Riverstar (the River Valley Collection)by Tess Thompson
After ending a dysfunctional affair with a powerful movie producer, feisty Hollywood makeup artist Bella Webber finds herself back in the quaint Oregon town of River Valley, the location of a famous director's latest film. Despite trying to distract herself with work, Bella is unnerved by the proximity of Benjamin Fleck - a man she fell instantly in love with during a chance encounter at her brother's home. Unfortunately, he sees her as nothing more than a heartbreak waiting to happen.
When an actress is found murdered after she's seen leaving the restaurant Riversong with Ben, he is accused of the crime and arrested. Convinced of his innocence, the River Valley friends band together to find the real killer, and Bella must face her biggest fear to ensure the truth is revealed.
Romantic, suspenseful, and engaging, bestselling author Tess Thompson's third novel in the River Valley Collection delivers another tribute to the power of community and the bonds of friendship.
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In Riverstar, the third book in The River Valley Collection, author Tess Thompson once again weaves an entertaining tale that transports the readers back to the small town of River Valley, Oregon, where they revisit with the unforgettable townsfolk and follow the story of Bella Webber and Benjamin Fleck. The reader was introduced to Bella and Ben in the second book of the collection, Riverbend, now in Riverstar, their drama filled relationship continues, but they have started to find their way back to each other, giving their love a second chance. As they learn to grow as a couple, their path has obstacles to overcome: their individual past baggage, trust issues, and a murder of an actress, that has Ben being accused of murder. Bella and Ben struggle to keep their relationship alive as they try to figure out who is framing Ben, and fight to prove his innocence, while also trying to find the real murderer in River Valley. With a continuity of memorable characters (old and new) and subtle revisiting of the storyline from the first two books in the collection, the author weaves an intriguing story filled with captivating twists and turns, and enough secrets, danger, suspense and romance that keeps the reader guessing and turning the pages. Once again author Tess Thompson has written another heartwarming story full of romance, secrets, drama and suspense that keeps the reader wanting more. Riverstar is a wonderful story of community, friendship, hope, love, second chances, and the ability to overcome even the most traumatic of life experiences. The River Valley Collection is a collection of stories that is a must read. While the books can be a stand alone read, do yourself a favor and read them in sequential order, the easy flow and continuity of the stories will leave you wanting more!
Riverstar takes the reader back to the small town of River Valley and its favorite gang of misfits. Bella and Ben have been my favorite couple yet! They both have had things in their pasts that are still affecting them, but both try to soldier on. When they are given a second chance at love, you think maybe things are starting to look up for these two damaged souls. Enter the conflict…Ben is accused of murder. Bella must find out who is framing Ben before it is too late and their second chance is just a memory. With the help of her friends at Riversong she will find a way to prove Ben’s innocence, This story is full of suspense, romance, second chances, and friendship. In each of the books in the River Valley series you get to know the characters more and more. In this story they all come together once again to help on of their own. This is a town that makes you want to move there! You will laugh, you will cry, you will fall in love, and find friendships to last a lifetime! A must read that is heartwarming and captivating! I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
What a phenomenal author! Once again we lend ourselves to the fine misfits of River Valley, Oregon. If you are good savory folks, you'll be welcomed into the fold there. This was the story of Bella and the film crew she works for, bringing a whole movie cast and crew to River Valley to film a feel good movie. But there's not too much feel good once the movie crew gets into town and underway. An ugly murder takes place and the cops from out of town make short order of trying to pin it on Ben Fleck, who is Bella's heart throb. It is a well paced story and full of mystery and sleuthing as Bella teams up with her brother's friend, Peter, to find the real killer. The story was told intelligently, plotted out respectably and even had a surprise twist or two in this mysterious read which brought the whole town together once again to protect their own. Bella's passionate lovelife is finally brought peace and a chance for happily ever after in this small town of River Valley.