Welcome to my stop for the April Showers Book Tour for
The Weather Girl
by Amy Vastine
The Weather Girl
by Amy Vastine
Clean Adult Contemporary Romance
January 1st 2014 by Harlequin
Summer Raines knows when it's going to rain. She can feel it. That's why the local weather girl's so good at her job. Too bad she couldn't have foreseen the tumultuous arrival of Travis Lockwood, everybody's favorite star NFL quarterback. Make that former star NFL quarterback. Sidelined back to Texas after an injury, the golden boy is trying to steal her precious on-air time. Summer is reduced to reporting from…football games. It's enough to make her quit and become a storm-chaser like her parents. She's stuck with a career that's going nowhere and a man who delights in her refusal to be charmed. Falling in love isn't nearly as easy as predicting the weather.
I’ve been looking forward to reading The Weather Girl since I signed on for the tour. I love that Harlequin makes a Heartwarming line for people like me who love a good romance but also love them clean.
I think Travis stole the show for me in this book. Haunted by the career that could have been, he is trying to figure out who he is. Who is he without football? What does he really want to do with his life? Travis feels like a failure and it doesn’t help that his Dad is the one telling him that. Travis is lonely and really needs a friend. His job as a sportscaster has him completely out of his comfort zone but he really wants to do well. Travis sees Summer as someone who can help him and teach him how to be better. Too bad she has already decided not to like him.
Summer is quirky and she takes the weather seriously. Very seriously. It’s her life. It’s in her blood. She lives for the weather. Summer sure has a chip on her shoulder when it comes to Travis. Even though they get off to a rocky start, Summer is all kinds of prejudice against poor Travis and just can’t let it go. She holds grudges a long time. Anger is usually a cover up for other emotions which is exactly how it is for Summer. She is also fiercely loyal to her family and I really loved that.
But as most good romance books go, they find a way to work things out. There sure are plenty of bumps along the way. Like I said before, I love Travis. He is the one that made this book great for me. This was a fun, romantic read. A kick back and relax sort of book.
Content: There was some mild swearing and profanity in this book.
In September of 2012, she saw a tweet about Harlequin's So You Think You Can Write contest. She entered, hoping for nothing more than a little feedback from some people in the business. Amazingly, The Weather Girl made it into the semi-finals, thanks to the many wonderful voters out there! The manuscript didn't make it to the finals, but the editors over Harlequin were still interested. A few revisions later and The Weather Girl was contacted for publication with Harlequin Heartwarming - a dream come true!
Amy lives outside Chicago with her high school sweetheart-turned-husband, three fun-loving children, and their sweet but mischievous puppy dog.
- 5 ebooks of The Weather Girl (INT)
- April 21 - May 11
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