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text 2015-09-02 16:57
Sunny Skies! Meteorologists in Romance Novels
Let It Snow - Nancy Warren
Winning Love (Love to the Extreme) - Abby Niles
The Weather Girl - Amy Vastine
Hell on Wheels: A Loveswept Classic Romance - Karen Leabo
Love Easy - Roe Valentine
Impossible (Huntsford Hearts Book 1) - Laurel Curtis
It Happened at Midnight - Cait London
Wrong Dress, Right Guy - Shirley Hailstock
Taken By Storm: WhirlwindUpsurgeWildfire (Signature Select) - Kathie Denosky,Kristi Gold,Laura Wright
Blue Water - Liz Hunter

I have a good friend who is the Meteorologist on the local news station.  She has to get up hella early. Luckily, we live in San Diego so she suffers little public rage of bad weather reports.  

 

One of my favorite things about Romance Novels is learning all about different professions. 

 

Here are some wonderful Romance Novels featuring Meteorologists!!

 

My lists are never in any particular order. Enjoy!

 

1. Let it Snow by Nancy Warren

 

When meteorologist Marisa Langley gets stuck in the cold with The Last Man She'd Ever Want to be Trapped with, survivalist cameraman Rob Sheridan, she can't begin to forecast how hot things are about to get between the two of them.

 

2. Winning Love by Abby Niles

 

Mac "The Snake" Hannon has spent years throwing himself into cage fighting as a way to lash back at the natural disaster that destroyed his future. A call for help has Mac returning to the one place he swore never to return: Kansas--in the height of tornado season.

 

 

There he meets free-spirited Gayle Matthews. At first he wants nothing to do with the infuriatingly persistent woman, but the crazy challenges she tosses his way are impossible to resist. As she thaws years of bitterness, bringing back the Mac he believed long gone, he starts to make peace with the past and see the future again. Until he learns she chases his worst nightmare--then he can't get away fast enough.

 

Meteorologist and storm chaser, Gayle Matthews is no stranger to being left behind and now believes in living in the moment. She wants to do just that with the handsome extreme fighter with the achingly sad eyes. As she works to replace the sorrow with desire, she finds herself breaking her one rule: have fun but don't fall in love. When he suddenly pushes her away and she discovers the horrifying reason why, she issues one more challenge: face his fear and come on a chase with her.

 

Will squaring off with the past lead to a victory for heartache or love?

 

3. The Weather Girl by Amy Vastine

 

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.

 

4. Hell on Wheels by Karen Leabo

 

Roan Cullen isn’t used to feeling out of his depth. As a photojournalist, Roan travels the planet in search of trouble and chaos—and captures it all through the lens of his camera. But the woman leading him on his first-ever tornado chase makes him crazy. She’s subtle, mysterious, drop-dead gorgeous, and always in control. If the conditions are right, Roan could end up with some incredible photos—and a newly broken heart.

 

Victoria Driscoll is used to the “boys’ club” that is storm chasing, but the man she’ll be sharing the Chasemobile with for two solid weeks is unlike any of her meteorological colleagues—for a start, he’s far more handsome. But Roan Cullen is a brash risk taker, the exact opposite of Victoria with her precise measurements and forecasts. As tornado season ramps into high gear, the elements are all in place for a massive twister—and an electric, shocking connection between these two chasers.

 

5. Love Easy by Roe Valentine

 

News reporting is the main joy in Norma Hill's life. She is hell-bent on being more than a weather reporter, but new tyrant boss, Henry Chapel, doesn't agree. While she is following a news lead, Henry saves her from a handsy heir. His words warn her of danger, but his actions stir deeper emotions. Despite his gruff words, can she find the love forever absent from her life? Pompous and determined, Henry Chapel revives sagging rags and brings them to their former glory. When Lawson Publishing begs Henry to take over the Chicago Daily News, he is more than happy to comply; after all, it had been his favorite newspaper as a child. What he didn't anticipate was a fiery sass-mouthed weather reporter to contend with. He also didn't anticipate finding what he'd been looking for his whole life in the press room.

