Chase the Storm by Geri Foster Exclusive Excerpt

Chase the Storm

Kendall Cochran is done with her ex-husband until he breaks into her house looking for something she doesn’t have. That’s when long time friend, Marcus Matthew comes to her aid. However, Kendall doesn’t need rescuing.

When they learn what her ex wants and why, Kendall and Marcus work together to bust up a gang searching for evidence their leader murdered a high ranking official.

Will Kendall and Marcus make it out alive? Will these long-time friendship lead to more? Can they put the past behind them and give love a chance? Find out in CHASE THE STORM!!



“I hate this,” Kendall Cochran said, sounding like a two-year-old even to her own ears. “I feel so indecisive and vulnerable. Why? I’ve known Marcus all my life.”

“You may have known Marcus, even carried a little crush on him in grade school, but now your relationship is transforming. You’re testing the waters, seeing if it could grow to the next level, and it’s scary,” her best friend, Rachel Snyder, said.

True. She had had a youthful, innocent crush on him back in the day, but that was when they were kids. In the fifth grade, and for a few years after that, she’d had a thing for Marcus Matthews. What kind of thing, she failed to completely understand. They had been so young, and there were so many things keeping it from becoming anything more than a crush. It all really went to the wayside when they were teenagers and she’d caught the eye of Bobby Joe Cochran. They’d had a whirlwind romance and had gotten married when she was just seventeen and he nineteen. She was ashamed to admit it, but her friendship with Marcus got pushed aside when Bobby Joe entered her life.

A lot had definitely happened since then, and the fake bravado she’d crafted to protect herself wasn’t serving her well today. Instead, she felt more insecure than ever.

“I’ve fallen back to my teenage years and I’m as nervous as a soon to be bride getting her hair cut.” She’d made that mistake and knew how it felt when it didn’t go as planned.

Still at her shop, The Hair Pin Beauty Salon, she glanced at the clock on the wall. Only two hours and Marcus would be knocking at her door and she still didn’t know exactly how she felt. However, she did want to see him, spend time in his presence, and see if maybe there could be something more than friendship there.

“That’s perfectly normal,” Rachel said in a calm, nurturing tone. Since when did she become the voice of reason? Kendall thought that job was hers. “You haven’t been on a single date since your divorce five years ago. You’re bound to be a little panicky. Just take deep breaths and realize nothing is going to happen you don’t want.”

“It’s not just the date, I mean, it’s Marcus, a friend. Do I really like him in a dating kind of way? Sure, when we were kids I did, but that is so different! Can I look at him now and think, ‘you are so hot’! Will that be weird? He’s been in the ‘friend’ box a long time, Rachel. How do I let him out?”

Rachel laughed, and she didn’t like the sound. She struggled enough without being made fun of. Straightening her spine and sucking in a calming breath, she struggled to get her confidence back. She could do this. She would do this.

“This isn’t you,” Rachel’s voice grew stronger and louder with a determination Kendall longed to have again. “You’re a strong woman who has managed to piece her life back together after marrying the wrong guy shattered everything. Believe me, you can do this. Just stop thinking about all that can go wrong and consider what can go right.”  

Kendall stopped nibbling her bottom lip and stilled. Rachel was right. Hadn’t she divorced Bobby Joe and made a life for herself? If she could do all that, she could handle a stinking date.


For as long as she can remember, Geri Foster has been a lover of reading and the written word. By the seventh grade she had worn out two library cards and had read every book in her age area of the library. After raising a family and saying good-bye to the corporate world, she tried her hand at writing.

To her surprise, she won a couple of contests, hooked up with a really great critique group and her writing career was well on its way. She spent several years studying her craft and developing her voice.

Action, intrigue, danger and sultry romance drew her like a magnet. That’s why she had no choice but to launch her published career with action-romance suspense. While she reads every genre under the sun, she’s always been drawn to guns, bombs and fighting men. Secrecy and suspense move her to write edgy stories about daring and honorable heroes who manage against all odds to end up with their one true love.

To keep the serious side of life at bay, Geri likes to write sexy short stories for her fans. In the Women of Courage series, Geri explores the deeper, darker nuances of life and relationships in small-town mid-century America.

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