I have found my new favorite Contemporary Romance author!! Victoria Bylin told an outstanding story with a serious thread of women's lit-style woven and a fantastic take on life as a single-something late-twenties/early thirty year old.
I'm not sure what was better.
The location? Pure California mountain ski--yum. Log Cabin? To die for. Small town vs. Hollywood glitz--it was all there.
The hero? Bad boy, player, handsome, gutsy, writer, stinkin' wow, turned into a reformed bachelor fighting his whims and gut while seeking to honor the Lord. It's like the yummiest hero.
The heroine? Angsty, lost, but filled with independent purpose and hope that she can stand on her own. Totally down with a relationship that is convenient and satisfies her desires--on the outside. But inside, craving that loyalty, faithfulness and grace that comes first from God and second from a hero rooted in God's grace.
I loved this book! Five times five stars!!
Here's the back cover copy:
When Kate Darby swerves off a mountain road to avoid hitting a California condor, she ends up trapped in her car, teetering on the edge of a cliff. Terrified, she breathes a prayer that changes her life: “God, if you’re real, I want to know you.”
It’s Nick Sheridan who comes to Kate’s rescue. Nick is handsome, confident, and seems to develop a habit of rescuing her, but Kate is in town only until her grandmother recuperates from a stroke. She’s not planning to fall in love with one of the locals.
Nick Sheridan is a reformed veteran of life in the fast lane, a new Christian, and a travel writer. When he sees a car dangling on the edge of a cliff, the daredevil in him jumps into action. He doesn’t expect to be swept off his feet by the car’s occupant. He’s made a vow: no dating for a year. And it’s a vow he intends to keep in spite of his attraction to Kate Darby . . .