Book Review: Raising the Stakes by Karen Rock

Raising the StakeTitle: Raising the Stakes

Author: Karen Rock

Publisher: Harlequin Heartwarming

Release Date: April 1, 2015


Book Summary:

Tucking herself away in the Adirondack woods was supposed to keep Vivienne Harris safe. From dark memories of the Bronx, from danger, from entanglements. But when an orphaned bear cub raids her pantry and conservation officer Liam Walsh appears with news of poachers nearby, her private, peaceful world is turned upside down!

Suddenly two forces are drawing her out—Button, the cub who needs her help, and Liam, the man who’s dead set against her rehabilitating the bear. If she can just win Liam’s support, Vivie knows she can give Button a good life. And maybe find the courage to embrace a future with Liam…

Anita's Review 2

I know wildlife isn’t supposed to be cuddly, but I would like to give Buttons (the bear cub) a big ol’ squeeze. The three characters in this book, Vivie, Liam and Buttons, have each suffered a tragedy that has changed the direction of their lives. Only together can they provide the tools the other two need to heal. I liked each of the characters, the conflict, the lessons learned. I was interested in knowing how the story would end. The author paints a lovely picture of the Adirondacks.

Rating: 3.5 Stars

Content: kissing, mild violence

Source: Netgalley

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