this story. There were no dull moments for me, I didn't want to put it down.
I was very satisfied with the ending. It was left open for a sequel but there was no cliffhanger.
Raine who was so caring and patient with him she chipped away at the hard exterior and made Bastian see the good. The time they spent together and what they go through is written with such detail and believability that you can imagine them together trying to survive with what little that had and Bastian with all his brilliant and wonderful inventions that he comes up with it was like watching an episode of lost!, there's another book after this one as the story ends on a cliffy which I hate but the 2nd book is ready to read, I hope it's not a trilogy or I will be mad...