Friday, January 4, 2013

Christie Ridgway is BACK

Beach House No. 9
Beach House #1
Christie Ridgway
Releasing Jan 29th, 2013
384 Pages
Source: NetGalley

Ridgway is back and she's better than ever!!


When book doctor Jane Pearson arrives at Griffin Lowell's beach house, she expects a brooding loner. After all, his agent hired her to help the reclusive war journalist write his stalled memoir. Instead, Jane finds a tanned, ocean-blue-eyed man in a Hawaiian shirt, hosting a beach party and surrounded by beauties. Faster than he can untie a bikini top, Griffin lets Jane know he doesn't want her. But she desperately needs this job and digs her toes in the sand.

Griffin intends to spend the coming weeks at Beach House No. 9 taking refuge from his painful memories-and from the primly sexy book doctor who wants to bare his soul. But warm nights, moonlit walks and sultry kisses just may unlock both their guarded hearts....

For anyone who doesn't know, the book that lured me back into reading romance after I finished college was NOT ANOTHER NEW YEARS by the very amazing and talented, Christie Ridgway.  It was naughty and nice, and was the raunchiest book I had read, well, up to that point in my life, AND I borrowed it from my MOTHER IN LAW...I know...took me a few days to be able to look at her in the eyes...haha. 

Anyway, after finishing the very sexy Ridgway Romance, I was HOOKED...and I ran right over to the library and read ANY and EVERY romance I could get my hands on.  This was the point where I discovered the wonders that are Rachel Gibson, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Kristan Higgins, Susan Mallery, Nora Roberts and the list can go on and on. 

So, as you can see, I owe Christie Ridgway for taking my "V" Card when if comes to Romance Novels.  Thank you Christie...I am forever grateful!!

Now, onto the good stuff...BEACH HOUSE NO. 9, the first in Christie's new Beach House Series, where we meet Jane Pearson, the book guru, who is supposed to be helping the ever handsome, Griffin Lowell, get out of his own head and get his memoirs onto paper, but Griffin is doing anything he can to get away from Jane and his memories of the time he spent in Afghanistan.  Jane burrows her way into Griffins head, and maybe even his heart, but Griffin isn't looking for any entanglements and Jane doesn't want to fall for another man who doesn't see everything that makes Jane special.

Not only did I LOVE Griffin and Jane, who reminded me so much of my all time favorite Romance couple, Jane and Luc from Rachel Gibson's SEE JANE SCORE, but I LOVED all the wonderful secondary characters we meet, like Skye, and Rex Monroe, Tee Wee, Tess, David and ALL the kids.  As usual, Ridgway spins her magic and has you falling in love with a broken hero and a heroine who is one of a kind, I mean...remember the bows!!  Haha!

The secondary story with Tess, Griffin's sister, and her husband David was heartbreaking.  Each time he would turn away my heart broke a little more.  I do love a man who loves his family that much though, and for taking care of them when they REALLY NEEDED HIM.

And Tee Wee...let's get more of him...Thank you very much!!  I am also VERY intrigued to know what the deal is with Skye and her pen pal, Gage, who is Griffin's twin brother.  There is something going on there and I sooooo hope that Skye and Gage are getting their own book.

BEACH HOUSE NO. 9 takes you away with scenery so descriptive that you could feel the warm sand beneath your toes and the cool breeze across your face, and a pair of mix matched lovers who keep the pages turning long into the night! Ridgway is back and ladies, she has come out swinging!! 


 Available now: Beach House Beginnings #.05 AND ITS FREE!!! 

1 comment:

Sharlene said...

I loved Christie's Three Kisses series, Not Another New Year's and Must Love Mistletoe. I am really looking forward to this new series!