REVIEW: Sunshine and Rain by M. Mabie

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Series: A City Limits Novel, Book 2

Heat Level: Steamy

There are some books out there that just make you happy. Happy to fall in love with the characters and happy that real love exists, in it’s purest and sweetest form. Happy that the plot is hassle-free and takes you on a journey of falling in love. Happy that the burn is slow, the love is light and the drama is almost non-existent. This is exactly how I would describe this amazing small town book by M Mabie. M Mabie never fails to make me fall in love with her words and be grateful that I got to experience love, her way.

Since the 7th grade, Rhett has been in love with one girl. Problem was she was 4 years older than him. But that didn’t stop him putting his heart on the line, time and time again. Then she left for college and then him. Years passed without them running into each other.

But an unexpected and random run in at a truck stop is all the it takes for Rhett to now be on Sunny’s radar. But they live in a small town with a long memory of the boy who was in love with an older girl. Can these two get over the past and find love in the present?

As a reader you can’t help but love Sunny & Rhett. They are the type of characters that you find comfort in as you would a close friend. They are refreshingly down to earth, sincere, honest and unselfishly loving. Not once while I was reading did I get annoyed or frustrated over petty things. That M. Mabie delivers two characters that are so normal but never boring is a testament to her amazing skills at developing characters you want to claim as friends but without being dragged down by the mundane.

And as this is sweet love, while the sex was hot and at times in detail, there was also a contentment with me when it was a fade to black…something that I am usually NOT a fan of. Of course readers get to experience the sexual tension and chemistry but it was a great change of pace for me that it was so sweet.

M Mabie has cemented her place as one of my go-to authors. Whether she is killing me with angst or lulling me with sugary sweet love, there is no denying that she is giving me an experience. One that always includes my emotions to enhance her storytelling and never, ever disappoints. Without fail at the end of each book, I am happy that I took the journey with her.

So M Mabie fans, this is exactly what it says in the blurb, low drama, small town feel and sweet love. It is also an amazing book for readers who don’t like off the charts anagst to experience the words of M Mabie. Leaving Wynne always makes me happy about true love and happily ever afters. A must read for ALL romance lovers.

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Welcome to Wynne, population 3402.

No rockstars. No major politicians. No media moguls.

Things don’t change quickly in a small town, except when they do. It’s been pouring rain all summer long, and the disc jockey and local farmer are all of the sudden attached at the hip. It’s not only the rising river getting deeper and deeper.

This is your basic water tower painting, tractor driving, tailgate cooler packing kind a guy chases the single, blonde, radio vixen with mosquito bite rage from his youth type of romance. Or is it the other way around?

Low on drama. High on Love.

Grab an umbrella because it’s a long wet summer.


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About M Mabie

M. Mabie lives in Illinois with her husband. She is the author of the steamy comedy Fade In. Her sophomore release, Bait, is the first book in the angst-filled erotic Wake Series. She writes unconventional love stories and tries to embody “real-life romance.”

She cares about politics, but will not discuss them in public. She uses the same fork at every meal, watches Wayne’s World while cleaning, and lets her dog sleep on her head. She has always been a writer. In fact, she was born with a pen in her hand, which almost never happens. Almost.

M. Mabie usually doesn’t speak in third-person either. She promises.

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