- File Size: 3889 KB
- Print Length: 344 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Christie Ridgway (March 21, 2017)
- Publication Date: March 21, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B06XCDGBBF
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #184,386 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
One Look (One & Only Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Poppy’s story is one of reviving the Walker family’s cabin rental business. Poppy is accustomed to hard work and tight budgets. She also knows the joy of motherhood with one small son who steals every scene he is in. On the other side is Ryan, who know recklessness and that money talks. I shouldn’t have liked Ryan but Ms. Ridgway does a marvelous job of pulling you into a story; almost like an emotional rope drawing you to the characters. So I found that I fell in love with hardworking Poppy and adorable Mason then before very long with one bad boy too.
This is the Ridgway story style that I like best; a smooth pace, character driven story. The characters just keep developing right before your eyes. It’s a story that you can lose yourself in. Ryan, Poppy, and Mason’s meeting and journey to love is worth every word written with the last scene being the romantic dialogue ending ever.
The author gave me a complimentary ARC of the book.
They own some run down cabins that Poppy wants to renovate and rent out in the summer and winter months. But these cabins need a lot of work and her family thinks she is living in the clouds.
Ryan Hamilton is a child star turned director. He is well known in Hollywood. However when March comes around, he likes to hide and avoid the media, people, friends, and life all together. He is going through a rough patch and does every year for the past 4 years every March. But just March.
Ryan and Poppy run into each other in the small town grocery store, but Poppy has no clue who Ryan is, even if he is in disguise. She also has an ad out for her cabins that are available for rent, but for next summer, which she forgot to put on the flyer. Ryan shows up and wants to rent a cabin and thinks it is perfect with no tv, no internet, no interruptions.
Once Poppy's son, Mason, returns from his trip to Disney World, Ryan backs off and becomes distant from Poppy and she does not understand why. When Ryan is dropping them off back down in town since there was a tree incident, he runs up to her and gives her a kiss goodbye, little did he know that the paparazzi was there, and caught it all. He swoops in and takes Poppy and Mason to his fancy mansion on the water.
Ryan tries to keep his distance from Mason, but Mason knows he is the Duke and is constantly following him around and making him maps of good hiding places and escape routes around his property. Ryan does not want to get attached to Mason, at all. It is March, he does not want this!
Poppy and Ryan try to avoid their attraction to each other, but it just doesn't work. These two have some major chemistry and heat up the pages.
Can Poppy really make something work with a "flatlander" if she is really in love? And can Ryan really let someone in again after all of the pain he has been through in the last 4 years?
I loved re-visiting Poppy and Ryan again. It has been awhile since I read this series. This is an updated version of Take My Breath Away under a new title, One Look.
This is the fascinating story of Poppy Walker and Ryan Hamilton. At first, these two people seem to be very different from each other. But as they get to know each other, we realize that they, other than wealth, they are not so different after all.
Poppy’s father owned cabins in the mountains when Poppy was growing up. Unfortunately, now they are run down and have not been used in years. Poppy decides to restore he cabins and resurrect the family business. Even though she wants this to be a family project, her brother and sisters refuse to help. They think she is crazy for even thinking of it.
Ryan is a former TV and movie actor who no longer acts. He now works in the financial side of the business, and he appears to be very wealthy. Unfortunately, March, for the last several years, has been a difficult month for Ryan. Because of this, he decides to find a private place so he can close himself off from the world until April. Why he hates March is a secret that he doesn’t’ explain until much later in the story.
Ryan urges Poppy to let him stay at one of her cabins. Sadly, there is a terrible rainstorm which causes damage to their cabin. They are forced to move into Ryan’s gigantic house.
There are a lot of obstacles that affect Ryan and Poppy’s life such as paparazzi trouble, Poppy’s ex-husband and Ryan’s feelings toward Poppy’s young son. But, Ryan’s secret is strongest barrier that comes between this couple.
Also, the secondary characters are very intriguing. Charley Walker, Poppy’s cousin, and Liam Hamilton, Ryan’s brother, meet and slowly fall in love. This is a slow-moving love story that is told in movie script form written by Liam. However, there is an obstacle for them to overcome become they can become a couple.
This author, also, introduces us to Poppy’s family: her brother, Brett, and her sisters, Mackenzie and Shay. These quirky characters do not get along with Poppy because they think she has crazy ideas. Each of them will get their own book, and I have a feeling they will be a lot of fun to read.
I enjoyed this couple’s story, even though, I often got angry with Ryan and his stupid attitude. Both Poppy and Charley are very strong and independent women who know their own mind and refuse to depend on their men. The men are also strong, but their strength is tempered with kindness and sensitivity.
I highly recommend this book.