He's ready to sweep her off her feet.
The only man pragmatic Lilly Hart needs in her life is a six-year-old. Widowed for three years, Lilly has decided to leave the home of her intrusive in-laws to stand on her own. However, her in-laws find her new life as a cook at Lake Manawa utterly unsuitable for their grandson. When an argument ensues, a handsome stranger--who designs roller coasters, of all things--intercedes on her behalf. But Lilly is not about to get involved with any man, especially this cocky gentleman. Little does she know she is about to begin the ride of her life.
Star Rating: *****
Once again, I have completely enjoyed Lorna Seilstad's writing! It's hard to believe she is done with these characters—this series! I really enjoyed getting to know Marguerite, Emily, and Lilly throughout the Manawa Summers series. And I’m pretty sure I’ve never had so much fun and laughs while reading a book (especially with the second book, A Great Catch!) Can't wait to see what else this talented (and fun!) author has in store next.
In The Ride of Her Life we go alongside Lilly (who has been in the background of the previous two books) and her young, adorable son, Levi. I really enjoyed getting to know her throughout this book. She seemed like such a complex, quiet character—especially alongside bubbling Marguerite and clumsy Emily! I loved reading about her hard-working, selfless character that makes her willing to work herself to exhaustion to protect and provide for those she loves—namely, Levi.
There weren’t as many laughs in this book, which surprised me a bit. Don’t get me wrong, though—there were several humorous events. Especially when a certain young lady comes to “help” Lilly cook! But even though the “rolling on the flour, laughing out loud” humor wasn’t there as much as in previous books, this book still made for a 5-star read for me!
The Manawa Summers series is a set of books I know I will be revisiting in the near future for a reread. True, it was bittersweet to see this series come to an end, but The Ride of Her Life just made the perfect way to leave these endearing characters. If you want a book that’s filled with laughs, fun-in-the-sun, and romance…this series must be first on your list!
I reviewed this book for Revell. It was not required that I give a positive review, but solely to express my own thoughts and opinions of this book, which I have done.