It’s an absolute joy when ladies from my writers’ group, Alberta Romance Writers’ Association, publish a book. While we don’t all write romance (even though there’s romance in our name), Sarah Kades does. And she wrote a Canadian one at that!
Here is the blurb as described on Sarah’s blog.
Glaciologist Savannah MacIntyre was happy with her life far away from her family. But sometimes life has a way of bringing you back home when you least expect it and most need it. When the opportunity to reconnect with her estranged dad comes up, she takes it. Then finds herself distracted from her turmoil by ex-CSIS agent turned archaeologist Gabe Tanner, who would rather get another bullet to the head than reconcile with his own father.
Their attraction is definitely mutual, but betrayal has taught them both not to trust, or love. The couple are thrown together at the machinations of her dad at a remote work camp, where together they both find a chance to heal. But will they let their pasts keep them apart or will they finally learn to love and trust again?
Kades has a knack at snappy one liners. Many times I found myself laughing aloud. Her characters are honest and relatable. They are very conscious of their flaws and do little to hide them, making them interesting to follow.
For the nature lovers out there, it was refreshing to see a romance that takes place in the great outdoors. You can tell that Kade has experienced nature at its best, her descriptions being so rich. I was definitely tempted to throw on some hiking shoes.
The novel switches between three points of view: Savannah’s, Gabe, and Dallas (Savannah’s father). I always love seeing one issue from multiple points of view, especially when the characters take something entirely different from a situation.
All in all, I’d say it’s a great little summer read. I enjoyed the characters and look forward to more in the Tanner Family Series. Check out Sarah’s blog for information on past, current and future publications.