Maverick by Karina Halle
Release Date: October 17th
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Maverick, an all-new contemporary STANDALONE by New York Times Bestselling author Karina Halle is LIVE!!!
Maverick is a complete standalone novel and the second book about the rough and rugged Nelson brothers. Get ready for one wild alpha mountain man – Canada’s never felt so hot!
Forget playing it safe.
John “Maverick” Nelson likes to live his life on the edge – literally. A crucial member of the search and rescue team in the mountainous British Columbian town of North Ridge, Maverick’s brash and bold attitude means he’s the first one to ascend into danger, no matter the risk.
When it comes to women, though, Maverick errs on the side of caution. For all his cocky charm, rugged good looks and sexual swagger, he remains as unreachable as the surrounding peaks. Hot, wild sex? He’ll tell you there’s no better way to spend a cold, wintry night. Relationships? He’d rather freeze.
That is until he lays his eyes on American Riley Clarke. Trading in the crippling expenses of Aspen for BC, Riley is North Ridge’s newest member of their search and rescue team and the only woman on the job, which means spending a lot of time with Mav in adrenaline-pumping situations.
With the chemistry between them hot enough to melt snow, keeping their hands off each other is detriment to the success of their team. Besides, Maverick’s her boss and she didn’t work her ass off in Colorado just to throw it all away for some mind-blowing sex.
But when the worst winter in years sweeps in, Riley and Maverick will have to battle the elements along with their attraction for each other. And if either of them slip up, both of them will be in for a deep freeze.
Maverick is book 2 in the North Ridge Series – I really liked Book 1 Wild Card and was so looking forward to this, and it did not disappoint, it was a great read!! These can be read as standalones, but you get a much better feel of the North Ridge world if you read from book 1.
The characters of Mav and Riley were brilliant, both individually and together.
Mav is the boss of the rescue team and Riley is the new recruit. Their attraction is instant, but they are work mates and as such it would be against the rules to mix business and pleasure but can they resist the pull of each other?
A brilliant read that had me engrossed in the first few pages. I love Riley!! She is such a fabulous character – she knows what she wants and will go for it, not much of a filter, says what she means. She has had problems – a bad family upbringing and suffered a devastating loss, and as such has problems being emotionally involved, but is so terribly lonely and doesn’t want to be anymore.
Mav is just Alpha through and through. He’s been a player and worked his way through the girls around town, but meeting Riley throws him for a loop. He is instantly attracted to her character and knows he’s in real trouble with this ‘little minx’.
Brilliant wit and banter ensues between these two and they try and get on and work together without crossing the boundaries. The sexual tension you could cut with a knife!!! Believe me the sexy scenes in here are panty meltingly hot and steamy!!!
A brilliant read, I love this series so far and can’t wait to read more of them!!
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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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