I received a copy of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. Opinions stated here are my own*
This novel was a pretty quick and steamy read about a journalist who is assigned to cover a story in picturesque Alaska. On her first night in town, she’s surprised to meet Atka, a native who is tall, dark and distractingly handsome. After a fall lands her in a ditch, it is Atka who comes to her rescue. The attraction between the couple is palpable and a one night stand is not only imminent but unavoidable.
However, the two can’t seem to stay away from each other and when business brings Atka to the states, the relationship blossoms. The undercurrent of this story is drama between a politician and Alaska’s largest Salmon fishery.
The beginning and ending of this story are superb. Around 50%, however, I started to drift. I was entirely more interested in the romance than I was with office politics with the owner of the paper Teresa works for and the inner workings of a politician trying to destroy the livelihood of that native people. The education and the description of pristine Alaska was nice, but the deeper the story got, the more I realized that I’m just not interested in that topic.
I picked back up around 75%, when Atka and Teresa are rolling hot and heavy and discussing and negotiating who would move where to keep the relationship going… and the drama between Atka’s family (namely his mother) and Teresa kept my fingers turning pages!
This is a great book if you’d love a quick read about the beauty and wilderness of Alaska and it’s native people. Also if you love some steamy sexy “lemme soak you up because we don’t have much time together” lovemaking! :)