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Authors: Elisabeth Naughton

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Blinding Rain, Season 2, Episode 7 (Rising Storm)

BOOK: Blinding Rain, Season 2, Episode 7 (Rising Storm)
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Blinding Rain

By Elisabeth Naughton



Rising Storm

Season 2

Episode 7



Story created by Julie Kenner and Dee Davis




Blinding Rain, Episode 7

Rising Storm, Season 2

Copyright 2016 Julie Kenner and Dee Davis Oberwetter

ISBN: 978-1-945920-02-8


Published by Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated


All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced, scanned, or distributed in any printed or electronic form without permission. Please do not participate in or encourage piracy of copyrighted materials in violation of the author’s rights.


This is a work of fiction. Names, places, characters, and incidents are the product of the author’s imagination and are fictitious. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events or establishments is solely coincidental.


Book Description

Blinding Rain

By Elisabeth Naughton

Rising Storm, Season 2, Episode 7


Secrets, Sex and Scandals …


Welcome to Storm, Texas, where passion runs hot, desire runs deep, and secrets have the power to destroy… Get ready. The storm is coming.


As Tate Johnson struggles to deal with his brother’s relationship with Hannah, hope asserts itself in an unexpected way.  With the return of Delia Burke, Logan’s old flame, Brittany and Marcus see an opportunity to help their friend.  But when the evening takes an unexpected turn, Brittany finds herself doing the last thing she expected—coming face to face with Ginny…


About Elisabeth Naughton

Before topping multiple bestseller lists—including those of the New York Times, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal—Elisabeth Naughton taught middle school science. A voracious reader, she soon discovered she had a knack for creating stories with a chemistry of their own. The spark turned into a flame, and Naughton now writes full-time. Besides topping bestseller lists, her books have been nominated for some of the industry's most prestigious awards, such as the RITA® and Golden Heart Awards from Romance Writers of America, the Australian Romance Reader Awards, and the Golden Leaf Award. When not dreaming up new stories, Naughton can be found spending time with her husband and three children in their western Oregon home. Learn more at


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Dear reader –


We have wanted to do a project together for over a decade, but nothing really jelled until we started to toy with a kernel of an idea that sprouted way back in 2012 … and ultimately grew into Rising Storm.


We are both excited about and proud of this project—not only of the story itself, but also the incredible authors who have helped bring the world and characters we created to life.


We hope you enjoy visiting Storm, Texas. Settle in and stay a while!


Happy reading!


Julie Kenner & Dee Davis


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Table of Contents

Book Description

About Elisabeth Naughton

Also from Elisabeth Naughton


Family Trees

Chapter One

Chapter Two

Chapter Three

Chapter Four

Chapter Five

Chapter Six

Rising Storm

An excerpt from Blue Skies, Rising Storm Season 2, Episode 8, by Dee Davis

1001 Dark Nights

Special Thanks


Family Trees

Allen Family

Alvarez Family

Douglas Family

Grossman Family

Johnson Family

Moreno Family

Murphy Family

Prager Family

Rush Family

Salt Family


Chapter One

Standing behind the bar at Murphy’s Pub, Logan Murphy reached back for a bottle of Jack Daniels from the glass shelves behind him and momentarily considered saying
screw it
to the patron waiting for his drink. He was in the mood for his own damn drink. More than one drink. In fact, downing the entire bottle of whiskey currently in his hand sounded pretty freakin’ good right about now.

“I know that look.” To Logan’s right, a barstool scraped the old wood floor at the same moment Marcus Alvarez spoke. “That’s the ‘my life is fucked, I might as well get tanked and run for the hills look.’ Don’t do it, man. Trust me. It won’t help.”

Scowling, Logan pulled the bottle the rest of the way off the shelf and sloshed whiskey over the ice he’d already filled in a glass as he glared at his oldest friend. “My life
fucked when Marcus Alvarez, bad boy extraordinaire, has become the voice of reason.”

Marcus chuckled as he sat on the barstool and rested his forearms on the gleaming bar top. Dark hair fell over his eyes, and he shook his head to force it back. “What can I say? I’m wise beyond my years.”

Logan huffed and added Coke to the tumbler, then moved down the counter and set the drink in front of one of Murphy’s regulars. Grabbing a dishtowel, he wiped his hands as he walked back to the computer, keyed in the order, then turned to stand in front of Marcus, more relieved than he wanted to admit that his friend had shown up at the perfect time and saved him from making yet another terrible decision. “It’s two o’clock on a Wednesday. What are you doing in here? Shouldn’t you be working?”

“I was.” Marcus grabbed a pretzel from a bowl on the bar and popped it into his mouth. The bar was only sporadically filled, but in a few hours it would be hopping. “Took off early. I’m meeting Ian in a bit. We’re heading out to look at some property.”

Logan nodded and tossed the towel over his shoulder as he studied his friend. Marcus’s family life might be shit in a hundred different ways now that his old man was back in town, but Marcus had something solid. He had Ian Briggs on his side—a man who was more of a father to Marcus than Hector Alvarez had ever been. Logan knew Marcus was stressed about what was happening with his mother and sisters now that his abusive father was back in the picture, but because of Ian, Marcus had a shot at a real future now—a partnership in a new ranch, land soon to build a home, freedom from the hell he’d grown up in. Heck, Marcus even had the perfect girl to start his new life—Brittany Rush. The prettiest girl in all of Storm, Texas.

Logan’s chest pinched because he knew that wasn’t true, at least not for him. The prettiest girl in Storm, Texas, wasn’t blonde and blue-eyed like Brittany. She had dark curly hair, even darker eyes, and a belly that was rounder every time he saw her thanks to her pregnancy.

His mood took a serious nosedive, and he glanced back toward the bottles on the shelves behind him. Man, he needed a drink. Standing here talking to his friend should make him feel better but all it was doing was making him relive the shitstorm that was his own life. Why couldn’t he stop thinking about Ginny Moreno? He hadn’t dated her that long. She’d already been pregnant when they’d gotten together. They’d never even slept together. That baby growing inside her was never going to be his, and he’d known that from the start. So what did it matter if she was carrying Jacob Salt’s kid or Senator Rush’s brat?

Bile swirled in his gut, edging its way up his esophagus. Because it mattered to him. It mattered that she’d slept with a married man. It mattered that she’d told the world she was carrying Jacob’s baby so the truth about her affair with Senator Rush would never come out. But mostly, to Logan, it mattered that she’d lied to him. That during the months they’d dated when he’d thought they’d connected on a deeper level, the whole time she’d just been using him to make herself feel better.

That’s what really burned. That he’d been a fool the whole time. That he’d been played. He’d shared everything with her—his time in Afghanistan, the friends he’d lost, even his fucking PTSD—and she’d shared virtually nothing. Nothing that the rest of the world didn’t already know. Everything that mattered, everything intimate and secret and true about her she’d kept from him. And now he wasn’t even sure who she really was.

I know she loved you.
” Ginny’s sister’s words from weeks ago echoed in Logan’s head, making his heart speed up.

She still loves you.

Could he believe Marisol? He wanted to, but there was too much crap between him and Ginny, too many lies. And even if he could get past it all, if he could somehow find a way to forgive Ginny, when she had Senator Rush’s baby the prick would forever be a part of her life, reminding Logan time and again what an idiot he’d been.

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