Rein In by Anne Jolin



Title: Rein In

Series: Willow Bay Stables #3

Author: Anne Jolin

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: October 25, 2016


Aurora Daniels is the bleeding heart of her family. With a gift and a passion for helping to heal others, she has a legacy of kindness and gratitude—a modern-day saint.

Every Sunday since she turned eighteen, Aurora has driven three hours into the city of Edmonton, Alberta, where she volunteers at an equine facility that rehabilitates troubled youth by working with horses. With their increasing success rate, the facility is expanding to foster violent parolees in hopes of a more effective release into society.

Assault with a deadly weapon and attempted murder—that’s what it says under the name on his sheet. Rhys White is released on good behaviour and promises to remain under contract for community service at the Equine for Hearts facility for a court-ordered period of twelve months.

Willow Bay’s saint may have stumbled across the one sinner who can’t be saved from himself.

Will Aurora be able to rein in Rhys’s quest for revenge before it’s too late? Or will she spend the rest of her life loving a man behind bars?










 He was interrupted by the sound of a convertible pulling into the space next to us. The speakers were blaring some kind of racket that made my brain feel like I was going to have a seizure.

Some guy folded out from behind the wheel and Dirt nearly choked on his chew at the sight of him.

He looked like an asshole with his pink sweater folded over his shoulders and one of those polo shirts that looked like it belonged to a rowing club. When he rounded the hood of the car, Fun Bobby’s upper lip curled in disgust. I fought back a grin. This ass hat was wearing loafers.

“Morning, baby girl.” Glitch hollered over the sound of the car stereo.

I let my eyes follow his and land on her blonde hair in the passenger seat. It was light, almost white in the sun and so long it fell well past her shoulders.

The loafer guy held open her door and long legs stretched into my line of vision. She wore those cut of jean shorts, the kind a girl in a country song would wear, but hers were more tasteful, covering the round curves of her ass completely but not hiding them either.

Stretched over her chest was the token white volunteer shirt, she was here to work.

When she stood in front of him, she slung a backpack over her shoulder and waved in our direction.

If you’d ever seen an angel after a bad dream, it felt like that in the air when she smiled.

He pulled her into his chest by her upper arm and dove into her mouth.

My chest rumbled and Glitch widened his eyes in my direction.

I hadn’t seen or felt a woman since I was a teenager and it almost hurt my heart to look at her. She was the picture of all the years that I gave away. She was a breathing memory of everything I missed out on.

Stuffing my hands in my pockets, I let loafers live his dream against her lips.

What did I have against the puke anyway? Let him be happy.


So if you’ve followed my blog at all, you know I’ve reviewed the earlier books in this series. I adored “Change Rein” and “Eight-Second Ride”, which are London and Owen’s stories. But all this time, I knew Aurora would get her story. In “Eight-Second Ride”, we know Aurora is dating Wells, this sort of pretentious, preppy guy she knows. Even in that book, no one really likes him. So I was beyond happy to see that Aurora ditches him quickly in this book.

This is an Anne Jolin story we are talking about here, so I’ll just say I loved it since I love everything from Anne Jolin. But in all seriousness, I thought this book was such a great way to end this series. This book deals with some more complex issues, while still maintaining a lot of the charm that is found within the other books.

**Side nore: this book is a part of the Willow Bay Stables series, but if this was your first book from Anne Jolin, you would be able to follow the story just fine.**

One thing that I simultaneously loved, and also hated, about Rhys was how responsible he was. When he was charged with a crime, he just admitted his guilt and didn’t try to fight anything. Even though he should have. He initially runs from Aurora, but once they get to know one another, he isn’t afraid to tell Aurora how he feels.

I think that was actually my favorite aspect of this entire book. This couple faced drama but it was never drama between them. They experienced things together. I never like seeing characters hurt or suffering, but with this couple, I was happy to see them face things as a team, as opposed to them pushing and pulling each other around.

