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River Wild by Samantha Towle

A new town. A new identity. Pregnant and alone. 

And far away from a past that can never find me. 

River Wild.

Moody. Sullen. Asshole.

And my new neighbor.

I have no interest in befriending River. And he definitely doesn’t want to be befriended by me.

Then, he helps me rescue an abandoned dog. And, that day, I see something in his eyes that reflects back in my own. Sadness. Pain. Loneliness.

I know all of those things well.

An unwanted and unexpected friendship that somehow works. Then, without warning, it turns into something more.

River and I both have our secrets, and that’s okay. Because I understand him. And he understands me.

For the first time in my life, I have something I never thought I would have happiness.

But happiness isn’t forever. Not for people like me.

Especially not when my past is waiting just around the corner, ready to come and take it all away.


This was the first book of 2019 that I read in one sitting, I was hooked right from the beginning.

The story was captivating and intriguing, I knew from reading the blurb that I would love this book, I’m so glad that I did! 

The characters were brilliant, and the storyline was great. It dealt with quite a few serious issues, and for a stand-alone book I feel like Samantha did this really week.

It is a romance book, but it wasn’t filled with sex scene after sex scene, which I really enjoyed, it made those scenes that were in it better in my opinion. 

Carrie moves to a new town, She is pregnant, alone, after finally escaping her abusive husband. 

She finds herself a place to stay and a job, things seem to be really working out for her. And then she meets her neighbour, River Wild. River isn’t very pleasant, he’s pretty rude honest. 

He doesn’t really speak to anyone, not even Carrie, leaving abruptly and rudely anytime they cross paths. But with time, he grows on Carrie and she starts to befriend him. 

River can seem a bit mean, but you get a lot of glimpses into his past and you learn why he is that way. Both he and Carrie were given a lot of crap to deal with in their pasts. They’re two broken souls who find a king of healing each other, and it’s so beautiful. 

I loved watching the friendship develop between the two of them. The end was so beautiful! 

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