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Genre: Contemporary Romance, General Contemporary Romance
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
Published: March 2009