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At twenty five after five years as her mother's caregiver it's time for Shelby to experience freedom and adventure Time for travel college and romance But when she visits Virgin River she runs into Luke Rior. Wow wow wow Another big winner by the talented Robyn Carr this may be my favorite of the series since book #1 Virgin River There was just something about these characters that grabbed me emotionally I loved the strength and courage of the heroine Shelby McIntyre who was determined to live her life to the fullest after spending years as her dying mother's devoted caretaker And I loved the hero former Army Blackhawk pilot Luke Riordan who may not have been what Shelby thought she was looking for but boy was he ever perfect for her Be sure to have a big box of Kleenex close by especially if you're a big marshmallow like me because you'll need it with this oneAfter spending the last five years of her life caring for her beloved mother who was slowly dying from ALS 25 year old Shelby has finally laid her Mom to rest sold her house and packed her belongings and is ready to move on with her life It's time to get started on some things that have been on the back burner take a vacation see the world enroll in college get a job and maybe find Mr Right along the way Shelby's version of Mr Right is a clean cut guy in a polo shirt styled hair and an advanced degree But before she gets started on her grand adventure she wants to spend some uality time with her uncle retired Army General Walt Booth at his ranch in the tiny California town of Virgin River On her way into town she meets up with sexy cocky he's so not what I'm looking for but boy I've got to have him Luke RiordanLuke's 38 recently retired from the Army and is looking to possibly settle down somewhere and get on with his post army life Luke and one of his four brothers recently acuired some property complete with some run down cabins in Virgin River with the idea of fixing them up and selling them for a profit When he meets Shelby he's instantly attracted but thinks she's a teenager and totally off limits When he finds out she's actually 25 he's intrigued but keeps telling himself it would be wrong wrong wrong to start something with her He's not looking for love and marriage he's tried that once and it was disasterous and humiliating and Shelby looks like a forever kind of girl But being around Shelby week after week is so tempting and when she lets it be known that she is in fact not looking for marriage or forever it would interfere with her plans Luke is ready to give in They begin a sizzling hot affair and they are absolutely perfect for each other They both think they can handle the no strings thing they've got going on and that everything will be fine and dandy when Shelby eventually starts her new life in a few months Neither expected that they would each fall head over heels in love but are they ready to admit that Will Shelby give up her big plans for the future if Luke asks her to stay Will Luke be willing to trust Shelby with his heart or is he too battle scarred from his past relationships to even try And can either of these two live without the otherLoved loved loved everything about this one from the main romance between Luke and Shelby to the other romances between Shelby's Uncle Walt and former movie star Muriel and Dr Cameron Michaels surprising romance with one of Vanni's Second Chance Pass girlfriends I enjoyed catching up with all the town 'doings' in Virgin River There's a birth surprising pregnancies another near town disaster where a lot of residents become heroes and sadly a death of a beloved character There's some new characters introduced including an abused homeless man with Down's Syndrome who Luke befriends the introduction of one of Vanni's flight attendant friends and most importantly the introduction of Luke's mother and two of Luke's 4 brothers Please Robyn Carr write a story about at least one of themThe ending had me tied in knots My heart nearly broke when Shelby thought stubborn Luke couldn't give her all that she needed and that she wasn't enough for him tissue alert and decided to get on with her life as originally planned Thank God for Luke's younger brother Aiden who came through with a heart to heart with Shelby revealing things about Luke that Shelby never knew I loved when Shelby returned to confront Luke with what she knew and when Luke finally declared his true feelings to Shelby I just about meltedOnce again the author's descriptive narrative immerses you in the tiny California town and it's colorful characters and before long you'll be turning the pages so fast dying to find out what's going to happen I could not put this one down I just fell in love with the hero and heroine and it just about killed me when it looked like they wouldn't make a go of it This is definitely one couple I hope to read about I'm also interested to see how pediatrician Cameron makes out with his budding romance he has a lot of hurdles to overcome And the 'senior' romance between Walt and reluctant movie star Muriel may be coming to a crossroads and I can't wait to find out what direction it will lead to These are all the reasons that I am anxiously awaiting the release of the next book in the series Paradise ValleyIf you are a fan of contemporary romance do yourself a favor and immerse yourself in this wonderful series It's sexy hot has colorful characters interesting happenings and most importantly is very romantic Hopefully there's many books to come 5 big stars

