From The Top
(Blue Spruce Lodge, #2)
Published by: Tule Publishing
Publication date: February 27th 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Their hot New Year’s Eve wasn’t supposed to have consequences…
Fiercely independent after a difficult childhood, Ilke Lunquist devotes herself to one thing: skiing. She’s on the cusp of gold when an unexpected pregnancy throws her future into chaos.
Nathaniel Hart takes on the daunting project of restoring Whiskey Jack Ski Resort to be close to his young son, but with one failed marriage behind him, he avoids serious relationships.
They might be virtual strangers with only a baby in common, but Nate is determined to be part of his child’s life. Ilke didn’t become a champion by backing down from a challenge, especially not one where her child’s happiness and her own heart are on the line. When tragedy strikes, heartbreak draws them closer together. Nate discovers he’s more than ready for a bigger family and maybe, just maybe, Ilke will find the home that has eluded her all her life.
When we first meet Ilke she has just arrived at The Whisky Jack resort lodge to meet with Nate to let him know she pregnant. Nate you can’t help to warm up to him, he is struggling after his divorce, but he is working on the resort so he is close to his son Aiden.
I think I would have appreciated the snow in the resort if I wasn’t snowed in and shivering with a bug while reading it. I read this straight through and enjoyed it thoroughly because it wasn’t just about the main couple it was community at Whisky Jacks becoming more like a family. I did warm up to Ilke the more I understood her background and how she coped to survive.
This is not a dark romance, even though it not all sweetness and light. Never the less, it’s an uplifting and positive romance some of the story centers around the main couple Ilke and Nate. While in the background there plenty more to keep you enjoying the story and keep your interest for next book in the series.
I have never read Dani Collins before, but I will definitely read the next in the series and go back to number one. Even though this is a series each book is a complete story for the main couple and can be read as a standalone. The reason hopefully want to read the others because there is an interesting cast of characters that have plenty to say. This is kind of read that makes you want curl up in an armchair in front of roaring fire and enjoy.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Award-winning and USA Today Bestselling author Dani Collins thrives on giving readers emotional, compelling, heart-soaring romance with some laughter and heat thrown in, just like real life. Mostly she writes contemporary romance for Harlequin Presents and Tule’s Montana Born, but her backlist of forty books also includes self-published erotic romance, romantic comedy, and even an epic medieval fantasy. When she’s not writing—just kidding, she’s always writing. She lives in BC, Canada with her high school sweetheart husband who occasionally coaxes her out of her attic office to travel and visit their grown children.