Raising the Stakes
By Karen Rock
Age category: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: 1 April, 2015
Hiding from the world…
Tucking herself away in the Adirondack woods was supposed to keep Vivienne Harris safe. From dark memories of the Bronx, from danger, from entanglements. But when an orphaned bear cub raids her pantry and conservation officer Liam Walsh appears with news of poachers nearby, her private, peaceful world is turned upside down!
Suddenly two forces are drawing her out—Button, the cub who needs her help, and Liam, the man who’s dead set against her rehabilitating the bear. If she can just win Liam’s support, Vivie knows she can give Button a good life. And maybe find the courage to embrace a future with Liam…
I was given a copy for an honest review.
This is such a cute story. I absolutely love how Vivienne fought Liam all the way in keeping the bear cub. Liam kept reminding her when ever he could, that Button is not a pet, she is a wild animal and must be treated as such. But Vivienne wouldn’t hear of it. After some convincing and coaxing from Liam, Vivienne reluctantly gave in and see if Button was able to survive on her own by taking her out in the wild to feed for herself.
When the time came for Button to be released, Vivienne wouldn’t forgive Liam for doing helping in the release but there wasn’t much he could have done. It was his job. Liam was hoping at the last minute that Vivienne would follow him to Yellowstone but instead, left for his new job. After spending some time out there, he realized that he was missing something or rather someone important, Vivienne.
You need to read this book. The bond between Vivienne and Button is so special. I recommend this read to anyone who loves nature and bear.