When ruggedly sexy backcountry guide Grey Lowell moves to Sterling Canyon, Colorado, after buying the ski-expedition company Backtrax, his plans don't include romance. Still, it's fun to look - especially across a crowded restaurant at a beauty he dubs "Bambi". But all his plans change later that night when he's injured by a drunk driver.
Physical therapist Avery Randall is shocked to learn that Grey's the man her brother struck with his car, and even more stunned when he arrives at the clinic expecting her help. Despite her reservations and Grey's silly new nickname for her, Avery agrees to work with him, and passion begins to simmer. Yet with his livelihood at stake, Grey must make tough decisions that could hurt Avery and her family. Before long, Avery's loyalties are tested, and the choices she and Grey each make may cost them their chance at lasting love.
©2015 Jamie Beck (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
I'd never heard anything by this author before, and am so glad I stumbled across this book! There is honest depth to the story, AND some excellent hot & steamy bits. Liking forward to listening to the next one because, duh, Kate Rudd is one of the best narrators out there!
I shy away from explicit novels, as they aren't my thing. This novel by Jamie Beck refrained from much of the cliché romance novel-esque wording and while I fast forwarded through the few explicit parts, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Beck develops her characters meticulously, and her storyline is fantastic. I appreciated her attention to details and the quality her book possessed. Great read.
The main male character in this story is a keeper, Grey Lowell. I loved how this story developed and kept me guessing on how it would play out in the end. I thought it was a great story. I can't wait to hear the next book in the series.
Let me just start by saying I wasn’t going to get this book because of the stupid looking guy on the front. WHY anyone would put a male model on the front of a book that looks that stupid is beyond me. I associate my hero with the pic I see one the front, if there is one, but I really couldn’t this time. Between ridiculous hats and men with buns in their hair and men with horribly bushy beards I’m going to stop reading books with a man on the front if they are all going to start looking like that. BUT THAT'S JUST MY OPINION. I feel better after ranting for a minute.
Now, on to the book. This was another simple love story, about Grey who noticed a woman in a restaurant but didn’t speak to her, and left. Within minutes of leaving he’s hit by a car. Bambi/Avery, the woman from the restaurant, is a Physical Therapist and that’s just what Grey needs after the surgery on his leg. She’s also the sister of the man who hit Grey. And the story begins. Sooo, to sue or not to sue, that’s the question. This story did kind of go on and on about who Grey was going to sue. I mean, Avery and her family were just scraping by so Avery suggested Grey sue the bar where Andy had been drinking. Over all, it had some good points, Grey and Tripp especially, but mostly it was kind of boring. Really, the narrator (Kate Rudd) was all that kept me listening. And even though this was a free read, free listen, as is the next book, I don’t think I’ll go on to the next one. This was a long 9 ½ hours.
I did like the other players: Tripp, Emma, (needy) Kelsey, and Andy. Matt was an idiot.
What I REALLY, REALLY didn’t like, and it happened in another book I read just the other day, is when the hero forgets the heroine's name too much. Her name was Avery and Grey called her “Bambi” 57 times. He gave her the nickname the first time he looked at her. After about 15 times it became very annoying.
There was some sexual tension and sex in this story. The F-bomb was used 9 times.
As to the narration: Kate Rudd was all that made this book worthwhile. Her voices and emotions were just great!
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