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August 22, 2023

Meet Me in River's Edge by Nan Reinhardt ~ a Review

by Donna Huber

graphical representation of the review for Meet Me in River's Edge by Nan Reinhardt

Jo Weaver shies away from eligible men, particularly the river rats who have big boats. When Alex literally bowls her over at her reunion because he needs a mechanic, it may not be how she expected to be swept off her feet but she might not be able to fight the attraction this time.

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book cover of small town romance novel Meet Me in River's Edge by Nan Reinhardt
August 2023; Tule; 978-1959988762
ebook, print (254 pages); romance

I don't read a lot of romance novels, but since I reviewed the first book in the series, Home to River's Edge, I decided to review the second book Meet Me in River's Edge. It is a clean romance and a quick read.

As I expected after reading the first book, each book in the series focuses on a sister finding love. Jazz, Jo, and Jenny are triplets and in book 1 Jazz finds love with Eli. You don't have to have read book 1 to enjoy book 2. Jazz and Eli make an appearance so if did read book 1 you will be happy to see them still together and their relationship is progressing. But Meet Me at River's Edge is solely focused on the budding relationship between Jo and Alex.

There is the meet-cute at the beginning with Alex literally crashing the girls' high school reunion. He is wealthy and everything that Jo has sworn never to fall in love with again. Or at least she thinks he is, but you know what they say about assuming.

One little thing I kind of found off-putting was how Alex's diabetes was handled. He is afraid to tell Jo about his condition. I've had diabetic friends and when we are eating and they are offered something they shouldn't eat, they say no and often mention that they are diabetic. It's no big deal. I was afraid that it was to be used as a plot device to separate the two characters. And it was, but not in the way I feared. I would have DNF's this book so fast if Jo had rejected him merely for having diabetes. Thankfully, she didn't.

As is necessary in romance novels, something has to drive a wedge between the couple making the reader fear that their budding romance will nipped before it can blossom. This is one of the tropes that make romance one of my least favorite genres. Thankfully, their separation was short. 

If you are looking for a light, quick romance, then this is a great book. You could read both book 1 and book 2 in just a few days if you need to catch up. Jenny's turn is next and we already caught a glimpse of the guy who has caught her eye. You won't have to wait long as Christmas River's Edge is due out in October.




Donna Huber is an avid reader and natural encourager. She is the founder of Girl Who Reads and the author of how-to marketing book Secrets to a Successful Blog Tour.



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