From a very young age, Chloe Pierce was trained to look after the ones she loved.
And she was trained by the best.
But when the man who looked after her was no longer there, Chloe is cast adrift—just as the very foundation of her life crumbled to pieces.
Then she runs into tall, lanky, unpretentious Judge Oakley, her exact opposite. She shops. He hikes. She drinks pink ladies. He drinks beer. She’s a city girl. He’s a mountain guy.
Obviously, this means they have a blowout fight upon meeting. Their second encounter doesn’t go a lot better.
Judge is loving the challenge. Chloe is everything he doesn’t want in a woman, but he can’t stop finding ways to spend time with her. He knows she’s dealing with loss and change.
He just doesn’t know how deep that goes. Or how ingrained it is for Chloe to care for those who have a place in her heart, how hard it will be to trust anyone to look after her…
And how much harder it is when it’s his turn.
RELEASE DATE: September 7, 2021
Not my first read by the author, she is a TOP FAV author I’ve read and re-read countless times. That said I am not going to lie and say I was not nervous about something new and now from this author. I just spend 4 books into a different Series and I couldn’t connect and did not like so I was nervous about this.
Heroine: Chloe Pierce – Hero: Judge Oakley
Okay first expression until page 20 before it goes into THE NOW. I liked & hated it at the same time because *frustrated* i absolutely hate when the hero and/or heroine are already in relationship especially in love with the other person because it takes me a long time to want to see or be able to see them together romantically. UGH just absolutely hate those scenes, granted I made it out of that debacle I had to take a break before diving back in because I’m a emotional reader and that made me want to continue but hate-reading bc I’m so annoyed that was in the book. I’m sure not a lot of people will read this long ass review or care but I am as honest with my review’s as I am with reading emotionally. What’s worse is from page 21 to 30 I COULD NOT STAND THE HEROINE OMFG can she just shut up and stop! *deep breath*
28% in: These two could not be more opposite if I tried. I am going to say that I am warming up to the heroine, a lot is really happening. So if you’ve never read KA you won’t know when I say this but A LOT has already happened and I am barely at the first quarter marker. KA’s book are long but when you get the right hit, you’ll want it to be even longer! I wish I could say that I warmed up to the heroine by 35% but honestly at that to me she is just a high-maintenance bitch. The little that she let go was so sweet and I was warming up to her but boy could she turn up the bitch, to a high. UGH!!!!!!!! In all the books and years I have read KA I honestly can’t say that I have disliked a heroine as much as this one. Such a shame because I do enjoy the plot and story line so far and ABSOLUTELY HEAD OVER HEELS IN LOVE WITH THE HERO. Why would KA do this to us, why?
AND I knew I would DNF this book because I was getting close to half of it and the heroine just got worse and worse. How anyone can feel sorry for a high handed, have all the money in the world and everything she is woman well in this case a child 23 year old…I don’t get it. She was not only mean and high maintenance but also disrespectful and just so damn high handed. UGH I think I officially give up on KA because the old style of her writing *not including the ROCK CHICKS those I couldn’t stand* was where I loved the author and I guess you outgrown books and authors as much as people and this is where I part with this. SO SO ANGRY because I just don’t get why she would write such a mean heroine. And before anyone says you should have stuck it out because in the end she redeems herself, no thanks she done so much damage by being a bitch that I don’t think I could ever feel sorry for her rich entitled ass. The only reason this is getting a 3 star is the Hero and my respect for KA’s writing.
Triggers: Personal Dislike
Standalone/Series: Book #1 in New Series River Rain
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