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Kiss a Girl in the Rain

(Take a Chance #1)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  2,272 Ratings  ·  192 Reviews
In this sexy, humorous contemporary romance, a lost dog brings together a wealthy drifter and a small town doctor and changes all their lives forever.

Evan Chance is a man out to complete the bucket list he made as a kid, starting with ride a motorcycle across America. Caitlyn Sorenson is the sexy country doctor standing in his way. Or is she the dream he’s been searching
Paperback, 196 pages
Published February 2014 by Smashwords
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Tasha and Megan Mahoney
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Take a Chance, book 1, Kiss a Girl in the Rain is our first meeting with the Chance's children.
I don't usually go for romance books that are not steamy but I liked the sound of this series and I am really pleased that I gave it a go.

Evan is likeable and sweet but also strong and adventurous, and it is instant attraction when he meets Caitlyn Sorenson,  an independent, interesting, small town doctor. I really liked the circumstances under which they met an
Sophie Narey (Bookreview- aholic)
Author: Nancy Warren
Published: 10/02/2014
Recommended for: fans of romance novels
Edition: Kindle

I found this novel (170 pages) on the Kindle Store for free and so I thought I would give it a try. I thought that this was a very sweet romantic lovestory, that will instantly give you a lift when you read it. It is very well written and shows how talented Nancy Warren is by how she manages to get the reader involved in the lovestory between the characters and really makes you feel like they are real
Apr 25, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
You know when you see a book for free on Kindle, and even though it looks like it may be a bit fluffy, you think - "I could do with a bit of escapism after all the zombies and wars and post-apocalyptic crime and missing women I've been reading about lately?" and your gut tells you - don't, it's free for a reason, DON'T...

Listen to your gut.

The main reason this caught my eye was because of the title - "Kiss a Girl in the Rain" is one of the items on main character Evan's bucket list, the one he
Mar 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was so lucky to win a copy of "Kiss a Girl in the Rain (Take a Chance:Book 1). I feel so good after reading this book."Kiss a Girl in the Rain" is a supersweet lovestory of a young man of age 35 who goes looking for adventure and finds love. Normally I read mystery suspense thrillers and some contemporary romance novels, but this novel was a refreshing change from the norm.

I loved the concept of the story before I even started reading it. The book reminded me of the movie "The Bucket List". Wh
Ginny Lamere
Mar 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Evan Chance seemingly has it all a great career, loving family, "perfect" girlfriend and more money then he would ever need. He is a brilliant lawyer partner in a top firm in Seattle, his birthday is approaching and his mom sends him a birthday card and a list of adventures and things he wanted to accomplish at the age of 12. He takes his girlfriend home to meet his wonderful crazy "hippie" parents and some of his siblings, the visit does not go well and ends with a life changing phone call. He ...more
Jennifer Gallagher
Feb 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Nancy Warren has weaved her magic in this book.. No way could I put this book down.. what happens when the ugliest stray dog in the world and a bike rider with a bucket list mission in life meet on a lonely country road so to speak !!! They are forced by different circumstances to join a small town list of characters.. You will fall in love with them all.. and feel your in this rural town with them... Ewan and Caitlyn are both super sexy their banter is funny and romantic.. you know they are mad ...more
Lis Carey
Nov 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, romance
Evan Chance has just turned 35, and his life has just blown up around him.

He was a successful lawyer in Oregon, being mentored by the managing partner who expected Evan would eventually succeed him, and engaged to beautiful, smart, ambitious fellow attorney Tessa. Then his mother sent him the "life goals list" he wrote when he was twelve, his mentor died suddenly, and he discovered how nakedly ambitious Tessa really was.

He decided he couldn't get out of there fast enough. He takes a sabbatical,
Feb 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kiss a Girl in the Rain by Nancy Warren
Take a Chance Series Book 1
Evan Chance has it all, or does he? He's in a top law firm, dating a beautiful woman and he has plenty of money. What else is there? When his mom sends a birthday card that includes his “bucket list” from when he was twelve, it haunts him a bit. How could he be so successful at almost thirty-five years old and not have accomplished some of the simple things on this list? Where did all the time go? And when something happens to som
May 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kiss a Girl in the Rain by Nancy Warren is about Evan who is a very rich man in a successful law career who wrote a Life List about what he wants to do when he was young. After his mother had given him the list, he decided to achieve all this points in his bucket list. But after an accident he is stuck in a small town where he meets Caitlyn, a wonderful woman.

