Book Review – Maverick (North Ridge, #2) by Karina Halle


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.

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Maverick was a sexy, entertaining, and addicting contemporary romance in the North Ridge series, and my favorite novel by Karina Halle so far! She completely exceeded my expectations with this book and I couldn’t have loved Maverick and Riley’s story more. It was by far a TOP FAVORITE read of 2017 and I am so excited for Hot Shot to release early next year!

   Maverick and Riley were amazing and my favorite characters and couple that Karina Halle has written so far. I was immediately drawn to them and their story and couldn’t get enough. I loved their personalities and red hot chemistry together, and I really enjoyed how their relationship progressed throughout. I loved that the story was written from both Maverick and Riley’s POV, and I thoroughly enjoyed their banter and interactions with each other. There were plenty of intimate and romantic moments between them that will be sure to heat you up on a cold winter’s night. There were a few things towards the end that I didn’t care for all that much, but I understood why they had to happen. Other than that, Karina Halle did a phenomenal job with every aspect of this book, and I was more than pleased with the conclusion to Maverick and Riley’s story.

   Most of the secondary characters were wonderful as well. I loved getting to see several familiar faces from Wild Card, although I would have loved to have seen more of them. I am dying to read Fox and Delilah’s story.

   Maverick was another sexy and addicting standalone in the North Ridge series and one of my TOP FAVORITE reads of the year. I absolutely loved Maverick and Riley’s story and I couldn’t have been happier with the conclusion. Karina Halle is an extremely talented writer and one of my top favorite authors. I have fallen in love with her writing style and books, and I am so freaking excited to read Hot Shot, the final installment in the North Ridge series!

FIVE “Maverick & Riley” STARS!


About the Author

Karina Halle

61AliA-TBbL._UX250_Karina 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, Smut, The Artists Trilogy, Heat Wave and over 20 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her rescue pup and her husband Scott Mackenzie, who co-wrote Rocked Up with her. That’s right. It’s like the book SMUT come to life! This is their first venture as a writing team. A lot of music was played. A lot of laughs were had. A lot of sex was…put in the book!

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