Wednesday 6 January 2016

Review: Let it Ride - Vivian Arend

He’s her rock in the midst of the storm

When Maggie Ward’s world is torn apart by sudden tragedy, the only thing that makes her days bearable is Clay Thompson’s unwavering presence. He’s protective, caring, and everything she could ask for in a friend. But when she finds herself longing for more than friendship, it will take a little seduction to convince the stubborn mechanic she’s ready to start living again.

She’s his heart, whether he knows it or not

Clay Thompson’s got the taking-care-of-others business down pat, only he’s never faced this particular challenge before—the one woman he’s always wanted is unexpectedly his to care for. Suddenly it’s not just responsibility driving him, but a wild desire to make Maggie truly his. But following his heart might mean sacrificing the family he’s held together for years.

Thompson & Sons Series:
Rocky Ride (Novella in the Marked anthology, also available as a separate ebook)
Baby Be Mine
One Sexy Ride
Let it Ride
A Wild Ride

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I've been a fan of Vivian Arend's writing for a long time now and I'm really loving the Thompson & Son's series. They're all really sweet and heartwarming romances with a small town feel to them and I love the way we're really getting to know all of the family so well by getting to revisit both previous and upcoming couples in each new book.

Maggie and Clay have been friends for a long time, in fact they could have become a couple years ago but their timing sucked and Maggie ended up falling in love and marrying someone else. Maggie had a happy and loving relationship until she lost Cameron in a tragic accident and her world was turned upside down. Clay has always been there for Maggie, he was friends with Cameron and although he's been in love with Maggie himself for years he knew how happy she was and had no intention of coming between his two closest friends. Since Maggie lost Cameron Clay has been her rock, he's the one she has been able to rely on and the only one that got her through her grief and heartbreak. Now that she's coming out the other side she starts to have much stronger feelings for her best friend and she's ready to put her heart on the line once more.

I love it when people get a second chance at love. Not everyone finds the love of their life the first time around, or even if they do it tragedy can tear it all apart but that doesn't mean they shouldn't be able to move on and find happiness elsewhere. I loved both Maggie and Clay, they're so obviously perfect for each other and they make a brilliant couple but they never try to make light of what Maggie had with Cameron, he was and always will be an important part of both their lives and that made me respect them even more. Maggie had been through so much and it was lovely to see her being able to move forward with her life and find happiness again.

Let it Ride is such a sweet story about two friends who become the world to each other and it definitely left me with a smile on my face.

Source: Received from the author in exchange for an honest review

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