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Review of The Weight of Rain by Mariah Dietz

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*Disclaimer: I received an ARC as a prize. It was not in exchange for a review.

Genre: Romance, NA




I’ve dreamed of him since before I was old enough to form memories. I’m as sure of this as I am of breathing.

When I close my eyes, my mind paints a picture of his smile and shades the contours of his hands, the deep scar around his bicep.

People say that I’m an artist, yet my mind is vacant, my hands unsteady. With his presence, he has unknowingly broken that something inside of me that makes me who I am, because being around him is like standing in a rainstorm.

First the drops tickle my skin, and then they coat me, refusing to be ignored. Finally, it seems they soak into me, reaching parts of me I don’t think anyone has ever touched. I’m not certain how he’s capable of doing so—I’m not sure that he even realizes it. Sometimes I’m terrified that it’s apparent in my reactions: other times—I really hope that it is.

I’ve been waiting for this. For him.

But I never knew it would come with such a price.


My Review:

The Weight of Rain by Mariah Dietz is an engrossing romance with fantastic characters and a beautiful setting (although being an Oregonian, I might be a little biased about the setting!). Lauren and King share a night of passion that forges a connection between them that made me ache for the two of them to be together. The interactions between Lauren and King had me on an emotional rollercoaster, and I loved every minute of it. Lauren’s passion for her art made my own creative juices start to flow, and Lauren’s insight into what others are thinking or feeling based on her ability to read nuances of expression and body language were thought-provoking. I enjoyed that the other characters in the story were not just minor characters, but were people I grew attached to just as much as I did to Lauren and King. Lauren’s relationships with other characters, especially her relationship with Mercedes, enabled her growth as a person and endeared her even more to me. The Weight of Rain is full of emotions, rain, and wonderfully written characters, and I highly recommend reading it.


About the Author:

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Mariah Dietz lives in Eastern Washington with her husband and two sons that are the axis of her crazy and wonderful world.

Mariah grew up in a tiny town outside of Portland, Oregon where she spent the majority of her time immersed in the pages of books that she both read and created.

She has a love for all things that include her sons, good coffee, books, travel, and dark chocolate. She also has a deep passion for the stories she writes, and hopes readers enjoy the journeys she takes them on, as much as she loves creating them.


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Sarah lives on a beautiful half-acre full of beloved trees. She shares her space with three dogs, a snake, and lots of outdoor critters. She is an animist who has studied Druidry, paganism, religions, and metaphysical subjects for 20 years. She has also studied anthropology, history, and mythology academically. She believes firmly in living a spiritual life, not just in having a spiritual practice. She uses her knowledge to help women live a meaningful life they love by aligning with their soul.

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