Twenty-nine year old Linnet Greenbriar is a Fish and Game Officer with a job to do on the isolated Alaskan Yukon River. The job and location fits her needs at this moment in her life because she is still hurting over the devastating situation she went through some time ago. Now, all she wants to do is her job as far away from men as possible.
When George, a good friend and co-worker, breaks his leg, he can’t work his post so Linnet takes over temporarily for him. Not only will this be in a remote place of Alaska and away from the majority of men, but also George is kind enough to offer his canine companion, Manly to stay with her over the next few weeks while she works the river collecting statistical data. The borrowed dog becomes her best friend and together they embark on the wildest adventure of their lives. She never knew that working the Yukon River could help her face her fears from the past, make her close friends with a dog, meet a fisherman who makes her second guess herself and her feelings in general toward men and that she would fall in love with a loveable female yearling moose that just seems to want to befriend her.
Does taking this temporary assignment help Linnet finally achieve a peaceful state of mind that she wishes she could be at? Who does she meet while doing the data collecting and what affect does he have on her? What happens when her assignment on the Yukon River is complete?
I absolutely loved this story. I thoroughly enjoyed the idea of the backdrop being in Alaska, a state where I found the scenery to be extremely breathtaking when I visited years back. Having witnessed beautiful landscapes when I was there, only added to the enjoyment of reading this story. I fell in love with Linnet’s character because she was a strong survivor even though she was still feeling the ill effects of her terrible situation some time after the fact. I found her character to be a breath of fresh air for me. I laughed out loud with some of the funny antics portrayed in the story, especially the ones involving the female yearling moose. The author did a wonderful job telling this story and I would definitely recommend it to other readers.
How does a gold mining fisherman catch the girl of his dreams? Ask the moose and the dog.
Linnet Greenbriar has a job to do on the isolated Alaskan Yukon River. Hoping the remote area will keep her away from men for as long as possible, she is shocked to see the handsome stranger walking up the river and singing a little song. All her hopes change when a mishap sends her falling into the river and also into the arms of said handsome stranger.
Creed finds himself in the wrong place at the right time and becomes a self appointed hero when he rescues the beautiful Fish and Game Officer from the icy river. All he wanted was a little peace and solitude, but one look at this city girl has him changing his tune.
Warning: Sex in bathtubs filled with water from natural hot springs, too many men and a moose, who just might interrupt the fun.