Thursday, May 1, 2014

APRIL SHOWERS BOOK TOUR - THE WEATHER GIRL - MY REVIEW

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Welcome to my stop for the April Showers Book Tour for
The Weather Girl
by Amy Vastine


The Weather Girl
The Weather Girl
by Amy Vastine
Clean Adult Contemporary Romance
January 1st 2014 by Harlequin


Turbulence is in their forecast.

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.

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My Review / Thoughts:

What to say, what to say.  Love stories just make me happy!  I really enjoyed reading this book.  Summer Raines is a meteorologist who has a knack for knowing what the weather is going to do.  Travis is a former NFL hot shot who ends up working at the same TV station and Summer. 

Everyone worships the former football star turned sport caster.  Especially Rachel the night time anchor.  Much to Rachel’s dismay Travis doesn’t seem to see anything in Rachel, but Summer is a whole other story.

I have to say that I loved that this story took it’s time to be a “love” story.  I don’t like “insta love” it’s so unrealistic.  I don’t mind the “love at first sight” thing, but even then I think it takes times to develop a relationship.  This book does such a great job of that.

Summer is convinced that Travis is only part of the team to ruin her time as a “weather girl”.  The news manager takes 30 seconds away from Summers time to give to Travis as a newbie.  Summer, is convinced it’s all Travis’s doing. 

The relationship between Summer and Travis is strained, and it’s actually quite entertaining.  It’s fun to see a man work so hard to make an impression on someone who doesn’t seem to care either way.  Made me chuckle a few times!

I love Summers grandparents.  They are such sweet people, who love Summer unconditionally.  They are her rock in a world that sometimes was hard for Summer.   Actually, I think they may be my favorite characters..hehe!  They are just so cute.

I have to admit I usually mock the weather people on TV.  In AZ they have two things to report hot, or not so hot (which Arizonans call Winter).  When there is actual “weather” they get all excited like a kid at Christmas.  It’s so entertaining.   This book was a little glimpse into what goes on behind the scenes. 

The author did a great job of getting me involved in the daily goings on at a news station.  I just love that Summer is a strong, and determined woman.  I like that she makes sure that Travis is genuine before she allows herself to “fall” for him.

This is such a sweet story of finding friendship that can turn to true love.  Those are my favorite kinds of love stories.  I enjoy when there is more to the relationship than the “insta” love.  Travis and Summer connected as friends before they truly allowed themselves to be connected in a real relationship.

If you like love stories this book is definitely for you.  It’s so sweet, and it flows well.  It’s a fun story.  It has some interesting twists and turns, and it ends well.  I like those stories best.  I don’t like cliff hangers.  Okay, I kind of do, but it’s nice to read a story that ends sometimes.  This one did just that, it ends and I felt very satisfied at the end.


I hope you get a chance to pick this book up.  It is fun!  Happy Reading!

My Rating:



Amy VastineAmy Vastine has been plotting stories in her head for as long as she can remember. An eternal optimist, she studied social work, hoping to teach others how to find their silver lining. Now, she enjoys creating happily ever afters for all to read.

In September of 2012, she saw a tweet about Harlequin's So You Think You Can Write contest. She entered, hoping for nothing more than a little feedback from some people in the business. Amazingly, The Weather Girl made it into the semi-finals, thanks to the many wonderful voters out there! The manuscript didn't make it to the finals, but the editors over Harlequin were still interested. A few revisions later and The Weather Girl was contacted for publication with Harlequin Heartwarming - a dream come true!

Amy lives outside Chicago with her high school sweetheart-turned-husband, three fun-loving children, and their sweet but mischievous puppy dog.

Tour-Wide Giveaway


- Grand Prize: $25 Amazon gift card, red umbrella, signed copy of THE WEATHER GIRL, umbrella bookmark, and decorative box (US Only)
- 5 ebooks of The Weather Girl (INT)
- April 21 - May 11

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