Author: Syrie James
Source: Requested Review
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Format: Mass Market Paperback, 288 pgs
Release Date: August 2, 2011
When Nicole Whitcomb's car runs off a Colorado mountain road during a blinding snowstorm, she is saved from death by a handsome, fascinating, and enigmatic stranger.
Snowbound with him for days in his beautiful home high in the Rockies, she finds herself powerfully attracted to him. But there are things about him that mystify her, filling her with apprehension.
Who is Michael Tyler? Why does he live alone in such a secluded spot and guard his private life so carefully? What secret--or secrets--is he hiding?
Nicole has secrets of her own and a past she is running from--but Michael understands her better than anyone she has ever known. Soon, she is falling as deeply in love with him as he is with her--a profoundly meaningful experience that is destined to change their lives forever.
As the sexual tension between them builds, however, the clues mount up. When Nicole learns her host's terrifying secret, there is nowhere for her to run but into the blizzard raging outside, and Michael may be the only one who can save her life.
A poignant, heart-wrenching love story which tells the story of an unlikely romance between a man with secrets and the woman who comes to love him.
When she wakes up, Nicole sees a gorgeous but aloof man. She feels flutters in her tummy when she hears his English accent. Strangely, while seeming to be concerned with her health, he stands as far as possible from her. He seems to be attracted to her and then repulsed by her.
Michael values his privacy, spending his days writing and woodworking. When he pulls Nicole from the wrecked car, he first notes the blood. Then realizes how pretty she is, even covered in blood. He feels attraction and lust for the first time in a very long time.
They both have secrets. In a moment of passion, Michael kisses Nicole. When he pulls back, she is dazed and notices three things: the light is flickering, his eyes appear red and he has sharp looking teeth. This, when taken into account with several of Michael's other idiosyncrasies, leads Nicole to a conclusion that has her freaking out and taking off on his cross country skis in the middle of a snow storm.
James' characters came alive for me in this engrossing story. This is another book I read in one sitting. I cried like a baby at the unexpected ending. Didn't see that one coming.
I think paranormal romance fans will enjoy this story.