Wild Card, an all-new contemporary STANDALONE by New York Times Bestselling author Karina Halle is available NOW!!!
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.
Stephanie’s 4.5 Blush Review
I love you wild.
This story is beautifully written. The words flow from chapter to chapter. Details and descriptions. I felt as if I were in North Ridge, British Columbia. What an amazing start of a new series! Karina Halle really went all out!
Love and family. Sadness, lies and secrets.
Shane Nelson runs Ravenswood Ranch alongside his dad and granddaddy. He is hot, hardworking and sexy. He meets Rachel Waters when they are 9 years old. They become best friends that evolve into lovers. But then things changed.
Six years ago I blasted my own heart to smithereens because I thought I had no other option, and even though I tried to put it past me, tried to move on, the truth lingers.
Rachel Waters finds herself back in North Ridge and is feeling the pain and hurt that caused her to leave six years ago. She feels bitter and angry that she must come back to the place that has caused her so much heart ache.
Loss of love is the most terrifying feeling in the world. It’s the feeling of your heart emptying, slowly being drained. Because that’s the thing about love. It’s free to give. It’s never free to receive.
Emotional, tender and heartbreaking at times. There were several scenes that had me on the edge of my seat. I was terrified, wondering what direction we would be led to.
A beautiful getaway as you immerse yourself in Shane & Rachel’s story.
Fear. Hope. Love. Loss.
“What did it mean to you?”
But fear not because Shane has two older brothers – Fox & Maverick. They are a handful and I’m pretty sure Maverick’s story will be next!
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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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