Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Wrapping Up: A Rainier Family Novel (Rainier Family #6) by Ashton Cade



Sometimes being a Rainier fricking sucks. Even if you don't want their help, someone in the family is bound to butt in with their expert advice. This time, it's my cousin Clary trying to "help" me with my campaign for Umberland Town Council. He wants me to tone down the gay; specifically, my attraction to Eli, the nurse in the care clinic.

I’m way more concerned about getting Eli back to my place—and in my life for good. I’ve never been with a man in my life—but Eli is different. He might even be The One. My soulmate. The forever partner I never knew I needed.

I don’t know how to convince Eli that I’m not just messing around, but I’m sure as hell going to try. Every second I spend with him makes me want to turn the dial way up on the all the gay and tell Eli he’s the one I want to grow old with.

Screw the political campaign. The only cause I care about is Eli Sanders.


It's tough to have secrets in a small town—especially when they come back to haunt you. And this time, my secret might ruin my relationship with Garrett Rainier.

Whenever I look into his earnest, deep green eyes, I’m so excited and terrified, my heart could burst. I’ve never opened up to anyone. I’ve never been in love like this. But Garrett might not want someone like me, someone with a past like mine.

After all that I’ve been through, I want to sink into Garrett and let him love me. I want those lips against mine, tender and sweet. And I just might want them every day of the rest of my life. But does that love even count, if he doesn’t know who I truly am?

Loving me could cost Garrett anything; it could ruin his life and everything he holds dear. I’m not sure I can resist, but the price might just be too high.

Wrapping Up is the sixth book in the Rainier Family series and can be read on its own. 62k words of toe-curling, gay-for-you, angst-ridden love, more Rainiers than you can shake your stick at, and a whole big, bustling, small-town family waiting for its HEA.

My Rating - 5 Stars!

In Ashton Cade's Wrapped Up, we are treated to the sixth book in the Rainier Family series. I love this series, both the Rainier family and the small town.

Eli's weighed down by fear, with a past of which he's not proud. My heart hurts for him, as he has nothing to be ashamed of, but struggles with his past coming back to hurt Garrett.

Eli and Garrett are perfect together, full of unconditional love. I enjoy following their path as they learn how to entwine their lives. I want more of them! As Garrett's never been with a man before, we're treated to some fun first time moments, full of sizzling chemistry.

The political factors play a big role in this romance, as Garrett's running for office, remaining closeted and is being told to not come out right now. 

Eli is amazing; such a natural caregiver. It's admirable the way he wants to take care of Craig, a teen who's struggling. The teenager story is fantastic, with so much pain and emotion. This secondary storyline is perfectly woven into the story, and adds so much to the book.

Their tale's one of fear and abuse. It's about overcoming homophobia and holding unto love.

This series is seriously a great one, full of wonderful characters and fun storylines. I love the small town atmosphere as the author does a great job capturing all the feels we enjoy about a small town. 

Wrapping Up's a gripping, emotional romance. Ashton Cade does not disappoint with this memorable story of learning to trust again.  

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