When their plane crashed, their desire took flight.
CEO Maine Braxton and his invaluable assistant, Colby, don't realize they share a deep secret: they're in love - with each other. That secret may have never come to light but for a terrifying plane crash in the Cascade Mountains that changes everything.
In a struggle for survival, the two men brave bears, storms, and a life-threatening flood to make it out of the wilderness alive. The proximity to death makes them realize the importance of love over propriety. Confessions emerge. Passions ignite. They escape the wilds renewed and openly in love.
When they return to civilization, though, forces are already plotting to snuff out their short-lived romance and ruin everything both have worked so hard to achieve.
©2016 Vivien Dean, Rick R Reed (P)2016 Dreamspinner Press
Poor Colby. He’s been in love, and not hiding it well, with his boss – almost from the start. Because he’s engaged to be married to a woman, Colby thinks it’s a safe assumption to deem Maine unattainable because he’s straight and his boss.
Meanwhile, Maine, who recognizes the need he sees in Colby’s eyes because it’s mirrored in his own, fears coming out because of his position in society and the company he runs.
When the two are forced into intimate closeness when their plane crashes in the Olympic Mountains, their mutual desire can’t be hidden any more.
Just as those “sweet” romances we’ve read in the past, this has very little heat and a predictable story arc – but it’s very well done. Colby is hopelessly pining, but Maine is a swoon-worthy suitor. Maine’s “main” failing is his ridiculous belief that he can’t be out when we don’t really have a good reason he should hide.
Even at the end, after the big reveal, I wasn’t sure why he was hiding.
However, this was a terribly sweet story and almost all the people in it were heroes (with one notable exception) so there were almost no bad feelings to be had. A very enjoyable way to pass a few hours!
4 of 5 stars
Johnny Mack is a new-to-me narrator and he did a great job! He didn’t give anyone any specific accents or try too hard to make the feminine voices sound like women, but it was always easy to know who was speaking. His voice is easy to listen to and he has a great sense of timing and voice modulation. There were a couple of sound errors where it was obvious he had re-recorded some words at a different volume, but they were few and far between.
I really enjoyed listening to this and highly recommend it.
4.75 of 5 stars
Overall 4.5 of 5 stars
Two work colleagues accidentally stranded on a mountainside share their feelings for each other. More drama when they return home and to work as one of them is engaged to be married to a female colleague.
Several twists in the plot along the way, but two likeable main characters who want their happy ever after.
Steadily narrated by Johnny Mack.
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