Maverick by Karina Halle
on October 17, 2017
Genres: Adult Fiction, Romance
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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, an all-new contemporary STANDALONE by New York Times Bestselling author Karina Halle is coming October 17th!!!
Karina Halle books are where I go for comfort. Whether I’m in the mood for horror, angsty love, illicit sexy affairs that take me all over the world, or complicated romances with perfectly flawed characters, Karina can fill any book void. Maverick hits many marks but mostly for me, it was a warm, wild sexy, journey. Was it deep and angsty? Maybe a little. Was it sexy, dirty, and hot? 100%…in fact, that cabin scene…whew. Absolutely one of the hottest scenes I’ve read.
Book two in the North Ridge series is Maverick’s story. Big, brawny, sexy, mountain man Maverick. On face value, Maverick isn’t necessarily angsty or overly emotional. The feels are all there, don’t misunderstand. It’s just done on a lighter version. The complexity of Maverick may not appear right away, it’s easy to devour this story in one sitting. But I found that even hours later I was still thinking about Maverick and Riley. Their story is one of strength, responsibility, and redemption.
Riley ranks right up there as one of my favorite female characters Karina has written. She’s no nonsense, brave, confident, even a little forward and I loved it! She’s okay with being wrong, easily admits her failures, and loves fiercely. The dynamic between Maverick and Riley is so electric, the interaction between them was off the charts hot. I found it remarkable that considering the “baggage” Riley carried with her, she was able to stand up for what she wanted when it came to Maverick. She didn’t wallow, nor was she self deprecating.
This series is quickly turning into a favorite for me. Karina’s writing always amazes me and this one didn’t disappoint. I’m so excited for Fox and Del’s story. The lead up to book three has me anticipating something really explosive, and I cannot wait!
* I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader’s Copy of this book *