Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Pine River by Tijan Release Blitz

She wasn’t going to survive Scout Raiden.

Pine River was supposed to be a new start for me.
And it was, especially attending school with my three overprotective cousins, who were the triplets at the top of the social hierarchy.
Except they weren’t alone there, and the first day when I came to school, I saw him.

Scout Raiden.
Tall. Lean. Tattooed. Mesmerizing.
He was a golden god with dark and piercing eyes—looking like he wanted to eat me up.

The feeling was mutual, and that was a problem.
It was lust-want-must have-loathing-hate all at once. I was affected.
And I couldn’t have that. No way.
Not after what I’d just left in Cedra Valley.

I didn’t care how much money his uncle had.
I didn’t care that it seemed every girl wanted him.
I didn’t care about his reputation as an up-and-coming fighter.
Or the promise of how those hands would make me feel.

What I did care about was staying as far away from Scout as possible.
Because the promise of his presence, the heat that was going to turn the light back on in my world, wasn’t a promise at all.
It was a threat.

I wasn’t going to survive Scout Raiden.

Author’s Note: Pine River is an enemies-with-benefits standalone that handles some serious life themes.


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Pine River by Tijan

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

I read Pine River in a single sitting, totally engrossed. Since this is a longer novel, that is saying something. With that being said, I found the ending rushed and anticlimactic. While there is a love-hate, enemies-to-lovers vibe, there truly isn't a basis for this. It adds some tension at the start, but there is no reason for the animosity from Scout's side, and an illogical yet understanding reason from Ramsay.

I do hope Tijan revisits Pine River with stories from the other characters. Not just the triplets but also the cast's parental units. I'm intrigued yet anticipatory for more. The characters were truly lifelike with 3D personalities that deserve their stories being told as well.

Ramsay and her mother just moved back to Pine River from Texas, escaping the pain of their recent past, while wishing to be near her mother's sister and her three triplet cousins. The strong connection and loyalty between Ramsay and her cousins were lovely yet fierce to experience, while also adding some much-needed levity to a very deep novel with a heavy emotional toll.

Scout doesn't let many in, recently moving to Pine River to live with his uncle. Aside from his best friend, along with befriending one of the triplets, Scout doesn't connect with many... until Ramsay crashes into his life.

Instead of opposite attracts, both Scout and Ramsay are hurt, barely healing, both fierce, with similar pessimistic and reserved personalities. If they like you, just know you earned their loyalty and respect.

Please note: Pine River contains flashes of domestic violence and acts of violence. While not currently on-scene, the small flashes are highly detailed and realistic, which may trigger some. As a result, PTSD is explored on the pages.

Pine River is deep in high school drama – some of which seemed unnecessary and didn't really add to the plot, but I was here for it!

Scout is the popular guy. The girls want him, and the boys want to be him. He's building a name for himself in the MMA world. Ramsay is the new girl in school, only knowing her cousins. She just wants to go through the motions and make it through but that doesn't happen once she hits Scout's radar. Scout and Ramsay have undeniable chemistry that starts at hate but leads to so much more. The drama surrounding them takes over at times. I wish we would have had more time together seeing that some of the drama seemed to take the forefront.

But I can say, Tijan can write high school romance like no one else. You find yourself falling so deep into the story, forgetting your reality, and before you know it, you've not moved for hours. That is some of the best reading you can do. I have hope we get to see more from the triplets, and this perhaps turns into a series. Fingers crossed for that!

Be prepared to lose time, lose yourself and fall deep into this one!



Author Bio

TIJAN is a New York Times bestselling author who writes suspenseful and unpredictable novels. Her characters are strong, intense, and gut-wrenchingly real with a little bit of sass on the side. Tijan began writing after college, and once she started, she was hooked. She's written multi-bestsellers including the Carter Reed Series, the Fallen Crest Series, Ryan's Bed, Enemies, and others. She is currently writing many new books and series with an English cocker she adores.

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