REVIEW: Take My Breath Away by Christie Ridgway


Take My Breath Away by Christie Ridgway
Publication Date: June 1, 2014
Reviewed by: Reading In Pajamas/ Dawn
Rated: 4 Stars

From USA TODAY bestselling author Christie Ridgway comes a sparkling new series set in the California mountains, where Hollywood glamour meets rustic charm, and the sparks fly among the unlikeliest of couples…

Poppy Walker has a plan to restore the family resort, and she’s sticking to it. So when a good-looking guy with plenty of cash rents one of her half-repaired vacation cabins, she figures he’s just what the handyman ordered. But when a storm blows through, it takes down some trees, her roof and then…her self-control. Even though she’s been burned before by a wealthy passer-through, she can’t stay away from the brooding but gorgeous stranger in the bungalow next door.

Former teen idol turned Hollywood exec Ryan Hamilton wants a private place in which to endure his very personal heartbreak. Finally, at this rustic mountain cabin, he has all the seclusion one man could want—until sparks begin to fly with his sexy, formerly chilly landlady. By the time the weather dies down, they’re both hot, bothered and certain they’re still wrong for each other. But there’s no telling how they’ll face the new storm brewing on the horizon….

Poppy is a single mom and has decided she doesn’t need anyone’s help with anything. She just needs to get through March. Ryan just wants to hide from the world. The secluded cabin he finds is in need of some major repairs, but it has a cute owner. March is never a good month for him. While Poppy’s son is on vacation it gives her the time she needs to get some work done on the cabins. Storms have Poppy and Ryan spending more time together than either of them had planned. Ryan doesn’t know about Poppy’s son, and Poppy doesn’t know Ryan is a famous actor. Will their secrets destroy them before they even have a chance? Parts of the story were a challenge for me to follow. There was a screenplay written in between a few of the chapters that I could have skipped over, but I loved the rest of the story. It’s a great romance to pick up this summer!

*Review copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Christie Ridgway is a California native and author of over forty contemporary romances. A five-time RITA finalist and USA Today bestselling author, she writes sexy, emotional reads starring determined heroines and the men who can’t help but love them. Married to her college sweetheart, Christie lives in Southern California in a house filled with boys and pets. She writes as an escape from sports equipment, football on TV, and dog hair.