Wild Card, an all-new contemporary STANDALONE by New York Times Bestselling author Karina Halle is available NOW!!!
Wild Card is a standalone novel and the first book in the North Ridge Trilogy about rough and rugged Canadian mountain men, the Nelson brothers. Canada’s never felt so hot.
She swore she’d never go back home.
She swore she’d never see the man who broke her all those years ago.
But you don’t always get to choose your path.
And sometimes that path is as wild and rugged as the heart.
Rachel Waters thought she saw the last of the small mountain town of North Ridge, British Columbia, when she left six years ago. But while her advertising career blossomed beneath the skyscrapers of Toronto, her mother’s sudden illness has the 26-year old returning to North Ridge to care for her, putting her career on hold while dealing with family secrets, regrets and unresolved goodbyes.
Shane Nelson has always been a bit of a wild card. The youngest of three brothers, Shane’s spent most of his life being underestimated and misunderstood. With his quiet intensity, classic good looks and thoughtful demeanor, he’s an enigma on horseback, managing his father’s sprawling ranch on the slopes of North Ridge.
But while Shane remains the quintessential brooding cowboy, complete with an arsenal of inner demons, all of that changes when Rachel steps back into his life.
She was the girl he pushed away.
Now she’s the girl who wishes she could leave.
Despite the odds, Shane will do everything to convince Rachel he needs a second chance that he doesn’t deserve but when the two of them head off into the wilderness together in search of lost cattle, more than just their hearts are at stake.
Whether it’s love or lives on the line, one thing is for sure: always bet on the wild card.
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This was my first book by Karina Halle – I was drawn in by the storyline, something different than I’m used to, I’ve not read many ‘cowboy’ books, but this intrigued me!!
Wild Card is the first standalone in the new North Ridge Series, this is told in dual perspective and and goes from ‘past to present’ in the telling of the story, which I think really added to the plot – a second chance romance, this is Shane and Rachel’s story.
Rachel moved to North Ridge when she was nine, and immediately formed a lasting friendship which turned into a relationship with Shane. Their bond in undeniable, they did everything together, shared all their firsts together, thought they would be together forever. Until he broke her heart and she fled away from town. Its been six years since she’s been back, but her mother has developed cancer, and she goes back to help. But North Ridge is the last place she wants to be – she has bad memories from here, her relationship with her mother is virtually non-existent, and her ex still lives there, the man she has grown to hate, yet can’t stop thinking about and comparing other men to, even though he broke her heart into a million pieces.
This is a great second chance read with some really great characters in here. I really connected with Rachel and Shane, and felt for them as the story unfolds. Friendship, love, innocence, lies, deceit, heart break, forgiveness…. this storyline has it all!
I loved Rachel who portrayed herself as such a strong character, yet had been wronged by the ones that were supposed to love her and care for her. Shane is stunningly handsome, quiet, intense, a hard working cowboy through and through, knows what he wants and will move heaven and earth to get it. The love they share is raw and wild, full of emotion.
I loved it!! It was a great read, a slow burn with a great story behind it. I can’t wait to read more books in the North Ridge series.
Karina Halle is a former travel writer and music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of The Pact, Love, in English, The Artists Trilogy, Dirty Angels and over 20 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her rescue pup, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails and devours a lot of books.
Halle is represented by the Root Literary and is both self-published and published by Simon & Schuster and Hachette in North America and in the UK.
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