♕ REVIEW ♕ ARC ♕ HOT SHOT (NORTH RIDGE #3) BY KARINA HALLE

TITLE: Hot Shot
SERIES: (North Ridge #3)
AUTHOR: M. Murphy
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
PUBLICATION: January 09th, 2018

HOT SHOT: by Karina Halle is the third book in the North Ridge Series and even though it is part of a series each book can be read as a standalone. This one was the one I was highly anticipating. Spoken in 'Dual Perspectives' 

I assumed that we would end up together at some point 

Delilah has harboured feelings for Fox for as long as she can remember, growing up together though has it’s downfall because he’s always just seen her as a sister, his best friend, there was a time once when he did wonder what it would be like to go there with her but that ship sailed many moons ago. 

Out of his brothers losing their mother it affected Fox on a much deeper level, being the oldest he remembers her the most, going over and over in his mind the last words he ever uttered to her, he’s never fully recovered and that tragic circumstance took a piece of him with it and he never really fully recovered as we watch him at times spiral out of control in this book. The hero with a broken soul Due to that tragic event he's always had a wall up, his family couldn't knock it down, neither could his past relationships but Dalia knew him better than anyone, one night and everything started unraveling, pulling on emotions that he couldn't understand, no matter how far he tried to outrun them, you can never outrun love. 

I hate how much the past still has a hold on me, has it's claws in me, serrated and razor sharp. I hate that I've not been able to move past it, that no matter what I've done in my life, it won't let me go. 

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From friends to lovers has fast become one of my most sought after genres, my guilty pleasure and this book was no different what with all the angst, and heartbreak, that gut wrenching agony that pulls on your heartstrings as you fall in love with these two characters as they find their way to each other. 

You're everything I've been looking my whole life for and you've been right in front of me all this time. My heart, my everything, it belongs solely to you. 

This was a slow burn romance, they had many obstacles to overcome before they could finally become a couple, Fox is a man with many layers, man of few words, but when he does speak you read over his words slowly because what he does say melts your heart. I found this a wee bit drawn out in the middle but it all came together perfectly towards the end. A sad bitter sweet moment when we say goodbye to these characters. 

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Delilah Gordon has a secret.
She’s been in love with her best friend and the boy next door, Fox Nelson, since she was six years old.
And while most of her friends and family know about her unrequited crush, the one person who remains oblivious is Fox himself. To Delilah, it’s better this way. She’d rather pretend that they’re just friends, even though her feelings for the moody, rugged mountain man are anything but tame.
Fox Nelson has a secret too. As a wildland firefighter or “hot shot,” Fox parachutes into danger every day he’s on the job, risking all to fight wildfires that threaten ranches, forests and thousands of lives. But while Fox’s job is only for the brave, inside he feels anything but. The more he grapples with his raging demons, the more he realizes Delilah is the only one who can put out the flames.
As the two friends grow closer – and more intimate – than ever before, the more complicated their relationship becomes.
And Delilah has one more secret to reveal.
A secret that will change both their lives…forever.
 




Karina Halle is a former travel writer and music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of Where Sea Meets Sky, Racing the Sun, The Pact, Love, in English, The Artists Trilogy, Dirty Angels and over 20 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her rescue pup, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails and devours a lot of books.

Halle is represented by the Waxman Leavell Agency and is both self-published and published by Atria Books/Simon & Schuster and Hachette in North America and in the UK.


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