Paige’s Review – Maverick (North Ridge #2) by Karina Halle

I enjoyed Maverick but it was much more of an emotional read then the blurb indicated. ~ Paige, Guilty Pleasures 

Forget playing it safe.

John “Maverick” Nelson likes to live his life on the edge – literally. A crucial member of the search and rescue team in the mountainous British Columbian town of North Ridge, Maverick’s brash and bold attitude means he’s the first one to ascend into danger, no matter the risk.

When it comes to women, though, Maverick errs on the side of caution. For all his cocky charm, rugged good looks and sexual swagger, he remains as unreachable as the surrounding peaks. Hot, wild sex? He’ll tell you there’s no better way to spend a cold, wintry night. Relationships? He’d rather freeze.

That is until he lays his eyes on American Riley Clarke. Trading in the crippling expenses of Aspen for BC, Riley is North Ridge’s newest member of their search and rescue team and the only woman on the job, which means spending a lot of time with Mav in adrenaline-pumping situations.

With the chemistry between them hot enough to melt snow, keeping their hands off each other is detriment to the success of their team. Besides, Maverick’s her boss and she didn’t work her ass off in Colorado just to throw it all away for some mind-blowing sex.

But when the worst winter in years sweeps in, Riley and Maverick will have to battle the elements along with their attraction for each other. And if either of them slip up, both of them will be in for a deep freeze.

I was excited to read the new Karina Halle book and I enjoyed the story however I think using the word “fun” in the blurb was a bit of a stretch.
Maverick dealt worth much sadness and several deaths. It was much more of an emotional read then the blurb indicated.

Maverick is sexy Alpha male who meets his match when he finds Riley.

She comes to the SAR group with a freshness but underlying sadness.

Despite working so closely to each other it’s obvious that these two were made for each other. I loved Riley’s sexual openness and honesty.

The author does a good job keeping up with their sexual tension and the tension within the SAR group. I found that there were several storylines that I think we’re glazed over. I wish to have a closure with her family and her issues.

Since their will be another book, I’m hoping storylines that were introduced will be followed up on.

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