This book was a very light read. It is not very long and the story is not very complex. Evans Life Bucket List is something I always wante
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
"List made needs to be completed . . . "

Evan Chance was just the opposite of his name. He did not take any chance until a life changing event placed all his beliefs in a tale-spin. He has a loving family mixed with it diversity and free living. He had a job that he seemed to like but little time for much else. When he made the decision to take charge of his life was when the story of Evan Chance really began. He found freedom on the road and an unneeded set of complications to his plan to ride c
Cheryl Whitty
The first book is Girl in the Rain where we meet Evan Chance, hot shot attorney, millionaire is coming up to his 35th birthday. When he receives a card from his Mum with a bucket list he made when he was 12 was enclosed. He realises he hasn’t completed half the things on the list. It’s only when his mentor dies, he vows to complete is list. So Evan leaves on his Motorbike to cross the country. We all know nothing goes to plan, and after a couple of days a dog runs in front of his bike. The bike ...more
Tracey Cramer-Kelly
Oct 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
In the opening chapter we are given a picture of Evan as the hard-core corporate lawyer. The next chapter he’s at his childhood home, which does a good job of showing us how different his two worlds are. When his mentor at the law firm dies, it’s the catalyst (along with an old ‘bucket list’ he wrote when he was twelve) for Evan to leave his job and embark on a cross-country motorcycle ride. I didn’t really get why he was close to the older lawyer, when he apparently still had reservations about ...more
Nov 24, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary, own
This was a pretty good book. I'm going with 3 1/2. I would probably read it again, but I wouldn't search and rescue it. I liked the characters and would definitely like to get to know the others more. This was written well, had emotions, some humor, strength, introspection, good side characters and the perfect HEA. This is a great comfy cocoa kinda read to curl up with during the cold or after a hectic day. Enjoy!
To Kiss a Girl in the Rain is one of the items on Evan Chance's Amazing Life List that he wrote at age 12 and started at age 35. In a few hundred miles he stopped after a dog ran in front of his motorcycle and it needed repairs. He took the dog to Caitlyn Sorenson, MD and found what he was looking for when he started his adventure.

The book is full of fun, good friends, helping others and making new friends. Evan works on learning Spanish, helps his new Spanish instructor with a legal problem, fi
Mar 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
I recieved this book in my mail yesterday. I started reading it this morning, and now, it's finished (and in the mean time I have also done some shoping, studying and socializing). "Kiss a Girl in the Rain" is a supersweet lovestory of a young man of age 35 who goes looking for adventure and finds love.

Okey, that sounds really cliche. It might be that way, I suspected the book to be that way in the beginning, but it ended up being a totally fine book. Nothing really predictable at all. Where I s
Sep 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014
Kiss a Girl in the Rain is a cute, well written story. This is another one where I thought it would just be a quick summer read but it was actually more. The writing was great, the story well thought out, it was just a really good read.

Evan is a successful lawyer at one of the top firms in Seattle. He has a great mentor and second father figure he works with and a girlfriend who is also a lawyer at the firm. When his mom sends him his list of life goals he wrote when he was 12 and he realize he
Jan 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is the first book in the series. I read the second book, Iris in Bloom a few days ago and quite liked it and as this one was free decided to give it a read too.

Evan Chance was a very successful, high powered attorney. But when his boss and close friend died, Evan realized he wanted more from life and he decided todo everything he wrote on a "bucket list" he wrote when he was twelve. The first item on the list was ride a motorcycle across the country. So he chucked his job, got out his old m
Sharon Xuereb
Mar 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Full Review at Sharon's Book Nook-Blog

*copy of book provided by author in return for an honest review*

I loved this book! It’s such a beautiful love story and is so well written that I had to pry myself away from it to get some sleep. The story flows so smoothly, and the emotions of love, lust, sexual tension, grief and loss make you feel like you’re in the book.

Told via a dual point of view between the two main characters; Evan and Caitlyn. They are both very likeable and through the dual point
Oct 11, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute story.

