When a mysterious stranger is your only hope
The scars of the past have left their mark, both physical and emotional, on former military pilot Seth Erickson. Off-grid in the far reaches of the bitter Alaskan wilderness, he wants only to be left alone with his ghosts. But he can't ignore a woman in needbeautiful, stranded and nearly frozen with fear.
Summer Silva never imagined that the search for her missing sister would leave her abandoned on a wintry back road, barely escaping with her life from a cold-blooded killer for hire. Now, hiding out in the isolated cabin of the secretive wounded warrior who saved her, Summer knows she must do what she fears most. Putting her trust in a stranger is all she has left.
All defenses are down
After a fiery first night together, Seth and Summer are bound by a need as powerful as a Bering Sea superstormand vulnerable to enemies just as fierce. For Seth, reawakened by desire, there is no sacrifice too great, no memory too dark, to keep Summer safe. But murder and treason lurk everywhere and Summer may not survive Alaska's ruthless winter.
About the Author
Anna del Mar writes hot romances that soothe the soul, challenge the mind, and satisfy the heart. Her stories are about strong heroines struggling to find their place in the world and the brave, sexy, kickass, military heroes who defy their limits to protect the women they love. A Georgetown University graduate who met most of her real-life heroes during her stint as a Navy wife, Anna lives in Florida with her indulgent husband and a pair of very opinionated cats. www.annadelmar.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Loved this book! Second in her series, Anna weaves a great story here. Suspense, love, a wounded war hero, a strong heroine and a plot that thickens by the minute. Very different from book one, I loved this one also. This is Seth and Summer's story. Seth the recluse who lives in the middle of nowhere Alaska and Summer, the accidental tourist from Miami looking for her runaway step sister at the behest of her half cracked step mother. Seth still struggle with not only some physical healing issues, but emotional ones as well as CEO of his family's billion dollar corporation. Summer arriving on the threshold of a severe Bering Strait storm, skids off the road and hits a tree, manages to crawl back up the the road where she meets the angry, agitated and very suspicious Seth. Seth so verbally alpha and Summer doesn't back down. Summer finally agrees to go with him to his "cabin" to wait out the storm. Mind you the cabin is state of the art everything complete with security system and all the bells and whistle. Seth was an engineer prior to being a pilot, Summer is an architect. Once Seth gets her home, he realizes she was indeed in an accident and not a plant as he suspects by another family member trying to shanghai the family business. Summer has one tiny little problem she neglects to tell Seth, don't blame her.. and on her first night there, it makes it's appearance. Next day enter Jer, Seth's brother who has retrieved Summer's rental car and relates her brakes have been tampered with, Summer is in total denial. Meanwhile hellbent on finding the sister she thinks ran off with someone she met on the internet and has been lured to Alaska, she's fielding calls from her boss, her late father's business partner who is nothing short of demanding and her crazy step mother. Meanwhile feelings for Seth start coming out and Seth for her... yet he is still a little distrustful. Seth bears the scars of his helo crash and Summer doesn't bat an eye at them. So the story unfolds, amid family drama's from both sides, abrasive Erikson Matriarch, Seth's grandmother and the amazing Anya, who is Russian and a shaman... Wow! What a kicker she was. I loved her. She understood Summers problem fully and feeds her little bits of folklore/ shaman story about it. Meanwhile Summer is still in denial that her life is in danger until danger presents itself fully and completely and she fights for her life. That scene is so well written and frankly it's transcendental. This book is told from dual POV's and at times third person, and it's a hell of a read. It did run a little long, but truthfully I was so sucked into the story I didn't care. The twists and turns are perfect, the suspense was well placed and you honestly didn't know who/what... neither did Seth and the fixer/problem solving man was frustrated. And to watch these two fall for each other was just too good. Anna del Mar.... score on this amazing read. I look forward to the next release in this series.