Friday, June 8, 2012

Contemp Review: Redwood Bend (Virgin River) [Mass Market Paperback]

I've finished "Redwood Bend" the 18th book in her Virgin River series by Robyn Carr.

Product Description

Katie Malone and her twin boys' trip along the beautiful mountain roads to Virgin River is stopped short by a tire as flat as her failed romance. To make matters worse, the rain has set in, the boys are hungry and Katie is having trouble putting on a spare. As she stands at the side of the road pondering her next move, she hears a distinct rumble. The sight of the sexy, leather-clad bikers who pull up beside her puts her imagination into overdrive.

Dylan Childress and his buddies are on the motorcycle trip of a lifetime. But the sight of a woman in distress stops them in their tracks. And while the guys are checking out her car, she and Dylan are checking out one another.

In one brief moment, the world tilts on its axis and any previous plans Katie and Dylan might have had for their futures are left at the side of the road.

Product Details
Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Mira; Original edition (February 28, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0778313107
ISBN-13: 978-0778313106

My Review:

Katie Malone is a single mother of twin 5 year old sons Andy and Mitch.  She quit her job after she was rejected by her boss who she found out is gay.  She decides to drive to Virgin River from Vermont to spend the summer with her brother Connor and Leslie the woman who fell in love with in Hidden Point.

Along the way her van has a flat when Dylan Childress and his biker buddies help her.  They part ways and figure out they are both headed out to Virgin River and Dylan stills longer.  She recognizes Dylan has a former child star who she had a giant crush on but doesn't let on she knows who he is.

Dylan Childress is a former child star who disappeared from TV land when Adele his grandmother took him away from Hollywood to live with her.  He was a wild and troubled child whose best friend died at 15 from a drug overdose and this opened his eyes to what could happen when you party too much.  He learned that he could be a normal person away from his mother and step siblings.  He now owns an air transport business in Montana but is living in an RV for the summer.

Katie and Dylan are attracted to one another but are afraid to have a deeper relationship because Katie's sons are her first priority and Dylan believes he's not relationship worthy because of his childhood and family.  They decide to have a summer fling but along the way they both fall in love with one another.  Dylan leaves to go back to his business in Montana but realizes that he can't leave Katie and her sons who adore him.  Katie meanwhile finds out she is pregnant and decides to keep the baby.

This book had some great characters with an interesting romance and was nicely paced.  Glad to see that Katie and Dylan got to know each other before falling into bed and that her sons were her number one priority.


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