Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Blog Tour 'Wild Iris Ridge' by RaeAnne Thayne

Welcome to my tour stop for ‘Wild Iris Ridge’ by RaeAnne Thayne. This is an adult contemporary romance published by Harlequin. The tour runs July 21-31 with reviews, author interviews and guest posts. Make sure to check out the Tour Page & Schedule.
I hope you enjoy your stay here at Maureen’s Books. ;)

  About the Book: big-city, high-powered advertising executive and a small-town firefighter learn that no matter where you started or what you’ve lost, if you open your heart, you can find joy and love again. ‘Wild Iris Ridge’ is the latest book in USA TODAY bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne’s charming Hope’s Crossing series.

Lucy Drake and Brendan Caine have only one thing in common. And it's likely to tear them apart. Because it was Brendan's late wife, Jessie—and Lucy's best friend—who'd brought them together in the first place. And since Jesse's passing, Brendan's been distracted by his two little ones…and the memory of an explosive kiss with Lucy years before his marriage. Still, he'll steer clear of her. She's always been trouble with a capital T.

Lucy couldn't wait to shed her small-town roots for the big city. But now that she's back in Hope's Crossing to take care of the Queen Anne home her late aunt has left her, she figures seeing Brendan Caine again is no big deal. After all, she'd managed to resist the handsome fire chief once before, but clearly the embers of their attraction are still smoldering…

My Review:


When I saw the invitation for the ‘Wild Iris Ridge’ by RaeAnne Thayne blog tour on Candace’s Blog I was immediately interested. I saw the book cover and although it’s not exactly my taste I was intrigued by it. When I read the description of the book I was sure of it. I needed to be a part of this book tour! ‘Wild Iris Ridge’ just sounded very much like a book I would love. Thankfully I got a spot on this tour and I received the book a couple of weeks ago.

In ‘Wild Iris Ridge’ we meet Lucy, a thirty-one year old woman who’s in desperate need of some changes. When Lucy loses the job she worked so hard for she is devastated and she decides to go to her old home town Hope’s Crossing to hopefully get some peace of mind.
But in Hope’s Crossing there is Brendan Caine, a thirty-six year old widowed fire fighter with two little children. Lucy and Brendan have known each other for years since Lucy’s Best friend and cousin is Brendan’s deceased wife. But they aren’t really fond of each other. Unfortunately they soon find out that they can’t avoid each other in the little town. And feelings that seemed long ago are coming to the surface again.

From the moment I started in ‘Wild Iris Ridge’ I loved this story. This story was different than the previous books I read and I really loved that. I really fell in love with the little town Hope’s Crossing. I loved how kind and helpful everybody was and how everybody knew each other.  This book immediately pulled me in and I really didn’t want to put it down. That meant reading until late at night and needing a lot of coffee in the morning when my alarm went off. But it was so worth it.

The character I liked the most was definitely Brandon. I just really loved his character. He was just such a loving but also really fun guy. When Brandon lost his wife two years ago he didn’t give up he made sure that his children had everything they could want. He really deserved to be happy again and find some love. And although I really don’t have a thing for children, I loved Brendan’s children. They were just so fun and they loved spending time with their dad. 

This book was everything I hoped for and even more. I loved the story, the characters and the chemistry between Lucy and Brendan. This book even made me cry at the end and I’m really bumped I’ve finished it that fast. This book is definitely going on my favorite list. And I definitely need to read more books by RaeAnne Thayne. 

About the Author:


USA TODAY bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne loves words. This led her to a fifteen-year career in journalism as a newspaper reporter and editor. But through it all, she dreamed of writing the kind of stories she loved best, romance, and has since published more than 40 titles.
RaeAnne finds inspiration in the rugged northern Utah mountains, where she lives with her hero of a husband and their children. She loves to hear from readers and can be reached through her website.

For more information about RaeAnne Thayne and her books please visit Goodreads, Amazon, Twitter and Facebook.



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  1. I'm so glad you loved this one! Thank you so much for hosting a tour stop!

    1. You're very welcome. I really really loved this book. I couldn't get enough :D

  2. The books sounds so sweet, and the iris necklace is beautiful!

    1. It truly is a great book! I was immidiately in love with this story.
      Participate in the GiveAway.. Maybe the necklace will be yours ;)

  3. Loved your review, Maureen! It made me realize I really need to catch up in this series as I've only the first three RaeAnne wrote. Gotta get crackin' with my reading! I had such good intentions to read a lot this Summer...and that seems to have fallen to the wayside . . .

    1. Thank you so much. :D
      I really loved this book. I can't believe this was my first book by RaeAnne Thayne. I'm really missing out. I definitely will be reading more books in this series.
      Good luck with your reading. I hope you can find more time to do so ;)


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