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Genre: Contemporary Romance

*A Novella*

Series: Ribbon  Ridge #0.5

Source: Received for an honest review from the author.


  • Print Length: 124 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1939713153
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Intrepid Reads (November 29, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1939713145
  • ISBN-13: 978-1939713148


Book Description (courtesy of Amazon)

November 29, 2013
Home is more than a place . . .

Breaking free from her structured life, Chloe English quits her high-powered job and moves across the country to work as an art teacher. The simple life is all she hoped it would be until her house burns down, leaving her homeless. When a handsome firefighter swoops in to save the day, she can’t believe her luck. He’s laid-back and unassuming, everything she’s looking for in a man—or so he seems. It turns out he’s as ambitious as her ex, comes with a family who could be more stifling than hers, and harbors dark secrets he may never be able to share.

Orphaned as a teenager, Derek Sumner has found a place in his best friend’s family. However, the love and support of his surrogate parents and siblings can’t erase the grief and loss he struggles every Christmas to banish. But this year he meets the fun and sexy Chloe, whose optimism and sense of joy are incredibly contagious. Can she help him face his bleak past so they can forge a happy future?

WHERE THE HEART IS by Darcy Burke is an interesting,quick Contemporary Romance. #0.5 in her “Ribbon  Ridge” series. A quick, sweet Holiday read. A debut into the new and exciting Contemporary Romance genre.
What a debut. I love her historical series, and gotta say I was a bit concerned about agreeing to read this new Contemporary Romance, but with this said, I must say, I did not regret agreeing to read this one.
While, a bit slow to begin with it picks up rather nicely. The characters are interesting, realistic, and believable. The storyline is intriguing, with a tortured soul, and a feisty, smart heroine.
Well written, with an impact on the reader. I needed tissues. An enjoyable, quick read. While, I will always love Historical genre, I do enjoy a great Contemporary Romance as well. Well done!
*Received for an honest review from the author*
REVIEWED BY: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More