Successful and wealthy Evan Chance turns 35 and his mother gives him the "life list" that he wrote when he was 12 and he realizes that he hasn't accomplished anything he wanted to. He gives up his career to travel by motorcycle across the country. He's not even out of the state when he accidentally hits a stray dog in a small town. Caitlyn helps him and in turn they start a relationship.

This is a light read, which would have been made better had there been more sexual tension between
Melody Cox
Aug 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars! Loved this book!

This story is about Evan Chance and a bucket list he created when he was twelve-years-old. Evan has given up his successful corporate law career to tackle the bucket list he wrote so long ago.

Caitlyn Sorenson is a happily settled small town doctor and when a sexy drifter rides his motorcycle into town she is drawn to him as he is to her. Evan will be around for several days because he has to wait for a replacement part for his motorcycle.

I HIGHLY recommend this book to
Feb 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I won a copy of this book at Nancy Warren's launch party. What an awesome book! A wonderful love story that will make you laugh and cry. I am so glad Tate dumped his annoying girlfriend. I am also glad that he realized that their is more to life than working all the time. This is Tate and Caitlyn's adventure. This story was so interesting I had a hard time putting it down because I had to see how it would end. I also hated to see it end. Can't wait for the next adventure in the series. Great job ...more
Dawn ♥ romance
May 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: promotion
I enjoyed this contemporary romance with a good mix of plot, action, pace and romance. It was lust then love at first sight but for the story length it worked. I liked that the main characters took a realistic look at the important values in life. Workaholic attorney Evan takes a break for motorcycle trip and meets small town doctor Caitlyn.
I didn't care for this book much at all. The ending was short and there were too many steamy scenes for my taste. If it wasn't that this book was short, and worked for a challenge I was doing, I wouldn't have finished it.

1.5 stars
Sep 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Fun to read, competent writing, loveable characters and a predictable ending that still manages to entertain.
Fatima JAX
Jan 06, 2015 rated it liked it
A real quick enjoyable cheesy read.
Sep 28, 2014 marked it as to-read
Free on Amazon as of 9/28/14.
Synthetic Darkness
Okay so from the beginning I had this feeling I wouldn't like Tessa and now as I'm about to start chapter 3 I can say I was right in really don't like her.

I do like Evan's family though!

This book was really good. I can't wait to read the next well once I get the next.

Evan goes on a ride across the country taking the road less traveled. He doesn't make it very far before a mischievous dog has a better idea of where Evan should be. Thanks to said dog Evan finds himself in a lovely little town yo
Dawn Trepczyk
Dec 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very good

This is the first book that I have read BG this author, and you better believe I will be reading more. Evan Is a lawyer who discovers there's more to life than just sitting in his office all day. He came across a list that he wrote when he was 12. He decided to leave his job behind and set off on his adventure. This is a must read.
Aug 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyable read!

I really enjoyed this book! At first, it almost seemed like a rehash of the movie Doc Hollywood. But it ended up with a few more plot twists and turns, and was such an enjoyable read and characters so likable, I just couldn't put it down. I've been reading some "deeper" stories, so this was a nice change of pace and a sweet (but not too sappy) romance!
Vicki J Foster
Dec 18, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Setting Goals

What does a 12 year old know about life goals? Maybe more than he would have guessed. When his childhood list resurfaces, it has a successful lawyer questioning his present situation.
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Nancy Warren is the USA Today bestselling author of more than fifty novels.

She’s known for writing funny, sexy and suspenseful tales. She calls Vancouver, Canada home though she tends to wander. She’s an avid hiker, animal lover, wine drinker and chocolate fiend. Favorite moments in her career include being featured on the front page of the New York Times when she launched Harlequin’s NASCAR seri

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“sent him his list of dreamy-eyed ideals along with the birthday card she’d hand made with pressed flowers and a reminder to come home for the weekend to celebrate his milestone birthday. Thirty-five. Evan strode across the marble lobby leading to his law firm’s offices like a man in a hurry. In fact, he had ten minutes to spare before his next client meeting. A lot of people might use those minutes to grab a coffee, chat with a colleague or relax. Evan” 0 likes
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