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Caged in Winter


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Release date: 11.4.14
Series: Reluctant Hearts #1 (can be read as a stand alone)
Publisher: The Berkley Publishing Group

Aspiring chef Cade Maxwell is immediately, viscerally attracted to Winter Jacobson. But it’s not her mouth-watering curves he’s drawn to—it’s the strange emptiness in her eyes. When Cade saves her from a drunken customer with grabby-hands, he’s shocked at her response…

Winter doesn’t need Cade’s help. After a lifetime of getting by on her own, she’s happy to rely on herself. She’s exactly seventy-six days away from graduating college, and if she can hold it together that long, she’ll finally be able to rise above the crappy hand she was dealt.

But now, every time she turns around Cade is there, ready to push her, smile at her, distract her from her plans. Winter knows she can’t afford to open up—especially to a man she’s terrified to actually want…

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Praise:

Booklist says Caged in Winter is “authentic and satisfying” and named it as one of the top 10 romances of 2015, and one of the top 101 romances of the past decade.

“The slow build of Winter and Cade’s relationship is satisfying and real. Walsh’s debut raises the bar for NA books and will leave readers hungry for more.”—Booklist (starred review)

“Walsh’s latest offering is wonderful. She combines great characters, real-world situations and strong language in this charming-yet-steamy plot. Readers will love this book and eagerly anticipate the next one. TOP PICK ★★★★½”—Romantic Times

“This is why I love New Adult! Everything about Caged in Winter felt real. And Cade? Perfect book boyfriend.”—Jennifer L. Armentrout, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

“With characters so real I feel like I’ve known them all my life, Caged in Winter is pure, sweet, hot romance. It’s a must read!”—M. Leighton, New York Times Bestselling Author

“Delicious! Captivating, sexy and empowering, Walsh has created the perfect recipe for an unforgettable romance.”—Rachel Harris, New York Times Bestselling Author

“The New Adult genre has been hit or miss for me but Caged in Winter encompassed the things I love, not only in a New Adult novel but in a love story in general. I didn’t want to put this book down.”—The Book Vixen

Not only is Cade one of my favorite new book boyfriends, but Winter is now one of my favorite gutsy, tell-it-like-it-is heroines as well. If you enjoy New Adult romance, I think you’ll love this one.”—Harlequin Junkie

“Brighton Walsh’s Caged in Winter is a feast for readers ravenous for that next heartwarming New Adult romance.”—HEA USA Today

 

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