Blog Tour + Official Review! Wild Card (North Ridge #1) by Karina Halle


Wild Card, an all-new contemporary STANDALONE by New York Times Bestselling author Karina Halle is available NOW!!!

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Wild Card is a standalone novel and the first book in the North Ridge Trilogy about rough and rugged Canadian mountain men, the Nelson brothers. Canada’s never felt so hot.

She swore she’d never go back home.

She swore she’d never see the man who broke her all those years ago.

But you don’t always get to choose your path.

And sometimes that path is as wild and rugged as the heart.

Rachel Waters thought she saw the last of the small mountain town of North Ridge, British Columbia, when she left six years ago. But while her advertising career blossomed beneath the skyscrapers of Toronto, her mother’s sudden illness has the 26-year old returning to North Ridge to care for her, putting her career on hold while dealing with family secrets, regrets and unresolved goodbyes.

Shane Nelson has always been a bit of a wild card. The youngest of three brothers, Shane’s spent most of his life being underestimated and misunderstood. With his quiet intensity, classic good looks and thoughtful demeanor, he’s an enigma on horseback, managing his father’s sprawling ranch on the slopes of North Ridge.

But while Shane remains the quintessential brooding cowboy, complete with an arsenal of inner demons, all of that changes when Rachel steps back into his life.

She was the girl he pushed away.

Now she’s the girl who wishes she could leave.

Despite the odds, Shane will do everything to convince Rachel he needs a second chance that he doesn’t deserve but when the two of them head off into the wilderness together in search of lost cattle, more than just their hearts are at stake.

Whether it’s love or lives on the line, one thing is for sure: always bet on the wild card.



I received a copy in exchange for an honest review

Karina Halle takes us to the mountains of a small town in Canada to meet three of the hottest, most delicious Nelson brothers that soon have us salivating and tripping over our heart strings! Then add a second chance romance story into the mix and I am an absolute goner! Karina gives us all the heat, heartache, secrets, and love we could ever ask for with Rachel and Shane in Wild Card.

Rachel finds herself back in North Ridge after leaving six years ago with a shattered heart from Shane Nelson. Just when she thought that she created a new life in Vancouver, here she is back where she started wrestling with many demons from her past such as her tyrannical father, her ill mother, and her complicated feelings for Shane. Rachel or “Raven” as Shane likes to call her is a survivor and her story not only inspires but leaves a reader misty eyed with a Rachel sized imprint on their heart.

Shane Nelson is the epitome of a tall drink of water with his rugged good looks underneath his “cowboy” attire and his quiet mysterious ways. I loved digging under the many layers of Shane and finding the selfless man who would do anything for the love of his life, even if that means breaking her heart. If there ever was a fictional cowboy that could lasso my heart and take it on a ride, Shane is most definitely the one!

Karina Halle gives us a soul touching beginning to the North Ridge series that is sure to singe your imagination and tangle your heart strings. I highly recommend Wild Card for a romance that takes you on a unforgettable journey through the mountains and leaves you in the arms of a couple who were destined to be together. Karina is by far one of my favorite authors and continues to enchant me with her stories and her heart melting characters. I cannot wait for more stories of the hot and heroic Nelson men to warm my fantasies and take up residence in my heart.




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Meet Karina:

Karina Halle is a former travel writer and music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of The Pact, Love, in English, The Artists Trilogy, Dirty Angels and over 20 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her rescue pup, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails and devours a lot of books.

Halle is represented by the Root Literary and is both self-published and published by Simon & Schuster and Hachette in North America and in the UK.


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