Saturday, 29 November 2014

Review: Love Me Tender (Caribou Crossing #4) by Susan Fox

Pay a visit to Caribou Crossing, the rustic, inviting Western town where broken hearts mend and new love takes root…

Dave Cousins, owner of the Wild Rose Inn, is known throughout Caribou Crossing as the nicest—and loneliest—guy in town. He's had his heart broken more than once, and he's determined not to let it happen again. So it's no wonder he's wary when a free-spirited drifter leaves him longing for more than just a steamy fling…

Like the wild goose tattooed on her shoulder, Cassidy Esperanza goes wherever the wind takes her. For her, a new day means a fresh start. And yet something about her days in Caribou Crossing—and nights with its handsome hotel owner—makes her think about staying a while. But when life takes an unexpected turn, her first instinct is to take flight once more. Is Dave strong enough to help them both face their fears, come to terms with the past, and believe that sometimes love truly can last a lifetime?

Paperback, 480 pages

Expected publication: December 2nd 2014 by Zebra
Terri's Thoughts

I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher Kensington Zebra via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.  The expected publication date is December 2nd, 2014.

Sometimes you read a story that you can really identify with and this is one of those cases.  While the storyline was pretty typical of the genre it spoke to me when (trying not to give spoilers) the topic of illness was introduced so I will start there.  Having recently been diagnosed with a different albeit very similar illness as the one addressed in this story it really hit home for me.  The symptoms are exactly the same and I could tell that Fox either knows someone dealing with this illness or has done some extensive research.  I want to thank her for portraying it for what it is and giving it a realistic place within the story.  You do not read about it often and it is something that people should be educated on, if even via the pages of fiction

I digress...back to the story

This is part of the Caribou Crossing series and I had not read the previous three instalments.  Although it was not necessary I feel like I would have had a better understanding of the secondary characters.

The chemistry between Dave and Cassidy was evident from their first meeting.  It was fun to watch how two very different personality types attract and learn how to adapt to each other.  Although it does not really stray from the typical formula it was still a fun ride.

Lastly I was pleased to be introduced to another great Canadian writer whose stories take place in Canada even if the town is fictional.  It makes the story feel a little more like home.  I will be sure to check out the rest of the series to learn more about the characters of Caribou Crossing.

About the Author

Susan Fox, who also writes as Savanna Fox and Susan Lyons, is the award-winning author of “emotionally compelling, sexy contemporary romance” (Publishers Weekly). She is published by Kensington Zebra and Brava, Berkley Heat, and Harlequin Spice Briefs. A resident of both Victoria and Vancouver, B.C., Susan has degrees in law and psychology but would far rather be writing fiction than living in the real world.


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