Thursday, July 31, 2014

CBB Promotions Blog Tour, Review, & Giveaway: Wild Iris Ridge (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.

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Wild Iris Ridge by RaeAnne Thayne
Release: July 2014
Imprint: Harlequin HQN
ISBN: 978-0-373-77859-1
Pages: 352
A 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 inUSA 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…


Best-selling author RaeAnne Thayne
USA TODAY bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne loves words. This led her to a fifteen-year career in journalismas 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,



LOVED it! Such a sweet, heartwarming love story! Lucy had big plans for her future that did not include living in a small town. She would have reconsidered though if this one guy would have asked her to stay...but he didn't! That guy was Brendan. The ex-pro football player that is now the small town fire chief. Brendan had ended up marring Lucy's cousin and best friend. Needless to say Lucy was heartbroken but never explained her feelings to her cousin or Brendan. Life happened and Brendan and Lucy were brought back together...could they tell her each their true feelings?! Share their dreams and fears?! This is a great love story about second chances! I give it 5 stars! 

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  1. I enjoyed Wild Iris Ridge, so certain I will enjoy her other books.

  2. I agree with the premise that "...if you open your heart, you can find joy and love again." If only land hungry or power hungry countries/governments/people could open their hearts and lose their selfishness, there would be peace in their lands. Thanks, RaeAnne, for your wonderful stories.

  3. I enjoyed Blackberry Summer... looking forward to reading the others!

  4. So glad you loved this! Thank you so much for hosting a tour stop!