Series: River Rain #5
Published by Blue Box Press on 12 September 2023
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: Kindle Purchase
Hale Wheeler inherited billions from his father. He’s decided to take those resources and change the world for the better. He’s married to his mission, so he doesn’t have time for love.
There’s more lurking behind this decision. He hasn’t faced the tragic loss of his father, or the bitterness of his parents’ divorce. He doesn’t intend to follow in his father’s footsteps, breaking a woman’s heart in a way it will never mend. So he vows he’ll never marry.
But Hale is intrigued when he meets Elsa Cohen, the ambitious celebrity news journalist who has been reporting on his famous family. He warns her off, but she makes him a deal. She’ll pull back in exchange for an exclusive interview.
You know that comfort you feel when you hang out with good friends? People who fully understand you, and always have your back? That’s how I usually feel when I read a Kristen Ashley novel. And that’s how I felt while reading Fighting the Pull.
I have been waiting for Hale’s book for a while (and now, I’m totally waiting for Sasha’s book!), and it was definitely worth the wait (pun intended!). Fighting the Pull was definitely what I wanted for Hale’s story, and that’s also because Elsa is a fantastic character. And of course, all the characters I’ve come to know and love from prior books in the series were present here and there throughout the story.
Fighting the Pull is all about falling in love, but not really wanting to. Having family drama and needing to deal with that. And about friendship, people who support each other and build each other up. Loyalty. Protecting the people you love. And at times, this put the people who were there for Hale and those who were there for Elsa slightly at odds. And the way they dealt with that was amazing, too!
Kristen Ashley has this very specific way of writing that I love. It is always so comforting to read her novels, and Fighting the Pull was exactly what I needed right now I was scrolling through my kindle, having not been very active online for a while. And bam – there was a new Ashley title? In my favorite series? Yes, pretty please with cherry on top. Loved it!