Friday, May 29, 2015

Review of When Love Happens (Ribbon Ridge # 3) by Darcy Burke

"Your fearlessness is one of the things that made me fall in love with you." - Sean Hennessy

When Love Happens
Series: Ribbon Ridge # 3
Author: Darcy Burke
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Release Date: May 26th, 2015
Source: 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.

Welcome back to Ribbon Ridge! One by one, the five Archer siblings find their way back home and into the arms of love. When Loves Happens is the emotional romance between Tori Archer and Sean Hennessy, two characters that found love, only to have it tested after the sudden death of Tori's brother, Alex. From the moment they see each other after six long months apart, it doesn't take long for their chemistry to reignite. To know Tori Archer is to love her. Why? Well, let's just say that I wanted to slap some sense into the girl for better part of the book. The more I got to know her as a character and the more she opened up about her relationship with Alex, the more I started to love her. She is very abrasive in the book, but with good reason. I loved Sean from the second he appeared in the book. He's loving and wants to make his marriage with Tori work so much so that he's willing to put up with a lot. Sean is the firm pillar that Tori needed to work through her guilt and sadness from Alex's death. Watching them grow closer together to help each other heal was magical. 

Although I somehow missed the second book in the Ribbon Ridge series, I am savoring the time I spend with Darcy's fabulous world. Her characters are marvelous. Even in the times when I wanted to smack some sense into Tori, I was still in awe of her strength and love for her family. When Love Happens had a mixture of sweet and tender moments, as well as some seriously hot sexy time. Sean and the headboard... Yum! Sheer perfection... Now as we wait for the next book in the Ribbon Ridge series, I'll bide my time with other Darcy's other works.

Darcy Burke is the USA Today bestselling author of hot, action-packed historical and sexy, emotional contemporary romance. Darcy wrote her first book at age 11, a happily-ever-after about a swan addicted to magic and the female swan who loved him, with exceedingly poor illustrations.

A native Oregonian, Darcy lives on the edge of wine country with her guitar-strumming husband, their two hilarious kids-who each seem to have inherited the writing gene in some form-and two Bengal cats. In her "spare" time Darcy is a serial volunteer enrolled in a 12-step program where one learns to say "no," but she keeps having to start over. Her happy places are Disneyland and Labor Day weekend at the Gorge.

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