Country Heaven (Dare River, #1)

Country Heaven (Dare River, #1)

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by Ava Miles

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Over one million readers have fallen in love with Ava’s bestselling Dare Valley and Dare River series…come join the family.

Chosen as Best Book of the Year and Best Hero of the Year* alongside books by Kristan Higgins and Suzanne Brockmann.

USA Today Bestselling Author Ava Miles of the #1 National


Over one million readers have fallen in love with Ava’s bestselling Dare Valley and Dare River series…come join the family.

Chosen as Best Book of the Year and Best Hero of the Year* alongside books by Kristan Higgins and Suzanne Brockmann.

USA Today Bestselling Author Ava Miles of the #1 National Bestseller NORA ROBERTS LAND presents the Dare River series, connected to her bestselling Dare Valley series. For fans who like the family dynamics of the Sullivans by Bella Andre, the small town charm of Cedar Cove by Debbie Macomber, and the sweet romance of Fool's Gold by Susan Mallery.

When famous—and infamous—country singer Rye Crenshaw saunters into the diner where she cooks, Tory Simmons is certain she’s got him pegged. He’s a bad boy who indulges himself in all things, women included. But while she couldn’t care less about country music or arrogant men, Rye makes her an offer she can’t refuse when he asks her to be his private chef on his multi-city concert tour. The job is the answer to all her prayers: it will clear out her debt and finance the fresh start she desperately needs.

Rye is certain his sassy new cook is the last woman who’d ever tempt him, but spending time with the wholesome girl next door will do wonders for his damaged public image, whether she likes being forced into the spotlight or not. Her food also happens to be the best he’s ever eaten, both comforting and seductive. But spending time with Tory on the road shows him a new side to her—one that’s as impossible to resist as her food. And when an emergency in his family whisks him home, he does the one thing he’s never risked: he lets a woman into his heart…

Soon the emotions Rye faked for the tabloids become all too real, but will the country heaven he’s found in Tory’s arms survive in the real world?

Author's Note: All books can easily be read as stand-alone stories.

Dare Valley:











The Dare Valley Meets Paris Mini-series:





Dare River:





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Country Heaven 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 131 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago dysfunction at its finest in this one. Sad, but redeeming story of love and forgiveness. I ENJOYED this one. 290 pages on my nook.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like the book, nice easy romance story. Love the two main characters, Rye and Dory and all the secondary characters. Held my attention throughout the book. Enjoyed the added recipes at the end of each chapter some of which I will be trying. First time reading this author and enjoyed enough to purchase the next book. JudyE
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good book. I could not wait to get through it. The "pornographic" scenes were no worse than what are frequently seen in today's romance novels. I definitely would recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I usually don't write reviews, but this was an exception, this book is amazing. Just stop reading reviews and just read the book already.:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book great story.  Wanted to read in 1 setting but I had to work. Great author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this story. I also appreciated the recipes. This book was so good I bought the other books in the series. This is my favorite. There is a good mix of happy and sad. I think you will really enjoy this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I started with this book and have read all 3 now! The power of romance (of course) love, forgiveness and domestic violence! I had to put down the book a few times to dry my tears and blow my nose! A must read!
ilvmoo More than 1 year ago
This was a great book, can't wait to read the others in this series
RosieMG More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this book but wished it was longer. I can't wait to read more on this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not sure I have read any of her previous books, but she is an excellent author. Can't wait for rhe next in this series. Will check for any other of her books. Am going to copy her recipes also.
jamieelizabeth77 5 months ago
A Story that Warms the Heart and Soul COUNTRY HEAVEN, although the first I’ve read from Ava Miles, will not be my last. This story of love and healing for both Tory and Rye was a wonderful introduction to the Dare family. The loss of Tory’s grandmother leaves her alone in the world with no family to call her own. Rather than focusing solely on her education, financial worries hang over her like a dark cloud, and she has no idea how she’s going to survive. Rye’s reputation as a country bad boy does nothing to dissuade the public from adoring the country singer. Alienated by his family for choosing a life in country music over following family tradition, his songs reflect the shallow image of the life he’s chosen, and he sees no need to change for anyone. As fate would have it, Tory and Rye are thrust together when Rye sneaks away after a concert to find comfort in his favorite vice -- food. Tory’s talent in the kitchen leads him to offer her a spot on his tour as his personal chef. Despite the obvious attraction, neither are prepared for the realization that the attraction is far more than physical. You can’t help but root for Tory and Rye as they both find healing in more ways than just learning to love unconditionally. Tory’s open heart puts her in a unique position to not only to have a positive effect on Rye but his family as well. Rye’s entire world is turned upside down, but Tory will find the way to this man’s heart is not only through his stomach but maybe his family too. Ava created a world you can easily step into and characters you’d love to know. I’m so excited to read more about not only Dare River, but the entire Dare community!
Anonymous 6 months ago
I finished this book in less than 24 hours. I could not put it down. What an amazing story, that captures you from the beginning. This writer will be one of my favorite along with Nora Roberts
Anonymous 8 months ago
Absolutely loved it! Found myself starting this book one evening and staying up all night to finish it. Well written. I knew from the start Rye would be perfect for her. I think I've found another favorite author! Can't wait to read another.
Anonymous 8 months ago
A fun read for anyone who loves country music!
Anonymous 9 months ago
OMG It's been a long time since I've read such a good book. 298 pages of goodness. All about family values and the importance of communication. I'm hooked on Ava Miles!
25jump More than 1 year ago
I did not care for Rye and his entire group of people. They seemed to be so selfish with their own agenda. But funny how you can come to the wrong conclusion. They all changed and Tori seemed to be exactly what was needed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this story! The characters are well developed and their story is a sweet one. esk 5/16
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read so many books that are predictable but since starting the Dare River series i have fell un love with each of the characters. I have read 3 so far and cannot wait for more. Amymj
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldnt put it down! It made me laugh and cry a lot of tears but it was worth every tear happy and sad thank you to the author for a fantastic read and for recipes i want to try out
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rye needed to grow up. I could only stand this silly story for about 50 pages and quit.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked tis book
PagesofComfort More than 1 year ago
This was one of those free books that I grabbed from Amazon because it sounded really cute and fun. And that definitely held true. I loved reading about Rye and Tory and I loved their meet-cute. Even though Rye's manager(s) wanted Tory along for an image reason, Rye really wanted to spend time with her and thoroughly enjoyed her cooking. It was interesting to see how they made each other better in everyday life and when Rye's family needs him, Tory is right there to help. I'm really interested in reading the other books in this series; I think there's a lot of potential here for a great series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago