Books by Christie Ridgway

B-
Take My Breath Away

This latest offering and the first book in a new series by contemporary romance staple Christie Ridgway was a decent summertime read that will keep the reader turning the page. However there were a few problems with the story (the main one being a BIG SECRET) that prevented this from being a keeper ...

B
The Love Shack

The Love Shack is the follow up book to Christie Ridgway’s Beach House No. 9. In Beach House, we learn the story of Griffin Lowell and Jane Pearson. In The Love Shack, the story shifts to Gage Lowell, Griffin’s twin. Like his twin brother Griffin, Gage Lowell is an artist who ...

C+
Beach House No. 9

One of the more difficult types of reviews to write is one where I like the characters, and I like the author’s style of writing, but I have problems with the plot devices and the pacing. I dither back and forth on the grade because there is a lot I do like about the book. But when it all comes do ...

C+
Dirty Sexy Knitting

I am very sure that if I had read the previous books in the series, I would have gotten a lot more out of Dirty Sexy Knitting. There were times I felt like an outsider at a big family reunion. Even so, I did enjoy the book even though I know there were nuances I could not grasp. ...

B
Unravel Me

Unravel Me is the second entry in Christie Ridgeway's Malibu and Ewe series. Although I haven't read the first, I found this to be an enjoyable, stand-alone read. Juliet fell madly in love when she was 13 years old. The object of her attention was a grown man on the fast track to becoming a Gen ...

B-
Not Another New Year's

Christie Ridgway's Not Another New Year’s is one of those novels that starts off with too many stereotypes and then gets better. I had very low expectations after reading the first chapter, but found myself agreeably surprised about some interesting developments later – not that all the stereoty ...

B+
Must Love Mistletoe

Christie Ridgway has many good AAR grades to her name. She scores again with Must Love Mistletoe, a wonderfully amusing and poignant story of two reunited lovers. Bailey Sullivan (named after George Bailey in the holiday movie It’s a Wonderful Life) doesn’t like Christmas, desp ...

D+
The Care and Feeding of Unmarried Men

By far the thing I most liked about The Care and Feeding of Unmarried Men was its title. It promised so much and delivered little other than a few aggravating plot elements, including a heroine I could not like or empathize with although I tried – I really tried. Unfortunately the spunky title h ...

B
An Offer He Can't Refuse

Miss the days of the Rat Pack? Charmed by 1950's "modern" architecture? Have a thing for Frank and Bobby and Doris and Peggy? In this homage to all things Rat Pack, Christie Ridgway certainly succeeds in conjuring up a mood. But, even more importantly, the author also succeeds in creating a darn ...

C
The Thrill of it All

The beginning of The Thrill Of It All was awfully silly and I thought the heroine, Felicity, was a total airhead. But after a rocky start, the book settled down and the silliness disappeared – at least, until the end. This is a flawed book with a good deal of quirky charm. Felicity Charm is ...