Title: Yours to Hold
Author: Darcy Burke
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Release Date: April 14, 2015
Book Source: eBook
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.
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.