Thursday 14 April 2016


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You're Still the One
Ribbon Ridge #6
By: Darcy Burke
Releasing April 5, 2016
Avon Impulse

In You're Still the One (Ribbon Ridge #6) by Darcy Burke, wanting to surprise his family before his sister's wedding, Hayden is knocked for a loop himself when he learns that his ex is back in town and working for his family's business. He's never completely gotten over her, yet there's not a chance of the two of them getting back together. Not when she left town at a time when they needed each other the most.
Bex couldn't turn down the opportunity the Archers offered her with their family business. But being back in Ribbon Ridge, reminds her of all the reasons why she left in the first place. In fact, it seems she can't escape those memories when she finds herself living under the same roof as her ex. However, the more time she spends with Hayden, the more she realizes she wants another chance at forever with him.   
Although I haven't read the other books of this series, this second chance romance story can be read as a stand-alone. The way the first chapter started with Hayden surprising his family and then learning about Bex's return to Ribbon Ridge set the fast-pace of this story for me, as it made me want to learn more about their past relationship and what happened to tear them apart.
I really liked both the main characters, as well as the secondary ones. The dialogue was compelling not only because the hero and heroine dance around the fact that they still have strong feelings for each other, but because Hayden's family are a bit full on, and I could understand why he felt like the odd man out. Yet, the way they conversed revealed how much they loved and needed him. He's the glue that brings the family together. The one that makes them complete. So, it was no wonder his parents decided on their scheme when it came to his love life.
As for Bex, I felt sorry for her. The Archers are an overwhelming bunch, and I could understand that she wasn't ready to be a part of such a wonderful family when she'd never experienced the kind of love they have for each other.  Bex is strong, brave, and tenacious. At first, there's a lot of tension between Bex and Hayden due to the fact that she left him when they needed each other the most. Yet, they can't deny that they still have feelings for the other, which eventually leads to some nicely-detailed sex scenes that illustrate this couple's intense chemistry.    
While Hayden, he has some major decisions to make, and it doesn't help that he's feeling pressured by his family and friends to do what they want, which  is to move back to Ribbon Ridge. Yet, I liked that he didn't allow them to influence him. That he did what he felt was right, for him, for the first time in his life. That he didn't sacrifice what was important a second time around. Like he did when he chose his family over the woman that he loved years ago, which he realizes now was a mistake after finally reading the letter his brother wrote to him before he died.    
Overall, Ms. Burke has penned an incredible novel in this sixth book of her Ribbon Ridge series, which now has me eager to read the previous stories. I really liked how this story ended with the new addition to the Archer family, Hayden making up with everyone after the big blow up where he'd told them how he really felt about his place in the family, and the words Hayden said to Bex about love, life and happy ever afters. I would recommend You're Still the One by Darcy Burke, especially if you enjoy second chance romances.   


USA Today bestseller Darcy Burke concludes her Archer family saga with a second chance at first love…
Everyone thought college sweethearts Bex Holmgren and Hayden Archer were headed for the altar… until a tragic accident sent young Bex running from a future she wasn’t ready to claim. But when she’s offered her dream job at Archer Brewing, Bex can’t pass up the chance to reconnect with the big, crazy family that once welcomed her with open arms—and the one man she’s never stopped loving.
When he returns home after a year in France, Hayden is less than thrilled to find his ex-girlfriend working for his family’s company. He’s finally moved on, and being around her rekindles long-buried feelings he’d rather ignore. But Bex isn’t the same girl he knew—she’s more mature, more beautiful, more tempting than ever—and he can’t resist the pull of the intense passion he’s only ever shared with her.
Have five years changed them enough, or are they doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past? The only thing Bex knows for sure is that for her, Hayden is still the one.
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Bex bent over and pulled at the strap on her shoe. With a flick of her fingers she freed her poor right foot and exhaled with relief. Moving on to the left, she tugged the strap back. Only the little metal toggle wouldn’t come out of the hole. It was stuck. Crap.
She worked at it for a minute and, when too much blood had gathered in her tipsy head from being bent over, she sat back up with a huff. Standing in front of her was Hayden wearing a perplexed half-smile.
She groaned. “Yes. My strap won’t come loose, and I’m dying to get this shoe off.” She brought her foot up to show him.
He leaned forward. “I see. Here, let me see if I can help.” He sat down in the chair Maggie had vacated. “Give me your foot.”
She envisioned handing him her severed foot like she would a hammer or a pen and promptly giggled.
His eyes narrowed briefly, and damn was it sexy. “What?”
“Nothing. Just buzz giggles.”
He smiled. “I remember those.”
That’s what they’d called them in college. The uncontrollable laughter at things that maybe weren’t that funny unless you were under the influence of alcohol.
She lifted her foot and wasn’t sure where to go with it. Putting it on his lap seemed too . . . intimate. But the table was too tall and there wasn’t another chair in close proximity.
He solved the problem by gently clutching it and setting it on his knee. Not quite his lap. This was okay. Safe.
Until he started in on the strap. His fingers grazed her flesh, sparking all sorts of inappropriate yearnings. She willed him to hurry up before she did something stupid. Like moan.
“Wow, this is really stuck.” He frowned at her. “Your foot’s kind of swollen.”
“Thanks, Captain Obvious. It’s hot, and I’ve been on my feet all day. I wonder why.”
“Well, I’m going to have to tighten it”—he did just that as he said the words, making her cry out—“to get it off.” The strap came free, and he tossed the shoe aside. “Better?”
His right hand was still on her foot, his thumb gently caressing her reddened flesh. Did he realize what he was doing? That he was stroking her? He couldn’t possibly know how it made her feel, how she wished he would slide his hand up to her ankle, keeping up the massage, and to all points north of that.
She tried not to sigh and completely failed. “Yes, thank you.”
Like his brothers, he’d ditched his coat. He’d also completely removed his tie, and his shirt was unbuttoned at the neck with the sleeves rolled up. Both places bared tanned flesh that contrasted sharply with the pure white of his crisp shirt. He wore a bracelet on his right wrist—brown leather with a slender silver rectangle.
God, he was sexy. Had he ever been this sexy?

DARCY BURKE is the USA Today best-selling author of hot, action-packed historical and sexy, emotional, contemporary romance. Darcy wrote her first book at age eleven, a happily-ever-after about a swan addicted to magic and the female swan that loved him, with exceedingly poor illustrations.

A native Oregonian, Darcy lives on the edge of wine country with her guitar-strumming husband, their two hilarious kids who seem to have inherited the writing gene, and three Bengal cats. In her “spare” time, Darcy is a serial volunteer enrolled in a twelve-step program where one learns to say “no,” but she keeps having to start over. She’s also a fair-weather runner, and her happy places are Disneyland and Labor Day weekend at the Gorge.

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  1. Wonderful review! Thank you for hosting YOU'RE STILL THE ONE today!

    Crystal, Tasty Book Tours

  2. I'm so glad you enjoyed YOU'RE STILL THE ONE!! Thank you so much for hosting me today! :)