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Intense Mountain Rescue with a touch of Romance

Blue Ridge Mountain Escape by Loretta Eidson

About the Book

The firefighter rescued her once…

But can they outrun the dangers?

A peaceful vacation is what Haley Gordon needs to put her troubles behind her. Instead, she finds herself fighting for her life against a raging forest fire. Forest Service firefighter Kendall Simpson vows to protect Haley—although he has questions about her story. But with the firestorm out of control and news of escaped convicts on the mountain, can Haley and Kendall trust each other enough to survive?

My Review

4 stars

Loretta Eidson barely gives the reader a chance to catch her breath in this intense mountain fire rescue novel. This Love Inspired Suspense delivers suspense in spades.

Haley’s life was going downhill fast when she heads to the Blue Ridge Mountains on vacation only to be stuck with escaped convicts and a forest fire. When Kendall comes to her rescue, they spend days trying to outrun a forest fire. Each hour brings a new set of challenges to overcome, drawing Haley and Kendall closer.

The author leaves very few lulls in the story line before ramping up the suspense. I stayed up way too late a few nights in a row because I couldn’t find a good spot to stop reading (a good thing!).

What kept me from giving this a five-star review was the heavy use of dialog and light use of internal thoughts in the first quarter of the book. The characters’ thoughts were a little choppy at first. For example, the initial attraction between them was described in a quick sentence that seemed disjointed from the rest of the paragraph or scene. The writing smoothed out and provided more insight into the main characters after the first quarter of the book. The suspense made up for this and kept me reading.

I would recommend this book for fans of clean suspense with a touch of romance. It’s worth reading and don’t plan on getting much sleep when you do read it! 😉

Genre: Christian Romance, Inspirational Romance

Location: Blue Ridge Mountains, South Carolina

Romance: Very clean. Light kissing.

Faith: Lots of prayer and conversations about growing in their faith.

Disclaimer: I requested and received an advanced copy of this book courtesy of Love Inspired & Harlequin Publishers through NetGalley. I was not required to give a favorable review. All opinions are my own.

About the Author

Award-winning author Loretta Eidson lives by the motto ‘never a dull moment,’ especially with her husband, four children, and thirteen grandchildren. Her love of reading began in middle school, where she devoured Phyllis Whitney’s mystery novels. Loretta's heart is writing romantic suspense. She believes in the power of prayer and loves putting her hero and heroine in realistic predicaments where they must trust God to pull them through.

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