Stepping out of your comfort zone can be hazardous…
Denver, Colorado, ER doctor Jillian Rodgers has never done an impulsive thing in her life. But all that changes when she meets the man of her dreams on a ski vacation. Within twenty-four hours, they’ve spent a passionate night together and Jillian is convinced she’s halfway in love. After all, she figures the worst that can happen is she’ll go home with a broken heart… But the man pretending to be an ordinary guy is far from it. In fact, he shouldn’t get anywhere near Jillian. Yet there’s something about her he can’t resist—and she’s perfect for his cover. Besides, he’s sure he isn’t endangering her. Unfortunately, they’re both wrong.
When someone uses their chairlift for target practice, Jillian ends up wounded—and her dream man promptly disappears. Within days, her car explodes. Just when things can’t get any worse, she’s kidnapped at gunpoint. Soon Jillian’s running for her life, and the only man who can save her is the one who deserted her. Or is he just trying to protect her? And can she survive long enough to find out?
The plot is great. The prologue just sets a great tone of suspense, and takes a hold of your interest. And the suspense and action is riveting. There are so many twists and surprises, really no idea who is telling the truth, who can you trust, and where will the story go next. There's betrayal, lies, death, sorrow, fear, passion, danger, and risks.
Yet, I don't get any of the emotions from the characters that any of these events should, and would, bring out.
And I liked the characters, even though Jillian throws temper tantrums like a little kid, and the way the hero treats her at times is just terrible. Yes, there's an excuse he has for this, but still there could have been another way to reach the same results.
I nearly gave up on this book, something I just about never do, but I didn't, and read it all the way. And I'm glad that I did, since the turns of the events are rather exciting, at least for me. There's not much dialog in the story, maybe that could have brought some more emotions out of the characters, given them feelings and fervor to reveal.
But for the plot
~ Three Spoons
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me