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    Slow burning romance in Alaska

    I’m always excited when authors I enjoy launch a new series because it feels like the start to an adventure and I never know quite what to expect. Arctic Sun had that adventure feeling throughout with both main characters in this slow burner finding a bit more of themselves while on an outing in Alaska. I love the way this opposites attract coupling matched up with Griffin leading a photography tour group that includes ex-fashion model River, who’s writing a book depicting his travels. I’ve always been a fan of the heroes who appear grumpy and standoffish on the surface because it give the reader a chance to see their personality emerge. What surprised me was how I got that from both characters, with River putting on an outgoing, breezy air to hide his own personal battles. Containing a bit of a hurt-comfort theme, Arctic Sun wades through a good amount of angst, but I enjoyed learning about Griffin and River and seeing them fall for one another and grow personally as well as a couple. The writing in Arctic Sun was great, not only transporting the reader to the setting but conveying the myriad of emotions Griffin and River dealt with as they tried to find a way to make their two worlds align. I also liked that the pace of the romance reflected the time these two needed; it felt real and substantial by the end and definitely worthy of that happy ending.
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    Well written opposites attract romance with depth

    I would rate this 4.5 stars Griffin Barrett is ex-military and a recovering alcoholic mourning the loss of his best friend and a series of bad decisions. Griff's dream is to have his own little cabin in the middle of nowhere. The only thing keeping him from being a lone mountain man is helping with his family's wilderness adventures business. When his uncle's surgery means he has to be the tour guide for a group booked for photography, he is way out of his comfort zone having to deal with the customers on a 10 day trip. His mother and uncle seem determined to use this as an excuse to meddle: make Griff be more social, more involved in the family business, and more involved in life in general. But Griff is using the isolation and routine to help manage his demons. One of said customers is River Vale, a former supermodel and now travel writer. Known as a foodie and "professional nomad," he doesn't have or want a home. Or is that true? It seems he's been on the run from one place to another since his mother died. It becomes clear right away he has an eating disorder but he's not quite the pampered, spoiled model Griff was expecting. Griff's antisocial behavor intrigues River, who is used to everyone liking him and doesn't know what to make of Griff's attitude. The author does a good job of setting up a dynamic where both of them are off balance during their interactions. There is an instant opposites attract dynamic. It soon becomes apparent they both have enough baggage for an airport, and more in common than either would have thought. The seduction of a reluctant Griff is strangely fun to witness. River is enticing. What is supposed to be a casual fling gets complicated. The love scenes are meant to further the characters' intimacy and it's great to see that they match the personality of the characters--the scenes are about them, not just to tantalize the reader. Yes, they are still hot. Unused to letting people know him, Griff gets attached to the one man he has finally let in. River starts to get attached to the one man who seems to actually take care of him. It's easier to be the best you, when you are in an environment you can control. The best part of the book comes when Griff visits River in Vancouver and meets his friends; it really highlights all of the challenges they will face if they are going to be a couple. I still would have liked to see more interactions with both families and friends (even flashbacks), which would have added more depth. One of things that often frustrates me in books is where a miscommunication about something not that important is the plot device that keeps the MCs apart just a little longer. This book is a perfect example of how to use the fear everyone has that if someone really gets to know you, warts and all, they won't like you. The author gets into the psychology of the characters to show their vulnerabilities and coping mechanisms. But what helps these characters in survival mode, often doesn't benefit them the rest of the time. There is no overnight fix, just the slow working out of things over time and actually talking about the difficult things. In the end, they are sweet building their life together and planning for new adventures.
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    Lovely cliché with a twist

    I was going through a reader’s block and I thought this book will be a light and fluffy romance, full of coziness and wintery warm hugs. BOY WAS I WRONG! That does not mean I did not like this book, though. I actually loved it a lot. Bonus: it got me out of my block hahah. So... We have Griff. A 37-38 recovering alcoholic, family-oriented and very VERY awkward in social situations (boy, can I relate). Griff is a very grumpy boy, who does not appreciate his mother guilt-tripping him into taking the leadership of the tour group that his uncle is unable to guide. You see, our Griff doesn’t like people and hates socializing, so of course he tries to get out of this situation at first (spoilers: no luck.) Enter River, a 29 year old ex-model turned writer. River appears to be everything that Griff despises and a complete opposite of himself: a social butterfly. We have the typical cliché of awkward attraction turning into a sex-for-fun turning into real feelings story. But WAIT A MINUTE. They have TONS AND TONS of baggage! Like I mentioned before, Griffin is a recuperating alcoholic and River is struggling with a eating disorder. So keep that in mind before reading this story is this is triggering for you. The author and the actual book DO warn you about this and the situations are quite descriptive. Coming back to the story, our MC will need to figure themselves out before deciding what they want from each other. I found this very refreshing, as the author leaves quite clear that they are not the cure for each other problems. Overall, a very nice read and I recommend it to anyone who want ma to read a cliché but with a deep twist. Thanks to NetGalley for the copy.
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    Delightful slow-burn romance that will touch your

    Delightful slow-burn romance that will touch your heart! Both MC's have challenges and have created coping mechanisms that tend to isolate them from real emotional connections. I really found both men likable and their flaws made the story that much more compelling for me. The growth that both men experienced in communicating and learning to trust themselves and each other was good for my heart. The story took its time and their was a beautiful flow to their story. There was some angst, but these guys are a work in progress and all journeys have bumps. River and Griffin have a connection that scared them and yet attracted them at the same time. Griffin has isolated himself and become and become almost anti-social to ensure that he stays sober. Where River has real challenges with real intimacy and a intense focus on living in the moment. Both men need each other and they really balance each other out. I was so rooting for them to find their HEA!! The writing flowed and the story-line had me hooked and i read this book in one sitting. i absolutely loved the last chapter!! This is the first book in the series and i am looking forward to the next book! There are triggers in this story with an alcoholism and an eating disorder. Therapy and AA are also part of these guys journey. I was gifted this book from the LesCourt Author Services and i freely give my honest opinion and review.
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    Amazing

    Love her stories. They have a lot of great content. Keeps you reading and can’t put it down.
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