Love to the Rescue by Radclyffe is the first full length novel that I’ve read by this author, so I was really looking forward to this book. I’m happy to say that I thoroughly enjoyed the story.
This is the fifth book in the Rivers Community Romances series. I was a bit concerned about starting a book this far into a series, but found that I had no problem reading this as a standalone novel. The author gave plenty of information about the back stories from the earlier books. Now that I’ve read this one, I definitely will be looking for the earlier books in this series, especially since I’m now familiar with the characters from those earlier books. Most of them play secondary roles in this one.
The two main characters in Love to the Rescue return to the Rivers Community after a decade. Both left for different but rather painful reasons. Brody and Val meet and become reacquainted with each other as they deal with their painful pasts. They also have to deal with the attraction they feel for each other.
This is a beautiful, sweet, and lovely romance. There is a little angst for the characters that runs through the story, but nothing that mars the romantic feel of the tale. The characters have a depth to them that makes them real to the reader, and the story is engaging and romantic.
If you love a good romance that makes you smile and gives you that happy feeling as you read, then this is a good story for you.
I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley and Bold Strokes Books for an honest review.