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Series: Alaskan Hero #2
Author and Publisher: Rebecca Thomas
Date of Publication: March 1st, 2016
As usual, my advice when considering books by this highly talented author is don’t bother reading my review, just read this heartwarming second book in the Alaskan Hero series!
Even though this is a relatively short story, it is filled with so much action that it ‘feels’ much longer when you read it – that’s in a great way, nothing negative. The Alaskan setting is amazing and the author’s knowledge of living and working there shines through, somewhere brought to life in her amazing descriptions of settings, making the reader feel like they’re actually there.
The characters are well developed, with plenty of background information enabling readers to easily relate to them. Sometimes physical trauma leaves even deeper emotional scars and that’s so true for the hero of this story. Ethan Forrester has never forgiven himself for not saving his wife when she was involved in a multiple car crash. He was scarred trying to do so, but the scar on his face is nothing compared to that on his emotional heart. It is only by being hidden behind a mask that he has the courage to start living again and, once the mask is removed, retreats again. This is a superb story of courage, resilience and melting away the ice and masks behind which Ethan hides. Carly is a brilliant, feisty and determined young lady and their interactions are totally engaging, the reader really wants to help get the two together romantically! A sports journalist, Carly is working hard to achieve an interview with Dane Forrester but, through it all, she maintains her integrity and honesty throughout. The series focus is on the Forrester family and, having read ‘Her Alaskan Hero’, it was great to catch up on other members of the family again. Having said that, I don’t think you need to have read the first book to enjoy this one – but they are both great so you’ll probably want to, anyway!
I have no hesitation in highly recommending this (and its predecessor) to anyone who enjoys reading great romances in amazing settings with well developed characters and a fabulous family, too.
Thanks to the author, publishers and NetGalley, too, for letting me read an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
When Ethan Forrester’s hockey star brother begs him to take his place at a masquerade fundraiser due to illness, Ethan grudgingly agrees to help the cause. After all, he’ll be wearing a mask that covers the scar across his eye. No one will know his true identity.
Sports journalist Carly Hughes will do whatever it takes to procure the interview no one else can get from the NHL Stanley cup winning captain. After a few drinks she confesses her need for an exclusive interview or she’ll be fired. Ethan knows his brother as well as he knows himself—spilling a few details should keep the man’s privacy intact—mostly.
However, when their interview moves to the penthouse suite, Ethan tries to explain he’s not the Forrester brother she’s looking for, but Carly insists he keep his mask on.
Daylight brings some harsh truths, and a serious hangover. Carly not only forgot to record her interview, but she wakes up with a stranger in her bed. Or was this case of mistaken identity the best thing that’s ever happened to her?
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