Rein In The Night by Tressie Lockwood is a relatively short story and features a mortal who falls for an immortal. The plot starts out on an expectant note as the heroine is left at the altar on her wedding day. This leaves the door wide open for many possibilities and what follows is very entertaining. I loved that hero Ryan Storms’s secret is not revealed until the very end, although there are little hints throughout the novel that Ryan is more than meets the eyes. Rein In The Night is a contemporary romance with paranormal influences as the hero happens to be a vampire. This is an interesting concept and the story is developed in a very credible manner, resulting in an enjoyable story. The main characters are an interracial couple but their ethnic differences mean little in the grand scheme of things. It is the issue of his mortality that will decide whether these two star-crossed lovers have a future together.
Keena Law is jilted on her wedding day and making matters worse; her half sister is responsible for the demise of her wedding. Heartbroken and needing time to reevaluate what she wants out of life, Keena travels to a working ranch in Colorado. Despite her plans to swear off all men, she is immediately drawn to ranch hand Ryan Storm. His body language says stay away but his eyes hold promises of passion Keena longs to experience. She figures what could possibly go wrong with just a bit of hot and heavy over the next two weeks? Keena does not count on falling for Ryan but this is exactly what happens. Unfortunately she is not the only woman vying for Ryan’s affections and the actions of her competitor almost results in Keena’s death and the revelation of Ryan’s heavily guarded secret. Keena is floored and, unable to cope with the discovery, she returns home. As time passes, Keena realizes despite Ryan’s condition she loves him and wants to be by his side forever and ever and ever.