Saturday, 21 September 2013

Riverbend- Tess Thompson(*)

Genre; Fiction/ Contemopory
Release date; May 2013

“Tag. I found you.”

Just as Annie Bell’s reputation as one of the best chefs in the Pacific Northwest grows to new heights, she receives a threatening phone call from her abusive ex-boyfriend. Marco is out on parole and hungry for revenge, blaming her for his ten-year imprisonment. Fearing for her life and that of her young son, Annie reluctantly accepts help from Drake Webber, a cold and wealthy recluse hiding a dark history of his own. Supported by the gang of misfits from their restaurant Riversong, Annie forges ahead despite her growing terror that Marco will appear at any moment and make good on his threats.

Author Tess Thompson reunites the colorful cast of endearing small-town characters from her bestselling novel Riversong and takes you on a journey that will renew your faith in love, friendship and the power of community – even in the face of seemingly insurmountable grief and fear. You’ll find yourself once again cheering for the residents of River Valley, especially the big-hearted and compassionate Annie Bell.

Escape with a blend of love, laughter, friendship, suspense and gourmet food while remembering it’s never too late for second chances.

This is the second in the River Valley series, but works just as well as a stand alone novel. This time we learn about Annie, and her loves/lives and the dramas around her, we also learn about the brooding, dark Drake, and he was most certainly a character this series needed. That aside- this is gripping, well paced and well written story, its the sort i love, drama, love, and a little bit of sex along the way. I read the first book a while back, and honestly didnt intend on reading this but after a break and time away from the first story i found this was lovely. 

Rating; 7/10


  1. Darke sounds interesting, wonderful review!

  2. Thanks so much for reading and for your kind review! Happy reading.