From the USA TODAY bestselling author of Sweet Thing and Nowhere But Here comes a deeply emotional contemporary romance about the second chances waiting beyond the shattered dreams of youth.
When eighteen-year-old Avelina Belo meets a charismatic cowboy the summer before her senior year of high school, she doesn’t know that accepting his invitation to dinner will lead to a whirlwind marriage three months later and an exciting new life on a Montana ranch. She also doesn’t know that, in a few short years, fate will send everything crashing down around her.
A thousand miles away and fresh out of medical school, Nate Meyers is poised to become UCLA’s next superstar heart surgeon. His laser focus is the key to his success, but it’s also his greatest liability. When a routine surgery ends in disaster, derailing his career, he’s confronted with the hard truth: there’s no one waiting for him at home, no one to help him pick up the pieces.
Regrouping on his uncle’s Montana ranch, Nate meets Avelina, a beautiful but mysterious young woman who keeps to herself and barely speaks a word. As he discovers the details of her devastating past, Avelina teaches him more about matters of the heart than he ever knew before. But can they trust each other enough to put everything on the line?
Renée Carlino lives in Southern California with her husband, two sons, and their sweet dog, June. When she's not at the beach with her boys or working on her next book, she likes to spend her time reading, going to concerts, and eating dark chocolate.
“After the Rain tore me up in the best way possible. Sexy, sweet, and sad, all woven together with an overwhelming undercurrent of hope, Nate and Avelina’s story is one that goes straight to my list of all-time favorites.”
– A.L. Jackson, New York Times bestselling author
“Heartbreaking, hopeful, and so beautifully written. I read the last page of After the Rain and squeezed my Kindle to my chest. Books like this make my heart feel full.”
– Mia Sheridan, New York Times bestselling author
“Renée Carlino’s writing is deeply emotional and full of quiet power. You won’t be disappointed.”
– Joanna Wylde, New York Times bestselling author
“Simply beautiful and packed full of emotion.”
– Kylie Scott, New York Times bestselling author
“After the Rain is a powerful journey of heartbreak, forgiveness, hope, and the relentless beauty of true love.”
– Rebecca Shea, USA Today bestselling author
“After the Rain is Renée Carlino’s most heart-wrenching and beautiful story to date…one of my favorite reads of all time!”
– Gretchen de la O
“I couldn't get enough of this compelling, heart-wrenching, sexy, and beautifully-written story of second chances and new beginnings. I finished with tears streaming down my cheeks and a smile plastered to my face, so grateful for the time spent with these captivating characters who now hold a very special place in my heart.”
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