This is Sophie Barnes first contemporary romance. It wasn’t bad. It was a bit slow paced and I had a hard time staying intrigued as the story moved along. The main characters and several secondary characters went through something traumatic. I kept seeing the discovery channel gold rush show in my head while I was reading "The Love That Saved Him" since it is centered around a family of gold diggers. I could appreciate the struggles both characters went through. They all lost someone in their lives and didn’t know how to move on from the pain. Then there was drama from the past being dug up and it turned into a soap opera of who’s related to who that just turned kind of bizarre. It just didn't keep my attention to the end. There wasn’t enough going on in the story to help move it along other than the drama. Towards the end it got better.
He needed escape…
Suffering from the recent loss of his wife, Pierce Jackson leaves behind his corporate job in New York City and heads to the Klondike. There he meets Sarah Palmer whose eighty-five-year-old gold mining grandfather wants to lease the most dangerous part of Pierce’s property. The last thing Pierce wants is to fall for Sarah. But as they start working together, a bond begins to form, and Pierce must eventually ask himself if he can overcome guilt and heartache and welcome the love of another woman into his heart.
And found a new beginning instead.
Sarah has a lot more on her mind than starting a relationship with her handsome new neighbor. But as she gets to know Pierce, she begins to wonder, what if? Encouraged by her matchmaking grandfather whose biggest wish is to see her settled, Sarah finds herself swept up in the most unexpected romance. But with shocking family history unfolding and a gold-mining expedition that could go wrong in so many ways, there’s a lot for Sarah and Pierce to take care of before they can find their happily ever after.