“Bishop’s Ridge” by Cate Ashwood

about

They found exactly what they weren’t looking for.

Logan:
I had almost everything I’d ever wanted—career, friends, my own easy life in Sawyer’s Ferry, Alaska. I’d given up on filling in the missing pieces long ago. Now, I was more than satisfied with the perfectly practiced, perfectly predictable routine I’d created for myself. At least until Jackson Daley walked into my clinic.

Jackson:
Working the rigs is temporary. Everything in my life is. Jobs, cities, and the guys I take home—nothing sticks, and that’s exactly the way I like it. After four years in Alaska, I’m itching to pick up and leave. I’m ready to move on and start over someplace new, until a one-night stand I can’t seem to shake has me breaking all my own rules.
Now as I get closer to walking away, my reasons for leaving seem blurrier than ever, and for the first time in my life, there could be something worth staying for.

review

I enjoyed Alaska a great deal and was very much looking forward to this sequel. As expected, it was another sweet and spicy story that deserves high praise. Cate is my go-to when I’m looking for something to warm my heart and leave a smile on my face. I’ve become an angst junkie with my books lately but I discovered that I need a break from the stories that batter me. Sawyer’s Ferry has become a comfort that I crave. There is a sound sense of peace and solace that I feel as soon as I open the pages. I’ve also begun to secretly plan a trip to Alaska, shhh, don’t tell my husband yet! We meet Logan in Alaska and although it’s not necessary to know Gage and Holden’s history from the first book, I’d still encourage you to check it out. Coming in under two hundred pages, they are quick yet satisfying reads…so, why not start with Logan at the beginning? I liked him from the start and was anxious for his happily ever after. Since this is Ashwood, I knew she wouldn’t let us down. Both men are insistent that they are content with their bachelor status and nothing is going to change that. Until…something or someone does.

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I always enjoy the smooth and easy pace of Ashwood’s books and I adored the remote setting in Sawyer’s Ferry and Bishop’s Ridge. Logan never considered himself lonely until his best friend fell hopelessly in love with another doctor and it’s suddenly in his face. It’s everything he didn’t know he was missing…until now. He can’t come to terms with the fact that he wants a partner because he has accepted his infinite bachelor status and his life doesn’t allow much socialization. He’s married to his job. He’s been fine with that. Until Gabe had to flaunt his lovesickness all around him. I can hear him grumbling and Gabe laughing. Ha! When he sets his mark on Jackson in a bar in Bishop’s Ridge, I knew we were in for a good time. Jackson, Jackson, Jackson *swoon*. He’s a nomad that hasn’t ever sat long enough to allow roots to grow. He’s pushed his time in Bishop’s Ridge longer than normal and alarm bells are ringing in his head. The New Year will take him to new places…the only question is, will he follow his feet or his heart?

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Time is of the essence. They don’t have the luxury of taking things slow. A few weeks of *gasp* dating give the men a taste of what they could have. But Jackson is leaving after Christmas and he’s not going to be a quick ferry ride away. Logan believes he should let Jackson go and hope that if it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be and he’ll stay. Sometimes it’s best to nudge the debate in your favor. I loved Logan’s house and would love to visit. I loved their tentative texting. I loved watching both attempt to fight the obvious fall. The ending is a bit loose but I’m hoping we see them tighten the strings in the next book. And I wonder…will the pause button be released for Brody & Beckett this time around? One thing is for sure, I’ll be here to find out!

beware

A frustrating push when the emotion-meter kicks into high gear. A near miss with an unwelcome couple, or at least it was unwelcome in my book. And a slow but scorching burn.

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If you’re looking for a lighthearted story about two stubborn men determined not to fall in love when that’s exactly what they’ve done…stop here. And welcome to Sawyer’s Ferry, I think you’re going to like it here.

bookinfo

TITLE: Bishop’s Ridge (Sawyer’s Ferry #2) 
AUTHOR: Cate Ashwood
PUBLISHER: self-pub

LENGTH: 191 pages
RELEASE DATE: November 13, 2018
BUY LINKS: Amazon

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