As much as I wish I loved contemporary fiction as much as I love historical, I don’t.
In all truth, I wanted to read this book based on the cover alone, which is beautiful. However, the story within did not capture me the way the cover did, and I did not finish this book.
I liked the premise of the story, where Nick heroically rescues Kate from the edge of a cliff. They meet in one of the most precarious situations possible, both in survival mode, trying not to panic in the face of possible death.
But the things I didn’t like overshadowed this promising premise. There was too much telling going on, when I wanted to be shown what was happening. The characters’ backstories were revealed prematurely, leaving me without the anticipation of learning more about their pasts. And the flow of the story was slowed by the detailed history about condors.
Unfortunately, this story fell flat for me. It just wasn’t something that resonated with me. For readers who love contemporary novels, this may be something you enjoy.
*I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.*
Summary (from the publisher’s website):
Finding each other was only the beginning . . .
When Kate Darby swerves off a mountain road to avoid hitting a California condor, she ends up trapped in her car, teetering on the edge of a cliff. Terrified, she breathes a prayer that changes her life.
It’s Nick Sheridan who comes to Kate’s rescue. Nick is handsome and confident, and he seems to develop a habit of rescuing her, but Kate is in town only until her grandmother recuperates from a stroke. She’s not planning to get involved with one of the locals.
Nick is a reformed veteran of life in the fast lane, a new Christian, and a travel writer. When he sees a car dangling on the edge of a cliff, the daredevil in him jumps into action. He doesn’t expect to be swept off his feet by the car’s occupant. He’s made a vow–no dating for a year–but keeping that vow is going to be a lot more difficult now that he’s met Kate Darby. . . .