With her beloved younger siblings settled and happy, Erin Foley has got empty nest syndrome. At age thirty-five.
So she’s hitting the pause button on her life and holing up in a secluded (but totally upgraded, she’s not into roughing it) cabin near Virgin River. Erin is looking forward to really getting to know herself...not some shaggy-haired mountain man she meets wandering the woods.
In fact, beneath his faded fatigues and bushy beard, Aiden Riordan is a doctor, recharging for a summer after leaving the Navy. He’s intrigued by the pretty, slightly snooty refugee from the rat race — meditating, journaling and definitely keeping him at arm’s length. He’d love to get closer...if his scruffy exterior and crazy ex-wife don’t hold him back.
But maybe it’s something in the water — unlikely romances seem to take root in Virgin River...helped along with some well-intentioned meddling, of course.
I love this series! It is so heartwarming and uplifting. This is like the warm, fuzzy blankets of book series for me. The stories envelope you and you wish Virgin River was a real place. This is the 11th book in the series and, as with many other series, there are reader favorites. Not every book in a series can be your favorite right? Some fall short but I think Moonlight Road delivers.
I still don't think any of the stories can compare with Jack and Mel's original story, however I was really looking forward to Adien's story.
When I started Moonlight Road, I was a little worried because I wasn't sure I was going to like Erin, but for all of her bossiness and uptight persona she was a great heroine. I think of the most recent additions to the VR series: I liked Noah & Ellie's story the best I think the writing in Forbidden Falls was some of the best since the first 3 books.
The story really focused on the H/H. My least favorite was Angel's Peak, I thought that, again there was too much going on and there wasn't enough development of Sean and Francie's story. Although, I wonder if Carr thought their previous history together would suffice. So Moonlight Road was my second favorite of these three stories. I thought Aiden was great. I was a little frustrated at Mel in the Jack/Mel side-story they had going on. You knew she would do the right thing but it was a little frustrating at times. Glad Jack stood strong against all Mels' urging and stubbornness.
All in all, this was a good addition to the series. I wonder if we'll see the last two Riordan brothers, Paddy & Colin, get their own stories?
I received this as a digital ARC through NetGalley. I did not receive any compensation for this review.