Release Date: Jan 19, 2021
Series: Moose Springs, Alaska
Heat Level: Warm
River Lane wants to resurrect her career in Hollywood but not as the hot shot actor she used to be. She is taking her lead behind a film documentary in Moose Springs, Alaska. The problem is that she has been banned from filming in town. The folks aren’t too keen on her being there. They just don’t know that River is not going to let that stop her. She is going to climb her mountain and get as much footage as possible.
Easton is a reclusive mountain man who has lived in Moose Springs his entire life. He works for his family tour adventure company. He finds himself helping River and her two-man crew for the trip up the mountain. He has his own opinions of her but they quickly change when he sees that she is this strong spirited woman.
This is listed as a rom-com but the comedy is off. I didn’t find the humor in this one as much. The author set up scenes that should have been funny but somehow, they fell short and missed the mark. Once a person tries too hard to be funny, they are no longer funny. Also, the romance is very slow. The author tells the readers that there is some attraction between Easton and River but fails to show it. I found them more as friends than lovers.
What did save the story is the 3rd main character (Alaska). I love the backdrop and setting for the book. I definitely want to add Alaska to my bucket list. The description is so vivid and I found myself visualizing River and Easton in each scene. I can tell that the author has spent some time outdoors as the safety description is very detailed.
Ultimately, the romance needed to be a bit more stronger in this one in order for me to love.