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Yours to Hold (Ribbon Ridge Series #2)
     

Yours to Hold (Ribbon Ridge Series #2)

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by Darcy Burke
 

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The next in USA Today bestselling author Darcy Burke's sexy and emotional family saga about seven siblings who reunite in a small Oregon town to fulfill their brother's dying wish…

Years ago, golden boy Kyle Archer left Ribbon Ridge without a word. Now, with heartbreak on the verge of tearing his family apart, the black sheep is back,

Overview

The next in USA Today bestselling author Darcy Burke's sexy and emotional family saga about seven siblings who reunite in a small Oregon town to fulfill their brother's dying wish…

Years ago, golden boy Kyle Archer left Ribbon Ridge without a word. Now, with heartbreak on the verge of tearing his family apart, the black sheep is back, and he's determined to regain their trust by uncovering the truth behind Alex's death. But the moment he confronts Maggie Trent—the therapist his parents blame for the tragedy—Kyle is stunned by his powerful attraction to the beautiful doctor … and drawn to her like no woman he's ever met before.

When gorgeous, charismatic Kyle approaches Maggie about his brother's death, she agrees to help him search for answers. And as they piece together Alex's last days, their undeniable chemistry turns too hot to ignore. After their relationship becomes more serious than either anticipated, Kyle may be forced to choose between the woman he's desperate to hold on to and the family he almost let slip away.

Editorial Reviews

Lori Wilde
“A delightful story filled with small town drama and steamy romance.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062389312
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/14/2015
Series:
Ribbon Ridge Series , #2
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
1,383,988
Product dimensions:
4.18(w) x 6.75(h) x 1.04(d)

Meet the Author

Darcy Burke is the USA Today bestselling author of hot, action-packed historical and sexy, emotional, contemporary romance. Darcy wrote her first book at age eleven, a happily-ever-after about a swan addicted to magic and the female swan that loved him, with exceedingly poor illustrations.

A native Oregonian, Darcy lives on the edge of wine country with her guitar-strumming husband, their two hilarious kids who seem to have inherited the writing gene, and three Bengal cats. In her “spare” time, Darcy is a serial volunteer enrolled in a twelve-step program where one learns to say “no,” but she keeps having to start over. She’s also a fair-weather runner, and her happy places are Disneyland and Labor Day weekend at the Gorge.

