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5.0 out of 5 starsSuspenseful and endearing
Reviewed in the United States on September 22, 2019
I really enjoyed the second book in this series. You could read it as a standalone as well. When Nina and her daughter Emily see her father killed they run for their lives. Jacob a good friend who is a cop goes after them. On the way up Vail mountain the bad guys catch up to Nina and Emily. Rob lives on the mountain and helps with search and rescue missions. You need to read this book. I think the book was suspenseful and endearing. I enjoyed reading it very much.
Nina and her daughter witnessed her father being shot. The men who heard her gasp came to the door and threatened them. Nina borrowed her friends car and left the back way to Vail Mountain to her friend Joan. She is followed and a car pushed them off the road into the river down at the bottom of the hill. Nina and her daughter survive but realize who ever pushed her off the road may still be around. Nina contacted Joan and a search party with Rob look for her. The bad guys catch up and her cop friend does too. There is Romance, fear, and mystery.
When Nina witnesses her father's murder, she and her young daughter go on the run to Vail Mountain, where her friend lives. But the murderers follow her - and so does her neighbor, a member of the local police department. The opening page or two is slow as the author sets up the characters' backstory, but once the murder occurs the rest of the story flies fast. Too fast. In no time, Nina runs, is discovered by the bad guys, left for dead, rescued, and having sex with the man she's just met but is wildly attracted to, all in the space of about 24 hours. The inconsistencies stack up from there. Her daughter, aged six, can't say a sentence without using the term "Mommy," but manages to explain hypothermia to her mother like an adult. The neighbor cop, Jacob, manages to get permission from his chief to go after her alone as part of the investigation, which I can't fathom any police department justifying, much less in a suburb near NYC. It's never explained where he got a vehicle since Nina took his. Timing-wise, despite her having a good headstart, he manages to get to her within minutes of the accident that forced her off the road. Nina's romance with Rob is instant attraction, instant sex, and a neat little ending in the epilogue. There's no conflict, no credibility to their relationship, no growth, and therefore, no reason for the reader to root for them. Several silly line edit errors jumped out at me, despite the author thanking her beta readers for their accuracy. While the story had its problems, the author does know how to keep a reader turning pages. I liked Jacob, who came across as more complex than the hero, Rob, and I hope he'll get his own story in this series. I'd be first in line to read it.
Trapped on Vail Mountain (Vail Mountain Trilogy, Book Two) was a great read by Desiree L. Scott. Nina and her young daughter witnessed her father’s brutal murder. She will do anything to protect her daughter. She leaves the city and head to Vail Mountain. She meets Rob on the mountain when they get trapped and Rob will do what he can to save her. I can’t wait to read more by the author.