World-renowned mountain climber and nature photographer Ty Braden never believed in second dates, much less heart-pounding, steal-his-breath love. But that was before a trip to Saint-Luc, where he met funny, strong, and entrancingly beautiful Aiyla Bell, a ski instructor and fellow photographer whose hopes and dreams, and love of the outdoors, aligned perfectly with his—and whose kisses alone turned him inside out.
After spending five magical days and four sweet, soulful nights falling in love, Aiyla couldn’t imagine a day without Ty. But when he asked her to go with him on his next assignment, his reputation for having women at his beck and call stopped her from upending the life she’d worked so hard to create.
Months later fate steps in when a chance encounter brings Ty and Aiyla together for a five-day wilderness event held in the Colorado Mountains. Their deep, passionate connection is stronger than ever, and Ty is bound and determined not to lose her again. But when tragedy strikes and their worlds are turned upside down, their love faces the truest test of all.
My love for all Melissa Foster books is no big secret. I hadn’t previously read any of the books following the Bradens but I was excited for the opportunity to read and review this book. You do not have to have previously read any of the other Braden books, but it is nice to catch up with characters and family members from the prior stories.
This book follows Ty and Aiyla (love that name by the way); they meet up in Saint-Luc and feel an instant connection that goes beyond the physical. When they part ways it is with the understanding that fate will bring them back together if they are meant to be. So when they both run into each other at the Mad Prix a few months later, Ty doesn’t want to chance losing her again & Aiyla agrees. They have a whirlwind romance that only grows stronger the more time they spend together. Which is good because they are going to need that strong bond to get through their troubles.
I’m not sure if I’m a believer in fate or not – but this book makes you want to believe. Ty and Aiyla are a great example of love at first sight. Their bond is so strong and as you read the book you’ll believe that nothing is going to stop this couple. The steamy moments were very hot, the sad moments were so sad I think I might have teared up a time or two, and the love was pretty much perfect. I don’t know how else to describe this book. The author wrote an amazing story that will tug at all your heartstrings and really bring your emotions into play.
emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented–perfect beach reads for contemporary romance lovers who enjoy reading about wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines.