Released: November 26, 2016
A single mom in need of safety accepts help from a mysterious recluse in this small-town romance by USA Today bestselling author Tess Thompson.
Annie Bell just wants to do the two things she loves: cook and care for her young son. So when she lands the role as head chef at a new restaurant, she fails to anticipate how quickly things change as her talent for cooking puts her quaint hometown on the map.
Amidst a flurry of publicity, Annie finds herself back in the sights of the abusive ex-boyfriend she though she’d left behind. He wants nothing more than to make Annie pay, and she knows his threats are more than empty promises.
Reluctantly, Annie accepts the help fo a handsome, wealthy recluse, hoping to ensure the safety of her little family. But things aren’t always as they seem, and as Annie ultimately learns, her would-be hero has a dark past of his own.
Riverbend is book two of the River Valley Series. I mentioned this series a couple of years ago, Riversong, and I absolutely adore this series so far. I love the small town feel (I lived in a small tow until it exploded with houses), I love the connection between the main characters, and overall I just love the feel that this story has given me.
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Release Date: Ebook 1/2/2020
Kai’s life is a series of choreographed steps, each one shielding her from the tragic memories of her past. Audition, dance, paycheck, repeat. It’s a broken record, but it’s what keeps her world spinning. When a tall mysterious stranger zooms into her life wielding an Aussie accent like it’s a weapon and effectively shattering her tightly woven cocoon, her safe and secure world quickly begins to unravel. Sebastian’s theater production is a sinking ship. To add insult to injury he’s obligated to give it one final run. The mission is simple — salvage what he can before they go down with the wreckage. But first he needs to convince the woman who despises him, despite her darkest fears, to join the case. Without her, his past will undoubtedly destroy his future. But with her . . . He may be opening himself up to more of a challenge that he bargained for.
I loved The Trouble with Gravity! All I have to say is is that Sebastian is up there on my list of favorite book boyfriends. I can hear him in his sexy Aussie self, the way he moves, the way he dresses (especially when he rides his bike).
I understand where Kai is coming from (the fear that is). She has a fear of boats and the open sea (it explains in the book). My fear may not be the boats or the ocean, but it is planes. It is paralyzing, it consumes you. I also feel her on having her wall up as well. Kai is everyone wrapped in a little package.
The story overall was amazing. I could not put it down. And I want more!
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