Ava Miles welcomes you to Dare River, her bestselling small-town family series featuring bad boys, reluctant heroes, and boys-next-door. Find love, uncover family secrets, heal betrayals, and discover there’s nothing more powerful than happily ever.
Chosen as Best Book of the Year.
"If ever there was a contemporary romance that rated a 10 on a scale of 1 to 5 for me, this one is it!" – The Romance Reviews
When famous—and infamous—country singer rock star Rye Crenshaw saunters into the diner where she cooks, Tory Simmons is certain she's got him pegged. He's a bad boy who lives large. But while she couldn't care less about country music or arrogant men, Rye makes her an offer she can't refuse when he asks her to be his private chef. The job is the answer to all her prayers: it will clear out her debt and finance the fresh start she desperately needs.
Rye is certain his sassy new cook is the last woman who'd ever tempt him, but spending time with the wholesome girl next door will do wonders for his damaged public image. Her food also happens to be the best he's ever eaten, both comforting and seductive. They find themselves becoming friends although both are secretly hoping for a whole lot more.
When an emergency in his family whisks him home, Rye does the one thing he's never risked: he lets a woman into his heart…
Soon the emotions Rye faked for the tabloids become all too real, but will the country heaven he's found in Tory's arms survive in the real world?
There’s more waiting for you in Dare River…
Treat yourself to the complete series:
A down-on-her-luck cook uses food’s magical properties to tame a beastly country singer after he hires her under false pretenses to restore his image.
THE CHOCOLATE GARDEN
An inventive gardener creates a magical chocolate garden for a sexy songwriter only to be swept away by the magic of their love.
FIREFLIES AND MAGNOLIAS
A steel magnolia turned crusading law student must face a haunting family secret while falling in love with a cynical country music manager who’s lost his faith in magic.
THE PROMISE OF RAINBOWS
A military vet overcomes the shadows of his past with the help of country music and a woman he’s hired to remake his new home.
THE FOUNTAIN OF INFINITE WISHES
A determined businesswoman searches for her long-lost father while helping a tough private investigator believe in wishes again.
THE PATCHWORK QUILT OF HAPPINESS
A sassy quilter invites a long-lost family member to her quilting class only to fall for the sexy single dad next door.
THE COUNTRY HEAVEN COOKBOOK
THE CHOCOLATE GARDEN (children’s book)
*** Rye Crenshaw and his Dare River friends also show up in Ava’s bestselling Dare Valley series starting with the #1 National Bestseller NORA ROBERTS LAND, and it’s chock full of small town family charm, friendship, mystery, and happily ever after, of course. Millions love it. Discover why today.
Not my thing
Although the writing was nice and the characters realistic I found it a little boring overall and found myself rolling my eyes more than once. The story was heartfelt but lacked any really emotional draw. This would make a good beach read but that’s about it.
Still gets me
I’ve read this book twice already and I’m reading it again I never seem to get enough.
It's a very touching and romantic story. The characters were very realistic and caring. It was an enjoyable read. Excited to try some of the recipes.