by Lori Foster
Series: McKenzies of Ridge Trail #1
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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Introducing The McKenzies of Ridge Trail, an all-new sexy contemporary romance series from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster.
Not needing him won’t stop her from wanting him…
Trucker Sterling (Star) Parson is no stranger to the challenges a woman faces, both in her industry and in life. But she can take care of herself. She’s never needed—or wanted—a man around...until she meets Cade McKenzie. The take-charge bar owner sets off all kinds of alarm bells for Sterling, but he also sets her heart racing.
Cade’s lived in Ridge Trail long enough to know trouble when he sees it, and the moment Sterling—Star—walks into his bar, he knows trouble’s come to call. Secrets run deep in the small town and Cade can tell Star’s got as many as he does, leaving him itching to uncover every last one. But finding common ground will mean trusting one another, further feeding an intense attraction that’s growing impossible to resist.
Strong characters, suspense, and a sizzling hot romance had me devouring the first novel in the McKenzies of Ridge Trail by Lori Foster. No Holding Back was pure Foster perfection.
The tale begins when we meet Sterling in a horrible situation. Then we meet her again when she walks into Cade’s bar. Tough, hyperaware and on a mission… what she doesn’t know is that the sexy bartender who makes her feel safe is on a mission too.
From the McKenzie family, to sassy Sterling (Star) I was all in. Foster delivered suspense, humor and heat in this first in series contemporary romance.
Secrets, goals, and desire kept me flipping the pages. Foster did a wonderful job of balancing the suspense angle as we got to know Sterling and Cade. The suspense thread hits on a relevant topic that may cause triggers for some. View Spoiler » Sex trafficking, violence against women, rape « Hide Spoiler
Cade didn’t push Star even when his alpha male wanted him to. Instead, he heard her and treated her as an equal. All of which made him incredibly swoon-worthy.
The McKenzie family and their housekeeper/chef who stole scenes have me excited for the series. Their story touched me and I loved the operation they are running. Foster set up the next book and I cannot wait to read Reyes story. (Cade’s brother) His sister Madison is the tech geek, and you’ll love how feisty and determined she is.
The back-and-forth banter between brothers and then between Sterling and Reyes had me rolling. It served as a tension breaker against the darker suspense thread. I laughed, swooned, and held my breath as the outside world slipped away.
Foster outdid herself, and I can already tell this series will be among my favorites.Strong characters, suspense, and a sizzling hot romance will have you devouring No Holding Back by Lori Foster. #NewRelease #McKenziesofRidgeTrail #Romance #Suspense Click To Tweet