 

6. Impossible by Laurel Curtis

 

Veronica Russo chases storms, but runs from her past by staying firmly in the present. Unwilling to consider the possibility of a future, she’s checked out of life by using solitude and standoffishness as her armor and a sharp tongue and quick wit as her weapons.

 

Coleman Cade is a walking contradiction- just like his mismatched eyes. A rough and manly bull rider with a playful side. A ladies man with thousands of willing victims, but what he really wants is one woman. The right woman.

 

Will Roni be able to let go, move on, and find a way to fulfill her dream of having everything? Or will unsubstantiated choices and unresolved demons stand in the way of their happily ever after?

 

In order to overcome past tragedies and find true happiness- in order to have Everything- Roni needs to do one thing. Find the impossible.

 

7. It Happened at Midnight by Cait London

 

Michaela Langtry returns home to Wyoming seeking peace, and if she can avoid Harrison Kane II she might succeed in getting it. Harrison's cool composure and frustrating logic challenge Micaela, so she sets out to crack his carefully built shields. After all, Langtry women are known for being as bold as their men and Michaela is as much a Langtry as any of them...

 

...It Will Remain True Forever

 

Harrison counted on Michaela coming back to Wyoming where she belongs. She's always fascinated him with her passionate nature, and he enjoys pushing her to the limit. He's prepared to do whatever it takes to keep her where he can get his hands on her. But buried deep in the Rocky Mountains are secrets that are Harrison's alone. Can the powerful past rise to permanently destroy the fragile emotions growing between Harrison and Micaela?

 

8. Wrong Dress, Right Guy by Shirley Hailstock 

 

When a mix-up leaves Cinnamon Scott with a gorgeous wedding dress instead of a ball gown, she can't resist trying it on. MacKenzie Grier appears at her door to retrieve his sister's missing gown, only to be floored by this angelic vision and his own deepest longings. Sparks fly, and soon some enterprising folks are conspiring to give Cinnamon the perfect wedding—all she needs is a groom.

 

Mac had sworn off commitment. Then the Washington, D.C., journalist sees beautiful Cinnamon wearing white. Still, a man reluctant to believe in love is going to need a lot of sweet persuasion to get him to the altar. Luckily, Cinnamon's already got the dress.…

 

9.  Taken By Storm: WhirlwindUpsurgeWildfire by Kathie Denosky, Kristi Gold,  and Laura Wright 

 

WHIRLWIND by Kathie DeNosky

 

Josh Garrett refuses to let storm chaser Kacie Davidson track a tornado across his Texas ranch alone. He's going with her. Now Kacie faces head-on danger from the powerful twister and from the mounting attraction between her and Josh.

 

UPSURGE by Kristi Gold

 

When a devastating hurricane threatens Florida, Marissa Klein and her attractive neighbor, Dr. Greg Westbrook, seek shelter from the storm together. And as the hurricane rages out of control, so does Marissa and Greg's long-denied passion.

 

WILDFIRE by Laura Wright

 

After one unforgettable night together, Nora Wallace and Gabe London never expected to see each other again. But when Nora is trapped by a California wildfire, smoke jumper Gabe is determined to rescue her—not realizing he's also saving his unborn child.

 

10. Blue Water by Liz Hunter

 

Baltimore TV station's Chief Meteorologist Mariah Mattison badly needs a vacation. When a last minute vacancy opens on a two-week, crewed charter in the Bahamas, Mariah jumps at the chance, and accepts her casual co-worker's invitation, unaware that she'll be coupled with a strange man. Master sailor and yacht delivery Captain Simon Hatcher is dealing with his late father's business affairs when two couples descend on his newly-inherited charter business. Simon thought he'd cancelled all the pending charters, but the two demanding executive-types are insistent, and Simon sure could use the money. Life gets complicated when Mariah balks at coupling up with her intended companion, in favor of Captain Hatcher, and the allure of voodoo and deep diving entice the threesome, Mariah's friend and the two men, to leave the charter in favor of island life. The Caribbean heats up when the captain insists on showing Mariah the real sailing life and a lesson in love.

