A second chance Alaska romance.
Trudy worked full time and a major side hustle to get enough money for her own slice of the American dream, land. Not just a box she slapped money down on, but acreage. Only problem, it’s in interior Alaska, where the temperature can fall below minus 25. Her next-door neighbor doesn’t think this cheechako will make it without a man. Trudy has no choice, there is no backup plan.
Deak has problems of his own. His wife died in an accident and he can’t move forward. Still, something about his new neighbor is appealing. Maybe it’s the dark hair she can’t seem to keep tamed that has his fingers itching.
4.0 out of 5 stars Realistic, slow burn romanceReviewed in the United States on August 10, 2021Verified PurchaseReally enjoyed this slow burn, second chance romance that centers around newcomer Trudy and Alaska native Deak. The attraction is instant from the moment they meet and it’s the friction from the beginning that sparks the initial interest. Deak is still grieving the loss of his wife and he’s got plenty of his own demons. Trudy is a headstrong, independent woman who’s out to prove not only to herself but the rural townspeople that she can tough out the winter. The romance is a definite slow build but I enjoyed the journey Trudy and Deak take to find what they both want and need.
The best part of the book was the realism and the immersion in the rough, pioneer-like, brutal and rugged lifestyle mixed with a variety of characters and the beautiful landscape.