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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Review: When Love Happens by Darcy Burke

When Love Happens (Ribbon Ridge, #3)Publisher: Avon Impulse
ISBN:  0062389335
Pages: 400 pages
Genre: Romance/Contemporary
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In a town as small as Ribbon Ridge and with a family as large as the Archers, even the best kept secrets don’t stay buried for long...

Tori Archer is married…well, on paper anyway. She hasn’t actually seen her husband since the disastrous morning after their impulsive Vegas wedding. The memories of their intense passion may still make her weak in the knees, but Tori knows their marriage was a mistake.

After six months filming abroad, television producer Sean Hennessy wants nothing more than to track down his sexy, captivating wife and get her into bed… fast. So when his boss sends him to Oregon to persuade the famous Archer sextuplets-the former stars of a reality TV show-to do a reunion special, Sean sees the perfect chance to win Tori back.

Only, Tori wants nothing to do with him and is determined to push him away. But their attraction is as hot as ever and Sean will do anything to prove their relationship was more than just a fling…because he knows that when real love happens, it changes everything.

Intro: I don’t read much contemporary romance but there are a few authors who are always the exception. Darcy Burke is one of the exceptions. I love her books and this one definitely did not disappoint at all.


Heroine: Tori-Tori confounded me a bit. I liked her a lot. But she frustrated me to no end. I vociferated between wanted to give her a good scold and really loving her. She caused some really strong emotions from me both good and…not so good. Mainly I really did not like how harsh she was towards Sean.

Hero: Sean-Sean is the exact sort of hero that I love. He’s adorable and sweet and apparently has the patience of a saint with what he deals with from Tori. I love how he did not give up on Tori and stuck with her even though she was giving him no hope at all.

Chemistry: Oh my dear did Tori and Sean have amazing chemistry. Tori was such a strong personality that it just worked that Sean was more easy-going . They were just perfect for each other in a very unexpected way.

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Conclusion: I loved this book. I breezed through it. I loved the interplay between Tori and Sean even though Tori made me want to pull my hair out strand by strand. I think I need to go back and reread the rest of the Archer series. It’s going to happen. 

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Author Info
Darcy Burke is the USA Today bestselling author of hot, action-packed historical and sexy, emotional contemporary romance. Darcy wrote her first book at age 11, a happily-ever-after about a swan addicted to magic and the female swan who loved him, with exceedingly poor illustrations.
A native Oregonian, Darcy lives on the edge of wine country with her guitar-strumming husband, their two hilarious kids-who each seem to have inherited the writing gene in some form-and two Bengal cats. In her "spare" time Darcy is a serial volunteer enrolled in a 12-step program where one learns to say "no," but she keeps having to start over. Her happy places are Disneyland and Labor Day weekend at the Gorge.

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  1. Thank you for hosting WHEN LOVE HAPPENS

  2. I do need to get caught up on this series, I love the theme of it, and even though I am sure I probably wouldn't like Tori, it sounds like a fabulous love story. Great review.

    Renee@ Addicted To Romance



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