I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.
I’ve always known Darcy Burke as a historical romance author. That’s probably because the only books I’ve read from her are HR novels.Anyway, when I realized she actually has the Ribbon Ridge series, I took a chance and requested for an ARC of this book. Now, I wasn’t able to read the first three books; however, I didn’t feel like I was missing out on something. It would have been nice to have known the secondary characters better, but it didn’t affect my overal enjoyment of the book.
I’m just not sure I still like the dual POV trend that I seem to keep seeing these days. When I fell in love with romance, I fell in love because of Nora Roberts, Judith McNaught, and Jane Austen. And they all consistently wrote on the third person POV, which, I believe, is more difficult for a writer. Then, the the first person POV started becoming popular, and before long, the dual POVs and alternating POVs came after. My point is that, one of the main characters in this book was a bit difficult to connect with. I’m not sure why, but I find that I was leaning towards the hero more. The heroine was okay, but she just didn’t blow me away. I think, if I had free time, I will try going back to the first books in the series because this book kind of got me intrigued enough to want to read more.
Reading Order [book-series]
Book 0.5 – Where The Heart Is
Book 1 – Only In My Dreams
Book 2 – Yours To Hold
Book 3 – When Love Happens
Book 4 – The Idea Of You