Bachelors of the Ridge Series

I found this series by accident. I randomly came across the first book and I loved it.

This series is sweet and loving. I am usually a dark romance, suspense kind of girl, but I really enjoyed this series.

My average rating for this sereis was: 4.6 stars

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Blurb:

Dylan Steadman has never seen his stubbornness as a bad thing. It’s always been easy for him to make up his mind and stick with it. It’s why he works a lot, why he doesn’t need to make time for a girlfriend, and why he recently decided to move across the country for a new job. His brothers and sister are happily settled, and now that all eyes have turned on him, he needs a change. He does not need a relationship, and moving to Colorado lets him breathe. What he didn’t see coming was Kat, the much-too-young-for-him employee at his new restaurant.

Kat Perry doesn’t have a family. She doesn’t even really have friends, but that’s by her choice. Her new manager, Dylan, has all the things that she should avoid; the muscles, the eyes, the smile and the kind of white-knight syndrome that she doesn’t know what the frick to do with. Dylan should be easy enough to disregard since she’s managed to hold people at arm’s length her whole life, especially when a relationship is the very last thing she wants.

But she can’t ignore him, not when he befriends her, and definitely not when they tap into combustible chemistry that threatens to burn down everything around them. So instead of fighting it, they come to an agreement- just friends with a bunch of benefits on the side. Easy, right? Not exactly.

Especially when the heart gets involved.

**This is the first standalone book in a spin-off series from the Three Little Words series. Dylan is featured as a secondary character in the previous series, but it’s not necessary to read them first. This book is 70k words long with a mild/medium heat level.**

My Review: 4 stars

I read this before I really started doing reviews.

But this books was really sweet. It gave me the feels and it was just so well written. The characters were very likeable and it gave into of the main men for the other books in this sereis.


Blurb:

The one thing Garrett Calder and Aurora Anderson have in common is that they absolutely hate each other.

Garrett has the job that Aurora has worked for and wanted for years and it was handed to him on a silver platter, just like everything else in his life. The fact that he manages everything with the most annoyingly handsome smile on his equally annoying, handsome face is just icing on the freaking cake.

Aurora is not only the most beautiful, but the smartest, most infuriating woman Garrett has ever had the misfortune of meeting. Her sharp tongue and inability to be charmed by him makes her somehow more maddening, and she’s never let him get away with a single thing, not for the eight years they’ve worked together.

Garrett and Aurora are pushed into a situation neither of them want to be in— forced to work together for twelve months or risk losing everything. Twelve months where they can’t kill each other. Twelve long months, and only one of them will be left standing at the end. And in the process of surviving it—and each other—they’ll discover that there’s a very fine line between love and hate.

**Garrett is the second standalone in the Bachelors of the Ridge series. It’s a romantic comedy with a mild/medium heat level**

My Review: 5 stars 

To keep it short and sweet, I loved this book.

This book was a bit different than Dylan  because this book actually had some “heat” in it. Nothing crazy, but more passion.

Garrett and Aurora are an office, enemies to lovers romance. Garrett hates his job. Aurora loves her. Garrett thinks Aurora is stuck up. Aurora thinks Garrett is lazy.

This book had a lot of back and forth between the two main characters. But in the end, they realized that they worked better together than apart.


Blurb:

Cole Mallinson has never been able to move on.

It’s been two thousand, three hundred and sixty-two days since he’s seen his ex-wife, Julia. He’s never stopped loving her, never stopped wishing she’d come back. Everyone thinks he’s lost his mind for never moving on, but they couldn’t understand. It was never a choice.

Seven years ago, Julia Mallinson left Denver, and even though it’s the last place she wants to be, she’s back. The years of infertility that she and Cole endured during their marriage wore her down past the point of breaking. And when she left, she didn’t look back, couldn’t look back, for the sake of her sanity, her heart.

Between an accidental run-in at the grocery store and a meddling pregnant sister, Julia is forced to face the man she walked away from. The man who still, after all these years, has never moved on. Though neither has she.

And in the end, she’s left wondering if the past is ever left in the past.

My Review: 5 stars

First you had Dylan, then a Garrett, and now Cole. What a group of men!!

I knew that I would fall in love with Cole from what I had read about him in the first two books.

You have Cole. He is still heartbroken from where Julia left him seven years earlier without an explanation. She was the love of his life and still is. He never moved on from her and now that she’s back in town he doesn’t know how to handle it.

You have Julia. She came back to town to help her pregnant sister and realizes that it some point she’s going to face her past. She left Cole without an explanation and doesn’t know how to handle her feelings when she sees him for the first time.

Cole and Julia’s story touched my heart. In the beginning I was so mad at Julia for leaving Cole. I was wondering how she could leave such a great man behind with no explanation. But then the story deepen and I started to understand better why she did what she did. I was still mad at her but after hearing her explanation it made more sense to me.
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Cole and Julia get a second chance at love, but can they get over the heartbreak and mistrust from their past? Can he forgive her for leaving him all those years ago, and can she forgive herself?

I absolutely loved the story. I had a feeling Cole would be one of my favorite stories from this group of men, and I was right. Without giving too much away this book talks about an issue in relationships that many people face, but thats never talked about publicly.

Karla outdid my expectations with this book. I cannot wait for Michael’s and for Tristan’s book!!!!!


