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What is this book about?

Champion backcountry snowboarder Gage Watson has left the limelight behind after the death of one of his fans. After being sued for negligence and stripped of his sponsorships, he’s remade his life as a ski patrol in Montana’s rugged mountains, as well as serving on the PEAK Rescue team. But he can’t seem to find his footing–or forget the woman he loved, who betrayed him.

Senator and former attorney Ella Blair spends much of her time in the limelight as the second-youngest senator in the country. But she has a secret–one that cost Gage his career. More than anything, she wants to atone for her betrayal of him in the courtroom and find a way to help him put his career back on track.

When Ella’s brother goes missing on one of Glacier National Park’s most dangerous peaks, Gage and his team are called in for the rescue. But Gage isn’t so sure he wants to help the woman who destroyed his life. More, when she insists on joining the search, he’ll have to keep her safe while finding her reckless brother, a recipe for disaster when a snowstorm hits the mountain.

But old sparks relight as they search for the missing snowboarder–and suddenly, they are faced with emotions neither can deny. But when Ella’s secret is revealed, can they learn to trust each other–even when disaster happens again?

My review:

Adventure? Check. Romance? Check. Flawed Characters? Check. Check. Redemption message? Check. All the ingredients of an inspirational romantic suspense. And the reader is reunited with the characters from the other books in the series. What more could you ask for?

I’m not sure. I really struggled with the story. I liked Gage initially and while I rooted for him to heal and find love again, something fell flat for me with the relationship between him and Ella. I also wanted to like Ella but I think the level of impulsiveness and immaturity didn’t work well for me considering her backstory. Unfortunately, I found myself skimming much of the book.

The problem I have here is that it wasn’t a bad story for me. It was just okay and given that it had all of the proper ingredients, I’m not sure why I felt that way. It bugs me.

What I enjoyed most about this book

That I got a little more background on Jess and Ty.

What I didn’t like about this book:

Not sure. I guess that it was just okay for me.

Would I recommend this book to others? Perhaps. I seem to be in the minority of people who didn’t care for Gage and Ella’s story. This is the third book in the series and it cannot be read as a standalone. This series needs to be read in order.

Where can I learn more about this author and their books?

Susan May Warren, author website

-Loraine Nunley

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