Right as Rain (2013)

When Molly Carter finally gets hired at a small school on the plains of Colorado, she couldn't be more thrilled to declare her independence. Now that she's hours away from friends, family, and the amenities of the big city, she embarks on an emotional roller coaster as she realizes that not everyone in the close-knit town is ready to welcome her with open arms.

Her already vulnerable composure is further shaken when ruggedly compelling cop Jake Runco returns to his hometown after being injured in the line of duty. Their attraction is immediate and intense, but Jake has every intention of going back to L.A. as soon as he recovers. Hoping to protect her heart, Molly tries to fight the inevitable. But their bond grows when the sleepy town is rocked with a scandal that quickly spirals out of control.

A local teacher, Georgia Quinlan, and her stepsons disappear without a trace. Already suspicious of Georgia's temper and heavy drinking, Molly is determined that her deranged coworker is behind the scheme. As Molly pushes closer to the truth, she finds herself caught in a web of danger fueled by desperation and greed. As much as she hates to admit it, she'll have to rely on Jake--and the few friends she's made--to help her unravel the plot before it's too late.

Right as Rain was selected as a semi-finalist in the 2013 Best Indie Book Awards sponsored by The Kindle Book Review.

Reviews

I highly recommend Right as Rain, especially to anyone who likes a good Nora Roberts or Maeve Binchy novel. There was just the right amount of suspense, romance, and angst. - The Indie Bookshelf

Ms. Cleveland knows how to keep a reader anxiously turning pages, as well as chuckling to themselves. - Only Trick in the Book

Right as Rain was excellent and rereadable. I loved that I got to meet Molly and Jake separately and become invested in each of them before they met. - The Indie Bookshelf