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Dan decidedly not whom she has in mind A handsome Blackhawk pilot Luke exited the army after twenty years four wars and having been shot out of the sky three times At thirty eight he's tough and jaded His ma. Please bear with me as I stumble through this review I’ve been sitting staring blankly at the screen for a full minute because I’m still not sure what I think of this book It has some absolutely wonderful moments and some powerfully tragic ones too But it seems like it’s taken me six books to finally start getting irritated with things that have bothered other readers right from the startFor a start Mel I’ve never been particularly bothered by her character or the author’s penchant for using Mel’s character to promote women’s health issues apart from the disastrous scene in the last book; but in this one I could totally see how readers would find her pushy and abrasiveI was particularly bothered by the way she approached asking Preacher to cook healthier low fat food because she had gained weight For a start there was no asking there was only demanding and her approach was unnecessarily bullying and hostile I didn’t get that at all – they are supposed to be friends and Preacher is a gorgeous man Apart from that if you’re not happy with what Preacher cooks try making your own food Even if you can’t cook you can throw together a salad for goodness sake No one is shoving the food down your throat See It bothered me I’m sure many readers would say that is typical Mel behaviour but I haven’t seen her in that light beforeI also felt that Mel ambushing virgin Shelby and submitting her to an intrusive on the spot pelvic exam without just cause and detailing the whole thing to the reader was a bit much The overload of pregnancies still doesn’t bother me albeit I can see that the overwhelming male response is implausible but that scene did I don’t like pushy people and I saw that trait in Mel in this installmentFinally the author’s transitions to the parallel storylines and secondary romances are jarring Some of them just came completely out of nowhere We’re going along nicely settling into the story and immersing ourselves in the Virgin River life and BAM Along comes what appears to be a completely unrelated and random introduction of a totally different story What Who WhyIt’s not that I even dislike these other stories I actually enjoyed them a great deal but there’s got to be a better way of introducing them and crossing to them It’s just not working and is very jarring for the reader and serves to completely pull you out of the other storylines I was first attracted to the original Virgin River novel because it gave a feeling of comfort but this is uite an uncomfortable way of reading no matter how appealing the storiesFinally what is with the need to insert a random large scale tragedy or threat to the town I know I’m not reading romantic suspense here so I don’t expect the author to randomly throw in some kind of danger for the sake of action or suspense And that’s what it feels like It just doesn’t fit with the general pace and feel of the novel no matter how well it is writtenThis is why I’m feeling conflicted about this one I finish typing all that and I’m wanting to give the book a low rating Then realising that I’ve said nothing of the plot I get to thinking of the storylines and characters and how much I enjoyed them Then I want to give it a high rating Probably we’ll end up somewhere in the middle but I shall keep typing and see how I feelThe primary romance in this one is between lovely 25 year old virgin Shelby and 38 year old ex army emotionally unavailable Luke I really enjoyed their romance Neither was at all what the other was looking for yet they somehow fit perfectly They made it clear to each other that there would be no future but neither was prepared for how hard they would fall I wondered how the author was going to manage their HEA without the use of a magic wand and I think it was handled realistically and with great emotionI really appreciated that Shelby and Luke’s story remained the focus of the book throughout There was still a lot going on but they remained central for the entire course of the book start to finish which is what I expect from a romance The previous book in the series didn’t end with the primary couple’s HEA – they got that out of the way and disappeared before the end of the book Thankfully the author got it right this timeI also loved the introduction of Art’s character a man with Downs syndrome and I thought the author did a wonderful job with Art’s characterisation and the details surrounding his arrival in Virgin River I absolutely loved reading about him and I hope we get to see lots of himI didn’t expect to see much of Cam after the last book so I was surprised and ultimately pleased to see him back in Virgin River again I really enjoyed his storyline and as it is still unresolved I’m looking forward to seeing how it progresses He really deserves a HEA and I’m looking forward to seeing him get it Oh but the circumstances facilitating his return were devastatingI’m not a reader who is often moved to tears over a book but this one had me bawling I’m not talking a uiet tear or two – this was noisy messy sobbing Unbelievable I can’t remember the last time that happened It says a lot about the author’s characterisations and ability to completely draw the reader in and have them connect and care about the characters so deeply and in my case unconsciouslySo how do I rate this book I’m too tired now to continue arguing with myself over whether I should just disregard the parts that didn’t work for me and give this a four; then thinking about the fact that there were parts that irritated me which means that it’s maybe closer to a three Even if I go for 35 do I round up or down Somebody stop me What am I doing spending so much time agonising over a rating on GR anyway The Dome Builders Handbook years four wars and having been shot out of the sky three times At thirty eight he's tough and jaded His ma. Please bear with me as I stumble through this review I’ve been sitting staring blankly at the screen for a full minute because I’m still not sure what I think of this book It has some absolutely wonderful moments and some powerfully tragic ones too But it seems like it’s taken me six books to finally start getting irritated with things that have bothered other readers