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Yours to Hold (Ribbon Ridge Series #2) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A real romance with life's ups and downs. Loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*sigh* Best book in the Ribbon Ridge series yet! Book drunk lady right here, folks. Kyle Archer, 'The Family Disappointment' has returned to ribbon ridge following his brother Alex' suicide. He sets out to find the person involved in giving his brother a lethal combination of drugs, meanwhile facing the fact that despite following his own dreams, his family has viewed him as a failure. Maggie Trent, Alex's former therapist, is the first in Kyle's line of fire. A fiery first meeting turns into a relationship providing solace for two broken souls: In each other, they find the safe haven and refuge they both so desperately need. My absolute favorite part of this book was seeing two very broken individuals recognize their hurt, and in turn, grow, heal and come together to form something beautiful out of enormous grief. So very well written, a fabulous story!
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Love the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely loved this book. Storyline was excellent. Love the series!!
KimHeniadis More than 1 year ago
Another great book in The Ribbon Ridge series. Darcy Burke continues to expand the town, adding new characters that wonderfully add to the story. You don’t need to read this series in order, but I highly suggest that you do. While Burke explains the backstory well enough, reading the previous books will only enhance the pleasure you receive as you get to know the Archer family more. In this book, Kyle Archer, the black sheep of the family, comes home after deciding his need to find out who supplied the drugs for his brother to commit suicide, is more important than his desire to keep his past a secret. Kyle approaches his brother’s therapist, Maggie, as a possible suspect, but she is as distraught over over Alex’s death as Kyle. Maggie reluctantly agrees to help Kyle. They quickly realize that there is a spark between them, but they both have so much baggage. Add to that Alex’s death, and they feel as if it is impossible for them to continue a relationship. You’ll need to read the book to see just how their relationship ends up! What I love about Burke’s writing is how she incorporates issues that can be difficult to talk about into her novels. Various health issues including suicide and asperger’s, as well as addiction. To be able to take a romance story, and have the reader learn about issues that may be affecting their loved ones, neighbors, or even themselves, is very cool. The other thing I really enjoy about the Ribbon Ridge series is the way the Archer’s significant others not only become part of the family, but their areas of expertise are incorporated into the Archer’s family business. The world of Ribbon Ridge keeps growing, and I’m excited to see where the story goes.
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EWright16 More than 1 year ago
Where to start?  This story has it all.  Family drama, romance, mystery, and lots and lots of heart. Kyle Archer has been through A LOT.  Currently on the outs with his family, battling his gambling addiction, and trying to find the person who facilitated his brother’s suicide, the last thing Kyle needs is more complications.  But in the process of trying to get his life back on track that’s exactly what he runs into.  Maggie Trent is also trying to rebuild her life after an abusive ex and of course, Alex’s suicide.  Working through insecurity and guilt, the last thing she needs is more complications.  Enter Kyle Archer. I loved this addition to the series.  The Archers are an amazing family and they are all going through their own things but maintain a family unit while doing it.  The romance between Kyle and Maggie was intense.  The added fact that Maggie was Alex’s therapist adds a wonderful tension to the story.  Also in this addition is the search to find who supplied Alex with the drugs he used to end his life.  The answer was SHOCKING.  There were no lulls in this plot, just flat out enjoyable romance, drama, and humor.   I cannot wait to read more about the Archers!
allromancereader More than 1 year ago
Yours to Hold, the 2nd book in the Ribbon Ridge story, continues delving into the lives of the Archer family.  We are introduced to Kyle in a previous book, but in Yours to Hold, the author provides us a deep look into the demons that Kyle has been fighting, long before Alex's death.  Kyle's demons have a tight hold on Kyle, and he continues to fight them, even as he returns home. We see Kyle begin to heal through his relationship with Maggie, and she helps him to heal his relationships with other members of his family.  These relationships are important to Kyle and while his shame kept him away from them, his deeply held love for his family is what ultimately drove him to see how their actions reflected their love for him.  He eventually found himself worthy of that love. In getting to know Kyle in this story, the reader also gets possibly the deepest look into the lives and emotions of the entire Archer family. The author writes an emotionally-deep, heart-wrenching story of a son estranged from his family, and how love for Maggie also returns him to the love of his family. We meet Maggie as Alex's former therapist.  She is like no therapist I've known or heard of.  Maggie is as much a mental mess as the patients she is treating.  She has internalized her guilt over Alex's death and has not been able to move forward.  She continues to take her patient's emotions on herself and, perhaps because of Alex's death, can't separate herself from her patients.  She also has violence, or the threat of violence, in her past and that also jades her perspective and reactions to her patients, and to Kyle as she gets to know them. I would say the best way to describe Maggie is that she is a "hot mess."   