Lucy Marinn, a glass artist who lives on San Juan Island, has just been dumped by her boyfriend Kevin. Needing some privacy and time to think, she goes to a nearby beach and meets a dark-haired stranger . . .
Calling all Kleypas fans!!!! The US cover for Rainshadow Road has been released! This is the second book in her Friday Harbor series! There is no official blurb out yet, but Kleypas has posted an excerpt to this book on her website. You can find that here.
This is my favourite part of the whole excerpt:
"This is going to sting," he said as he began to clean the cut with gentle strokes.
The breath hissed between her teeth as the antiseptic burned.
Lucy waited quietly, wondering why a stranger would go to this amount of trouble for her. As his head bent over her hand, she stared at the thick locks of his hair, a shade of brown so rich and dark that it appeared almost black.
"You're not in bad shape, considering," she heard him murmur.
"Are you talking about my hand or my breakup?"
"Breakup. Most women would be crying right now."
"I'm still in shock. The next stage is crying and sending angry text messages to everyone I know. After that is the stage when I'll want to rehash the relationship until all my friends start avoiding me." Lucy knew she was chattering, but she couldn't seem to stop herself. "In the final stage, I'll get a short haircut that doesn't flatter me, and buy a lot of expensive shoes I'll never wear."
"It's a lot simpler for guys," Sam said. "We just drink a lot of beer, go a few days without shaving, and buy an appliance."
"You mean . . . like a toaster?"
"No, something that makes noise. Like a leaf-blower or chainsaw. It's very healing."
That drew a brief, reluctant smile from her.
The excerpt is perfectly Kleypas. Witty, sweet and smart, she really does it all in this little tease of a chapter! I cannot wait until this book comes out. The first book, Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor was much too short. And I feel like Sam Nolan's book will be better than the first!
Rainshadow Road releases February 28, 2012