From USA TODAY bestselling author Christie Ridgway comes a sparkling new series set in the California mountains, where Hollywood glamour meets rustic charm, and the sparks fly among the unlikeliest of couples…
Poppy Walker has a plan to restore the family resort, and she’s sticking to it. So when a good-looking guy with plenty of cash rents one of her half-repaired vacation cabins, she figures he’s just what the handyman ordered. But when a late-winter storm blows through, it takes down some trees, her roof and then…her self-control. Even though she’s been burned before by a wealthy passer-through, she can’t stay away from the brooding but gorgeous stranger in the bungalow next door.
Former teen idol turned Hollywood exec Ryan Hamilton wants a private place in which to endure his very personal heartbreak. Finally, at this rustic mountain cabin, he has all the seclusion one man could want—until sparks begin to fly with his sexy, formerly chilly landlady. By the time the weather dies down, they’re both hot, bothered and certain they’re still wrong for each other. But there’s no telling how they’ll face the new storm brewing on the horizon…(Source: Goodreads)
I love a great love story in a mountain setting. There is just something about it that exposes your vulnerability and makes you get real with yourself. And the California mountains threw Ryan and Poppy together forcing them to feel beyond their comfort zone. They both sought refuge in the mountains, trying to escape their pasts. Trying to build walls to protect their hearts and heal if they are lucky. But there isn’t anything better than finding love, when you weren’t looking for it.
As much as I like the storyline and the sexy time moments that steamed up my kindle, I just couldn’t quite find the couple’s chemistry. I was actually getting quite a lot of FEELS from Ryan’s brother, Linus, and Charlie. Their side story of a summer fling that couldn’t quite fling the feels it brought had me wanting more.
But RIDGWAY brought it all in the end. As I was grasping for how TAKE MY BREATH AWAY was going to find its HEA, all the FEELS exploded from the page. Hurt. Worry. Anxiety. Relief. Family. Connected. And Heart Wide Open. Nicely Done.