Bad Rain – Slash (ft Myles Kennedy)
While hurrying home from school one rainy day, a girl I’d never seen before snuck up beside me, tucked her arm in mine and gave me a huge smile. “I’m going to make an instant friend here,” she announced. “My name’s Julie and I don’t like getting wet, and you have a brolly.” I have to say, it was a very short-lived friendship, although we did chat occasionally as we lived in the same direction, but I’ve never forgotten her. I wonder how many relationships have started in this way? Two people seeking shelter together from the elements?
I love it when my characters get caught in the rain. Maybe they have to huddle together under an umbrella, or a shared coat held over their heads. Sometimes they have to run down a puddle filled street in search of a cafe, or just duck into the nearest doorway. Snuggling up to each other, their clothes wet and clinging to them, things can move from friendly to intimate in a heartbeat.
The rain features prominently in my newest release, Crash Into Love. Jonah and Cass get caught in a sudden storm while on the beach.
Even though we hurried back, we couldn’t outrun the rain, and the shower quickly turned into a downpour. Long before we’d reached my cottage, I’d given up and slowed to a walk again, accepting the reality that I would be soaked. My blouse had turned entirely transparent, and my hair was plastered to my skull. Not the prettiest look, but Jonah didn’t seem to care. We trailed along, his arm across my shoulders, while I tucked one arm around his waist. Every few steps, he would pause and press a tiny kiss to my temple, my wet hair, or the corner of my mouth while I tried to kiss him back.
There was something stupidly comic-book funny about how saturated we were, and we laughed and snickered all the way back. I could have been four years old again, everything was hysterically funny, and Jonah laughed with me. For a man of so few words, all it took was a raised eyebrow or a pained face to make me giggle.
We had to walk past his cottage first, and my steps faltered, but his friends were nowhere to be seen. I’m glad. That just felt too awkward. The first angry pebbles of hail emerged, and we ran up the steps to my deck and the sanctuary of my cottage. I shut the door with a bang and stood there, dripping onto the tiled kitchen floor. I couldn’t have been soggier if I’d jumped in the sea. Jonah slicked his hair back with one hand. It gleamed like a seal pelt, and with his face bare, his cheekbones were even more prominent, the dimple more delicious.
“I’m so wet.” I smirked, my chest aching from how much I’d laughed. Jonah stepped right up to me and encased me in his arms.
“I’m so glad.” His grin was wicked, positively illicit. I should have been nervous. I’d only slept with two men—Scott, my teenage love, and Colin—but this felt right. Like strapping myself into a fairground ride, I couldn’t get off now until it finished. I felt liberated. The way Jonah ate me up with his eyes, I felt beautiful for the first time in my life.
I was breathless. “Do you want a shower?” We hadn’t moved from the kitchen, Jonah’s arms encircling me, his fingers running up and down my spine.
“Shower? I just had one, thanks.”
I snorted with laughter again. Had I ever laughed this much with Scott? No. With Colin? Not that I remembered. The writer part of me filed away his smart reply for future use, but then he kissed me again, and it drove everything else out of my brain.
So who would you like to share an umbrella with? I have a whole bunch of swag that I’m giving away on this book tour, and if you leave a comment, I’ll put your name into the draw.
By the way, here’s the link for this awesome track, another song featured on my Crash Into Love playlist 🙂
Cass thought spending a month at a beachside hideaway relaxing and collecting shells would be the perfect escape to finish her novel. When she meets the dark and brooding and much younger Jonah, who’s staying next door, her book becomes the last thing on her mind.
Jonah would rather stay home alone than go on vacation with his brother and their friends, but does his best to tolerate the situation after being convinced to go. But when he sees the beauty next door, he can’t avoid his attraction.
Together, they break all the rules, but will Cass be able to bring Jonah out of his shell forever, or will he leave her with only the crash of the surf to keep her company?
Trailer link: http://youtu.be/PGsW53sFGro
There’s only 1 stop left on this tour, but you can find me tomorrow with Rosanna Leo.
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Romance author Sofia Grey spends her days managing projects in the corporate world and her nights hanging out with wolf shifters and alpha males. She devours pretty much anything in the fiction line, but she prefers her romances to be hot, and her heroes to have hidden depths. When writing, she enjoys peeling back the layers to expose her characters’ flaws and always makes them work hard for their happy endings.
Music is interwoven so tightly into my writing that I can’t untangle the two. Either I’m listening to a playlist on my iPod, have music seeping from my laptop speakers, or there’s a song playing in my head – sometimes on auto-repeat.