My rating: 5 of 5 stars
It’s been awhile since I’ve read anything by Karina Halle and I have to ask…WHY?? Ms. Halle delivered a vivid, smart and bold second chance romance that was perfectly balanced between the past and the present. I loved so many things about this book! The Canadian landscape and the Nelson ranch was written in rich and colorful details, I was able to imagine it all so well. But more, I loved the vibrant characters. Shane was SWOON worthy; both possessive, brave, alpha and sweet, comforting, loving. Rachel was a warrior! She had a lot to overcome and although she was vulnerable and scared at times, she was still strong enough to understand what she had in Shane and had the moxie to open her heart to love and hope. I really admired that trait! Shane and Rachel were simply adorable together and I found myself rooting for them from the very beginning. This story is emotionally charged, extremely meaningful, scintillating and passionate. Overall, another 5 STAR read for me! Told from dual POVs with a sweet, sweet, sweet ending. I received, read and voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
Wild Card, an all-new contemporary STANDALONE by New York Times Bestselling author Karina Halle is available NOW!!!
Wild Card is a standalone novel and the first book in the North Ridge Trilogy about rough and rugged Canadian mountain men, the Nelson brothers. Canada’s never felt so hot.
She swore she’d never go back home.
She swore she’d never see the man who broke her all those years ago.
But you don’t always get to choose your path.
And sometimes that path is as wild and rugged as the heart.
Rachel Waters thought she saw the last of the small mountain town of North Ridge, British Columbia, when she left six years ago. But while her advertising career blossomed beneath the skyscrapers of Toronto, her mother’s sudden illness has the 26-year old returning to North Ridge to care for her, putting her career on hold while dealing with family secrets, regrets and unresolved goodbyes.
Shane Nelson has always been a bit of a wild card. The youngest of three brothers, Shane’s spent most of his life being underestimated and misunderstood. With his quiet intensity, classic good looks and thoughtful demeanor, he’s an enigma on horseback, managing his father’s sprawling ranch on the slopes of North Ridge.
But while Shane remains the quintessential brooding cowboy, complete with an arsenal of inner demons, all of that changes when Rachel steps back into his life.
She was the girl he pushed away.
Now she’s the girl who wishes she could leave.
Despite the odds, Shane will do everything to convince Rachel he needs a second chance that he doesn’t deserve but when the two of them head off into the wilderness together in search of lost cattle, more than just their hearts are at stake.
Whether it’s love or lives on the line, one thing is for sure: always bet on the wild card.
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Karina Halle is a former travel writer and music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of The Pact, Love, in English, The Artists Trilogy, Dirty Angels and over 20 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her rescue pup, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails and devours a lot of books.
Halle is represented by the Root Literary and is both self-published and published by Simon & Schuster and Hachette in North America and in the UK.
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