20 May 2014

Take My Breath Away (Cabin Fever #1)


(Cabin Fever #1)
by Christie Ridgway
Publishing May 27, 2014 by Harlequin
Adult Romance - Paperback, 384p.

Thank you to NetGalley and Harlequin for providing me with a digital copy for review.


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 late-winter 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…


TAKE MY BREATH AWAY, the first book in Christie Ridgway’s Cabin Fever series, is just the book for fans of contemporary romance. Poppy is a single mom who goes to her family’s dilapidated, secluded resort with plans to restore it and turn it into a thriving business. Her problems go beyond the general state of disrepair: Money’s tight and her co-owners/siblings don't share her vision.

Ryan hates the month of March and decides to go off the grid until it’s over. He happens upon Poppy's unopened resort and convinces her to let him stay in one of the cabins that hasn't totally fallen apart. He's famous and frequently targeted by paparazzi, but she has no idea who he is.

Poppy and Ryan have an instant interest in each other, but both avoid it for their own reasons, until it bubbles over and they take a chance. He's standoffish, but that doesn't mean he's a jerk. She's a dreamer, but not clueless. Through a series of mishaps and setbacks, they end up spending much more time together than they meant and, well, you know what happens.

TAKE MY BREATH AWAY is cute, and full of tender and passionate moments. Poppy's sweet optimism is a great balance to Ryan's hard-earned weariness. He's a solid guy and she recognizes that, even when he's at his worst for the month of March. The story is interesting and well-paced, and the secondary characters are a welcome addition to their blooming romance. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series, especially so I can follow along with how Poppy's plans for the cabins fare.

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