SHELTER MOUNTAIN by Robyn Carr

Discover Paige and Preacher’s Story …

In love, some people are worth fighting for …

For the second time in a year a woman arrives in the small town of Virgin River trying to escape the past.

John “Preacher” Middleton is about to close the bar when a young woman and her three-year-old son come in out of the wet October night. An ex-marine who has seen his share of pain, Preacher knows a crisis when he sees one and this woman is certainly frightened and in need of help. But Preacher’s instinct to protect is more than an ingrained sense of duty, for Paige Lassiter has stirred up emotions in him — emotions that he has never before allowed himself to feel.

When Paige’s ex-husband turns up in Virgin River and secrets are revealed, Preacher knows his own future hangs in the balance. But if there’s one thing the marines has taught him, it’s that some things are worth fighting for…


Title : Shelter Mountain
Author : Robyn Carr
Series : Virgin River #2
Format : e-ARC
Page Count : 425
Genre : Contemporary Romance
Publisher : Mills & Boon
Release Date : February 1, 2011

Reviewer : Micky
Rating  : ★ ★ ★ ★


Micky’s 4 star review

I could happily binge this series but I’m pacing myself. The second book, Shelter Mountain was Preacher’s story in the main but it had such a great, interwoven continuation of Jack and Mel’s life, that it was pitched so well. I love the sense of family in Virgin River but apart from the scenery, it’s not idyllic and it feels real.

Preacher and consequently Paige’s story was centred on surviving domestic violence; it was a moving start to the story. I felt the emotions of fear and desperation and I couldn’t settle the whole story with that anxious anticipation. Preacher was such a character to be fond of and yet I still felt by the end that I wanted to know him more. Maybe as with other characters, Preacher will be revealed further in future stories. I loved his shyness and lack of confidence. His friends were the epic push to move forward.

There were a bunch of other storylines going on, less in focus, but still important and I do enjoy this writing style, where the main characters aren’t everything. I think Mike is going to be interesting and I’m convinced we’ll see more of Rick.

I can tell this whole series is going to be the perfect comfort read whenever I want that easy, familiar setting and characters. I’ll definitely be back for more.

Rounded up to 4 stars.

Thank you to Mills & Boon for the review copy. This one is already out and has been for 9 years!