I really related to Aurora. At one point in the book, she makes a comment to Rhys about everyone saying she has a big heart, and that she compares it to when someone tells you they like something or something is good, when really it isn’t. I already liked Aurora’s character but this was the pivotal moment for me that changed everything. I knew EXACTLY what Aurora meant with that comment because I’ve felt that way about myself before. It can be so hard to know your value, your worth, when we don’t see what others see in us.

I would absolutely recommend this book. I have loved this entire series from the first time I met the Daniels family and I continue to love them, even though the series is complete now.


 #1 Change Rein






#2 Eight-Second Ride







 I was born and raised in Ladner, a small farm town just outside Vancouver, Canada.

I never expected to be an author. Writing was something that snuck up on me and rooted itself into my life. It was beautiful to discover that love, and I’m truly grateful to say I’ve found my passion.

If I could leave y’all with one thing, it’s that life’s far too short to not live it out loud. Drown in your passions, hold on tight to the things that inspire you, and chase your dreams relentlessly. I can promise you without a doubt that you won’t regret it. I know I don’t.

Mad love,

Anne Jolin












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Change Rein by Anne Jolin


London Daniels is returning home to Willow Bay, Alberta, on the heels of a televised loss. She blew her shot at the Summer Olympics and cost Canada the gold medal in dressage.

During her years of training abroad, her family’s stable has fallen on hard times, and thus, they’ve accepted an offer to board the racehorses of Branson Tucker, the infamous tycoon, for the winter.

London lacks conviction after her ill-fated fall. And as if returning to her hometown to watch her epic failure replay on everyone’s big screen isn’t torture enough, she’s expected to cater to a man with an ego bigger than her hundred-acre farm just to earn a dime.

Is London saddling up for another ride that will leave both her heart and her ass in the dirt? Or could the handsome, unwanted guest at Willow Bay Stables be her second chance to go for gold?

London Bridges…falling down…

Our story starts with London, nursing a blow to her butt and ego. But London is such an awesome character. She is incredibly resilient and there was actually a moment very early in the book where I knew I would love her.

This is definitely not a spoiler (this happens so early in the story and really doesn’t affect the rest of the story at all). For London’s fall, a reporter suggests its really her horse’s fault. London immediately defends Achilles, her horse, and explains how she didn’t pay attention to his behavior enough. I tend to have this same attitude towards animals, and as someone who has spent extensive amounts of time with animals and wildlife, I respected and appreciated London’s perception.

Then we meet Branson. One thing I truly did admire about Branson and London both was what it was just direct. I never felt like it was some foolish push and pull back and forth. Now, there is nothing wrong with those aspects, but for both Branson and London, that angst and conflict wasn’t necessary. Neither was really nursing some weird past heartbreak or secret. Branson tells it like it is. I didn’t find him arrogant in his directness with London. He is incredibly attracted to London and has followed her riding career for quite awhile and has no issue with her knowing it. I enjoyed seeing him show his hand and not be nervous about it.

If there was something I could say I didn’t truly love about this story was the way that Branson went about trying to meet London. Not because I couldn’t see a man doing something like he did, but it seemed unnecessary. Branson is attractive and very wealthy. If he wanted to find some reason to meet her, I sort of felt like he could have done it by easier means. But once everything comes out, I respected his honesty and also the fact that London is just accepting. When I say London is accepting, by no means do I mean that she is a pushover. But she is intelligent. She realizes that what she has with Branson is truly special and she understands how things snowballed on him.

That may not seem like much but London is a total spitfire. We see evidence of that multiple times in the book. So for London to take the high road and trust in Branson really exemplified their love and connection to me.

This book was also a super fast read for me. I was actually surprised as I got ready to do my review when I realized the book was over 200 pages long. I felt like I soared through it. The story flowed really well and the author manages to keep the story moving along in a seamless way.

This story is Book 1 in the Willow Bay Stables book and Owen (London’s brother) gets his story in “Eight Second Ride”. I’ve already read it and I can tell you that you do not want to miss either of these books. The Daniels family is amazing and I am already ready for Anne Jolin to bring me Aurora’s story!

Buy it here: Change Rein by Anne Jolin