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Published by: Sugarloaf Press - June 27, 2014
Genres: YA Romance
Rating: 3 Stars
NOTICE: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Skater Lori Langley was USA’s golden girl, headed for the Olympics and destined for a medal. But when her coach's abuse forces her to give up the opportunity, her world spins out of control. Their perilous love affair is discovered and plastered all over the tabloids.
Three years later, Lori is ready to move on. New to skiing but determined, she reinvents herself as a ski instructor and moves to Breckenridge, Colorado. Driven to rebuild her life Lori isn’t prepared for the likes of sexy Kaleb Wakefield. One look from the sensitive snowboarder unchains her heart and she explores love without fear.
When the past returns to haunt her, Lori's new found freedom is at risk. What’s lurking in the shadows is worse than she could have imagined. She fears for more than her safety when she realizes Kaleb is in danger too.
Will Lori and Kaleb pay the ultimate price?
I really wanted to like this book more than I did, and I think it's actually a marketing flaw, or maybe a writing flaw. Although marketed as New Adult (and a book that deals with more adult subjects), it read more like a Young Adult novel. While I like YA books, I wasn't looking for one when I sat down to read this. I liked the storyline and the characters, but it was a bit too high school for me. Lori and Kaleb have a high school relationship feel to them, and that's not what I wanted. Maybe it's just me - it could very well be. I didn't make it all the way through the book, but it wasn't due to bad writing; it just wasn't the genre I was promised and I didn't feel like reading YA at that moment.
If you're looking to read a young adult book set in ski city, read it!