When you're looking for a little escape to the rugged mountain landscape that's as beautiful as it is wild, unwind at Castle Mountain Lodge.
Morgan's looking to hide out from her life, but what she's not counting on is Bo, the handsome and rugged mountain guide at The Lodge who has his own heartache to bear and his troubled little girl who sneaks her way into Morgan's heart.
Opening her heart again means opening herself up to the hurt that threatened to destroy her once. But if she can let down her guard long enough, Morgan might just see that everything she's been looking for is right in front of her.
If it's not too late.
©2012, 2013 Elena Aitken (P)2014 Elena Aitken
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Morgan is looking for an escape after some devastating news. She was hired at Castle Mountain Lodge to be the decorator for events of all kinds, but mostly weddings.
When she gets there she finds that she has been reassigned to lead the child activities section. The manager came to this decision because of Morgan's extensive resume – a degree in child development and career working with children. Morgan wants nothing to do with it, she enjoys the focus on details that an event planner/decorator can work through in a methodical, mindless way.
Bo, Castle Mountain Lodge's mountain guide, has just discovered that he is a father to a young girl he never knew about, until her mother's untimely death. Known as the resident heartthrob and player at the lodge has no idea if he even wants to take on the responsibility of becoming a father.
Caught in the middle is this beautiful little girl who steals both of their hearts.
Enjoy your stay at the Castle Mountain Lodge.
Notes: There is constant, subliminal sexual tension, however other than that this is a well-written, innocent book. (I didn't mind.)
Stars: Overall 4, performance 4 & story 3.5–4 stars
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This is another super sweet romance in the series. Things are mostly light and fluffy between the two characters. They each have something deep to deal with and work out. I do love they way they find that even though they are both flawed, they are perfect for each other.
Morgan has a lot on her plate when she comes to the lodge looking to escape. Life has a way of messing up those plans and she finds herself taking care of the kids, something she was running away from. You really feel her heartache and it is easy to love her.
Bo is they typical ladies-man player who also falls into life's trap. An unexpected daughter can really make a fella grow up. He has stumbling blocks, but have faith in him to see the error of his ways! I do like his playful banter.
The story has ups and downs, but mostly stays sweet and endearing. Having the mixed narrative with both leads POV really helps understand them. It is key to getting inside Bo's head.
The steam factor is low, flirtation and some kisses, but that is as hot as things get. They have chemistry but never end up in the bedroom. Very clean read.
I listened to the audiobook narrated by Jennifer Drake Ford, who is a delight. She has a smooth sweet tone that really compliments the story. Nice pacing keeps the story moving along. She has a lovely way of adding emotion into the read. I definitely teared up at one point.
Overall, I adored this read and appreciated the sweetness of the romance. I love my smexy books, but sometimes flirtation is enough! I am eager to see others in the series find love. Carmen, Jeff and Astrid are just begging for HEA!!
Disclosure - I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts, opinions and ratings are my own.
As a fan of this author, this book met my expectations. I enjoyed the first Castle Mountain Lodge book, and I am sure you will enjoy this one. A strong leading lady, a sexy hero, romance, sizzling chemistry, who could ask for more!! Having read the first book I'm gratified that this book is all I could have imagined.
As expected the narrator Jennifer Drake Ford made the book come alive. She was excellent wit the various characters and really great with Morgan. Kudos to you Jennifer.
I loved the way Elena segued into developing Morgan's persona as she interacted with Kids. The sexy and tender Bo was also beautifully developed even though he seemed to be somewhat ambivalent initially.
I couldn't put it down and neither will you. I totally recommend it. Bonus... read and enjoy as a stand alone novel (if you need to)!
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