right from the startFor a start Mel I’ve never been particularly bothered by her character or the author’s penchant for using Mel’s character to promote women’s health issues apart from the disastrous scene in the last book; but in this one I could totally see how readers would find her pushy and abrasiveI was particularly bothered by the way she approached asking Preacher to cook healthier low fat food because she had gained weight For a start there was no asking there was only demanding and her approach was unnecessarily bullying and hostile I didn’t get that at all – they are supposed to be friends and Preacher is a gorgeous man Apart from that if Pirelli World Rallying 2010-2011 you’re not happy with what Preacher cooks try making Jewellery : From Art nouveau to 3D printing your own food Even if Jewellery : From Art nouveau to 3D printing you can’t cook 3 Months to No.1: The "No-Nonsense" SEO Playbook for Getting Your Website Found on Google you can throw together a salad for goodness sake No one is shoving the food down Dimsie Goes to School your throat See It bothered me I’m sure many readers would say that is typical Mel behaviour but I haven’t seen her in that light beforeI also felt that Mel ambushing virgin Shelby and submitting her to an intrusive on the spot pelvic exam without just cause and detailing the whole thing to the reader was a bit much The overload of pregnancies still doesn’t bother me albeit I can see that the overwhelming male response is implausible but that scene did I don’t like pushy people and I saw that trait in Mel in this installmentFinally the author’s transitions to the parallel storylines and secondary romances are jarring Some of them just came completely out of nowhere We’re going along nicely settling into the story and immersing ourselves in the Virgin River life and BAM Along comes what appears to be a completely unrelated and random introduction of a totally different story What Who WhyIt’s not that I even dislike these other stories I actually enjoyed them a great deal but there’s got to be a better way of introducing them and crossing to them It’s just not working and is very jarring for the reader and serves to completely pull Sand Chronicles, Vol. 10 you out of the other storylines I was first attracted to the original Virgin River novel because it gave a feeling of comfort but this is uite an uncomfortable way of reading no matter how appealing the storiesFinally what is with the need to insert a random large scale tragedy or threat to the town I know I’m not reading romantic suspense here so I don’t expect the author to randomly throw in some kind of danger for the sake of action or suspense And that’s what it feels like It just doesn’t fit with the general pace and feel of the novel no matter how well it is writtenThis is why I’m feeling conflicted about this one I finish typing all that and I’m wanting to give the book a low rating Then realising that I’ve said nothing of the plot I get to thinking of the storylines and characters and how much I enjoyed them Then I want to give it a high rating Probably we’ll end up somewhere in the middle but I shall keep typing and see how I feelThe primary romance in this one is between lovely 25 Tinkle Tall Tales No. 2 year old virgin Shelby and 38 A Good Girls Guide to Murder year old ex army emotionally unavailable Luke I really enjoyed their romance Neither was at all what the other was looking for The Damned Lovely yet they somehow fit perfectly They made it clear to each other that there would be no future but neither was prepared for how hard they would fall I wondered how the author was going to manage their HEA without the use of a magic wand and I think it was handled realistically and with great emotionI really appreciated that Shelby and Luke’s story remained the focus of the book throughout There was still a lot going on but they remained central for the entire course of the book start to finish which is what I expect from a romance The previous book in the series didn’t end with the primary couple’s HEA – they got that out of the way and disappeared before the end of the book Thankfully the author got it right this timeI also loved the introduction of Art’s character a man with Downs syndrome and I thought the author did a wonderful job with Art’s characterisation and the details surrounding his arrival in Virgin River I absolutely loved reading about him and I hope we get to see lots of himI didn’t expect to see much of Cam after the last book so I was surprised and ultimately pleased to see him back in Virgin River again I really enjoyed his storyline and as it is still unresolved I’m looking forward to seeing how it progresses He really deserves a HEA and I’m looking forward to seeing him get it Oh but the circumstances facilitating his return were devastatingI’m not a reader who is often moved to tears over a book but this one had me bawling I’m not talking a uiet tear or two – this was noisy messy sobbing Unbelievable I can’t remember the last time that happened It says a lot about the author’s characterisations and ability to completely draw the reader in and have them connect and care about the characters so deeply and in my case unconsciouslySo how do I rate this book I’m too tired now to continue arguing with myself over whether I should just disregard the parts that didn’t work for me and give this a four; then thinking about the fact that there were parts that irritated me which means that it’s maybe closer to a three Even if I go for 35 do I round up or down Somebody stop me What am I doing spending so much time agonising over a rating on GR anyway

Robyn Carr ☆ 5 Summary

