⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Wow! What a read. This is one of those books that's a rare combination of fast paced (meaning I couldn't read quickly enough) and also a delicious slow burn. It covers some brutal subjects and it does it in a really honest and respectful way. I bawled my eyes out in this one. Full blown ugly cried and I loved it. Sometimes you need a book that gives you a great cry. This is it.
River and Carrie are two of the strongest characters I think Samantha has written. I adored them. So believable. so damaged and so deserving of happiness. My 4am bedtime was totally worth it with this one. Absolutely recommend if you're looking for a genuine, emotional story.
River Wild started off with a bang, and didn't stop from then on.
River and Carrie/Annie's story is not always an easy one to read. It touches on some dark and painful issues, and I felt that it was done well (not having been through any of the things they have, I can only say how I felt about it). I like stories with broken characters (I can't be the only one a bit sick of the perfect guy meets the perfect girl stories?) and I
Being inside our lovelies heads as they faced the demons of their pasts, it was an emotional journey. I wanted to scream, I wanted to cry, I wanted to throw my kindle at people.
And as much as an ar$e that River could be, I couldn't help but want Carrie and River to get their HEA - it wasn't a light and fluffy journey to get there.
I read this book in one evening, as once I started it I couldn't put it down.
While I really enjoyed this story, the characters, the challenges and love. I really felt something more could be happening, the anticipation built up throughout the story...when is the bad guy going to arrive? What's going to happen? It found it lacking and a little disappointing. I wish there was more moments between River and the Heroine to solidify their relationship. As much as I loved this book it feels like watching a movie and waiting for the deleted scenes, just grasping for a little more of the characters and catching some more moments to make sense of their relationship.
This story had everything, pain, heartache, strength, humour and love. I didn’t want it to end. I loved River and Carrie. Two people who had been hurt by people close to them who found friendships and love in each other. The banter between them was 😂 and I loved how pushy Carrie was with him