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Leaving Everest by Megan Westfield #Review #Romance #Contemporary #Suspense

Title: Leaving Everest 

Author: Megan Westfield

Publisher: Entangled Embrace, Entangled Publishing

Pages: 388

Published: February 19th, 2018

Rating: 5/5

This is an absolutely brilliant story that I thoroughly enjoyed and have absolutely no hesitation in highly recommending. It has a very unique romance setting in and around Mount Everest and the communities of mountaineers and their support teams. It is an insightful coming of age story in which cultural expectations, dreams and love all have key roles to play and secrets to be revealed that will be life changing.

Emily Winslowe has had a very different upbringing as the daughter of a Himalayan mountain guide. She has already – unofficially – climbed Everest six times and she’s only twenty years old. Her dream is to be the youngest person to climb the big five mountains but her gap year is coming to an end and she’s expected to go to study in the US. When her childhood best friend, Luke Norgay, returns from college their attraction is growing even stronger but with a mountain to conquer, secrets to be revealed and challenges to be faced, nothing will be easy for this couple!

With excellent character development, superb secondary characters, an enthralling story line and plenty of complications en route this is a superb adventurous romance that I loved escaping into and hope many others will, too. Climbing Everest may well be a challenging expedition but this story takes readers on that journey in an epic adventure with danger, drama and, of course, romance.

I requested and received a copy of this novel via NetGalley. This is my honest review after choosing to read it.

Synopsis :

Twenty-year-old Emily Winslowe has had an adventurous upbringing. Daughter of a Himalayan mountain guide, she has climbed Mount Everest and other peaks most Americans only dream of. But for all her mountaineering prowess, she’s lacking some key experiences. Namely, guys. Especially one guy in particular—Luke Norgay, her childhood best friend who she hasn’t seen since he left for college in the United States two years ago.

Luke unexpectedly reappears as a guide just in time for the Everest climbing season. He’s even more handsome than she remembers, and that something that had been building between them during their last season together is back in front of them, bigger than ever.

The problem is, there’s a detail about Emily’s past that Luke doesn’t know. It’s the reason she ended up in the Himalayas in the first place…and the reason she must make it to the summit of Mount Everest this year. It’s also the reason she would never consider following him back to Washington after the climbing season ends.

But first, they’ll have to survive the mountain.

Buy Links:    Amazon (UK)         Amazon (US)        Barnes and Noble

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