Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Book Review : Take My Breath Away (Cabin Fever, #1) by Christie Ridgway

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Take My 
Breath Away
Cabin Fever, #1
by Christie Ridgway

Release Date:

May 27th, 2014






From USA TODAY bestselling author Christie Ridgway comes a sparkling new series set in the California mountains, where Hollywood glamour meets rustic charm, and the sparks fly among the unlikeliest of couples… 

Poppy Walker has a plan to restore the family resort, and she's sticking to it. So when a good-looking guy with plenty of cash rents one of her half-repaired vacation cabins, she figures he's just what the handyman ordered. But when a late-winter storm blows through, it takes down some trees, her roof and then…her self-control. Even though she's been burned before by a wealthy passer-through, she can't stay away from the brooding but gorgeous stranger in the bungalow next door. 

Former teen idol turned Hollywood exec Ryan Hamilton wants a private place in which to endure his very personal heartbreak. Finally, at this rustic mountain cabin, he has all the seclusion one man could want—until sparks begin to fly with his sexy, formerly chilly landlady. By the time the weather dies down, they're both hot, bothered and certain they're still wrong for each other. But there's no telling how they'll face the new storm brewing on the horizon…


My Review:

If you're a fan of Contemporary Romance, Take My Breath Away by Christie Ridgway is exactly the kind of reading escape you are looking for! This is the first installment in her Cabin Fever Series.

Poppy Walker is a single mom who has big dreams. One of her dreams is to restore the family resort, which will bring the Walker family closer together. When a mysterious stranger shows up at the resort and is willing to pay big money to rent a cabin, she can't refuse. Bills are pilling up and renovations have to get done. Her first visitor might just be the answer to her prayers. Ryan Hamilton hates the month of March. Every year the past catches up to him. This year is just like any other year until Poppy Walker enters his life. When they meet their attraction is instant. The more time they spend together, the more they get under each other's skin. Will they be able to let go of the past and start a future together?

What a great story! I really enjoyed discovering this new author and series. This book has a good storyline, lovable characters and it caught my attention from the very beginning. Poppy and Ryan were amazing together! They had tender, funny and passionate moments. My connection to both of them was made at the very beginning of their journey and they held my attention until I turned the last page of their sweet love story! Both of these characters have been burned in the past and it was beautiful to see how they helped each other overcome their insecurities. I was curious to find out why the month of March was such a devastating month for Ryan. When I found out why he hated March so much, my heart broke for him! I loved how determined Poppy was to restore her family resort. She really wants to keep the Walker Legacy alive and she's not afraid anymore to ask for help. Poppy has a heart of gold! She is sweet, understanding and she was the perfect match for Ryan. Even if Ryan pushed her away, she never gave up on him and made him believe in love again. Poppy's son, Mason, was absolutely adorable!! I was happy he was a part of this story. Awwww moments guaranteed! <3 

My Rating:

I give, Take My Breath Away, by Christie Ridgway 3.5 entertaining, romantic, sweet stars! Poppy and Ryan's story left me with a smile on my face and a happy heart. Great start to a new series! I'll definitely will be adding the rest of this series to my TBR list!

About the Author:

Christie Ridgway is a California native and author of over forty contemporary romances.  A five-time RITA finalist and USA Today bestselling author, she writes sexy, emotional reads starring determined heroines and the men who can’t help but love them.  Married to her college sweetheart, Christie lives in Southern California in a house filled with boys and pets.  She writes as an escape from sports equipment, football on TV, and dog hair.


  1. Contemporary romance is a newer genre to me and Take My Breath Away sounds like something I'd enjoy-adding it to my tbr list :)

  2. Oh, I have this one and am now really looking forward to it. Thanks for sharing, Mikki!

  3. Poppy is such a great name. I love finding new authors too. If only I didn't have a day job, I might get more of them read. Great review.

  4. This sounds super cute, I have enjoyed some of her series, and she adds good humor and snark. This is a perfect beach or rainy day read :)

  5. @Finley
    Great! I hope you get to read it soon! ;)
    Yay! Can't wait to see what you think! ;)

    Tell me about it, Valerie!!! I would be looking for new books and authors all day long ;)

    I agree Kimba, perfect beach or rainy day reading escape ;)


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