Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Loving Chloe - Teaser Tuesday

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Back in February, I read and thoroughly enjoyed HANK AND CHLOE and featured the book on my blog (here). So when a friend asked if I'd like to borrow her copy of the sequel, I jumped at the chance. Although LOVING CHLOE stands alone, I recommend reading HANK AND CHLOE first, mainly because the characters are so interesting, as are their stories. The Arizona setting and Native American connections are essential to both books and give them added meaning and depth. 

Here's my Teaser from Page 121.
Was the baby all right? She tried to remember if it had cried, but of the birth in the Johnsons' living room she recalled only bits and pieces: Corrine's soothing voice, her hand on Chloe's calf, the television on some game show, Hank's face pressed close to her own, as she struggled to push out of her body what felt like a full-grown horse.

Genre: Contemporary Women's Fiction
Length: 347 Pages (Trade Paperback)
Amazon Link: Loving Chloe

Synopsis from Goodreads:
When thirty-four-year-old Chloe Morgan appears on Hank Oliver's doorstep in Cameron, Arizona, she arrives with more than her old white German shepherd, Hannah, and a rambunctious young horse in tow. Chloe is pregnant with Hank's child, and she's as tough-talking and vulnerable, skittish and tender as when last we saw her in Jo-Ann Mapson's acclaimed first novel, Hank & Chloe. As Chloe and Hank settle somewhat uneasily into domesticity, a local Navajo legend named Junior Whitebear returns home to collect his father's ashes and renew his own spirit after years spent in the art-world fast lane. When Junior arrives at the reservation, he doesn't expect to find a son he fathered unwittingly nine years ago; nor is he looking to fall in love with Chloe and to deliver her baby girl. Both events change his life, and the lives of those around him, forever. A passionate love story, Loving Chloe explores the emotional complexity of a love triangle with sympathy, humor, and compassion.


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away -- you don't want to ruin the book for others)
  • Share the title and author too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers
  • Leave a comment on MizB's Teaser Tuesday post (HERE) and include your link so everyone can find your post.

12 comments:

JC Jones said...

Full grown horse. That hurts. My TT

cleopatralovesbooks said...

Oh I remember that feeling ;-) Great Teaser thank you for visiting me earlier :-)

Ellie @ Ellie Reads Ficiton said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing!

Heather said...

Glad you've enjoyed the sequel as much as the first book! Mine: The Lost Symbol

Mondrak said...

Haha I love the description of that :-D

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I have enjoyed a couple of books by this author, so now I am intrigued. I must check out Hank and Chloe, too. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Yvonne said...

I haven't read anything by this author, but this does sound good and I'd keep reading.

Laura Thomas said...

A new author for me! I really like the cover art too. Here's mine - http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/04/23/teaser-tuesdays-63-the-first-days-by-rhiannon-frater/

Andrea Thompson said...

Nice teaser. Sounds pretty accurate to me. Thanks for sharing!

Kim@Time2Read said...

This one sounds pretty good! I appreciate your take on whether it will work as a stand alone. That's always nice to know. Thanks for stopping by!

jacquie said...

Ouch! But what a teaser Sandy!

Suzanne said...

Junior Whitebear is a great character name. Thanks for the teaser.