Coming In From the Cold
Book 1, Gravity
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He can’t have her. And he can’t tell anyone why.
Ski racer Dane “Danger” Hollister does not do relationships, though he keeps his reason a secret. The real-life curse he's inherited from his mother will eventually cost him everything: his place on the Olympic ski team, his endorsement income, and his ability to fly downhill at top speed.
Reluctant country girl Willow Reade meets Dane by accident. Literally. Her skidding truck forces him off the road during a blizzard. Stranded together in his Jeep as night falls, the two loneliest people in Vermont find themselves sharing more than they'd planned. And not just conversation.
Yet neither can guess how their unlikely tryst will threaten Dane’s frightening secret and Willow’s tentative peace with her own choices. Only mutual trust and understanding can end their pain and give them a hard won shot at love.
"Bowen writes great dialogue and wonderfully realistic characters." --Sarah Wendell (Smart Bitches Trashy Books) for Kirkus
"A powerful, redemptive love story that churned my insides, but also left me absolutely satisfied." --The Bookish Babe
"A deeply romantic story that warms with slow-burn eroticism and genuine insight into loss and love. Sarina Bowen's debut glows with intelligence and a lovely sweetness." --Mary Ann Rivers, author of LIVE
What's New in Version 2.2
Updated links in back matter.
I really loved this book.
Hot athlete: check
Sexy times: check
Strong heroine: check
Broken hero: check
I really love sports related romances and Sarina Bowen is incredible at writing them. Her attention to detail when describing sports related scenes is amazing, it makes you feel like you are part of the action. Anyways, this is a beautiful love story, the characters are flawed and conflicted, just like real life. Their connection is amazing and you can feel it since the first moment they interact. Dane is frustrating at times but he gets the benefit of the doubt because it would be really hard to be on his shoes. Plus, he redeems himself in the most beautiful way. This is a great, fast read and I super recommend it.
Would've been 5 stars...I liked this book. I really enjoyed reading it. Right up until the end when it just seemed to stop mid-thought. The female lead makes a life altering decision and then the book just ends? No epilogue, no Read book #2 for the conclusion? The excerpt from book 2 clearly shows that book is about completely different characters. So what? We never get to learn how it turns out for the two lead characters in this book? So disappointed. I would've bought a second book if it would've been about these characters and given some closure.
Perfect pace and worth the read