8/8/2022 – Updated the review to correct the fact that I misspelled Nobel in the entire review. Yikes!
Falling out of a tree at the feet of a naked woman is not Nobel Lyon’s usual MO. He’s more the Invisible Man type. A name given to him in childhood. The observer. The logical thinker. A man who loves solitude.When he sees the sexy mountain woman fishing on his property, other impulses take over. The ones that want a better look. What can it hurt?
There are people who live every moment to the fullest and Dove Solomon is one of them. She can hook a line, gut a fish, and pitch a tent. She also sings like a fallen angel.The handsome man that just dropped into her life intrigues her in a way no one else has. He’s an introvert, she’s an extrovert. But there’s no denying how drawn they are to each other. Two people destined by fate to be together, no matter how different they are.
The one thing they can agree on? Opposites attract.
Point of view:
1st person. Alternating between Nobel & Dove’s perspectives.
This is book 3 in the Lyon Family series. While Nobel & Dove’s relationship is fully covered in this book – the series is best enjoyed in order and there are some spoilers to The Beach in Winter here.
Leslie Pike does it again. It always seems incredible that an author can drag me through joy, grief, early love, despair, and back and I can love them for it.
This was such a fun and sexy take on opposites attract – introvert/extrovert, free-spirit/schedule-lover. Yet they worked wonderfully together. Nobel and Dove fall in love and have this terrific relationship – full of companionship, understanding, and respect. Yet Dove’s career and Nobel’s response threatens all they have built. There is an age gap of 44 to 29, but it really didn’t play a major role in the story.
I loved the opportunity to get to know the rest of the Lyons more as Dove is enfolded in the family. Lots of fun banter and partying. Awesome epilogue and I’m ready for Van’s book!
Narration note for self:
I originally started by listening to this. I cannot pinpoint what was wrong – I have consistently loved Pike’s writing as well as narrations by Lance Greenfield and Stella Bloom. For some reason this did not click for me at all. I finally stopped listening and read it. I’m just going with “one of those weird things that happens sometimes.”
Content Warning (spoilers):
Recent death of a sibling & grandparents, death of a dog from cancer on page.
While I borrowed the ebook via Kindle Unlimited, I did receive a copy of the audiobook from Home Cooked Books and am leaving an honest review.
About the author:
USA TODAY bestselling author, Leslie Pike, has loved expressing herself through the written word since she was a child. The first romance “book” she wrote was at ten years old. The scene, a California Beach. The hero, a blonde surfer. The ending, happily forever after.
Leslie’s passion for film and screenwriting eventually led her to Texas for eight years, writing for a prime time CBS series. She’s traveled the world as part of film crews, from Africa to Israel, New York to San Francisco. Now she finds her favorite creative adventures taking place in her home, in Southern California, writing Contemporary Romance.
You can connect with Leslie Pike here:
My Favorite Quotes
Yesterday, even from a distance, I could see the woman’s part in my undoing as a lifelong introvert. – The River in Spring by @AuthorLPike #LyonFamily #Romance #OppositesAttractTweet
A prayer I wasn’t aware I was making is answered. – The River in Spring by @AuthorLPike #LyonFamily #Romance #OppositesAttractTweet
She’s about 5’ 3”, but her confidence is 6’4. – The River in Spring by @AuthorLPike #LyonFamily #Romance #OppositesAttractTweet
It is not love alone that lives within this family. They like each other. – The River in Spring by @AuthorLPike #LyonFamily #Romance #OppositesAttractTweet
We were born to walk this life together, the two of us. In perfect parallels and intersecting lines. – The River in Spring by @AuthorLPike #LyonFamily #Romance #OppositesAttractTweet