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Blog Tour + ARC Review: ‘Maverick’ by Karina Halle

Maverick, an all-new contemporary STANDALONE by New York Times Bestselling author Karina Halle is LIVE!!!


Book InfoMaverick by Karina Halle
Release Date: October 17th
Genre: Contemporary Romance



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.


4.5 ‘Unreal Love’ Stars!

ARC provided by the author via Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review.

Karina Halle is a writing machine! She is coming strong with her North Ridge series and Maverick is no exception. It seems these books are extremely emotional (and extremely sexy!) and I am definitely not complaining on any of it. Karina just delivered another fantastic love story that will stole your heart completely!

Maverick is the second instalment in the North Ridge series and it tells the story of two people who love to live life on the edge every single day (through their job and after through their connection), who love being with each other (even though it’s kind of forbidden) and who also are suffering in ways that not everybody is. John a.k.a Mav and Riley are still affected by their past and what happens in their work but they find their safe place in each other.

“Honestly, I don’t know what to think when it comes to you.”
Other than how badly I want you.
And how fucking wrong that is.

Holy crap! Karina Halle did say this is one of her sexiest books and I completely agree! The connection between Mav and Riley is instant and even though it’s forbidden to be together, they cannot stop themselves from teasing each other. Of course, all those sexy comments turn into crazy hot chemistry! It’s impossible for both of them to not act on their attraction and boy… when they do it’s explosive and all over the place!

The whole room vibrates with the sound of sex, our sex, his quick, heavy breaths, the slap of skin, the scrape of the table legs, my heart fluttering in my ears. Faster, harder, deeper, Mav doesn’t give in, doesn’t give up. He fucks me like it’s his job, like he’s trying to save me. 

I love forbidden romances. I love heroes who have lots of emotions. I love strong as hell heroines. Well, Maverick has all of that and more! Besides how smoking hot this book is, what is even more beautiful to read is how this couple falls in love. Mav is kind of a playboy and Riley is suffering from unrequired love but together they heal and they love to the max. I really enjoyed (and loved) how gripping and emotional Maverick was, especially towards the end. Such a wonderful ending!

He’s at his most beautiful when he’s outside and there are trees and mountains behind him and natural light. The sky, the earth. He’s at home here in the elements. And I’m at home with him. 

Therefore, I am rating Maverick with 4.5 STARS because it’s a brilliant new addition to the North Ridge series. Mav and Riley are absolutely amazing together: pure chemistry and all the feels! And man, I am so excited for the next story! Karina give me Fox and Del right now! I love me some friends to lovers romance too lol But seriously guys, check this book out. I definitely recommend it!

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KarinaHalleKarina 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 Root Literary and is both self-published and published by Simon & Schuster and Hachette in North America and in the UK.

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