Chance of Rain
by Amber Lin
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tone: Playful, Emotional
Heat Level: Very, very sexy
Elements/Tags: Small town/country/farm, Navy SEAL/miltary, second chance romance, cabin romance
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.a Rafflecopter giveaway
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Meet Author Amber Lin:
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!
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Exclusive Excerpt from Chance of Rain
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.
In this excerpt, Natalie puts herself out there, asks her old crush on a date… and is rejected. She feels that burn, all right, but she gets the idea that something else is going on. Something deeper and darker. Maybe the reason why he’d been gone all these years.
“I thought maybe we could go out to dinner sometime. Someplace that isn’t the diner.”
There was a pause. A long pointed one. “I’m sorry,” he finally said.
Ouch. Message received. If her stomach suddenly felt hollow, it was only because she was hungry. And tired. And lonely.
She pulled away, struggling to get her sandals back onto her still damp feet. A hot tear fell down her cheek, but thankfully it was too dark for him to see.
He seemed to know anyway. “Wait, Natalie. It’s not what you think.”
Of course it was, and it made her angry that he would pretend otherwise. She hadn’t been enough for him then, and she wasn’t now. “You mean it’s not because of the way I look. Because of the way I am. Because I bring you pie. Don’t deny it!”
He threw up his hands, all confused male. “I’m not.”
“I should have skipped the baked goods, I see that now. I should have spent more time on my hair or bright red lipstick. I should have come here naked.” Okay, that would have been weird. “I mean, with a robe or a trench coat or something. See? I don’t even know how to do this. I don’t know how people do it.”
“How people do what?” He sounded strained. She was pushing him too far. It wasn’t his fault he didn’t see her that way. It wasn’t his fault she was the perpetual friendly waitress, the confidant. But, dammit, she had hoped.
Her eyes pricked. She stifled a sniffle. “To make you want me.”
He turned away, his voice muffled. “I want you, Natalie.”
“I’m sorry I went off on you like that.”
His hands rested against the low wall of one of the stalls, his head bowed. “Jesus, I want you, but it’s not that simple.”