Title: You're Still The One
Series: Ribbon Ridge, Book 6
Author: Darcy Burke
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Release Date: April 5, 2016
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
ARC Received From: Edelweiss
Reviewed For: Tasty Book Tours
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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.
I didn't read the other books in this series but felt like I didn't need to. The Archer family is huge, diverse, and, well, family.
I liked that this wasn't just about Hayden and Bex. It was about Hayden and his family. I'm not sure if my feeling was correct but it felt like he was kinda the odd man out. He was different from the other Archers yet not. It felt like there was...distance (?) between him and them but I only felt that at times. Despite that feeling, it was incredible to watch them rally around him when he needed them the most.
While that feeling was fleeting with Hayden and his family, it wasn't so with Hayden and Bex. He wasn't thrilled to see her again after finally moving on. She was struggling to keep what she still felt for him under wraps. But what they had was undeniable. It still pulsed strong between them despite time and distance. It still pulled them to one another despite their hesitation.
Hayden and Bex have waited five long years for their happy ending. Tragedy ended their young love story but fate gave them a chance to try again and create a different ending.
I enjoyed every page of this story. It was a delicious taste of everything I've missed in this series and will now have to go read.
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.