Book Review

by Robyn Carr

Genre: Contemporary Romance, General Contemporary Romance
Sensuality: HOT

2009 Contemporary Romance Award Winner

RT Rating

The latest in Carr's popular Virgin River series shares all of the wit, humor and grace of the previous books, and tough but tender hero Luke is irresistible. A keeper.

Isolated for the past five years while acting as caregiver to her recently deceased mother, Shelby MacIntyre is ready to get on with her life -- to travel, go to college and maybe fall in love. While deciding exactly what she's going to do, Shelby moves to Virgin River to stay with her uncle. That's where she meets former Blackhawk pilot Luke Riordan, who's refurbishing some rundown cottages nearby.

A cynical love-'em-and-leave-'em type, Luke's not exactly Mr. Right, but Shelby can't get him out of her mind, and there's something about sweet Shelby that tempts Luke into thinking about more than one night in her arms. But Luke doesn't want to cheat Shelby of the experiences she'll have if she leaves Virgin River -- no matter what she thinks she wants. (MIRA, Mar., 384 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed By: Catherine Witmer

Publisher: MIRA

Published: March 2009

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4.5 Stars

Average Rating: 4.5 Stars
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Temptation Ridge - Robyn Carr

Submitted by Robin in PA on October 8, 2010 - 9:10pm.

After taking care of her mother through a long illness, Vanni's cousin, Shelby, comes to town to start a new life. She soon meets the emotionally wounded Luke Riordan and falls in love with him. Luke explains to her that he is too old for her and she is too innocent for him, but that doesn't stop her from pursuing him.

This is an excellent addition to Carr's Virgin River series. Not only do we get Shelby & Luke's story which is worth the price of the book; but we also see more of Walt & Muriel's relationship, along with newcomers Cameron & Abby. Of course, all the past characters from the series are included. These books just draw me into the story and I have a hard time putting them down. My rating: 5 Stars.