Monday, March 17, 2014

Review Tour & Giveaway for Chance of Rain by Amber Lin

Welcome to my stop on author Amber Lin’s Review Tour for Chance of Rain, presented by Goddess Fish Promotions.  Please leave a comment or question for Amber to let her know you stopped by.  Amber will be awarding a $15 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour, please be sure to leave your email address with your comment.  You can follow the rest of Amber’s tour here, the more stops you visit the better your odds of winning. 
 Chance of Rain
By Amber Lin

Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: November 4, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 130 Pages
ISBN:  978-1426897320


About the book:  

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.


She flipped the switch, and lights blinked off unsteadily down the long tiled ceiling. Only at the end of each day did it dawn on her how large the place was. Large in both its physical size and the space it took up in her life. Though unassuming and maybe unconventional, it was a legacy. Hers to keep. Hers to maintain.

She headed into the back office and gathered the papers. She returned through the swinging doors leading to the dining area with a stuffed manila folder. And ran smack into the broad chest of Sawyer Nolan with an oof.

“What are you doing here?”

He raised his eyebrows. “Having dinner.”

“We’re closed.”

“Door was unlocked.”

He wore the shadows well. The darkness seemed to enhance his handsomeness, lengthening his planes and sharpening his angles. He seemed more at ease here in the quiet dark than the bustling brightness of morning.

“I hadn’t gotten to that yet. No one usually comes around this late.”

“Guess that means no dinner.”

His voice was neutral, but it had to be a disappointment. He was hungry, and everywhere else would be closed. Unless he wanted a cold sandwich from the gas station on the outskirts of town. She wasn’t heartless enough to send him there, not when carefully packaged leftovers sat in her fridge.

Anyone else she would have invited back to the kitchen table, but not him. Oh, no. He could eat in the dim, impersonal void and count himself lucky if she even chatted with him.

She gestured to the bar stools. “Have a seat. I’ll heat you up something.”

His face cracked into a smile. “Thanks, Natalie.”

Man, he looked so genuinely happy just for that. Just for her to feed him. Her heart squeezed. Maybe she’d give him double helpings. He was broad and tall enough to need them anyway.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Amber Lin writes edgy romance with damaged hearts, redemptive love, and a steamy ever after. RT Book Reviews called her debut novel, Giving It Up, “truly extraordinary.” Amber married her high school sweetheart, gave birth to a kid who’s smarter than she is, and spends her nights writing down her dirty thoughts. In other words, life is good.

A spicy romance set in central Texas, Chance of Rain by Amber Lin, gives us the story of high school sweethearts who get a second chance at love.  Well developed characters, good dialogue and plenty of emotional angst kept me turning the pages from start to finish.  Well paced and filled with interesting characters, Ms. Lin’s small town tale is a light, fun read.

Ms. Lin does a wonderful job developing both Natalie and Sawyer’s characters.  Even though they’ve been apart for years, they’re still attracted to each other.  Unable to let go of the past, Natalie and Sawyer will have to have to learn to trust each other if they are ever going to work things out.  Especially since Natalie is devoted to their small town and Sawyer isn’t sure he’s cut out for life on a farm. It doesn't help that his family’s farm was never very successful, and is in worse shape now than ever before.

Will Natalie and Sawyer take a second chance at love?  Will Sawyer give small town life a second chance? You’ll have to read Chance of Rain to find out.  I enjoyed it and I think you will too.

My rating:  3.5 out of 5 Stars

FTC Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book as a part of a book tour in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Don't forget to leave a comment or question for Amber to let her know you stopped by.  Amber will be awarding a $15 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour, please be sure to leave your email address with your comment.  You can follow the rest of Amber’s tour here, the more stops you visit the better your odds of winning. 


  1. I'm getting ready for summer: this sounds like the perfect beach read. Thanks for sharing

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  2. Very good review. I enjoyed the excerpt a lot. Sounds so typical.

  3. Thank you for the review, I enjoyed it.


  4. Love a second chance at love story.

  5. Thanks for the review and I'm looking forward to read this book. Deb P

  6. Nice review and excerpt

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  7. Congrats to Amber on the new release! It looks and sounds awesome ;) Thanks for sharing!

  8. A great review thank you.


  9. Congrats on the new release! Looks great read and about Navy SEAL! Love it.
    Thanks for giveaway :)

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