Chance of Rain by Amber Lin
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tone: Playful, Emotional
Heat Level: Very, very sexy
Publisher: Carina Press
Publishing Date: November 4
The only things Natalie Bouchard wants to change are the weekly specials in her Gram’s diner. So when her high school sweetheart strolls back into Dearling, Texas, she allows herself to indulge in a little flirtation, but that’s as far as it goes.
Navy SEAL Sawyer Nolan has returned to sell his father’s land and get the hell out, no matter how enticing he still finds Natalie. Until a storm rolls over the Texas hills, stranding them together at the farm…and the memories of their steamy past lead to a reunion filled with hot days and long nights.
Soon Natalie’s so far under Sawyer’s skin he can’t imagine being without her. But he has a lot of history in Dearling he’d like to leave behind, and Natalie is practically married to this town. If Sawyer wants to be more than just another person who leaves Natalie, he’ll have to give his hometown—and himself—one more chance.
Amber Lin writes sexy romance with damaged hearts and redemptive love. Her novel Giving It Up received The Romance Reviews Top Pick, a Night Owl Review Top Pick, and was called “truly extraordinary” by RT Book Reviews. The sequel, Selling Out, follows a prostitute and a cop as modern day forbidden lovers.
“Amber’s work cuts deeper than that of anybody else I can think of — her prose is beautiful, the dark emotions are darker, the sex is sexier.” – Ruthie Knox, USA Today bestselling author of Along Came Trouble
Amber married her high school sweetheart, birthed a kid who’s smarter than she is, and spends her nights writing down her dirty thoughts. In other words, life is good. Stop by and say hello!
Thank you so much for having me today! Chance of Rain is a very sexy contemporary romance set in a fictional small town in Texas hill country. I’ve got here an exclusive excerpt with our resident diner owner, Natalie, and the Navy SEAL Sawyer who’s only in town long enough to sell his family’s farm.
Sawyer is planning to leave, and Natalie isn’t going to ask him to stay. They can have a good time with each other, that’s it. But even the most innocent of conversations can take a serious turn when innuendo is involved…
“Are you going to buy a horse?” she asked. “If you’re planning on a harvest this year, that’d really help. I think the Mallorys have some nice stock for sale.”
He looked bemused. “Do you know everything that happens around here?”
“The diner,” she reminded him. “Many a sale has been facilitated through me. I should probably have taken a cut all this time. I could’ve been rich.”
He got that funny look again, which she was beginning to understand was embarrassment and concern. “You do okay at the diner, though…right?”
“Oh, sure. I mean, I charge a dollar for coffee and there are only like three hundred people total in the tri-county area, so I probably won’t be able to afford Jimmy Choos anytime soon, but I get by.”
He grunted and took a bite of chicken.
“So, the horses?” she prodded.
“I don’t know,” he finally said. “A horse is a big commitment.”
It was true. A horse was a big commitment, but the way he said it was almost directed at her—defensive when he didn’t need to be. “I understand. Cattle can take a lot of work.”
He frowned, not seeming to appreciate her attempt at peacemaking. “I don’t mind hard work. I just don’t know if I’m going to be around in a few weeks, let alone a whole year.”
Her eyes narrowed, because they really weren’t talking about the farm anymore. “Then why are you putting all this work into the farm?”
He put his fork down. “Maybe I like the farm. Maybe I’m having a good time, and I thought the farm was having a good time, so why does it have to be more than that?”
“The farm is having a good time?”
He looked strained. “What farm doesn’t like a good mucking?”
She burst out laughing, and after a second, he did too. When she caught her breath, she said, “I really was talking about horses. It wasn’t a veiled marriage proposal, you conceited ass. I know the score.”
He tilted his head quizzically. “Oh, yeah, what’s that?”
“You’re a sailor. I’m a port.”
His amusement faded. “Yeah. A sailor.”
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