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.

My Review:

5 Stars

Maverick: Mountain man, handsome, tattooed.

“He’s pure, beastly, godly, sculpted perfection from head to toe”

Riley: Sassy, tattooed, strong, sexy.

Maverick and Riley are instantly attracted to each other the first time they meet. Riley makes it known that she is interested in Maverick but Maverick knows the rules. He knows that he can’t have any type of relationship with someone he works with, especially because he is the boss.


What happens when you want something or someone you can’t have?  What happens when the attraction becomes to much? What happens when the rules get broken?

Maverick and Riley find out the hard way what happens when you break the rules.

The question is, will they survive what happens or will it be the end of them?

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Maverick and Riley have one of those relationships that everyone wants. But they also have struggles and hardships that get in their way. You want so badly for them to work out but you know there are obstacles that they have to overcome to get there.

I really enjoyed this book. I have always loved Karina Halle’s work and she did not disappoint in this one.


About the Author: 

karina halle

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 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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  1. Oh I like this description! It’s always good to find steamy romance every so often. I’m glad it looks like it’s showing the pitfalls of a real relationship too!


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