Reyes's Raina

Reyes's Raina

by Dale Mayer

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He once picked the wrong woman... he won't make that mistake again.

Reyes Drere came from a long line of gardeners. He'd known since he was little which way his life was going to go and it had nothing to do with planting seasons. When he joined Legendary Securities after eight years as a Navy SEAL he'd been avoiding going home and joining the family business.

The family business included an ex-fiancé he had no wish to see again. Her sister was a good friend but there was nothing more dead than a dead love – unless it was a dead ex-fiancé...

Raina is reeling from the shock of seeing the only man she's ever loved showing up at work one day, his new boss in tow. Ice is all about plants on a grand scale, whereas Reyes appears to be all about denial.

Only the shocks continue as her twin and Reyes ex-fiancé show up dead... and he's the one with a motive...

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161832769
Publisher: Valley Publishing Ltd.
Publication date: 03/19/2019
Series: Dale Mayer's Heroes for Hire Series , #17
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 11,212
File size: 510 KB

About the Author

Dale Mayer is a USA Today bestselling author who writes for the young, the old and those in-between – no matter what the age. Some of her books are hot, some are sweet. Some will keep you up at night with a light on to keep the boogie man away and some you’ll want to cuddle close.

She’s long given up on trying to fit a specific genre. Instead she honors the stories that come to her – and some of them are crazy, break all the rules and cross multiple genres!

And that’s okay too.

There is one guarantee with each book – it will be a great read – each and every time.

