Promise of Rain by Geri Foster
Series: Rainwater Texas Book 1
When Rachel Snyder’s grandmother insisted they spend her birthday in their hometown, Rachel realizes she must return to a place she swore never to step foot in again. After all, the town had sent her father to prison and her and her mother packing.
Sheriff Lucas Quinn has waited eight years for Rachel to come back to Rainwater, Texas and he’s not going to miss the opportunity to get her back into his empty arms and his heart. Even if it means bending the rules a little to get to the truth.
As Rachel and Lucas set out to prove her father’s innocence will love find its way back into their hearts or are they destined to go their separate ways?
Lucas watched the only person he’d ever cared about, besides his parents, speed out of the parking lot without so much as a backward glance. Their reunion hadn’t gone anything like he’d expected. Maybe now he’d truly lost her forever.
He turned to Kendall. “Why did you tell her I loved her? That’s something I should say.”
She started to cry. “Don’t you start griping at me, too. I didn’t mean any harm. How else was I supposed to get you two back together?”
He rubbed the back of his neck and glanced into the darkness where Rachel disappeared. “I don’t know.” Putting his arm around her shoulder, he pulled her in. “I know you meant well. Don’t cry, we’ll figure out something.”
“I’ve lost my best friend. We’ve been friends ever since I can remember. What do I do now?”
“You do what I’m going to do—figure out a way to get her back. That’s all there is to it.”
“I don’t know, but I’ll think of something.”
” She looked so…lost. What if we’ve lost her forever and she never comes back?”
He didn’t want to think about that. It was too depressing. He’d been trying for nearly eight years to let her go and it hadn’t worked yet, no reason to think he could do it now.
Gritting his teeth, because the idea he came up with annoyed the hell out of him, but what choice did he have, he said: “Come on, let’s go get her.” Walking toward his pickup, he called over his shoulder, “She at her grandma’s?”
“Don’t say anything else or I’ll change my mind.”
Kendall hurried to his vehicle and opened the door before he had a chance to do it for her. They drove to Grandma Mercy house on the lake in silence. Once there, they both got out and walked toward the door.
“You sure about this?” Kendall asked. “She might smack us both.”
“And we’d deserve it. But after the conversation we had at lunch, there is no way I can let her go again. You said it—this is my second chance. I’m not going to mess it up.”
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 goodbye 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.