Wednesday, 23 July 2014

BLOG TOUR - Wild Iris Ridge by RaeAnne Thayne **GIVEAWAY**


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.

Make sure to check out the Tour Page & Schedule.


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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…


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MY REVIEW!


So what did I think of Wild Iris Ridge?

I really enjoyed it, from it's literally smoking start to the gripping ending I loved looking in on the lives of the townsfolk of Hope's Crossing.

The story centres upon Lucy Drake a previous resident of the town who has returned to inherit her late Great Aunt's beautiful mansion, Lucy has been a high flyer ever since she left the town years ago to move to her amazing job and life in Seattle but one dark cold night she finds herself back at the mansion which holds many memories of her aunt and her best friend Jessica, both long gone.  She wants to fulfil her aunts and Jessica's vision of turning the mansion in to a guest house but will she stay in the town long enough to make this happen?

What Lucy's didn't count upon was meeting up with Brendan Caine, Jessica's husband now widower and the father of Lucy's godchildren, they met years ago before Brendan met Jessica and shared a passionate kiss but now with Jessica gone will Hope's Crossing fire chief (yes ladies he is a fireman!) learn to move on with his life?

Wild Iris Ridge is a gorgeous read and a tale of two people who have already lost so much and are fighting to decide whether they can stand to lose something incredibly important again.

It's well written with adorable children, lovely towns people and a beautiful setting, the perfect novel to get away from it all with!

Wild Iris Ridge is awarded 4 out of 5

Thank you to Harlequin and Net Galley for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review

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Best-selling author RaeAnne Thayne

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,RaeAnneThayne.com.

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6 comments

  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed this one! Thank you so much for hosting a tour stop!

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  2. that was a really nice review although not so sure I agree with the 4 of 5 stars but that's one opinion as I am almost done and I would rate it higher

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    1. If we all thought the same!! No it was really good will need to read more of RaeAnne's books!

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  3. A 4 on a book review is still excellent in my estimation, since reviewers can't help letting their personal preferences shine through a review. I mostly read historical romances and so haven't read many contemporaries...and if I were a reviewer I'm sure my lack of contemporary reading would bias my review. But RaeAnne's contemporaries are one of the few that I have read and they are superb. I grew up in a very small town where everyone knew everyone else and there are many things about that, that I miss. I think it's lonelier living in a city because I find neighbors don't always know or want to know their neighbors...and rarely speak to them. I like RaeAnne's small town stories...they have heart and value. Thanks for the review and post. jdh2690@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! A 4 in my review scale is Very Good, with 5 being Excellent, so its still a great read and I look forward to reading more by RaeAnne!

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