Jor was in one night stands with a minor in commitment avoidance Technically these two are all wrong for one another But sometimes what you want and what you need are two different thingstwo very good things. Yet another excellent edition to the Virgin River series I think I liked Second Chance Pass just a smidge so I'd probably rate this one 475 stars But it was still a great book to read I had a few minor uibbles but overall I enjoyed it a lot Temptation Ridge the sixth book in the Virgin River series takes up back to Virgin River where you catch up with existing characters meet some new ones see some previous ones return and say a last goodbye to another Shelby McIntyre who was introduced in the previous book is moving to Virgin River for a little while planning to stay with her Uncle Walt and cousin Vanessa On the way into town she meets Luke Riordan an retired army man coming to Virgin River to work on some property he owns After five years taking care of her invalid mother Shelby has plans Take a few months to herself travel a little then start nursing school And if she happens to meet a guy somewhere in there all the better She knows just what kind of guy she wantsuntil she meets Luke From the first there is a strong attraction between them Luke tries to fight it He believes he's no good for her But Shelby once she decides she wants Luke doesn't let up And soon the two are virtually playing house While elsewhere in Virgin River Walt and Muriel move their relationship further a beloved character dies babies are born pregnancies discovered and a bunch of kids are put in danger Pretty much everything you'd come to expect from a Virgin River novelI always enjoy coming back to Virgin River and getting to see what all the characters are up to I just love Mel and Jack They're kind of the heart and soul of the series There were some scenes with Mel in this book that just broke my heart I cried for like 10 pages straightI really liked Shelby in this book She's such a strong together heroine Rather empowering to read about I loved the way she handled the situation with Luke especially near the end Their romance was sweet yet hot I do wish they'd gotten a little attention during the first part of the book but I was really happy that for once the last page chapter of the book dealt with the HH instead of some other Virgin River coupleIf I had to uibble with one or two thingsone would be the introduction of Abby and the reintroduction of Cameron What's happened between them so far is very similar to Nikki and Joe from the last book I just found a little bit of a lack of originality there And the other thing would be that I thought it was weird that in the beginning Mel was one this big kick about her weight but after that one chapter it was never mentioned again Grant it she was rather distracted but I just thought it was odd for something to be introduced like it was this big thing for her then completely disappearThey're just little uibbles though I liked everything else about the book And I'm really looking forward to Paradise Valleythough I am a bit dubious about the potential heroine of that one Art of Magic the Gathering: Innistrad you want and what Esposa Humillada (Spanish Edition) you need are two different thingstwo very good things. Yet another excellent edition to the Virgin River series I think I liked Second Chance Pass just a smidge so I'd probably rate this one 475 stars But it was still a great book to read I had a few minor uibbles but overall I enjoyed it a lot Temptation Ridge the sixth book in the Virgin River series takes up back to Virgin River where Kto naprawdę go zabił? you catch up with existing characters meet some new ones see some previous ones return and say a last goodbye to another Shelby McIntyre who was introduced in the previous book is moving to Virgin River for a little while planning to stay with her Uncle Walt and cousin Vanessa On the way into town she meets Luke Riordan an retired army man coming to Virgin River to work on some property he owns After five Masters of the Air years taking care of her invalid mother Shelby has plans Take a few months to herself travel a little then start nursing school And if she happens to meet a guy somewhere in there all the better She knows just what kind of guy she wantsuntil she meets Luke From the first there is a strong attraction between them Luke tries to fight it He believes he's no good for her But Shelby once she decides she wants Luke doesn't let up And soon the two are virtually playing house While elsewhere in Virgin River Walt and Muriel move their relationship further a beloved character dies babies are born pregnancies discovered and a bunch of kids are put in danger Pretty much everything Legacy of the Gods you'd come to expect from a Virgin River novelI always enjoy coming back to Virgin River and getting to see what all the characters are up to I just love Mel and Jack They're kind of the heart and soul of the series There were some scenes with Mel in this book that just broke my heart I cried for like 10 pages straightI really liked Shelby in this book She's such a strong together heroine Rather empowering to read about I loved the way she handled the situation with Luke especially near the end Their romance was sweet The Dome Builders Handbook yet hot I do wish they'd gotten a little attention during the first part of the book but I was really happy that for once the last page chapter of the book dealt with the HH instead of some other Virgin River coupleIf I had to uibble with one or two thingsone would be the introduction of Abby and the reintroduction of Cameron What's happened between them so far is very similar to Nikki and Joe from the last book I just found a little bit of a lack of originality there And the other thing would be that I thought it was weird that in the beginning Mel was one this big kick about her weight but after that one chapter it was never mentioned again Grant it she was rather distracted but I just thought it was odd for something to be introduced like it was this big thing for her then completely disappearThey're just little uibbles though I liked everything else about the book And I'm really looking forward to Paradise Valleythough I am a bit dubious about the potential heroine of that one

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