No Holding Back, by Lori Foster

5 everyone has a secret to hide stars!!

No Holding Back

Introducing The McKenzies of Ridge Trail, an all-new sexy contemporary romance series from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster.

Not needing him won’t stop her from wanting him…

Trucker Sterling (Star) Parson is no stranger to the challenges a woman faces, both in her industry and in life. But she can take care of herself. She’s never needed—or wanted—a man around…until she meets Cade McKenzie. The take-charge bar owner sets off all kinds of alarm bells for Sterling, but he also sets her heart racing.

Cade’s lived in Ridge Trail long enough to know trouble when he sees it, and the moment Sterling—Star—walks into his bar, he knows trouble’s come to call. Secrets run deep in the small town and Cade can tell Star’s got as many as he does, leaving him itching to uncover every last one. But finding common ground will mean trusting one another, further feeding an intense attraction that’s growing impossible to resist.

Don’t miss No Holding Back, the exciting first book in Lori Foster’s The McKenzies of Ridge Trail trilogy, available January 26, 2021. Preorder your copy today!

My Review…

I am fully INVESTED in this family!!! I love all of Lori Fosters books but I really enjoy when she does series/families that are about saving people or into “crime” fighting. Usually both main characters are strong and independent then but have to figure out how to work together. I can’t say this enough Lori Foster writes amazing, strong, independent, smart, driven, female characters in normal body types. That may be one of the main reasons I keep going back to her writing, these women and their “flaws” that they see are what these men find so attractive.

Anyways onto my review of this new trilogy, I really liked “Star” she of course is kick ass and determined to not get close to anyone for good reasons. I would also like a necklace just like hers and is it a real thing? She was probably the most evolved to me character in this whole book besides Bernard because I did not see that ending coming. I felt her pain the whole way through the book whether physical or mental, sometimes I don’t think she realized how much of hero she was on her own. Once Cade opened her eyes to what she had already accomplished though and what more they could do together, I can’t wait to see more.

Cade was obviously a tough guy but he approved Star with kid gloves in the beginning. I liked how she was almost like a cactus to him he didn’t know how best to approach without getting stickled. However he seemed to just anticipate all of her needs and I really just enjoyed that part of him. His family dynamic really threw me off in the beginning, but once he was with them more I really understood it and enjoyed them immensely. He didn’t have as much of a character arc throughout the book, but he did grow in his relationship with his father and I did enjoy that.

I have to say Cade’s family was an obvious highlight for me and since they are the whole Trilogy that was probably the point. Lori Foster set up the next book in this book to be his brother Reyes and I cannot wait because I am fully invested in him also since his sparred so much with Star. I also want to know what happens with Bernard will we get a novella about him??? Inquiring minds want to know.

About the Author….

Lori Foster

Since first publishing in January 1996, Lori Foster has become a USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly and New York Times bestselling author. Lori has published through a variety of houses, including Kensington, St. Martin’s, Harlequin, Silhouette, Samhain, and Berkley/Jove. She is currently published with HQN.

Lori hosts a very special annual “Reader & Author” event in West Chester, Ohio. Proceeds from the event have benefited many worthy causes, including the Hamilton County YWCA Battered Women’s Shelter, the Animal Adoption Foundation, The Conductive Learning Center for children with spina bifida and cerebral palsy, and The One Way Farm, Children’s Home.

Each year Lori donates all proceeds from one book to charity. You can see the benefit romance books here:

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