Monday, December 5, 2016

ARC Review: Arctic Fire by Keira Andrews

Arctic FireFrom the blurb:

When two strangers are trapped in a blizzard, heat rises.

Haunted by what he lost in Afghanistan, Captain Jack Turner is at a crossroads. While the last place he wants to go is the Arctic, at least the routine mission gets him out from behind his new desk. But he starts off on the wrong foot with the Canadian Ranger guiding him across the forbidding and dangerous land, and Jack would rather be anywhere than sharing a tent with Sergeant Kin Carsen.

The Arctic is in Kin's blood, and he can't seem to leave the tundra behind. He wishes he could live openly as a gay man, but the North isn't as accepting as the rest of Canada. Although he's lonely, he loves his responsibility as a Ranger, patrolling the vast land he knows so well. But he's on unfamiliar ground with Jack, and when they're stranded alone by a blizzard, unexpected desire begins to burn. Soon they're in a struggle to survive, and all these strangers have is each other.

Heather's rating:

Ohhhh, I REALLY liked this one! Keira Andrews knows how to write a story!

Freezing cold weather, snuggling up in sleeping bags, slow burn, military men, and LOTS of feels all in 100 pages??? How does Keira Andrews do it?! And, I'm beginning to suspect that between my love of cold weather stories and my emerging love of hockey romances that I was secretly meant to be Canadian...

When I saw the blurb for this story, I was really intrigued. I mean, gay men in the arctic? I WANTED. However, novella-length stories are super hit or miss for me, and I was worried that Kiera wouldn't be able to pull it off. But she totally did.

I truly got a sense of both MCs in just 100 pages. I felt their pain and suffering, I understood their personal struggles, and I got a good feel of who they are as people. I really got them, and it didn't feel rushed or forced, which is an impressive feat.

Sure, I could have used about 100 more pages to push the HFN ending to something more definitive, and I wish I knew even more about these guys, but I was very pleased with this story. I think all fans of well written M/M novellas should snatch this gem up.

*Copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*
Buy this book: Amazon

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