The second sister, Scarlet, is staying for a few weeks while they get the lodge in order but memories of her parents murder/suicide lingers. She finds herself pulled toward Cameron and his cute daughter Tessa. As the lodge start to come together so does Scarlet and Cameron.
The beginning is slow moving. It didn’t pull me in like the first book but Cameron and Scarlet are some of my favorites from the first book so I kept reading. Scarlet is the beautiful redhead who deals with advertising. She doesn’t plan to make the lodge home but the more time she spends with Cam the more he breaks down her defenses. I like her a lot. Cameron has a long history with alcohol and a cheating, manipulative ex. He’s so adorable with his daughter. There are definitely spots in the book where the pace is snail like. There are several scenes that add nothing to the story. I wish the author or editor had cut them out so the story moved faster. The reason I took off 1 star is really about the pace. I had the urge to skim through the book, which is something I normally never do. The story is just so freaking slow moving. The second removed star is for the romance. The romance itself is nice but lacking. I didn’t feel the heat or connection that I’d hoped for between Cam and Scarlet. They mystery of her parent’s drowning/possible murder gets more complicated and I love that aspect. I have some suspicions about who her mother’s secret lover is and how the murder/suicide really happened.
This is a sweet story that I enjoyed reading
Harper is now in charge of the family lodge and she’s looking to get some investors to bring it back to its former glory. Ethan represents the big company trying to buy her land. They’re both stuck in the lodge because of a wicked blizzard. As they get closer Ethan has a secret that’s getting harder to keep but so does Harper…...
Where the hell has this author been and why haven’t I read her before? This book is fantastic! Harper is trying her hardest to get Ethan to fall in love with this lodge. Ethan’s open to her thoughts but also feeling attracted to her. Their romance is a beautiful sizzle that really leaps off the pages. Yes, Ethan lies to her but I one hundred percent understood why he does it and totally hoped she does too. Harper’s secret isn’t really a big one, just trust issues that she has to work out. I do wish there is a bit more heat between them. The snow mobile ride and making him breakfast are great opportunities for a heated touch but miss the mark. There isn’t any real suspense here but there’s a hint of it. I’m wondering if maybe her parents murder isn’t as straight forward as it seems. A bit more heat and this book would be perfection! I’ve been going back and forth for the rating. Four stars? No, it is so freaking good. Five stars? It needs more heat. I really wish we gave out half stars. After a mental debate I’m going with five stars. I couldn’t stop reading!
If your looking for a slow burning contemporary romance, you have to read Lies and Solace!