Blurb:

After all, finding herself a single mother to twins after her ‘allergic to responsibility’ ex-boyfriend left town has kinda set the bar for whatever might come her way. Except the day-to-day realities of single motherhood has her juggling in a way that she couldn’t anticipate, which is why she’s one sleepless night away from a padded cell.

Her unexpected help comes in the form of Michael Whitfield, unrepentant flirt and alleged manwhore. Michael isn’t allergic to responsibility, but he does have a healthy aversion to commitment, until his relationship with Brooke. Their friendship is easy, until it’s not. They learn to walk a tight rope of restraint, choosing not to act on their attraction out of respect for the friendship they’ve built.

One scorching, clothes-free visit past the boundaries they put in place, and Brooke finds herself facing the most uncontrollable situation of all: risking her heart to a man who’s never had to take care of one before.

My Review: 5 stars 

Michael: the player; the man whore; the no-commitment guy.
Brooke: the single mom; the independent woman

What do you get when you mix the two? One heck of a story!!!
Brooke is the mom of twins and doing everything on her own. She has her sister Julia to help her but she has basically been on her own with her kids since day one. When she needs to last minute babysitter, Brooke is expecting Julia to show up, not Michael, a family friend who has quite a reputation.
Michael knows what it is like to grow up with a single mom, so when he hears Brooke needs a babysitter, he volunteers. What he doesn’t realize is that him volunteering is going to set off a chain of events that will change everything.
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When Michael starts helping Brooke build an in-home salon so she can work from home, their relationship starts to change. They are both attracted to each other, anyone with eyes can see that. So they set rules that will help them keep their distance from each other and stay just friends.
Can they be around each other every day without feelings developing?
Can Brooke let go of her controlling ways and ask her help when it is needed?
Can Michael get over his commitment issues?
What happens when there is a misunderstanding that could ruin everything?
Can they survive it or will it tear them apart?

I loved Michael and Brooke’s story.
Michael has a huge heart even though he tries to hide it. He will do anything for anyone and is very protective over those he cares about.
Brooke is such a strong woman. Raising two kids on her own is tough but she is doing it and kicking butt at it.
Michael and Brooke have such a fun, flirty story. I really enjoyed it.
There were times when I laughed and times when I wanted to cry. I love an author who can tap into multiple emotions in one book.
Great job Karla!!
Now I can’t wait till Tristan’s book…….P.S…..I’m mad we have to wait so long!!!!!!


Blurb:

There’s one thing you should know about Tristan Whitfield: he’s been in love with Anna for years.

There are two problems with that: she has no idea, and she’s married. Or at least, she was.

Anna Callahan knows three things about her brother’s friend, Tristan: he’s quiet, incredibly handsome, and has a smolder that could set the room on fire.

For years, it wasn’t difficult for Anna to overlook all of that. But when Tristan is the solution to a work problem that could derail her career, he is anything but easy to ignore.

To Tristan, the fact that the object of his affection is suddenly single means he should tread lightly. Be the friend she needs until she’s ready for more and hope the risk pays off.

Because it’ll add up to the one thing he wants: her.

My Review: 4 stars

“I didn’t fall in love with Anna Calder the first night I met her. I liked her. Was attracted to her. No, it wasn’t the first night. Or the second, though after that I had a hard time pushing her from my thoughts. It was the third night.”

Tristan has loved Anna since the third night he meet her. He didn’t know she was married at the time and even after six years, his feelings haven’t gone away. Everyone but Anna knows that he loves her.

But now everything has changed. Anna isn’t married anymore.

Tristan has to decided how to deal with his new information.

Does he move in and tell her how he feels or does he let her have time to process everything?

But what happens when she starts going on dates? Will he be able to handle it or will he crack and tell her how he really feels?
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Anna has been in a loveless marriage for years now. Her family has wanted her to end her marriage for as long as she can remember but she just couldn’t do it.

But when one thing leads to another, she finds her marriage over.

Now she has to figure out what to do with this new life she has in front of her.

When a work emergency lands in her lap, the only person she knows that she can turn to is Tristan. But Tristan has always been a mystery to her.

“Too many tattoos. Too handsome. Too mysterious. Too everything.”

But as time goes on, Anna finds herself feeling something for Tristan. The problem is that he is so hot and cold. She can never decipher if he likes her or if he is just being a friend.

What happens when one night of alcohol changes everything? Will secrets be revealed? Will those secrets change everything?

This is the last book in the Bachelors of the Ridge series. Tristan and Anna have a story that has been developing over the past 4 books and I am so happy that their time has come. This book will show you what you will go through when you find that true love. This book will show you to never give up.

I have loved this series from the very beginning and I am sad to see it end. These 5 men have all has amazing stories that have touched my heart.

I am excited to see what Karla does next!!!


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Well, let’s see … I’m a wife and a mother. If the things that I write bring a smile to someone’s face, then I’ve done my job.  I am obsessed with Outlander (both the books and the show). I’m almost exclusively a romance reader, which means some people will never consider me a literary snob. If I could meet one historical figure, it would be Jane Austen. I received my Bachelors in Public Relations and worked in health care marketing before I had my babies. I hate Twitter. I do it, but I hate it. Also, if you want to get on my good side, bring me wine and I’ll love you forever.


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