Thursday, March 29, 2012

North of Heartbreak by Julie Rowe

North of HeartbreakHaving read Ice Bound by this same author a few months ago, when I saw there was another by her, I was terribly excited. And that title and cover sure don't hurt!

Once again, we have a medical contemporary romance in an "exotic" location. This time it's Alaska. The heroine, Willa, is a nurse who was battered before and is struggling to trust again.. especially men. Enter sexy bush pilot, Liam...good-looking, rich, arrogant...all the things that remind Will of her abusive ex. Her brain tells her to stay far away from him, her body tells her quite another.

What I really liked about this story was it's moral... DO NOT JUDGE A PERSON BASED ON THE ACTIONS OF ANOTHER. I don't think this can be pounded into our head often enough.

In the middle of flights, polar bear attacks, kids hurt by caribous, flu epidemic, and turbulence, Liam and Willa  must learn to trust one another--not just because he's flying her around in MediVac, but because once they surrender their bodies, it's only a matter of time before they surrender their  hearts.

See, Liam doesn't trust women. So this is a two-sided issue. I saw the ending coming a mile away...well, part of it. As soon as I found out why Liam didn't care for women, I knew what was going to happen. However, I liked the book. I liked the way the author managed to keep it all the heroine's POV. I was surprised, but found it worked. LOVED the Alaska stuff. I can't get enough of that.

Four bikes. I got this from netgalley.

Favorite quote"
Flying three days a week with him was going to be an odd sort of torture. Like being diabetic and having someone wave your favorite chocolate bar in your face everyday.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds good and yes never judge someone. I wish more people would learn this.
    Good review.