Maggie's parents are a riot, but they love her deeply.  She may not be able to deal with their choice of lifestyle but its clear they live by their convictions and they love Maggie with their whole heart. Ultimately, Maggie realizes that while her "convictions" may be different than her parents, living by those convictions is the easiest way to a happy life.  I was happy to see that she finally came to the conclusion of where her life should lead. Yours to Hold is a book about love, grief, guilt, and healing.  Maggie and Kyle help each other to heal, and each helps bring the other closer together with their respective families.  This healing helps Maggie find her ultimate "happily ever after", both in life and in love.  It also guides Kyle to a reunion with his estranged family and a recognition of what how family love and romantic love, can really help a person feel truly complete in life.   Disclosure: I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
AneMailname More than 1 year ago
Kyle Archer is the Archer who left without telling anyone. Now his family and his best friend are all pretty unhappy with him. Some because they know why he left, and others, because they do not. He can only think of one way to earn back their respect and trust, to find out the truth behind his brother's suicide. To do this, he must "engage the enemy" so to speak. His brother's therapist seems like the best place to start, but he does not count on actually liking the woman. As a matter of fact, he hates her. He holds her accountable for Alex's death. She is the one person who was supposed to stop things like that from happening and she failed, miserably. Magnolia Trent feels exactly the same way Kyle does. She is a failure. She never saw this coming. She is tied up and twisted emotionally and needs her own therapist. Her childhood was not the ideal childhood, to say the least. A failed relationship has also made her very skittish around men. She would rather just avoid it all together. Too bad her mother won't let it be. These two damaged people find that they are drawn to each other like a moth to a flame and that flame is pretty hot. But it can not possibly go anywhere so Maggie decides to just have some fun while it lasts. There is no way the Archer family would ever accept her. Not the therapist who let their son kill himself. The closer Kyle and Maggie get to finding the person who helped Alex, the closer they get to each other. Kyle realizes that he has feelings for Maggie and that she is the only person he can go to when things get really bad for him. But does she have feelings for him? She has enough issues without having to deal with his family and he has enough issues with his family that are just starting to get worked out, is this the right time to add another very big issue? You will have to read the book to find out what happens! And who is responsible for helping Alex. Will the family accept Maggie or will Kyle call it off? I love this series!! I don't read many contemporary romance novels, but this series has captured my attention and the family it surrounds is one that anyone would love to be in, I think. Darcy Burke knows how to pull the heartstrings! The characters are very well written and the situations they find themselves in are current and completely believable! Reading this book after Ribbon Ridge 0.5 and 1 I feel like I know these people! And I want more! I hope you enjoy them as much as I did! *I received an ARC copy for my honest review*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yours to Hold the second book in the Ribbon Ridge Series finds the family still struggling with the death of their beloved Alex and mourning him by making his last wishes come true. The prodigal son Kyle has returned and along with him all of the unanswered questions that the family is still asking. He doesn't want to have to tell his family how bad he messed up and what caused him to leave or the tailspin that Alex's death sent him in after he went back to Florida. Kyle does know that he wants answers and he believes that the best and most likely place to get them is from Alex's therapist Maggie Trent, but there was no possible way that he could have expected the attraction that he felt for her. Maggie hasn't been the same since Alex's death. She keeps telling herself that she wasn't responsible, but how is she supposed to get past the grief when she is carrying so much guilt around. Did she ask the right questions? What could she have done better? or different? Now on a daily basis she questions everything she did or said. Was she doing a good job? or maybe she was supposed to be doing another job. Meeting Kyle just made her have to face her grief and answer the many questions she had, but nowhere in the scheme of things did that include falling in love with him.  I'm loving this series. Darcy Burke writes stories about broken and flawed characters that suffer and deal with difficult and tragic life experiences. She makes you root for their HEA.  I was given an ARC for an honest review. All conclusions are mine and mine alone.   Lori P
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Yours to Hold is a perfect companion to Only in My Dreams. I received an ARC of this story for an honest review. Yours to Hold by Darcy Burke draws in a family that has been touched by tragedy and is falling apart. This book continues to show the effect the tragic death of a loved one can have on a family. In this book Kyle returns home to help carry out his brother's dying wish. He also has an ulterior motive. Kyle wants answers. Why is his brother dead? What could have been done to prevent this tragedy? He seeks out Maggie Trent, a therapist who had treated his brother. The Archer family blames her. Together Kyle and Maggie start a journey. As they delve into the days before the suicide for answers-they start to fall in love. The premise of this series intrigues me. Can a dead loved one really unite a family that had been breaking apart piece by piece for years? THIS SERIES IS PROVING TO BE A REAL MUST READ.