Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Wild Iris Ridge Book Review


Welcome to my tour stop for Wild Iris Ridge by RaeAnne Thayne. This is an adult contemporary romance published by Harlequin.
The tour runs July 21-31 with reviews, author interviews and guest posts.

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Wild Iris Ridge by RaeAnne Thayne
Release: July 2014
Imprint: Harlequin HQN
ISBN: 978-0-373-77859-1
Pages: 352
A big-city, high-powered advertising executive and a small-town firefighter learn that no matter where you started or what you’ve lost, if you open your heart, you can find joy and love again. WILD IRIS RIDGE is the latest book in USA TODAY bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne’s charming Hope’s Crossing series. Lucy Drake and Brendan Caine have only one thing in common. And it's likely to tear them apart. Because it was Brendan's late wife, Jessie—and Lucy's best friend—who'd brought them together in the first place.  
And since Jesse's passing, Brendan's been distracted by his two little ones…and the memory of an explosive kiss with Lucy years before his marriage. Still, he'll steer clear of her. She's always been trouble with a capital T. Lucy couldn't wait to shed her small-town roots for the big city.  
But now that she's back in Hope's Crossing to take care of the Queen Anne home her late aunt has left her, she figures seeing Brendan Caine again is no big deal. After all, she'd managed to resist the handsome fire chief once before, but clearly the embers of their attraction are still smoldering…
My Review:
You will definitely love this romantic novel between two people who are trying their best to not be attracted to each other and because of their love for Jesse.
It's hard for Brendan because he has children to care for and Lucy has always been independent and lived a carefree life up to now. The temptation of being near Brendan however, will test her willpower and her patience with herself.
If you love the tension that comes from two people trying their best to avoid each other, all the while wanting to give in to the imagined passion, then you will love this story! It's got everything you love in one of the most romantic but still sad love affair because they both have lost a best friend that they are trying hard to honor.
Happy Reading!
Best-selling author RaeAnne Thayne

Author bio:
USA TODAY bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne loves words. This led her to a fifteen-year career in journalismas a newspaper reporter and editor.
But through it all, she dreamed of writing the kind of stories she loved best, romance, and has since published more than 40 titles. RaeAnne finds inspiration in the rugged northern Utah mountains, where she lives with her hero of a husband and their children.
She loves to hear from readers and can be reached through her website,

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from you.


Candace said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed! Thank you so much for hosting a tour stop!

Janice Hougland said...

What's not to enjoy about RaeAnne's stories? Nothing...absolutely nothing. She knows how to write about honest emotions and real people in real situations...and still provide happy endings that keep readers coming back for more. :-) Thanks for the post.

Ginny said...

My mom was just diagnosed with pancreatic and liver cancer, would love to give her this bracelet, thanks!

CarolinaDreamz said...

Oh this book sounds just wonderful. I'll read it even if I'm not lucky enough to win something. :) ~Heidi