Publication date: 1/12/2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
“Nine years after a tragic accident, Hannah “Brennley” Evans has returned home to the snowy mountains of Whistler, Canada. This is the very place that destroyed her, where her whole world ended, and the reason she now goes by Hannah Jennings.
Struggling with his own tragic past, Rhys Axton, an infamous sexy snowboarding champion, wants nothing more than to be the next Olympic hopeful. Sex, snowboarding, and working out are all he cares about, which helps shut off the demons that haunt him and the family who rejected him.
The moment Hannah walks into his room, he knows something is different about her. Drawn to her, he can’t seem to stay away from the mysterious, guarded girl. They are two heartbroken souls who both understand the darkness.
Little does he know she lives in lies and carries secrets that will bring his universe to its knees and secrets that will bury them both alive.”
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This was my first Stacey Marie Brown novel. I was a little skeptical about reading a contemporary romance since it isn’t really my go-to genre and I was afraid I had set myself up to force myself into reading something I wasn’t going to enjoy. However, that WAS NOT the case!
I really liked this book! It was well written and the main characters were complex and intriguing. The romance was a roller coaster ride and VERY steamy. I was reading it on my kindle in court (at my job) and kept looking around to make sure one of my colleagues wasn’t reading over my shoulder. If they had been I would have told them to immediately buy it so we can read it together and gush about how amazingly sexy Rhys is. Powerful, volatile snowboarder with a very impressive “member”. I have hardly thought of much else since starting this book.
Hannah and Rhys both have had a tough past and have dark shadows corrupting every waking moment. They are content to live numb, half existences and forever seek distractions, until they meet one fateful moment. It really seems like a cruel sense of fate, since Hannah has a secret she keeps hidden for a lot of the book. Her secret causes her to fight her undeniable attraction to Rhys and run at every turn. Can she face her past and reveal her secret to Rhys, even if she knows it will make him hate her forever?
Captivating, great read! It comes out tomorrow, make sure to get your copy!
*Thank you to the author, Netgalley and the Next Step PR for an ARC of this novel in exchange for a honest review.