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Wild Card (North Ridge #1) by Karina Halle

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North Ridge Series #1
Karina Halle
Fiction, Contemporary Romance
August 15th 2017


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.

Maria’s Review


➦She loved a cowboy once and got her heart broken…

➦After years of staying away she’s finally back home where it all started…

➦Will there be a second chance for them?

➦If you’re a fan of cowboys, second chance stories and small town romances then this one is definitely for you! It’s a beautiful and heartbreaking story that managed to reduce me to tears in the end. I fought real hard, people! *lol* Karina Halle is just one of those authors who will squeeze those tears out of you no matter what.

➦I am super excited to read more about these cowboy brothers and can’t wait for book 2 in the series. There were glimpses about the tropes to come and I think next one might be friends to lovers. My favorite! So yeah, grab yourself a cowboy, everyone! 🙂


About the Author

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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, Racing the Sun, Sins & Needles and over 25 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 Waxman Leavell Agency and is both self-published and published by Simon & Schuster and Hachette in North America and in the UK.


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