 

Do you have a favorite? Let me know! Vote on my Goodreads list: Sunny Skies! Meteorologists in Romance Novels

 

 

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review 2014-05-01 15:30
Fighting Love - Abby Niles

Wow. I have to say I shockingly loved this book. I say shockingly because I didn't like the 1st book in the series. I gave the 1st book in this series (Extreme Love) only 1 star so giving this book 4.5 stars should say something. I feel like this book was written so much better than the 1st. Not only was the writing better but, the characters were likable this time. I loved both the main characters & even the secondary characters. 

This is Tommy 'Lightning' Sparks and Julie's story. These 2 have been best friends since they were 10 years old. Julie has been the only constant person in Tommy's life & has seen him through everything. Good and bad. What Tommy doesn't know is that she's been in love with him since they were kids. while he's never swayed from only seeing her as his best friend. That all changes though when Tommy loses everything. All It takes is one tragic moment for him to finally see her as the woman he loves. It won't be easy sailing though once he realizes he's meant to be with Julie. They have their struggles & I liked seeing how they handled it & worked through it. 

Like I said I really loved and enjoyed this book. There are many sides of Tommy that we get to see. Not just the MMA alpha male fighter. I also loved Julie. She's not your typical heroine. She's tough & can give it right back. Yes, she has some trepidation's but, she doesn't whine or stomp her feet about it (unlike the heroine in the 1st book whom I hated). Let's not forget to mention how sexy & hot this book is! 

Fighting Love is a fun, sexy, & fun book. I'm looking forward to reading more in this series!

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review 2014-01-15 01:43
can't fight this feeling anymore...
Fighting Love - Abby Niles

Tommy & Julie. Yeahhhhh *insert breathy sigh*...

I like them together. I was rooting for them the whole time. I melted at how sweet Tommy was toward Julie, through their whole lives. Their entire relationship since childhood just got to me.

Now they're all grown up and Julie bends over backwards for Tommy even when he's a royal fuck-up. And even when he's a royal fuck-up, he's still doing sweet shit. Frankly, I could've done without the manwhore history, 'cause if I was Julie, I don't think I could get over it. Eh, whatever.

I am glad they got it together in the end, despite Tommy's mess of a life and his worthiness issues. To be honest the whole "I'm not good enough" for you thing, got a little old.

**Side Note: To Tommy and the rest of the male species --
--"I want you"
--"No, I can't have you"
--"But I want you"
--"No, you deserve better"
--"Fuck it, I gotta have you"
--"No, I'm not good enough"
Yeah... all of that while you're working her up and then you leave her hanging. This is so not a good idea. Its enough to give a girl a complex and drive her straight into a locked room with 30 vibrators and a year's supply of batteries.

Overall I liked this okay and I may go back and read the first in this series. 'Cause, you know, how can I resist a muscled, possessive, alpha who has not a clue what the hell he wants? Nope, I can't resist it. Its a sickness.

Copy received from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

Source: kumikoleilostinabook.blogspot.com/2014/01/review-fighting-love-love-to-extreme-2.html
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text 2014-01-09 12:48
Reading progress update: I've read 248 out of 352 pages.
Fighting Love - Abby Niles

Oh dear.  I just do not like Tommy.  He is such a jerk and his reasons for finally seeing Julie as anything other than a friend are grounded in selfish jealousy.  Ugh. I don't believe this leopard can change his spots. :(

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text 2014-01-07 12:31
Reading progress update: I've read 62 out of 352 pages.
Fighting Love - Abby Niles

Tommy has NO IDEA what is about to take him down. Considering what a jerk he can be, I don't feel the slightest bit sorry for him. He deserves to be knocked down a peg or six!

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