Danger is hard to resist in this sexy thriller from Becca Fitzpatrick, the New York Times bestselling author of the Hush, Hush saga.
Britt Pheiffer has trained to backpack the Teton Range, but she isn’t prepared when her ex-boyfriend, who still haunts her every thought, wants to join her. Before Britt can explore her feelings for Calvin, an unexpected blizzard forces her to seek shelter in a remote cabin, accepting the hospitality of its two very handsome occupants—but these men are fugitives, and they take her hostage.
Britt is forced to guide the men off the mountain, and knows she must stay alive long enough for Calvin to find her. The task is made even more complicated when Britt finds chilling evidence of a series of murders that have taken place there…and in uncovering this, she may become the killer’s next target.
But nothing is as it seems, and everyone is keeping secrets, including Mason, one of her kidnappers. His kindness is confusing Britt. Is he an enemy? Or an ally?
“Rife with psychological twists exploring themes of revenge, misogyny, and familial duty” (Publishers Weekly), Black Ice is New York Times bestselling author Becca Fitzpatrick’s riveting romantic thriller set against the treacherous backdrop of the mountains of Wyoming. Falling in love should never be this dangerous…
This book landed it my possession via 25 cents sale. I had no prior knowledge of the content and thought to give it a whirl.
Britt convinces her best friend Korbie to hike the Teton Range during their school break. Everyone else is going to the beach, but Britt wants a challenge and prepares herself physically for this hike. Ready with their gear and a jeep, they head up into the mountains to make it to their first waypoint. And here comes the unforeseen snowstorm/blizzard…..
With the choices to either stay in the vehicle and wait it out, get off the mountain or make it to a cabin, they choose the latter. It is a grueling way through the storm on foot but they finally make it to a cabin. And they are in luck…someone is answering the door and letting them in reluctantly.
Mason and Shaun are two very handsome guys but they are not too pleased that these girls just knocked on their door. Mason is not opposed to showing that, and Shaun is playing up the gracious host. But something isn’t right. There is no food stocked up, all the cabinets are empty…so why are they here in this cabin for a couple of days without provisions?
As Britt is figuring this all out, Shaun is taking the upper hand and takes them hostage. The girls become an unforeseen collateral in their situation and they plan to take Britt and her mountain equipment to make it to a highway for an escape route, since they are fugitives on the run. But Britt is clever and tries to mislead and guide them through obstacles that would unveil them to park rangers for help.
Will she succeed to escape and alert the police? Will she be able to save her friend? And how about her boyfriend that dumped her and whose family has a cabin nearby. Will he be able to help?
So here is what I liked about the book:
It is fast paced in most places. A lot of action, turn and twists in the plot and the ending was rather sweet.
What I did not like:
It is very YA. The characters seem very young.
In all, the fast paced plot makes it a decent book when you need something light and in places heart pounding while perhaps on vacation. If it wasn’t for the blizzard, I’d say it’s the perfect beach read!