Josh Montgomery is a red-blooded American male that loves his job and loves women even more. Part of an elite team run by General Derek Jacobs, Josh and his fellow assassins take pride in their jobs. When one Assassin gig turns into a rescue mission on the side, Josh's life is turned upside down by the man he rescues. Now, he has to take a good long look at who he really is. With the help from his friends Mateo, Riley, and Troy, Josh tries to understand what he's feeling.
Mark Patterson joined Doctors Without Borders to do good in a foreign country. Little did he know a maniacal drug lord would kidnap him and use him to deal drugs. Without any hope of rescue, Mark resigns himself to his prison. Until early one morning, when he's rescued by a blonde God. Josh Montgomery is tall, light, and beautiful…and straight. Being in close quarters only makes things harder on both men, will Mark get his man? Will Josh take a chance.... In the wilds of Denali Forest the two men come together, but is it for good? Or will Mark's past drive them apart?
©2012 Sandrine Gasq-Dion (P)2016 Sandrine Gasq-Dion
We met Josh in book one, briefly, but he saw the same Fortune Teller that told Mateo and Riley they’d be together. She told Josh he’d find an “unexpected love”… in a man!
At first he’s unsure if it’s just protective instincts but over time he realizes it’s something more – and far more scary!
When he runs away to give Mark space, Mark takes the time to heal. When the two reconnect – there’s nothing in the way of them finding their forever together.
We are also introduced to the Denali wolf pack and Dakota for the first time and we get to hang with Riley and Mateo some more as well.
The first half of the story kills me. It’s hard to listen to – more than to read. Greg does such an amazing job with the tense emotions and then transitioning to the humor and the passion.
There is a bit of hurt/comfort, new to being gay exploration, some action and adventure, and lots of sweet feels.
The series is funny, sexy, sappy and sentimental all at the same time. The boys are fun teasing one another and when they fall in love they fall HARD. There’s lots of hot smexy times, but lots of introspective moments as well. Sandrine does a nice job of setting up the other stories – Derek and James, Troy and… Sam and… Keegan and… Letting us glimpse the characters and their future challenges.
I love this series so much, and I’m really hoping Greg is doing all the narrations because he’s already started to differentiate the many characters with subtly different voices. (Keegan in particular is a riot! And I’m really interested in where he goes with Sam as well.)
It was such a joy to listen to this – one of my favorite series brought to life by a master narrator! Highly recommended!
(There are no shifters til book 3 - but stay tuned!!)
5 of 5 stars
The performance was spot on. The book kept you interested throughout. You need to read the previous book in the series to get the full understanding. But you never regret that you started.
This story is mostly a M/M romance, though it has bits of kidnapping, chases, and suspicion. But they are not the brunt of the story. Josh, a self-described assassin, for the first time in his life, comes to terms with his sexual and romantic interests immediately, and I mean immediately, after only seeing Mark, a doctor. Mark is not described as fem, but both Mark and Josh are repeatedly described as "beautiful," especially by each other. In fact, the terms "beautiful," "f**k," "jesus," and "god" (as expletives) are said far, far, far too often in this story, along with everything being "sexy." Though Mark and Josh didn't move to intercourse quickly, that's all they did after they started. This with the overuse of those terms kept this story at a very shallow level. There was very little serious attention given to Josh's self-realization, and Mark and Josh finally getting together and being accepted by all around them was too easy, too pat. Josh, a possessive alpha-male who was very active with women, took this huge change in his life relatively easily. He had more concern about Mark, as a result of his kidnapping (not a spoiler since info in the book description), than he did about his sexual orientation enlightenment. At least the narrator was consistently good.
I really enjoyed listening to one of favorite series by Sandrine Gasq Dion. She write a lot of great things and I'm glad to be able to listen to another of her story. I really like the guy Greg Boudreaux telling the story. Good listening!!😍
A better writer
the constant point of view switches within the same paragraphs (something you learn how to execute in English 101) the ridiculous insta-love and the stupid eye rolling phrases after about the forth one I just gave up and stopped listening. I think I made it to about 42%)
Greg Boudreaux (Trembly) does the best with what he had to go on. He's a good narrator but I think even he had trouble believing this drivel-- his tone and passion was not up to par.
The story itself had good bones but the author just wasn't up to the challenge to bring it to life. Which is surprising how well her books do. For such a high rated author I expected better.
I had read this series years ago in my early days of mm romance. I remember then that I liked the stories but stopped reading them at about book 4 or 5 because they were all the same insta-love mushy, too much fluff (sex scenes) and not enough story. I guess I have grown in the few years to want more. I was very disappointed that this series was worse than I even remembered
Avid reader, reviewer, blogger and budding author.
Yes, in fact, I actually listened to it again a couple days after the first listen.
The entire book was amazing. If I had to mention just one, it would be when Josh found Mark in the snow.
Bowling Pin! LOL!!
Josh, who else. I'd love to climb that mountain!
e-book review December 2012
Josh Montgomery is an A-typical hetero male and a member of the elite team of assassins we were introduced to in book one, A Marked Man. When his next target takes him to Peru he stumbles upon a not so willing participant and his job quickly becomes a rescue mission.
Mark Patterson is a doctor in Peru with Doctors without borders who is targeted by a drug lord, kidnapped, brutalized and abused. Resigned to the fact that there is no way out of his current situation he is completely alone, broken and suicidal. That is until tall, light and handsome Josh steps into his shower one morning.
Josh is instantly and insanely overprotective of the beautiful, blue eyed doctor. Mark as well feels an instant attraction to Josh, but he’s certain the man is straight. As Josh struggles with the attraction he feels for Mark the pair grow closer until a passionate kiss one night sends Josh running, and leaves Mark confused and hurt. When Mark decides to follow his heart and therefore follow Josh to Alaska, will he win Josh’s heart in the end? When a dark and dangerous person from Mark’s past show’s up, will Josh be able to save him again?
Again Gasq-Dion has strong character development not only between Josh and Mark, but with the secondary characters of this story as well. Action packed, steamy and engrossing. I could not put this book down once I started it and immediately moved on the book three. The shifter aspect is introduced in the book, and a fantastic twist at the end will make you want to dive right into the next book.
Another M/M erotic love story with lots of sensual and sexy scenes.
I give this one 4/5, but that’s just my two cents!!
Audiobook review August 2016
I do really enjoy adding narration to my favorite books. Narrated by Greg Boudreaux, Alaska with Love audiobook is perhaps better than the written story. Gasq-Dion is my favorite Author hands down, I've read the books in this series multiple times. Then add to her fantastic and engaging stories Boudreaux's voicing talent, it's a winner all the way around. I absolutely loved the voice Boudreaux gave Josh, he literally sounded protective, which is the core of Josh's storyline. He fell in love with someone he didn't expect to fall for, and his priority in life is to protect that love, regardless the cost. Mark was absolutely adorable, just as he's written. I enjoy the way Boudreaux can add feelings to his voice with nuances and inflections. It really makes the book just that much better.
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