From the blurb:
A desperate father. A lonely ranger. Unexpected love that can’t be denied.
Jason Kellerman’s life revolves around his eight-year-old daughter. Teenage curiosity with his best friend led to Maggie’s birth, her mother tragically dying soon after. Insistent on raising his daughter himself, he was disowned by his wealthy family and has worked tirelessly to support Maggie—even bringing her west on a dream vacation. Only twenty-five, Jason hasn’t had time to even think about romance. So the last thing he expects is to question his sexuality after meeting an undeniably attractive park ranger.
Ben Hettler’s stuck. He loves working in the wild under Montana’s big sky, but at forty-one, his love life is non-existent, his ex-boyfriend just married and adopted, and Ben’s own dream of fatherhood feels impossibly out of reach. He’s attracted to Jason, but what’s the point? Besides the age difference and skittish Jason’s lack of experience, they live thousands of miles apart. Ben wants more than a meaningless fling.
Then a hunted criminal takes Maggie hostage, throwing Jason and Ben together in a desperate and dangerous search through endless miles of mountain forest. If they rescue Maggie against all odds, can they build a new family together and find a place to call home?
LOVED! Keira Andrews wowed me again with this one!
It's been so long since I've had a book that I couldn't put down that I actually forgot how it felt. That feeling of I need to keep reading just doesn't happen for me that often anymore, and so I (unwisely) started this book at about 11 pm last night. At 4 am this morning, I was kicking myself, but I just couldn't put it down!
Certain parts of this book were exactly my taste and certain parts were not my usual fare, however they came together to make a book that was 100% compulsively readable.
I was nervous when I started this one. I wasn't expecting the story to be so suspense-y and so anxiety-inducing. Blame me for not reading the blurb (I have a tendency to do that), but any books involving children in danger, especially children around the same age as my own, is usually a no-go for me. I'm almost glad I didn't know more going into it because I'm not sure I would have taken a chance on this one otherwise.
Aside from the danger and the scary parts, the romance was 1000000% my thing. I have a big weakness for an age-gap romance, and if you combine that with a first time gay experience.... WHEW, you've got me hooked!! Parts reminded me a little of A Second Harvest, but only very superficially.
I absolutely was in love with the romance in this story. The intensity picks up quickly, but the emotion was just all there for me. I got choked up from the beginning from the backstory between Ben and his ex, and Jason being a single dad... my emotions just took a jump to the forefront.
There aren't a ton of sex scenes, but they were sooooo worth the wait. Just my taste, just my thing, but a tiny bit of kink to make it that much juicier (wink, wink). Keira Andrews just gets me!
And that epilogue! GAH!! It will make you believe in happy endings and love again. I finished the book with happy tears and a mushy heart and that blissful feeling of when a story hits all the right spots.
I think I'll go take a nap now...
*Copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*
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