New Release + Review: MAVERICK (North Ridge #2) by Karina Halle

Maverick, an all-new contemporary STANDALONE by New York Times Bestselling author Karina Halle, is HERE! Do not miss this high intensity romance that is sure to leave you breathless.

North Ridge #2
Karina Halle
Publication Date: October 17, 2017

Maverick is a complete standalone novel and the second book about the rough and rugged Nelson brothers. Get ready for one wild alpha mountain man – Canada’s never felt so hot!

Forget playing it safe.

John “Maverick” Nelson likes to live his life on the edge – literally. A crucial member of the search and rescue team in the mountainous British Columbian town of North Ridge, Maverick’s brash and bold attitude means he’s the first one to ascend into danger, no matter the risk.

When it comes to women, though, Maverick errs on the side of caution. For all his cocky charm, rugged good looks and sexual swagger, he remains as unreachable as the surrounding peaks. Hot, wild sex? He’ll tell you there’s no better way to spend a cold, wintry night. Relationships? He’d rather freeze.

That is until he lays his eyes on American Riley Clarke. Trading in the crippling expenses of Aspen for BC, Riley is North Ridge’s newest member of their search and rescue team and the only woman on the job, which means spending a lot of time with Mav in adrenaline-pumping situations.

With the chemistry between them hot enough to melt snow, keeping their hands off each other is detriment to the success of their team. Besides, Maverick’s her boss and she didn’t work her ass off in Colorado just to throw it all away for some mind-blowing sex.

But when the worst winter in years sweeps in, Riley and Maverick will have to battle the elements along with their attraction for each other. And if either of them slip up, both of them will be in for a deep freeze.

You can grab your copy of this steamy read today from the retailers listed below! Maverick and Riley are not to be missed!

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Karina Halle has such a wide range of books in her resume, one that is filled with many different sub-genres that she conquers flawlessly in romance today. Maverick is another to add to the list of steamy stories that has an edge to keep you begging for more.One of my favorite parts about this story is that these two are equals, something that seems rare in romance books today. Riley and Maverick are cut from the same cloth. So often it is opposites attract, but in this story, we have two adventurous people who risk their lives and have an aura of confidence that oozes sexuality and strength. Riley and Mav redefine what a romance couple could look like, giving the reader a couple that keep us on our toes. The constant push and pull creates a banter and rising pressure that is sure to explode in the best way. 

Not only do these two unique characters take center stage in a well written story, their backdrop is phenomenal. The mountains of Canada might look beautiful, but there is so much more hiding beneath nature’s beauty. There is adventure and danger lurking. So much about this story takes danger and risk to a new level, creating a podium for bravery to stand on. Maverick has a high level of tension that shows at any moment, everything might shatter. The lust brewing between Mav and Riley starts the tension off in a delicious way. That tension coupled with the pressure of their working relationship and the rules they break keeps the reader anxiously wanting more. The constant struggle between life and death in this book keeps your heart racing till the very end. Needless to say, you might need a moment of peace to compose yourself when you finish this book!

Halle HeadshotKarina 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, Racing the Sun, Sins & Needles and over 25 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 Waxman Leavell Agency and is both self-published and published by Simon & Schuster and Hachette in North America and in the UK.

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