Blurb from back cover: "Four years ago, air force sweethearts Franci Duncan and Sean Riordan reached an impasse. She wanted marriage and a family. He didn't. But a chance meeting proves that the bitter breakup hasn't cooled their sizzling chemistry." And sizzling it is! Definitely rings the bell on the "phew, is it hot in here or is it me" meter. When I finished Forbidden Falls, it was almost with sadness. I wanted it to go on and on. Well, now with the release of Angel's Peak Robyn Carr gives us another wonderfully warm and heartfelt story from Virgin River. Not only do we get to re-visit some old friends from the series, we get to meet new ones. Let's take a quick look at what Francie and Sean are up to. When Sean has quite a bit of leave due him, he decides to visit his newly-wed brother, Luke. One night, in an attempt to give Luke and Shelby a little more private time, he visits a nearby bar. His heart starts to thud and his pulses race when he sees a woman who looks just like Francie but leaner and with much shorter hair. On an impulse he follows her out of the bar and tries to reconnect with her. Francie tells Sean he had his chance and made his feelings about marriage quite clear four years ago. She is in no way amenable to more heartache from Sean. She wants none of that, thank you very much! Or so she tells herself. The hard part is she never got over him and probably never will but she has her life now; a job she likes and with her mother living just up the street to help out, life is good. But Sean is taken aback at his response to seeing her and is not about to take no for an answer. After listening to some advice from his new sister-in-law, he starts to haunt some of the places he thinks he might find her. Several weeks later they reconnect in a chance meeting and wow, do the sparks fly! Can Sean even get his head around the changes in her life since he last saw her and prove he is not such a mule headed idiot now and win Francie back? Robyn Carr is the consummate story teller breathing life into her characters so that they just come alive on the page. There is a lot more to this book than just Sean and Francie. There's love, friendship, faith and a little bit of self discovery mixed into the story with some other terrific characters. I don't want to give away any more details. You'll just have to read the book and find out. You'll be happy you took a little trip to Virgin River. Needless to say, I loved it! 4.5 ****
Robyn Carr is the author of the Virgin River series. Angel's Peak is the second in her 2010 trilogy and is set to hit the shelves in February. Moonlight Road will be released in March. Link to review of the first one: Forbidden Falls .
Disclosure: A review copy of the book was provided by Nancy Berland Public Relations, Inc. Thank you so much Nancy!