Aug 24, 2017

{Review} Wild Card by Karina Halle

Wild Card by Karina Halle
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

GENRE: Contemporary
THEME: Romance, Heartbreak, Second-Chances


Rough, raw & rugged.

As the man in charge at Ravenswood Ranch, Shane Nelson has never been afraid to get his hands dirty. His sculpted physique isn't the product of a gym, but of years of hard labor under a relentless sun. His straightforward, alpha tendencies come from a man who knows what he wants and goes after it.

And what he wants is Rachel Waters.

He's never stopped wanting her.

They were childhood best friends, then teenage lovers who evolved into soulmates. But on one fateful night, Shane made a grave mistake, breaking both their hearts in the process.

Now, after six years, Rachel is back in the small, wild mountain town of North Ridge, BC.

Ready to face her past.

Ready to face Shane.

Ready to face his dark secret.

But is a second-chance at a one true love in the cards? Or will their wild hearts be broken once again?


I’m a huge fan of Karina Halle since her EIT series, she has a way of writing characters with such a great emotional depth that it hooks me as a reader until the very last page. Wild Card is the first in the North Ridge series, a small town romance with a ton of emotional tearjerker moments and smoking hot chemistry between the leads.

Wild Card follows Rachel Waters, who is going back home to her small town in North Ridge to help her mother through her cancer treatment. Rachel left town after her heart was broken by the love of her life, even though she always wanted to leave the small town, she wanted to leave with him, Shane. Now being back means brining up old wounds, Rachel and Shane have a lot of great memories but the last painful one is something Rachel cant let go. Both have a lot to forgive but with Rachel wanting to for back to her new life, Shane doesn’t have a lot of time to convince her to stay.

Shane is a hardworking a loving guy, he live with his brothers and father on their ranch, trying to forget how much he misses Rachel who left six years ago. Now with her back he can’t let her go, he pushed her away to protect her, to make sure he horrible father didn’t hurt her anymore. But Rachel doesn’t know everything Shane sacrificed. I adored Shane, he was honest, broken and seriously loved Rachel, I rooted for him so much.

Rachel was a tough character for me, her stubbornness was beyond what I normally like, she just had a cloud in her eyes the whole darn time not realizing this guy sacrificed so much for her. Anyways she goes through a lot of emotional ups and downs, not only with Shane but with her mother and her horrible father. I felt for her in a scene but it was tough for me to really care until almost half way through the book.

Overall, I really liked this new series, Halle’s heartbreaking/tear-jerking storyline really hits all the feels but the romance is off the charts hot and seriously Shane and his brothers are boys every girls wish they had grown up with in their towns, that’s for sure.

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1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a really cute romance! I'd be super annoyed by Rachel not recognizing how much Shane does for her. Great review, thanks for sharing! :)