From the number one New York Times bestselling author of the Thoughtless series comes a sweet, thoughtful romance set high in the Alaskan wilderness.
Mallory Reynolds is a driven woman fueled by her passion for photographing wild animals in remote locations. Every year she makes a trek deep into Alaska, but this time the unthinkable happens: she crash-lands after her plane stalls out in a storm. Injured, vulnerable, and threatened by the very creatures she loves, Mallory fears the worst—until she’s rescued by Michael Bradley, a mysterious mountain man living in self-imposed exile.
Mallory is grateful for Michael’s help but desperate to return home to let her family know she’s alive. Unfortunately, neither of them can leave Michael’s secluded cabin until spring. Mallory’s stuck with a stranger for months.
As Mallory recovers, a deep bond begins to form between the pair.
Mallory is convinced that fate brought them together, but Michael is buried in his past, unable to move forward. Undaunted, Mallory tends to Michael’s heart as tenderly as he cared for her wounds—but will her love be enough to heal him?
A story of survival and finding love in the most unexpected places.
I liked this book, I just didn't love it.
When Mallory's plane crashes in the middle of nowhere while flying solo for her annual photography trip, she is injured badly and the plane is beyond prepare.
Alone, cold and fighting off wolves and the dangers of Bears she is unexpectedly then rescued by Michael who lives in solitude.
With winter approaching and no way for Mallory to get back to civilisation until the Spring, Michael and Mallory cohabit making the most of the situation. Although Michael chose this life it takes some adjusting for Mallory, sharing a small cabin, hunting, bathing occasionally, living in isolation.
Mallory begins to fall for Michael and virtually throws herself at him some days but Michael knowing she will be leaving someday and not wanting to hurt her feelings keeps his distance which was some mean feat considering their closeness and no other human contact. Michael is also still grieving the loss of his first love, one of his reasons for choosing the life he now lives.
This was a very slow-burn romance, so slow I was bored throughout a majority of this book, the only excitement were hungry wolves and Bears. Having said that though I'm sure I could picture this being made into a film, it was just hard to read.
Leads to a hea that has you wondering how life was after the fact they were together again, ironic really considering the long build up.
told in first person dual pov.
Arc received from netgalley for review purposes
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