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Reyes's Raina 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
tsinclr More than 1 year ago
Reyes liked his job in Texas and he liked his boss, Ice. That's why he ended up going back to his hometown, to his family's business to help her select some plants. He was also returning to a place with bad memories of the last time he was there. However, no matter how much Reyes had dreaded going back home, he never imagined that he would be accused of murder. Raina and Reyes had been friends for a long time. She worked for his family's business and her twin was Reyes's ex-fiance. She is just as shocked as everyone else when her sister is murdered and even more shocked that Reyes is a suspect. They work together to try find the real killer.
Nicolerko More than 1 year ago
This was a good book. It definitely had some heartbreaking moments especially for Raina. Poor Raina her life is turned completely upside down when Reyes makes his way back to his home town after a few years. Things are turned into a tailspin and Reyes will help Raina get all the answers she seeks. I was kept on the edge of my seat as the characters investigated the murder. Raina and Reyes deserve a HEA with the families they were born into. They deserve happiness and peace.
Linda Richter More than 1 year ago
Reyes family have been the go to for gardening plants and supplies for years. Reyes feeling odd man out although loving his family and business, joins the Navy and becomes one of the elite a Navy Seal. Raina her sister Riana are twins and although they look a like they are not. Throw in Ice, a murder and the rest well I cannot say without giving a spoiler and I do not do that. These books and this series is addictive. You are always waiting on the next one. You can never ever go wrong with a Dale Mayer book. Her writing skills are extraordinary. There is nothing she cannot write and make you want to read more. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Jutzie More than 1 year ago
Reyes's Raina by Dale Mayer Heroes for Hire Series Book 17 Reyes Drere is heading home for the first time in two years. After is fiancée had cheated on him...he left and never looked back. He was traveling with Ice to look at plants for around the pool area...and his family had a garden center. Should be an easy enough trip. Raina Woodcroft was the quiet one. Her twin sister, Reana, was always louder, prettier, more noticed. She always went after what she Reyes. Whereas, Raina held back and lost out. But now he's back for a visit and it's good to see her old friend. Looking at plants wasn't as easy as planned. Not when Reyes ends up in the middle of a murder investigation. Another good story in the Heroes for Hire series. **Sexual content and language
cherlym More than 1 year ago
Book 18 in the series and going strong. All books can be read stand alone, but for the full flavor you should read the previous. Kind of like eating potato chips and adding the dip. This one was slightly different in it was home grown, life happening, i.e murder. The mystery is in who did it, since we know it was our man Reyes and a long the way a surprise pops. I had a hard time with Reyes mom and trying to understand the relationship between his parents. Raina's Them I realized I have seen people like that in real life. There is our alpha male, our strong heroine, romance and murder! Each of Dale Mayers book introduces people and/or events that can show there is hope, there is happily ever after, there is possibility in life. Thank you Dale Mayer and Booksprout! All thoughts and opinions are my own and were unsolicited
D-BookNerd1 More than 1 year ago
Ok, so I love love love Dale Mayer's books, and it feels like I'm always saying omg this was my favourite book. Honestly you can't pick a favourite because they are all fantastic! Reyes parents own a gardening business, and Ice needs to do some heavy duty landscaping poolside at the compound. Ice and Reyes head off on a road trip to pick out plants, and when they reach his parents business his ex shows up. Volatile, and vicious are good words to describe Reana. Before 24 hours have passed, Reyes finds himself suspect number one in a murder investigation. Another winning read for Dale Mayer. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
moonfox1234 More than 1 year ago
This book has plenty going on to help maintain your interest. Suspense, drama, mystery, secrets and romance are all cleverly blended into the well written story. I did like both characters but to be 100% honest neither one would make my favorite list. I'm not exactly sure why. Could it have been his attitude?, the fact that he was engaged to her twin at one time?, or simply the fact that I couldn't let go of the fact that I felt she was his second choice? It was probably a combo of all three.
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BookLover410 More than 1 year ago
This book follows Reyes's story, it's his turn to fall for the love of his life. He didn't expect it to be someone from his past. Solving a murder throws these two together as well as finding out the secret life of her sister. Plenty of drama, romance and emotions will keep you glued to this story.
Dimac1 More than 1 year ago
Another one bites the dust and finds the one they can’t be without, this one featuring Reyes when he goes back home with Ice to buy plants for the pool at the compound. He runs into Raina, his friend from years ago and his ex fiancee’s, Reana, twin sister. Raina has always been in the shadows of her lively, overwhelming sister and had a crush on Reyes first but as always, her sister stole the spotlight and Reyes. While Reyes is there, Reana is murdered and he is the prime suspect until her life is probed, revealing secrets that even Raina didn’t know. As the investigation continues the two finally have a chance to reveal their true feelings from long ago but first they have to solve the murder before they can begin anew. A great read with a bit of steam, secrets exposed, suspense and a mystery of whodunit and why. I enjoy these reads by this author as I LOVE the no drama between the couples and no others trying to come between them. I was a bit hesitant on the fact that he was with her twin and now with her, but the past is the past and it should have been them in the first place. I also liked how the author stated that they had to grow and mature and maybe were not ready for each other back then. Now I can’t wait for the next one! *I voluntarily read an advanced copy and expressed my honest opinion*
Linda Carlson More than 1 year ago
Yes! Tragic yet so exciting! This story is crammed full of secrets, deceit and lies, I love it! Twins don’t always share a close relationship and sometimes there is emotional turmoil between them. Most families have issues they are dealing with and some even have very volatile family members. This author played out the volatile issues in both Reyes and Raina’s families very well. The focus is on the differences between twins and not the similarities. I really enjoyed Ice’s presence in this story. She lends Reyes the support he needs to focus on finding the murderer and help Raina deal with everything that is going on. I would have liked to see Reyes and Raina’s relationship solidify a bit more but maybe their journey isn’t finished yet. They do deserve the HEA they have found together. This story has all the exciting twists and turns to make it a fabulous mystery as well as the hotness we all love to read about. This is another fantastic book in this series that I couldn’t put down until I finished it! Excellent job! I loved it!
Cheryl-S More than 1 year ago
This is book 17 in the Heroes For Hire series and it features Reyes and Raina. I couldn’t imagine having a mother like Annemarie or Melissa, or a sister like Reana. They are terrible women! Poor Raina. Her boss, her mother AND her sister! It’s a wonder she’s still sane. As horrible as Reana was to everyone, I felt sorry that she couldn’t really be herself for fear of judgment. Something like that really messes with your mind. That’s a sad way to live. I wish we would have seen the bada$$ Navy SEAL come out of Reyes but sadly all we saw was the introvert. The story line was good and so were the characters. The mystery and suspense were fantastic!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reyes, a member of Legendary Security (also known as Heroes for Hire) returns home with his boss Ice to his family's nursery to select plants for the compound. Within minutes of arriving at the nursery his past appears with a bang. Tragedy takes place in many forms. Both Reyes and Raina step up and protect, rediscovering the chemistry they saw only in glimpses during their younger days. I found myself wanting to reach through the pages to slap some sense into the drama queens and to hug some very special people. A well written tale with wonderful characters. This is a standalone book but the series makes each book even better. Many of the characters have multiple appearances within the series. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
CherylLoverofPugs More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book. The story line was so awesome. It had me cheering on the characters! Loved how you were made to wonder who 'did-it' till the very end! Loved how the story was so real to life in showing how people act towards others who have a different lifestyle than what they think they should have. Dale has done an outstanding job in portraying these characters. Loved how all the pieces of the puzzle fell into place at the end and made for an explosive ending! What an awesome book! I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
ViperSpaulding More than 1 year ago
Getting it right the second time. Reyes heads to his home town with Ice to arrange a deal between Legendary Securities and his family's gardening business. As much as he tries to avoid his ex, Reana, he's also drawn to her twin sister, Raina, who works at his family's business. No sooner is he in town than trouble starts, and he's the only one who can help Raina deal with the unthinkable. Reyes and Raina are quiet, introspective people so their romance is understated and slow-burning. It was a tender, sweet story to read, despite the horrible circumstances with her family. Getting to know his family at the same time really added depth to both characters. The story is also an intense whodunnit as Reyes and Ice work with the local authorities as well as their own team to solve the mystery. It's a compelling read with a satisfying HEA. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow this is full on from the first page to the end, between a slap and murder there is a whole lot going on. Exciting read with some twists and turns to keep it interesting, an old connection never quite forgotten and family turmoil thrown into the mix. All the names beginning with R do keep you on your toes though, I did find myself 're reading bits here and there coz I thought I'd mixed them up. I loved getting some time with Ice, it is always nice to have some of the earlier characters from the series involved a bit in the more recent stories, after all they are what started it all. Another fabulous story to go with all the others, I never get bored with these guys.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago