Welcome to my review of book 3 in Darcy Burke’s Ribbon Ridge contemporary romance series. Please be sure to check the tour stops to read excerpts and see what other readers thought of the title and don’t forget to enter the tour wide giveaway where Avon Impulse is giving away a Set of Custom Pint Glasses with Brew Pub Logo and two digital download bundles of books 1 & 2 of the Ribbon Ridge series by Darcy Burke.
When Love Happens
I’ve been gravitating to the historic romance of late preferring those to more contemporary titles. Darcy Burke has reaffirmed my enjoyment of contemporary romance with When Love Happens, the third book in her Ribbon Ridge series, my first introduction to her work.
Tori and Sean had chemistry that nearly short-circuited my eReader! That chemistry had the two in a whirlwind romance culminating with a quickie wedding in Las Vegas. But, the tragic death of her brother has Tori running from her marriage and new husband as she wallows in guilt and regret.
Sean had to return to Europe for a work commitment that keeps him away from Tori, but he’s not willing to give up on their marriage. When the opportunity to produce a reality show that involves Tori and the rest of the Archers is too good to pass up, he grabs the chance with both hands. But, Tori is planning a divorce, and hasn’t told her family about her husband.
I found Tori difficult to like, even in her grief. But Sean was fabulous: honestly caring and willing to go to great lengths to get Tori to see just how wonderful their relationship could be. While their chemistry is off the chain, there is so much more depth to Sean’s desire for her, and his willingness to push, prod and poke at Tori to see what is right in front of her eyes.
Wonderful storytelling, solid characters and several secondary characters that add depth and background to the story kept me engaged and amused. With interactions ranging from steamy to sentimental and every variation in between, readers can’t help but read on and want to know more. Working well as a standalone story, I’m now needing to read the earlier books in the series as I anxiously await the next.
Title: When Love Happens
Author: Darcy Burke
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published by: Avon, Impulse
Published on: 26 May, 2015
Source: Publisher Via Edelweiss
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In a town as small as Ribbon Ridge and with a family as large as the Archers, even the best kept secrets don’t stay buried for long...
Tori Archer is married…well, on paper anyway. She hasn’t actually seen her husband since the disastrous morning after their impulsive Vegas wedding. The memories of their intense passion may still make her weak in the knees, but Tori knows their marriage was a mistake.
After six months filming abroad, television producer Sean Hennessy wants nothing more than to track down his sexy, captivating wife and get her into bed… fast. So when his boss sends him to Oregon to persuade the famous Archer sextuplets-the former stars of a reality TV show-to do a reunion special, Sean sees the perfect chance to win Tori back.
Only, Tori wants nothing to do with him and is determined to push him away. But their attraction is as hot as ever and Sean will do anything to prove their relationship was more than just a fling…because he knows that when real love happens, it changes everything.
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A copy of this title was provided via Publisher Via Edelweiss for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.