This story of survival and love starts out with a bang. August is on a plane to a fashion shoot with his boyfriend and crew. He's heartbroken over something that has just taken place and next thing he knows the plane is crashing. August awakes to find himself in hell and he has to rely on a total stranger to help him out.
The story then follows Keegan and August as they try to survive the harsh elements. The sexual chemistry between them is off the charts and there isn't much else to do in the frozen wilderness but August knows a person wouldn't be living isolated and alone out there if he didn't have some big secrets to hide. What he's not sure about is if he can over look those secrets and better yet if he can live through them.
This was action packed from page one. I was on the edge of my seat for much of the story. It was gritty and unique and I really enjoyed it. There's a bit of everything in this book. It's a suspense novel but also a romance and the entire plot is anything but traditional.
I loved how well done both of the main characters were. I also liked that the author made them both a bit unlikable in ways. It was refreshing to not see perfect characters.
The world building was also really good. You could feel the desolation and isolation that the world they were in contained. I swear I felt cold half of the time I was reading this despite it still being hot outside where I live.
This was really good and really unique and it is definitely something I'd recommend to those of you who enjoy your books a bit on the gritty side and those of you who enjoy romance stories outside the box.
August Vallory had it all. A modeling career, a man he loved, and the extended family he’d acquired in the business. Then the world he knew was torn away when the plane he was on crashed en route to a photo shoot.
Lost in the Alaskan wilderness, August doesn’t stand a chance.
No sane man would choose to live in the Alaskan bush unless he had something to hide. And Keegan Brooks has secrets darker than night, more dangerous than wolves, more brutal than an Alaskan winter.
Every day was a fight for his life until he stumbled upon a downed plane with a lone survivor. Now it’s no longer just Keegan’s life teetering on the edge of survival.
It’s his heart.